Cr McKay - Hinterland Bus Trial extended
  • Thursday 10 July 2014

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 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. Be sure to send through any feedback you have about the changes.

Ahead for Division 5 …

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 month.

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.

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.

Car park use for event

A quick heads up to alert visitors to Mooloolah Recreation Reserve, that the car park is being utilised Mooloolah Pony club from August 8 – 10 during the 2014 Club Gymkhana.

Healthy Waterways Awards

A special thank you to Healthy Waterways – the independent, not-for-profit organisation – for the wonderful work they do with our government, industry and community members to protect and improve South East Queensland’s waterways.

And many congratulations to all of the nominees in the recent Healthy Waterways Awards 2014 but especially to the Sunshine Coast finalists including – Unitywater for the World Toilet Art Prize 2013, Bunya Bunya Aboriginal Corporation for the Caring Saltwater Country Project, and Maroochy Landcare Group Inc for Maroochy Farmflow.

First appeared in Glasshouse Country News on July 9