Cr Dwyer - Looking forward to the term ahead
  • Thursday 05 May 2016

It’s great to be back representing Division 2 and I look forward to the term and what will be a busy and exciting four years. 

Although a media blackout occurred during the election, work has continued and I am pleased to update you on a few local projects of interest.

Proposed bocce court community consultation

Council has received a significant response from the community regarding the bocce court proposed for Woorim Park at Golden Beach.  Your feedback is very much appreciated and, while responses are still being reviewed, I expect to hear more soon and will keep you advised of the outcome.

Kings Beach improvements

I’m excited about the upgrade to the foreshore area around the Met Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club.  This is a popular beachside precinct and the upgrade is planned for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike. The project is progressing in stages and includes upgrades to the pathway network, pedestrian lighting, viewing areas, a public plaza, planting and seating.  Stage two, which includes concrete pavements, seating, lighting, tree planting including structural tree cells to encourage tree health and growth is well underway.  Work on all three stages is slated for completion in early July.

Dogs are prohibited at Kings Beach

Kings Beach and its parklands has always been a dog free area, both on the beach and in the open space areas.  A reminder to residents that dogs are prohibited throughout the precinct.  For the safety and enjoyment of all users, dogs on leash may travel through the area along the Coastal Pathway but must not access the beach or open space areas.  Additional signage to better alert dog owners of these conditions will soon be installed in prominent locations around Kings Beach to assist locals and visitor alike regarding the local laws in this area. 

Caloundra Centre Master Plan

The Reference Group for this Master Plan reconvened during the week and a further workshop is planned next week.  Public consultation will occur around July and at this time Council looks forward to providing information to the community and will welcome all feedback.

First published in Caloundra Weekly 5 May 2016