Cr Rogerson - Pool closed
  • Wednesday 22 April 2015

Show your support for our tram

I would like to remind everyone that the Nambour Heritage Tram is on the agenda at Council’s Ordinary Meeting this month (Thursday April 23). If you’re reading this in time, make sure you come along to the meeting to show your support for this great local project. This meeting marks D-Day for the tram – it’s where my fellow councillors will decide if the project is going ahead, so it’s critical we show them how much local support it has. The ‘Tram’ agenda item will be first up, starting at 9am.

Don’t forget to visit my Facebook page (Cr Greg Rogerson), or the project’s Facebook page (Nambour Tram) to stay up to date. I’ll also keep you posted on the outcome in my next column.

Pool closed

Council is carrying out routine maintenance at Nambour Aquatic Centre next month, so the 50m and 12m pools will be out of action for a while. They will be closed between May 1–June 15. The 25m pool and children’s play pool will remain open for those of you who are still keen to hit the water as the weather cools down. I apologise for any inconvenience during this time, and thank you for your patience, while this great community facility is kept to a high standard. And yes, I’m well aware of the car parking difficulties at the pool and it’s on my radar.

Centenary Shay Locomotive

We’re fast approaching the centenary of the Mapleton Shay locomotive, which once operated daily between Nambour and Mapleton. I’m working with the community, through spokesperson Andrew Melville, MADCA President Burnie Collins and local artist Lucas Saltan to see what long-lasting public memorabilia we can come up with to mark this milestone. So far we’re thinking along the lines of a bench seat overlooking the Shay’s old route, within the Mapleton Lilliponds – it would be great to see this symbolic piece double as something functional. I’ll keep you updated on this commemoration further in the year. You can read more about the Shay under ‘Cultural Heritage’ on Council’s website.

War on weeds

Help Council fight the battle against weeds, and grab some native plants for your garden at the same time. Just bring one shopping bag full of weeds to these locations three free native replacement plants.

  • Model Railway Park off Florence Street, Nambour – May 16 at 8.30-10am
  • Quota Extension Park, Price Buster Car Park off Howard St, Nambour – May 27 at 8-10am
  • Florabunda Pocket, end of Laidlaw Rd, Woombye – May 2 at 9-5pm

See you round the region, Rogo.

First published in Sunshine Valley Gazette on April22