- Friday 24 March 2017
Congratulations to QFES on organising the bushfire preparedness information evening held on March 15. It was well attended by representatives from QFES, council, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, rural fire brigades, SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium.
However, it was disappointing to see very low attendance by the local community especially so soon after a major fire. The session provided important information and I’m sure those who did attend have much more knowledge about bushfire preparedness. You can also visit council’s Disaster Hub at www.disaster.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or the QFES website for preparedness information.
Carbon neutral airport
It was a proud moment for me to announce that the Sunshine Coast Airport is the first Australian airport to achieve a carbon neutral accreditation. The program recognises airports around the globe for managing their carbon emissions and reducing carbon footprints. This has been achieved through rain water harvesting, energy savings, LED lighting and smart building technology, and OSCA – an onsite composting apparatus that was made locally and uses solar power to compost organics. This is an outstanding achievement by General Manager Peter Pallot and his team, who have been working on this outcome over the last five years.
Meet and greet
At this month’s Coolum ‘meet and greet’ I spoke to representatives from the Coolum Men’s Shed about their new building, and members of the new Friends of Yaroomba community group about the group’s aspirations. This session provides an opportunity for me to directly interact with the community, so if you have any issues to discuss I would love to see you there. Next month’s session is on Wednesday April 5 from 1pm– 3pm at the Coolum Library.