Cr Baberowski - Vote for Mary Cairncross to win!
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017

Vote for Mary Cairncross to win!

Our wonderful Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre has been nominated for the new RACQ People’s Choice Category as part of the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards.We need your support to secure a win! You could also win a $5,000 RACQ Travel Voucher to use towards a Queensland holiday. To vote, follow the link direct from council’s website or head to Then send an email to ‘ with ‘People’s Choice Awards’ in the subject line and the nominee you voted for in the body of the email, along with your contact details. It’s that easy!

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017 finalists announced

Out of over 400 submissions, 40 finalists have been revealed in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017. The 40 finalists will be showcased in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery from August 17 to October 8. For more information on all of the wonderful exhibitions and programs happening at the gallery throughout 2017, visit the website –

Have your say on community engagement

What does an engaged community mean to you? Council is developing a concept for a centre of excellence in community engagement and wants to hear your views. In September, council is hitting the streets to encourage the community to share their views at our Exploring Excellence in Engagement ‘pop-up’ photo booths. Visit council’s website for locations or to complete our short five minute survey by Tuesday, September 26, 2017. We'd love to see and hear from you!

Love to Ride

Love to Ride Sunshine Coast is a fun, free competition to encourage you and your work colleagues to experience firsthand the joys and benefits of riding a bike. Sunshine Coast businesses will compete against each other to see who can win some excellent prizes while getting the most staff to ride a bike from September 1 - 30. Visit council’s website for more information and register your interests.

Baringa boundary

Sending a big official welcome to Division 1 to the Baringa community!  A recent decision to approve the creation of the suburb of Baringa and alter the locality boundaries of Bells Creek within the regional council of the Sunshine Coast has been finalised. This change will affect property address information allocated by council and you should be advised accordingly. For more information about boundary changes or to view the plan online, visit the Department of Natural Resources and Mines website

Meet and greet

My next session will be held at the Coach House at Ewen Maddock Dam on Friday, September 8 from 10am-12pm, so please drop in if you would like to chat about council projects and local issues.