Cr Thompson - Turtle season starting
  • Thursday 27 November 2014

Turtle season starting

Congratulations to the 100 turtle volunteers who recently attended a council-hosted exercise of a real-life scenario on Kawana Beach. The scenario was an extreme weather event and the volunteers were tasked to help protect the nesting sites during such an event.

There are only about 500 local loggerhead nesting females in eastern Australia so they are a small but important sub-population, vital to the long term survival of this species.

If you want to get involved in this worthy cause, call TurtleCare on 0437 559 067. The first turtle nest was only recently spotted at Bundaberg so the season is under way.

New complex will enliven Kawana entry

Work on a new shopping complex and showroom at 138 and 140 Point Cartwright Drive is due to start shortly.

The new complex will give a big boost to the appearance at the corner of Point Cartwright Drive and Nicklin Way.

This will have a beneficial effect as an entry statement to Buddina and Kawana and I look forward to seeing the results.


Recent storms and showers will have helped a little in recent times to alleviate bushfire risk, but until we get substantial rains, high and extreme fire dangers will prevail, so please take extra care.

This article first appeared in the Kawana Weekly on November 27, 2014