Cr Thompson - Festival of achievements
  • Friday 21 March 2014

Did you catch the action at the Subaru Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival last weekend (Mar 14-16)?

Thousands of visitors and competitors converged on the coast, injecting about $25 million into our economy.

Council has supported the event for the past 10 years and I’ve seen the event grow from strength to strength.

I still marvel at what these competitors put themselves through in their quest to beat their own times and each other.

Their determination is inspiring and something we can all learn from.

It’s a great reminder that success comes from patience, perseverance and sheer hard work.

But most importantly, it’s reminded me that council is following that ethos as we strive to make the region the most sustainable place in Australia – a sustainable economy, environment and community.

Time for a beachside break

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

Council’s 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.

The fine weather may have encouraged more visitors but word is spreading that our high quality holiday parks are located right on the beach.

As well as powered and unpowered sites, the ensuited cabins are proving popular.

Why not encourage your family and friends to take a Sunshine Coast break. There are some great end-of-summer, mid-week deals at our holiday parks, available until April 3.


This column first appeared in Maroochy Weekly on March 20, 2014.