- Thursday 30 June 2016
As you would be aware, Sunshine Coast Council’s 2016/17 Budget was recently handed down. I would like to say, how pleased I was to deliver such a wide range of projects to the Division 6 community throughout the last financial year and I’m looking forward to another busy year ahead.
New irrigation system provides ‘greener’ conditions for Croquet Club
The Headland Buderim Croquet Club has just undergone a $45,000 upgrade to their irrigation system. This upgrade was jointly funded by the Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund, Sunshine Coast Council and the Maroochy RSL. Unfortunately, the club’s players have had to contend with less than ideal course conditions over the last couple of years. Therefore, I am delighted to say that the new irrigation system will enable the club to maintain their green lawns to a very high standard, which will promote the club’s facilities to our local community.
Bus stop for Bellflower Road and Lakehead Drive
I am pleased to announce, the Bellflower Road and Lakehead Drive bus stop project will be nearing completion this week. The stop was installed as a direct response to the 2013 SEQ Network Review, which identified that a bus stop was required at this location. The project was fully funded by Translink, however council was given the opportunity to provide relevant feedback. The installation will greatly enhance safety and improve public transport for local residents.
USC welcomes square dance convention
This week I have the pleasure of attending the official opening ceremony for the National Square Dance Convention. The ceremony will be held at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sports Stadium, on Thursday, June 30. I will be extending a warm welcome to over 800 participants from around the world, to the Sunshine Coast. The National Square Dance Convention is an annual week-long event and is considered as one of council’s major events for 2016.
(First published in Buderim Chronicle June 30, 2016)