- Friday 13 July 2018
Conondale to Maleny Flexilink service
Look out for council’s new Conondale to Maleny Flexilink brochure. It’s the same great service and the same scheduled times, just a new look! Pick one up from Conondale General Store or Maleny Library, or visit council’s website.
Boardwalk refurbishment Maleny
The Obi Obi Boardwalk at Maleny will be closed between 7am - 4.30pm weekdays for structural refurbishment. Work is expected to take four weeks. We appreciate the public’s patience while this work is completed.
It’s show time
I was also pleased to be one many people who attended the Maleny Show last weekend. Congratulations to the Maleny Show Society and the community for putting on another wonderful show jam-packed with so many great exhibits.
If you missed out on the Maleny show, don’t miss the chance to witness the grand parade and be amazed by the array of agricultural exhibits and entertainment when the 2018 Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show returns to Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Showgrounds from June 15-17.
There will be the return of the ever popular wood chopping, which will see Queensland take in Tasmania for first place, there will also be show jumping, agricultural exhibits and fantastic entertainment. With increased numbers of exhibits and entries this year’s show is not to be missed.
World Environment Day
It was wonderful to kick off this month by joining in the celebration and representing council on the Main Stage at this year’s World Environment Day Festival.
Council has supported this great World Environment Day festival and many other events, primarily through the Environment Levy for many years.
This year’s World Environment Day theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution” and I’m proud to say Sunshine Coast Council is delivering a range of programs to encourage and support our community to reduce, re-use and recycle.
Sunshine Coast Libraries are helping our community start reducing their plastic waste in preparation for the single use plastic bag ban being introduced on July 1, 2018.
Head to your nearest library to purchase your library bag, but get in quick as stocks are limited.
In support of Plastic-free July, council will also be hosting a number of community events and activities including a youth forum with Sea Life Mooloolaba, a community clean-up day and screening of inspiring movies to encourage people to reduce the amount of plastics that end up on our beaches, in our environment and in our waterways.
While we encourage everyone to reduce the amount of single-use plastics we consume and use, I also appreciate that reducing our use of plastic packaging is a two-way street, and I will continue to encourage all levels of government to work together to reduce the amount of plastic packaging, drinking straws and soft plastics available.
I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of many groups who have delivered wonderful programs over many years such as Garage Sale Trail and Boomerang Bags to support the community in achieving these important outcomes for our environment.