- Friday 08 August 2014
Improving our pathways
Council is continuing its pathway upgrade program, with two significant Coolum locations undergoing improvements this month. The Perry Street pathway connects nearby residents to Coolum’s main shopping precinct, while the second stage of Springfield Avenue connects residents of Coolum Waters Retirement Resort to the town centre. Both pathways are expected to be completed by the end of August, weather permitting. Thank you in advance for your patience during construction.
Apply for grants now
I would encourage artists and community groups to consider applying for funding through one of the grants programs Council currently has open. Artists can apply for a Regional Arts Development Fund grant, which offers funding towards concept, skills and career development, while not-for-profit community organisations with a project to benefit the Coast community can apply for a Community Grant of up to $30,000.
Applications are also open for Environment Levy Grants with up to $5,000 funding to help projects that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the region’s biodiversity and waterways. Visit council’s website for further details.
Congratulations to the local sporting groups who recently received funding through Council’s Sports Field Maintenance Funding Program for their maintenance costs. The groups who were successful are Coolum Cricket Club, Coolum Beach Junior Rugby League Club and Coolum Football Club. The groups also receive ongoing support and expert advice from a Council Parks Community Sports Field Officer to assist them in maintaining turf surfaces to competition level.
Council’s stance on EDV boundary
Sunshine Coast Council has unanimously agreed enough is enough, and will oppose any boundary realignment for Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs.
While I respect the views from all side on this issue, any further changes to Council's boundaries would not be in the best interests of the residents of this division or the Sunshine Coast more widely.
We have already gone through amalgamation and de-amalgamation – and all the uncertainty and division associated with that – we now need to get on with the job without any further destabilisation. The Minister for Local Government has been informed of the unanimous decision.
First appeared in Coolum North Shore News on August 8