Cr Thompson - Do your part for Earth Hour
  • Friday 28 March 2014

Earth Hour will be held on Saturday, (March 29) at 8.30pm, when the hour the world unites in a stand against global warming.

We can all think globally by acting locally and turning off our lights during this hour.

This year Earth Hour is focused on helping save the Great Barrier Reef.

Sunshine Coast Council is celebrating Earth Hour with a free family fun event at Moffat Beach. Visit council’s website for more information.

That’s a lot of asphalt

The next month will see a total of $2.9 million worth of work carried out on Division 4 roads this financial year.

That’s 32 projects using 10,500 tonnes of asphalt.

As part of this program, pavements have been repaired and roads resurfaced on the following roads in your area: Allambie Crt, Iluka Ave, Koolena St, Mankina Crt, Nanyima St and Palara St at Buddina;  Chelsea Cres, Richmond Pl and St Vincents Crt, Minyama; Dotterel St and Miner Pl, Parrearra; and Cootamundra Dr, Doolooma St and Urambi Crt, Mountain Creek.

Time for a beachside break

It’s no secret the Sunshine Coast is a great place to live, but more tourists are discovering it’s a great place to take a well-deserved, affordable break.

Council’s beachside holiday parks located at Mooloolaba, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore Dicky Beach, Coolum Beach and Mudjimba are attracting increasing numbers of visitors with February occupancy rates up 20% on the same month in 2013.

Why not encourage your family and friends to take a Sunshine Coast break. Find great mid-week deals, available until April 3, at

This column was first published in Kawana Weekly on March 27, 2014.