Cr Robinson - What’s new in Coolum
  • Friday 17 October 2014

What’s new in Coolum

If you’ve been to Tickle Park playground recently, you may have noticed council has installed several soft-fall areas to help protect the kids. Tickle Park is also in line for a lighting upgrade and enhancements to the area around the skate park with a retaining wall and safety fence. The design for this additional work has been completed – quotes will be called for next month and works will most likely be scheduled for early 2015.

In another couple of projects, Council is also looking to upgrade the timber stairs at the beach access south of Coolum Surf Life Saving Club, as well as addressing some of the drainage issues caused by the beach shower a bit further north.

Graduation celebration

Recently I was invited to attend the University of Sunshine Coast’s graduation ceremony for students in the Faculty of Arts and Business. It was great to see around 200 graduates from the faculty ready to either enter the workforce or take up further studies in pursuit of excellence. Many of these students are the future of this region and it’s important we acknowledge their achievements at this important time. The inspiring speeches were a highlight of the ceremony, including a speech by Mr Jim Varghese (a former Director-General of Education) who was instrumental in establishing the University, and representing the students, Ms Jenna Harding who was presented with the Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence.

Twilight markets are coming back

Coolum’s Twilight Markets start again on Friday November 28. They will be on every Friday from 4-8pm until January 23. Mark it in your calendar and go along to support our local businesses and stallholders.

Meet and greets

Just a reminder that I will be at Coolum Library on October 22 from 1-3pm for this month’s meet and greet session.

First appeared in Coolum North Shore News on October 17