Cr Hungerford - Get out, get active
  • Thursday 01 March 2018

Like many others, I find some new year’s resolutions hard to maintain, including my goal to be more active.

Between work, home and my ongoing army commitments, finding the time is always an issue – even my dog Lola occasionally misses a walk around our beautiful Buderim.

A great motivator for me to schedule more active time I thought well worth sharing is the huge range of free or low cost activities designed to improve health and wellbeing offered as part of council’s Healthy Sunshine Coast program.

Everything from outdoor yoga to mums and bubs and young adults, these activities take place at various times and locations across the region.

Here in Buderim for the over 55’s there are wonderful low-cost strength and stability seniors classes at the BWMCA Hall every Tuesday from 8-9am / 9-10am for only $5 each.

To book, phone Independence Movement on 0452 255 527. What do you have to lose?

Latest local works

You may have wondered what works were being undertaken in Burnett St recently. The failing hardwood timber tree surrounds had to be replaced with longer lasting ‘wood grain’ concrete sleeper ones. The existing four Poinciana Trees are now securely within their new more durable surrounds.

Meanwhile over on Cogill Rd, the remaining section of pathway between Turnipwood Pl and Ballinger Rd intersection, has been identified for construction in a staged process as budget permits, with a 190m section currently underway. Once completed, a safe offroad pathway for both pedestrians and cyclists will link from King St through to Ballinger Rd.

Landholder Environment Grants

Time is running out for private rural landholders to apply for assistance to undertake on-the-ground projects to protect and enhance the region’s environmental values. If council’s Landholder Environment Grants sounds like something you might be interested in, check out the guidelines on council’s website and submit an expressions of interest by February 26.

(First Published in Buderim Chronicle on February 22, 2018)