Cr Robinson - Christmas in Coolum
  • Friday 25 July 2014

Christmas in Coolum
Sunshine Coast Council will move into the role of major sponsor when it provides increased support of the much-loved Coolum Christmas in the Park this year. Sincere congratulations to Senior Pastor Rod Holt and the Coolum Christian Family Church on securing increased council support for this wonderful event. The church has organised Christmas in the Park for more than 17 years, so it was an easy decision for council to form this partnership to deliver the event for the community.

Beach Bash a brilliant success
Last weekend’s Sunshine Coast Beach Bash was a real hit for locals and visitors alike. Thousands of competitors and spectators enjoyed this outstanding family event right across the weekend. It was great to see local businesses enjoy a busy few days of trading. Lucky for me, my old body held together to complete what was a demanding but fun event.

Flying foxes
Council recently conducted additional flying fox dispersal activity in the Cassia Wildlife Corridor. So far this dispersal has been successful in significantly reducing the number of flyting foxes in the corridor, however only time will tell if this provides a longer term outcome for the residents.

Project Coolum meeting
At the last Project Coolum meeting members enjoyed a terrific presentation on the Coolum Community Centre’s new employment initiative. Other issues discussed include the proposed realignment of Park Street, Coolum Civic Centre, Jack Morgan Park and other important Coolum and district projects.

Sunshine Coast Stadium
Council recently announced it will retain the naming rights of the Sunshine Coast Stadium (formerly Stockland Park) and Kawana Sports Precinct, the region’s premier sport, recreation and events venue. This new direction provides an opportunity to better promote the Sunshine Coast region to a local, state, national and international audience.

Meet and greet at library
This month’s Coolum ‘meet and greet’ was quite a busy session. Some of the key issues discussed include works being carried out in the Coolum bays area, maintenance of parks and gardens in the area, and progress with the Coolum Sports Complex project. My next ‘meet and greet’ is on August 20 at the Coolum Library.

First appeared in Coolum North Shore News on July 25