- Thursday 30 July 2015
Don’t forget TrackFest is on this Saturday (August 1) between 4-8pm in Howard Street, Nambour. Get a group of your friends together and come down for some good food, drinks in the pop up bar and great music. It will be a celebration of Nambour's proud past and exciting future, all while fundraising for the Nambour Heritage Tram project. Make sure you use #TrackFestNambour when you share your event photos on social media.
A few weeks ago I attended a breakfast meeting hosted by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce with David Hall, CEO of Jetstar as guest speaker. It’s great to have proactive Chambers here on the Coast to educate and inspire our business community. While I was sitting next to David munching on my crispy bacon I learnt a few interesting facts:
- In the Asia Pacific region Jetstar carries 19 million passengers per year between 70 destinations in 17 countries
- The Sunshine Coast has 50 Jetstar flights per week, which inject an estimated $2 million per year into our tourism industry
- Jetstar’s planes burn $1 billion worth of fuel per year, and if they were to achieve a 1.3% efficiency that equates to a $13 million dollar saving, straight up!
An outstanding gesture
I recently attended the official opening of the new multi-level car park at USC. It was opened by Chancellor John M Dobson OAM, and Roy and Nola Thompson who contributed $5 million dollars towards the car park knowing its revenue would benefit students through bursaries well into the future. What a sensational and well thought out gesture. Nola and Roy have my utmost respect and admiration.
Lone Pine at Nambour Museum
The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine fought during the Gallipoli Offensive will be remembered with a service at the Nambour Museum on 8 August at 1pm. Visiting historic military vehicles will be on display and the museum is open to 4pm. Admission is free (donations appreciated) and afternoon tea is available.
Rounding off for now, Rogo