- Friday 22 April 2016
Now that the local government election is over, I would like to thank the residents of Coolum and North Shore for returning me as their Division 9 councillor. It is a great privilege to serve these wonderful communities and I look forward to working with you over the next four years.
Whale watching platform
During the election campaign you may have noticed the new whale watching platform at Coolum Second Bay was completed. The feedback from Coolum residents and their visitors has been fantastic. I encourage anyone who hasn't visited the site to go along as I promise you will get one of the best views on the Coast. I would like to thank the Federal Government for their financial contribution to this project.
Storage for community groups
As promised, council is about to start construction of a large community storage facility at Elizabeth Street near the SES building. Council has conducted an expression of interest process and will be liaising with those community groups to resolve their storage challenges. We will be consulting with nearby residents shortly.
Peregian school traffic
Council recently commissioned a report on traffic management at Peregian Springs State School. Recommendations included providing a supervised crossing, installing a red light camera, providing additional parking areas, providing additional pedestrian links and moving long-term staff parking further away from the school grounds. Council has already implemented some actions, such as the supervised school crossing (in conjunction with the State Government). We will also install a ramp for access from this crossing within the next year. Other recommendations require further discussion and cooperation between council and various State Government departments.
Meet and greet
Come along to my first ‘meet and greet’ of this council term at Coolum Library on 27 April between 1-3pm if there are any council projects or issues you would like to discuss.