Cr McKay - Mooloolah Breakfast
  • Wednesday 09 December 2015

A heads up this month’s Mooloolah breakfast meeting has been postponed by two weeks until Thursday 17 December, 7am for a 7.30 start.

These monthly meetings are a great opportunity to learn about the latest local projects and raise any concerns you may have for me to investigate.

And with this meeting being the last one of the year, it would be lovely to see you all there to celebrate one enormous 2015.

Ewen Maddock Dam bike track

Keen to do something healthy and active with the family, while taking advantage of the beautiful warm weather we’re enjoying at the same time?

Why not explore the Ewen Maddock Dam mountain bike trail? I recently received some really positive feedback from a local resident who rode the track for the first time and commented that it was a “terrific – really well thought out and constructed” and requested I pass on his thanks and appreciation to those in council who helped made the track happen.

As well as sharing this with the relevant staff, I thought I’d also flag it in this column, encouraging others to check it out.

With the trail head location at Maddock Park Recreation Area, Mooloolah, it features safe wide tracks, perfect for the whole family. The track out from the picnic area covers some hilly ground through Turpentine trees, Brush Box and Pink Bloodwood, and is a good beginner ride with a return trip of approximately 9km. There is also a designated swimming area in the dam.

Wall tells story of Eudlo

I was delighted to officially unveil the Eudlo Story Wall to the community yesterday – a 3m long wall featuring a gallery of clay tiles decorated by local residents and Eudlo State School students capturing the story of their town, past and present.

Truly a stunning and heart-warming piece of artwork, the local community should be incredibly proud of.

Are you prepared for storm season?

Get ready and make sure you’re prepared for disasters. Severe weather events, flooding and bushfires can strike at any time.

If you’re fit and healthy it’s your responsibility to prepare your home, yourself, your pets and others to minimise disruption to your lifestyle.

Visit council’s Disaster Hub website for all the information you need to be prepared and stay up-to-date with details when events occur. It includes important information including road closures, weather warnings, preparedness advice and breaking news.

Protecting our potoroos

I’m excited to advise the elusive long-nosed potoroo has been caught on camera making surprise appearances at a number of council and private properties on the Sunshine Coast.

We had recently completed a successful wild dog and fox control program in one of council’s reserves and were undertaking standard infrared camera monitoring when to our surprise several potoroos showed up.

Council is serious about protecting our native animals and the discovery of the potoroos, listed as vulnerable under state and Australian legislation, is more proof that the Environment Levy’s conservation and biodiversity protection programs are achieving positive results.