Cr Rogerson - EDV issue heating up
  • Friday 04 July 2014

The issue of Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba breaking away from Sunshine Coast Council and joining Noosa Council is certainly heating up. I’ve attended meetings that were held by the EDV Residents Group and listened to debate on the pros and cons of this proposed move. As a councillor my responsibility by law is to serve the overall public interest of the whole Sunshine Coast Council area. To this end, I am yet to hear any truly plausible reasons why these areas would benefit from breaking away to be part of Noosa Council. Border changes like this are expensive exercises and need to be based on much more than a ‘gut feeling’.

I look forward to hearing more from residents in the Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba areas and helping to determine what is in the overall public interest regarding this issue. 

Works on hold

You may have noticed that works on the new Activity Precinct and Skate Park have slowed for the time being. We’re awaiting the arrival the of a 50-tonne sculpture of large gears that are being put together by Bundaberg Sugar at their factory. Due to the size and enormous weight of this sculpture, it needs to be put in place before adjoining works can be carried out.

Unfortunately a fire that occurred in May at Bundaberg Sugar’s Bingera Mill has delayed delivery of the sculpture. This is completely understandable as Bundaberg Sugar’s top priority at the moment is carrying out the necessary remedial work at its damaged mill.    

Halls Creek forum

As you’re probably aware, the State Government has asked the Sunshine Coast Community to consider two areas on the southern end of the coast – Halls Creek and the Beerwah  East Corridor – for possible future urban expansion. Needless to say, this is a very important issue with big implications for the future of the Sunshine Coast. To ensure you’re armed with all the facts about this, a community forum will be held on Thursday July 3 from 7pm to 9pm at the CCSA Hall at 2 Nutley St Caloundra.

This event will enable you to hear directly from relevant planning and environmental experts and to ask questions of our Mayor and local members Mark McArdle and Andrew Powell.

First appeared in the Nambour Weekly on July 3