Cr Cox - Australia Day Awards
  • Tuesday 07 February 2017

Australia Day Awards

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards and thank you for all the work you do for our community. Division 3 resident and dedicated volunteer Rhondda Alexander was recognised with the Environment Award for her contribution to conservation and our community over the past four decades. Rhondda works tirelessly in and around the Currimundi Lake area and I’m pleased to see her recognised for so many years of dedicated service. 

Stadium improvements

The new, family friendly hills at the Sunshine Coast Stadium are almost complete, which means the stadium’s capacity will soon be boosted to 10,000. In addition to this earthwork redevelopment, there is also work underway for stormwater irrigation, drainage, a new LED video screen, and upgrades to the lighting and front entrance façade. The project is expected to be finished by mid-February for the NRL pre-season game of the Melbourne Storm v NZ Warriors. Make sure you grab tickets for this February 11 game.

Apply now for grants

Council is now accepting applications for several of our grants programs. The latest round of council’s major community grants, which offers project funding over $2000 and up to $30,000, and the Environment Levy grants both close March 13. Not-for-profit community based organisations can apply for Environment Levy grants up to $5000 to fund projects that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the region’s biodiversity and waterways.