Cr OPray - Sunshine Coast Beach Bash
  • Saturday 19 July 2014

Pedestrian access on Menzies Drive

Pedestrian safety in Menzies Drive, Pacific Paradise, has been improved. The centre island near Learner Street has been removed, the existing school crossing has been replaced with a new raised pedestrian crossing with overhead lighting, and there’s a new concrete pathway. It’s a great improvement for the street.

Sunshine Coast Beach Bash

No doubt you’ve heard about the sandy obstacle course event coming to Coolum Beach this weekend – the Beach Bash has all sorts of obstacles to run through, climb over and crawl under. Make sure you go along and watch all the action. Don’t forget the beach access to the dog-off leash area at Stumers Creek (off Stumers Creek Road) will be closed during the event. You can still access the dog off-leash area via beach access 67 or 68.

National Tree Day

Be at Marcoola Beach on Sunday July 27 to do your bit for National Tree Day. Council and Coolum District Coast Care are teaming up to plant on the dunes. This will help improve the resilience of the dunes to kick start the natural dune building process, and enhance their habitat values. Meet just south of the Surf Club at 8.30am.

RADF grants now open

Professional artists and arts workers – have you thought about applying for a grant through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)? The latest major round of RADF is now open and offers up to $10,000 in funding for concept, skills and career development. Visit council’s website for eligibility criteria or contact a RADF liaison officer for assistance – call 5475 7272 or email Applications close September 1.

Garbage collection times may change

The time your rubbish bins are emptied may change following a review of council’s waste collection service.  Collection days remain the same for most households. Make sure you have your bins out by 6am with wheels facing away from the road. Visit council’s website or call 5475 7277 if you need more information.

First appeared in Coolum North Shore News on July 18