- Friday 03 October 2014
Have your say on the Sunshine Coast Airport EIS
On Monday the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Environment Impact Study (EIS) was released by the Queensland Government’s Office of the Coordinator-General for public comment. This is an exciting step forward in the aerospace/aviation sector for this council and for the region as a whole. This highly significant project will greatly assist the Sunshine Coast to achieve its economic and job-creation aspirations. The EIS is available for download and comment on the Coordinator-General’s website. Submissions close at 5pm Thursday November 13.
Pt Perry to Pt Arkwright upgrade
Council is currently undertaking community consultation for the Pt Perry–Pt Arkwright upgrade project. The first draft schematic plans have received favourable feedback and it seems the two most important elements for people are a viewing platform at Second Bay and a set of formal access stairs to Third Bay. I look forward to finalising the plans, based on this community feedback, for consideration during next year’s budget process.
Start-ups and small businesses
I had the honour of opening the Innovation Centre’s Boardroom Briefing event last week. The audience represented the brightest innovators and entrepreneurs on the Coast, who were there to hear about ‘The Power of Google for Start Ups and Small Business’. Guest presenters provided tremendous insights into how the tools and capabilities of Google are essential to succeed in today’s global economy.
Meet and greets
It was another good turnout for this month’s ‘meet and greet’ session at the Coolum Library. Issues of interest included updates on the Coolum Men’s Shed and the bitumen sealing of Arthur Street. I also received feedback on the Coolum Civic Centre and Jack Morgan Park project. I always encourage residents to come and see me at these ‘meet and greets’ if they have any issues to discuss. This month I’ll be at the library on October 22 from 1-3pm.
First appeared in Coolum North Shore News on October 3