- Friday 16 January 2015
With the Christmas and New Year festivities done and dusted I trust that most people are back to work and eager to make the very best of 2015! Once again, I pledge my support and commitment for Nambour and every hinterland town and centre that make this region one of – if not the – best place in the world to live, recreate, work and raise a family.
Disaster hub – everything at your fingertips
This time of year it is more important than ever to be ready for disasters. While we don’t want to pre-empt anything, we just don’t know what the summer storm season can bring.
It’s now easier for Sunshine Coast residents and visitors to prepare for severe weather events and other disasters – and stay up-to-date with important information when events occur.
Council has just launched a new Disaster Hub which has weather warnings, road closures and evacuation centres on one easy-to-use site.
It also links to airport updates, traffic cameras, flood mapping, and council’s news updates and social media.
Visit the hub at www.disaster.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au today for all the information you need and to prepare in case a disaster strikes.
Community invited to have their say on waste
Construction of a new resource recovery centre, expansion of services and delivery of innovative, financially viable infrastructure are just a few of the major actions outlined in council’s draft Sunshine Coast Waste Strategy 2015 – 2025.
The community is invited to review and provide feedback on the draft strategy from 12 January–14 February 2015 either online at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or in person at council libraries or customer contact centres.
The draft waste strategy, including any amendments coming from the consultation process, will be presented to council for adoption in April 2015.
Helping locals export
Everyone thinks Council is just roads, rates and rubbish – and while these are some of our core services, there is so much more support we provide for our communities.
One of Council’s many initiatives is the Export and Global Capability Program, which guides businesses through their export journey and identifies potential international markets for their products and services. We are now accepting applications for the second round of this program, so register your interest now at www.business.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
Rounding off for now, Rogo.
First published in Nambour Weekly on January 15