Cr Rogerson Kenilworth on show
  • Monday 16 April 2018

The annual Wine, Cheese and Food Festival was an absolute knockout in Kenilworth over the Easter Weekend with around 10,000 visitors attending. Unfortunately this was the first festival I had to miss due to a recent knee operation which, under surgeon’s orders, required strict ‘R&R’.

Nevertheless, I was over the moon to hear how busy the town was across the weekend, with local cafes & restaurants in particular packed with customers. This year council also provided additional waste bins to cater for the influx of people visiting the town. Around 20 (?) wheelie bins were placed at Booloumba Creek Rd and Sunday Creek Rd and by all reports they were very much needed! I’ll be doing a debrief with council’s waste collection team very soon to assess whether we’ll need to provide even more bins next year as well as whether they’ll need to be emptied more often across the weekend.

There’s more fun to come in Kenilworth too, with the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival rolling into town from April 19-22. This terrific event was in serious danger of being lost to Kenilworth due to disagreements about staging costs, but with the help of council’s Economic Development team I managed to keep the four day festival in what is definitely its rightful place at the Kenilworth Showgrounds. Check out for details.

Kenilworth Community ‘Uber’ Bus Service opportunity

A few weeks ago I put a mention in this column about becoming a volunteer driver for the proposed Kenilworth Community Bus Service. Well the response has been fantastic and I’m rapt to report that we’ve received around 10 expressions of interest. This means we can now look to progress this service and I look forward to bringing you more information about this at it comes to hand. So a very big thankyou is in order for all of our volunteer drivers!

Nambour Soundtrail

Next time you’re in Nambour, be sure to tune into the terrific new Nambour Soundtrail! All you need is a smartphone or tablet to hear classic stories about the old sugar mill, the Vogue Cinema, the infamous Bayard’s Corner and much much more!

To get going, simply download the app, grab your headphones and enjoy a walk along the trail! Start the tour at Nambour Library and use the free council Wi-Fi to download the Soundtrails App to your tablet or smartphone. Allow 1.5 hours to complete the walk and listen to the stories!

For more information visit

Catch you in the valley soon, Rogo.