Cr Robinson - Coolum Australia Day Awards
  • Thursday 11 February 2016

Australia Day Awards

The Coolum Lions and Lionesses Clubs organised a terrific event at Tickle Park for Australia Day. As usual, it was a great family affair with activities for all ages. It was a shame that the rain came in the afternoon, but that didn’t dampen everyone’s enthusiasm for a fun afternoon. I was privileged to be part of the judging panel. There was tough competition, with many worthy community leaders nominated. Congratulations to Warren Foxwell (Citizen of the Year), Coolum HeARTs (Community Group of the Year) and Seraphina Rose (Volunteer of the Year).  Thanks to the Lions and Lionesses for all their hard work to provide a great community event.

Whale watching platform

It won’t be long until Coolum residents have prime position to view the whales that migrate along our coastline. Work has started on a new 4x5 metre whale watching platform at Second Bay, between Point Arkwright and Point Perry. It will have wheelchair access, and nearby park furniture and parking will be upgraded.  It’s been great to work with the community to make this project happen and we have taken feedback on board to meet the needs of the wider community. Funding from the Federal Government helped make this excellent project possible. Thank you for your patience while work is underway.

Dogs off leash

Following consultation with residents, council will start work in March on a new dog off-leash area in Peregian Springs. This will include fencing, gates, a new pathway and shaded seating area, a dog bowl and a bag dispenser. I’m pleased to deliver this for Peregian Springs residents, based on their feedback.

First published in Coolum North Shore News on February 12