- Thursday 04 October 2018
Sunshine Coast residents not connected to the town water supply are being advised to take steps now to ensure they have adequate supplies for the upcoming warmer months.With an exceptionally dry winter continuing into spring, apart from some much-needed rain in some parts of the region in the past week, council has started to field inquiries from residents concerned about the low levels of their water tanks. With forecasts of a drier than normal summer ahead, residents who rely on their own tanks for their water needs should be taking steps now to guarantee they wouldn’t run into problems later in the year or into 2019.
Securing more green space than ever before A record nine properties, covering 405 hectares of the Sunshine Coast, have been secured for future generations as part of council’s Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program which protects and enhances environmentally important land.Located across the Maroochy, Mooloolah and Mary river catchments, the newly acquired properties increase council’s environment reserve network to more than 6900 hectares.The nine additions represent the highest number of properties secured over a 12-month period since the introduction of the land acquisition program.This year we have invested more than $13.75 million from the Environment Levy into projects that protect, maintain and enhance our environment. With these acquisitions, council will now have acquired more than 3400 hectares of land using the Environment Levy.
Community grants available Does your community group need help funding a project, event or activity? The latest round of council’s minor community grants program is now open and will close November 5. Funding is available for projects that benefit Sunshine Coast communities. Head to council’s website to submit an online application www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants.
Council holiday programs a hit I hope those of you lucky enough to have been on Spring holidays have enjoyed being out and about in our beautiful Sunshine Coast. Council’s holiday programs have been well attended yet again with families getting active and healthy in our great outdoors, kids brushing up on their cycling skills and being creative or inspired at workshops across the coast. Keep an eye out for more council activities by searching council’s ‘What’s On’ page: events.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au