Cr Rogerson Dragons give kids a sporting chance
  • Monday 15 October 2018

As the curtain comes down on the winter football codes, it’s always a great pleasure to be invited along to end-of-season events for clubs within my division. I must admit that the Eumundi Dragons Junior Rugby Union Club’s awards presentation is one of my favourites to attend!

I’m always blown away by the professionalism and care Dragons club officials have for their players. Every youngster from every team at this year’s event received an individual spoken tribute from their coach and you could see before your eyes just how proud and special this made each and every one of them feel! As a father of two girls whose lives have been greatly enriched by involvement in sport, I can’t overstate its value in children’s development.

Good coaching and management is essential to creating the right environment in which kids can reap all the social, cultural, emotional and physical benefits of playing sport and the Eumundi Dragons are certainly doing it right!  

Lonergan Lane

We’re currently looking at options to release a number of sites within Lonergan Lane to enable the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce to derive some income to support the town through business initiatives. While nothing is across the line as yet, council staff are investigating this in earnest and in my view, it’s a proposal which has great merit.    

Pack-up parking

I was recently approached by the Original Eumundi Markets coordinator to consider allowing stall operators to solely utilise the short-term car parking bays in front of the OEM office during market pack-up times. Whilst this may sound reasonable in theory, it’s my view and the view of council parking officers that trying to manage and regulate this in reality wouldn’t be feasible or practical. I am however looking into other options within the market precinct to create smoother pack-up periods for stall holders and I’m happy to hear from anyone who’d like to put forward suggestions.     

Flying Fox

Council is currently investigating costs and construction methods for a flying fox to be installed from the Caplick Way underpass to the Dick Caplick Park playground. I think this would be another terrific tourist drawcard for Eumundi, particularly on non-market days! A big thankyou to Louise Formosa who came up with this great idea!

Rockestra

By popular demand, Rockestra will return on Saturday November 3 at the Eumundi School of Arts. Rockestra is a 12 piece supergroup who’ll perform some of the greatest hits from the 70s and 80s. For more information, visit www.rockestratickets.eventbrite.com.au

Rounding off for now, Rogo