Cr McKay - Mooloolah updates
  • Friday 23 September 2016

Having a local youth skate bowl in Mooloolah remains top of mind for many locals and I remain steadfast in my commitment to help this happen.

Council continues to liaise with Queensland Rail regarding a suitable location. While the toing and froing is challenging as we put forward possible locations which they do not support, I have not given up.  I have requested they inform the community of land they would deem suitable for this type of youth facility.

Meanwhile, some parts of the local community are keen to investigate the opportunity for an off leash dog park. I will follow this up with the relevant project officers and keep you informed of any developments.

Environment photography award winners announced

Congratulations to all 27 finalists in the 2016 Sunshine Coast Environment Photography Awards selected from a massive 665 entries and of course a special call-out to the three winners – Helen Debnam for the nature based award, Nathan McNeil for the human interaction with environment award and Jack Ford for the Junior award.

While all stunning photographs, I think locals will particularly enjoy Nathan McNeil’s image of a rock climbing adventurer jumping from the top of a mountain peak in the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains.

You can view all the finalists images on council’s website and vote for your favourite and a chance to win a gift voucher by September 15.

Key learnings from Victoria

Last week I spent a few days in Victoria as part of a study tour to learn about community, sporting and development activities in Melbourne and surrounding areas as relevant to the Sunshine Coast region, particularly the hinterland.

As well as visiting and learning about various libraries and heritage sites, sporting venues, major streetscape redevelopments and significant project master plans, I met with representatives from the City of Melbourne regarding the Queen Victoria Markets Precinct Renewal Project. I’m pleased to advise key representatives from this project will be coming on board with the next stages of the Palmwoods Place Making process.

I’m looking forward to putting all of my key learnings and ideas into action locally soon.

United crusade for our environment

It was wonderful to bring more than 100 Sunshine Coast crusaders for our environment together recently at London Creek Environmental Reserve, Peachester to learn new tactics to protect, enhance and improve our region’s sustainability.  

As well as the field day providing an opportunity for volunteers to learn new skills it enabled us to share a heartfelt thank you for the incredible difference they make to our local communities.

Council could never possibly provide the resources, including land and people time and effort, required to undertake all of the important work across the region, so we cannot thank all of our wonderful volunteers and landholders enough for their amazing contributions

Residents interested in helping their local environment can visit council’s website for details on a range of conservation opportunities.  

Grab a bargain from Maleny Library

Don’t forget, avid readers can grab a bargain at Maleny Library’s monthly book sale from 9-11.30am on the first Saturday of each month.

Bring a bag to fill for $5 but make sure you are early to grab a book bargain. All funds raised are injected back into supporting the Maleny library service. For further information visit council’s library website or call 5475 8989.