Council and community combine for local environment
  • Wednesday 30 November 2011

Working towards a cleaner and greener local environment is a perennial priority for Sunshine Coast Council and the community is clearly keen to lend a hand.

After receiving a request for street trees from the Allora Gardens retirement village in Maroochydore, council officers from three different departments are contributing to a project that aims to beautify Maroochydore Road and restore biodiversity in the area adjacent to Top Shots Fun Park.

Division 8 Councillor Debbie Blumel said residents from the retirement village were also keen to play a proactive role in the works that are taking place in an area that holds significant environmental importance.

"It’s terrific to see such strong civic pride and council is excited to be combining the expertise of a number of its departments and the community to work towards a great outcome," she said.

"This project aims to beautify Maroochydore Road and boost the biodiversity in this area that contains a water body.

"The work aligns with council’s Maroochydore Road Place Plan that is all about encouraging the community to play an active role in improving their local environment."

Initial weeding works have begun and once completed, revegetation along Maroochydore Road will include a variety of local native plants.