Cr McKay - Mooloolah River Markets - Happy Earth Festival
  • Wednesday 17 September 2014

Mooloolah River Markets – Happy Earth Festival
The weather was just right – and the atmosphere was perfect. And that’s what helped make a great day out recently at Mooloolaba River Markets – Happy Earth Festival.
It was not only a day for locals celebrating locally – it was a day for people to come and visit from miles around – many on horseback! There’s nothing like a few horses around to give something a good country feel!
My congratulations to Mooloolah Waterwatch for its activities and contribution to the day.
Koala land offset
Putting my environment portfolio hat on for a moment, I’d just like to mention 7000 new trees have been planted on a 252-hectare land parcel which council bought last year.
The trees were planted with nearly $1 million from the State Government as an offset to land affected by the road upgrade from Palmview’s Frizzo Road near Steve Irwin Way through to Sippy Creek Road.
Offset agreements are a necessary and important attempt to compensate for the impact of unavoidable development, however this newly purchased land will create an enhanced koala habitat and, importantly, a link to other high-value environmental areas.
SCARs Monster Garage Sale
The Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge is one of the best-loved and most worthy charitable organisations on the Coast, and all the staff there all have hearts of gold!
So I am asking everyone to support them in their quest to raise monies through their annual Monster Garage Sale.
You can help by giving them your unwanted goods, which you can deliver to the refuge up to September 24. (But please – not any beds, mattresses, analogue TVs or monitors, pedestal fans or broken/soiled items!)
The refuge, which saves and re-homes so many dogs and cats each year, is also celebrating its 35th anniversary, so see if you can do your bit for this great cause.
Come and have a chat
I will be happy to meet with Mooloolah residents who want to raise any issues about council-related matters in the area. I will be at Kenny’s CafĂ© in Mooloolah for the next Mooloolah Breakfast on October 2 between 7 and 7.30am.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

This article first appeared in Glasshouse Country News on September 17