- Friday 07 November 2014
Congratulations on Coolum Carnival
A few weeks ago I attended Coolum State School’s Coolum Carnival. This was an outstanding event which boasts great entertainment, rides, fireworks and terrific food. A great time was had by all. I even purchased a few of those lovely cakes and slices cooked by the mums - delicious. The school has over 1000 students representing over 750 families, and the carnival is one of its major fundraisers each year – this year the funds will help refurbish its central plaza outdoor area. Congratulations to Principal Pat Cavanagh, P&C Manager Denise French and all the organisers for putting together a memorable event.
Arthur Street set to be sealed
One project that I am particularly happy to deliver is the bitumen sealing of Arthur Street at Point Arkwright. This project has been the subject of community debate for some time but with the majority of residents now supporting the sealing, it has been funded for construction in early in 2015. I would like to thank the residents for their ideas and support for this important project.
Feedback on Yaroomba development
My last ‘meet and greet’ in Coolum was particularly busy, with many residents coming along to express their views on the proposed development at Yaroomba. It is clear that the majority of residents who have contacted me have some serious concerns over the height and density of this project. I am sure this will be taken into account when the matter comes before council.
Many people also took this opportunity to provide feedback on the draft plan for minor upgrades to community infrastructure between Coolum’s First Bay and Point Arkwright. My next ‘meet and greet’ session at Coolum Library is on Wednesday December 10 at 1-3pm.
You may have noticed the upgraded shower at Beach Access 81. Council has improved the drainage so it can better handle the growing number of people visiting Coolum Beach.
Catch a movie at Coolum Beach
Coolum Business and Tourism’s 2014 season of free family movies is now underway and continues monthly until February 28. You can see a list of upcoming movies at www.coolumbusinessandtourism.com.au.