- Thursday 25 August 2016
Golf course meeting
What an amazing turnout by the Peregian Springs community to talk about the future of the Peregian Springs Golf Club. One of the highlights of that meeting was the passion that was evident from the community to keep the golf course in its natural surroundings. There is no doubt in my mind residents will never accept residential development on golf course land. It was also great to hear the views of golf club members on this critical community issue. I would like to thank the Peregian Springs Supporters Group and in particular, Greg Smith, for organising the event and for his terrific speech on the day. As discussed at the meeting, I would encourage residents to establish their own Peregian Springs Residents Association.
CEO’s visit to Coolum
Recently council’s CEO Mike Whittaker and I met with a number of Coolum residents to listen to their concerns about the maintenance and upkeep of the coastal area south of Wilkinson Park. While the construction of the whale watching platform is a great addition to the area, it is clear that there is more work to be done in terms of beach access and weed management along this area of pristine coastline. Council has allocated additional funding in order to ensure this work is done. Thanks to Ken and the other residents for walking us through the area and providing local knowledge on key issues.
A hub for learning
It was a privilege to attend the grand opening of the new Learning Hub at St Andrew's Anglican College. This modern, attractive building will provide an outstanding learning environment for students and staff. It is a credit to the school that they invest significantly in high quality infrastructure such as the Learning Hub for their staff and students. I would like to acknowledge the principal Reverend Chris Ivey, and his staff for their wonderful contribution to the Peregian Springs and wider community.