- Wednesday 23 August 2017
Doonan Bridge Road
Due to good weather, excellent progress is being made on the sealing of Doonan Bridge Road. The northern stage is nearing completion while the southern stage has been scheduled to start next month (September). This $3 million road resealing project is due to be complete early next year. This project is part of council’s $237 million Capital Works Program this financial year.
Arts and culture on the horizon
Immerse yourself in 10 arts-fuelled days across the Sunshine Coast at Horizon Festival 2017.This year’s festival is full of exciting arts and creative industry offerings. Eumundi in particular has a terrific selection of events, promising something for everyone. While some events are free, I would also encourage residents to support our creative community by attending ticketed events. There are more than 200 events being held across the region, you can enjoy visual art, literature, music, and more, by local, national and international artists. Due to the range of offerings I encourage you to visit the website (www.horizonfestival.com.au) to decide which great events you’ll attend during what will be an outstanding week of arts and culture. Hope to see you there!
Live and connected
The Sunshine Coast Solar Farm is now live and feeding electricity into the power grid, making us the first local government in Australia to offset 100% of our electricity consumption with energy from a renewable source. The Sunshine Coast Solar Farm sends a message to the broader community that we are serious about renewable energy and its future role in the energy supply mix of this country. As the portfolio and divisional councillor for this project, it was a great privilege to be involved in the development and delivery of this critical project. I am also pleased Sunshine Coast Council were able to make this happen without any financial assistance from other levels of government. We are the first council in Australia to build and operate a 15MW utility scale solar farm which will deliver $22 million in savings, after all costs, for our ratepayers over the next 30 years.