Cr Rogerson - On the political scene
  • Thursday 19 February 2015

On the political scene

Politics in Queensland is never dull and what happened on 31 January at the State election confirmed that fact.  Irrespective of which party forms government, the Mayor of the Sunshine Coast issued all candidates in our region with a list of the top 10 priorities for the Sunshine Coast – which included seeking a commitment that there would be no further changes to the boundaries of the Sunshine Coast Council.  

Scout Hall update

I know the tender for the Scout Hall lease is a hot topic in Eumundi. The tender is now closed and the evaluation process is underway. As with all tender processes, confidentiality is paramount and I cannot yet deliver any news. I look forward to this great community asset being well-used by our community, and I’ll let you know as soon as I can.

Australia Day

Sunshine Coast Council’s latest Citizenship Ceremony was held at Caloundra on Australia Day, and I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new citizens in Eumundi and the wider Division 10 area. Council also hosted the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards, where Eumundi’s very own Julie Templeton was recognised in the Sport and Recreation category for her work with the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled and her Carriage Driving Coaching. 

While I wasn’t able to attend the Caloundra Citizenshipceremony, I attended Eumundi’s Australia Day Awards where outstanding locals were recognised. I would like to give special mention to Beverly Hand, who received the Cultural Award, and to Vicky Blackall who was nominated for her contribution to Sustainability. Mike Blackall was instrumental in establishing the Kenilworth Visitor Information Centre and it’s great to see his dedication to the community clearly runs in the family.

Parking on market days

I’m aware of the continual parking infringements on our market days, and I am endeavouring to get the bottom of this issue with council staff. If it turns out these tickets are not just, I will wholeheartedly support their recipients who object. However, if there have been legitimate parking offences I have no alternative but to back council’s parking officers. There’s often safety reasons why parking is not permitted in certain areas and it’s important we all abide by those restrictions. I hope to have an update soon.

First published in Eumundi Green