- Wednesday 19 April 2017
Have your say to help manage parking
This week, the draft framework to proactively manage car parking across the Sunshine Coast was unveiled and residents are invited to have their say. The growth from 1m to 1.6m trips a day is coming and the comprehensive draft Parking Management Plan is an important part of council’s commitment to better long-term planning for the region. This smart parking plan applies common sense solutions and harnesses technology as a means to manage greater demand while providing real benefits to drivers, the community, business and visitors. You can view the draft plans on the project website ‘Have Your Say Sunshine Coast’, in our libraries or come along to a local information session. I encourage you to take a look at the draft plans and provide feedback by May 5.
Take a ‘selfie’ during the Discovery Weekend and win!
Planes, trains, a lighthouse, museums and more are waiting to be discovered during the Discovery Weekend on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. More than 12 fascinating museums and heritage places will open their doors over this special weekend to celebrate the heritage of the Sunshine Coast. There will be plenty for visitors and residents to explore during the Discovery Weekend. To add to the weekend and create another ‘moment in time’, council is inviting everyone to take ‘selfies’ of their experiences at one of the many museum or heritage places opening their doors and share them online. By entering a ‘selfie’ and using the hashtag #SC50 and #HeritageSunshineCoast, you will be in with a chance to win a family pass to the iconic Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show – another important piece of region’s heritage. So for a great weekend of fun, organise a group, pack a picnic, grab the camera and explore the region’s fascinating museums and heritage places
2nd Sunshine Coast heritage showcase
I recently attended the second year of the Sunshine Coast Heritage Showcase at Eumundi. The showcase event is funded by your Heritage Levy and is a truly wonderful way for our museums and historical societies to show off to each other and the public. Lots of stories, experience and expertise gets swapped in this rare opportunity for the community to immerse themselves in the region’s rich heritage and all in the one location..
Minor Grant applications are open
All categories for minor grants are now open! Minor Grants provide support to not-for-profit community organisations for one-off projects, events and activities that benefit the Sunshine Coast community in line with council’s strategic priorities, with amounts of up to $2,000 available. Be sure to take advantage of these grants and submit an application before May 8.
Sports field funding
Applications are now open for council’s Sports Field Maintenance Funding Program, which helps eligible sporting groups keep their sports fields in tip-top shape. Applications close May 8 and details are on council’s website.