Cr Cox - Animal education
  • Wednesday 18 January 2017

Animal education

Prior to Christmas, council set up temporary education booths at Ballinger Beach and Cliff Hargreaves Park in Currimundi to encourage responsible pet ownership. This was an opportunity for council staff to provide advice regarding dogs and the associated regulations. The booths were well received and deemed a worthwhile exercise, so I look forward to seeing more of them in 2017.

Remember to keep your dog on a lead unless an area is otherwise signed and always pick up your dog’s poop. This allows everyone to enjoy our public areas, particularly in busy times like the summer holidays.

Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards

The 2017 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards will be presented at a ceremony at 10am on Tuesday, January 24 at Suncoast Events Centre in Woombye. There are seven awards, including Citizen of the Year, to recognise people who go above and beyond for our community.

Cheaper public transport fares

Great news – Translink have reduced their fares, so why not give public transport a go? In addition to the new cheaper fares, seniors travel free after two journeys each day and children aged 5-14 travel free on weekends when using a child go card.

Mobile office

My first ‘mobile office’ session for the year will be on Friday, January 27. I’ll be at Currimundi Marketplace from 9-11am. Please keep this in mind as an opportunity to chat with me about local issues. I hope to see you there.