Cr McKay - Ahead for Division 5 …
  • Saturday 26 July 2014

I’m pleased to advise Division 5 has not been overlooked in council’s Capital Works Budget for the 2014/15 Financial Year, brought down last week.

Local residents can look forward to investment in a number of upgrades, new facilities and other improvements over the next 12 months.  

To find out more about what’s planned for your community, visit council’s website.

Hinterland Bus Trial extended

It is with much excitement I can share that the Hinterland Connect Bus Service is revving up for another year thanks to the joint support of Sunshine Coast Council and the State Government.

While the 2013/14 trial fell short of meeting State Government benchmarks, a review found that the current service connections weren’t ideal for all passengers. A new and improved, more user friendly timetable will be available from TransLink soon. 

Blazing a trail for fire safety

With prevention the best cure when it comes to bushfires, you’ll be happy to know council is committed to doing what it can, where it can to reduce fire risk across the region.

We have developed the Bushland Reserve Network Fire Management Guidelines to identify our range of responsibilities and actions and reduce fire risk across the 528 reserves we manage throughout the Sunshine Coast covering an area of 5450 hectares.

Bin collection - Harpers Creek Road, Conondale

The local community will be happy to know council is funding a new holding stall to enclose the wheelie bins on Harpers Creek Road, Conondale.

The waste collection vehicle is unable to travel further up Harpers Creek Road due to the nature of the road and bins will be able to be presented for service at this point in all but the worst weather (ie creek flooded).

Responsible pet ownership

Following two recent severe dog attacks, I was pleased to work together with the Sunshine Coast Pet Partnership Group last week to discuss ways to educate and encourage responsible pet ownership across the region.

 Committee members meet regularly and comprise the AVA, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay councils and animal welfare organisations - SCAR, 4Paws and RSPCA.

 An important topic covered was the RSPCA’s wonderful ‘Operation: Wanted’ program offering a 20% discount for desexing of cats and dogs available at various vets Coast-wide now. Do your bit and desex your pet! Visit for details. 

First appeared in The Pollies' Patch - July 2014