Cr McKay column 11 April 2018
  • Thursday 12 April 2018

Australasian Bat Night at Mary Cairncross

Join in the fun with this free family friendly event from 4pm Saturday April 28. This annual event will feature local bat ecologist and author Les Hall, the team from Geckoes Wildlife providing a native wildlife presentation, a bat cave for kids’ activities, an outdoor cinema screening and much more. 

Bring a blanket, torch, and a picnic to relax under the stars while watching the local flying fox colony 'fly out'. Visit council’s website to register for this free event.

Moolooah Breakfast meeting in May

The next Mooloolah Business and Community breakfast forum will be held on Thursday 3 May at Kennys@Mooloolah from 7:30am.

Minor Community Grants now open
Does your not-for-profit community group need help funding a project, event or activity?  Perhaps you’re running a creative or community workshop, need to update your equipment or attend a seminar.

Bush Care Group celebrates 10 year milestone

The Russell Family Park Bush Care Group celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, being formed in April 2008. Over the last 10 years this group has planted some 3,500 trees and removed invasive species from the western and northern areas of the park. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate this dedicated group, and thank them for the work they’ve done in the area.

Changes of operation for Anzac service

Operation of the Witta Transfer Station will be suspended on Wednesday 25 April 2018 between the hours of 0845-0930 to minimise any disruption to the planned Anzac Commemoration Service at the Witta Cemetery.

Rubbish presents worldwide challenges

I recently attended a meeting in Brisbane where the Metro Vancouver shared that strategies and gold for recyclables for their City.  It is comforting to know that the whole world is grappling with challenges presented by rubbish.

The Chinese decision not to receive recyclable materials for reprocessing has introduced another level of volatility to the industry both nationally and internationally. Initial impacts from this decision range from falling commodity prices to closure of international markets and a lot more in between.

The Local Government Association of Queensland is investigating statewide solutions as this is not just a matter for the Sunshine Coast.

Residents across the Sunshine Coast are encouraged to continue to recycle using the yellow top bins, recycle household goods where possible, reduce waste, reuse items and support recycled products.

Get snapping

Entries are now open for the 2018 Sunshine Coast Environment and Liveability Photography Award, Our Sunshine Coast, with an exciting prize pool of $8,000 on offer.

The competition is inviting local photographers to use their skills and passion to celebrate the story of the Coast’s distinct environments through the lens of a camera.  Visit council’s website for further information and to enter. Entries close May 14