Cr McKay - CWA Palmwoods talks food
  • Monday 17 October 2016

Congratulations to the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) Palmwoods branch for partnering with QCWA Country Kitchens to provide a fantastic free “Foodie Talk” information session recently.

We learnt from dietitians how to make absolutely delicious meals but without the excess fat, sugar, salt and other nasties. I highly encourage you check out what else is happening at your local branch as part of the Country Kitchens series of events.

Interested in running a café in a beautiful bushland setting?

A heads up tenders are invited for the licence of the operation of a cafe within the Arts and Ecology Building at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanical Garden.

Tenders close midday November 8. See council’s website for further details.

Public lighting

In a first for local government in Australia, council’s Urban Lighting Master Plan has been endorsed which will see LED lighting deployed across our entire region.

I’m also delighted to advise council is investigating having a ‘Dark Sky Park’ here on the Sunshine Coast.

Dark Sky Parks share the same principles as our public lighting master plan and are part of the fast growing astro tourism trend internationally.

We have identified Howells Knob Lookout, Reesville as a wonderful possibility to be a dark sky park – the combination of high altitude and minimal light pollution means that presently the lookout is arguably the best dark sky observing location in SE Queensland.

Other opportunities for a larger dark sky park venue that could facilitate greater capacity are also being investigated.


A long term project to deliver a strategic recreation trail that links Nambour to Coolum is underway and we want to hear what you think.

Residents have until October 17 to have their say on council’s Draft Nambour to Coolum Strategic Recreation Trail (Draft Trail). Visit council’s website for details.