- Thursday 02 April 2015
Show your support for our tram
April 23 is Council’s D-Day for the Nambour Heritage Tram – the day of yes or no, will we or won’t we. Come along to Council’s Ordinary Meeting at the Nambour Chambers to show your support for the concept. You can also visit the project’s Facebook page, or my Facebook page, to show your support and receive updates. Search “Nambour Tram” or “Cr Greg Rogerson”.
Documenting our history in Nambour
Genealogy Sunshine Coast recently celebrated the expansion of its Resource Centre on Petrie Park Road. It was a great day, in the company of a great organisation that is dedicated to serving our community. The group often collaborates with Council’s libraries to provide the best possible historical information for our communities, and they welcome people to visit the centre.
Business insight from Harvey
I recently attended the Geoff Shadforth Memorial Lecture at USC, where Gerry Harvey was the guest speaker. It was a really great night, born of Geoff Shadforth’s desire for a prosperous Sunshine Coast where we encourage people in business to “have a crack”.
Gerry was an inspirational breath of fresh air to listen to – he is old school and speaks common sense, which as those who know me will attest to, is a philosophy I endeavour to live my life by. He’s a genuine fair-dinkum Aussie with a different way of looking at things, and was very willing to answer any questions from the audience.
Fire in Florence St
It was extremely disappointing to see a few lowlife vandals cause such damage to the public toilet block in Florence St recently. What a selfish act. Council now has to carry out extensive repairs to the block – it’s a complete waste of ratepayer’s money that could be much better spent on new pathways, playgrounds and other valuable community assets.
I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter. To me, Easter is a time when I remember helping the Easter bunny place the eggs at the top of our family’s special tree, an old English Elm. I always value it as a good family event that reinforces Christian values. Whether you’re a practicing Christian or not, it’s a good reminder of what’s important in life – and I think family is at the top of that list for most people.
First published in Nambour Weekly on April 2