A message from Councillor Jenny McKay
  • Wednesday 16 April 2014






Extra warning signs in Mooloolah

After meeting with a local resident to discuss concerns regarding safety risks on the corner of Tunnel Ridge Road, Mooloolah, council will be installing additional warning signs, curve markers and 50kph advisory speed signs. This work will be undertaken in the near future.

Creative workshops with grandchildren

It was with much pleasure that I spent this past Wednesday taking part in two fantastic workshops with my four beautiful grandchildren. Our morning entailed learning how to write and illustrate a mini drama about the endangered Richmond Birdwing Butterfly including looking at the plants it needs to survive and gaining an understanding about the weed plants that can kill the larvae. Thank you to the wonderful Jill Morris for facilitating this great session at Maroochy Regional Botanic Garden.

We finished the day at the Fried Mudd Pottery and Sculpture Workshop with Cathy Lawley in Maleny where we made bunnies and bilbies and all had a go on the potters wheel creating our own unique clay-nesting pots.

We had such a fun and entertaining day and I for one learnt a lot in the process, so suspect the little ones did too!

Garden walks

An exciting new bushwalking track is being unveiled next month at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, adding a new experience to the precinct’s 6km network of walking tracks.

Council and Friends of Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens invite the community to attend the new Upland Bushwalk opening celebration, including a free morning tea and guided walks, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10am. Numbers are limited, so please secure your place by booking online at council’s Community Hub website - http://community.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ . I hope to see you there!

Minor grants available now

Don’t miss the opportunity for your community group or organisation to apply for funding for an upcoming event, activity or program in council’s Community Grants Program.

Community groups have until 5pm on Wednesday, May 14 to apply for a minor grant of up to $2,000 to assist with projects that benefit Sunshine Coast communities.  For further information, visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants.