Last chance to have your say on all things festive!
  • Thursday 26 July 2012

For your chance to win tickets to the Caloundra Music Festival – make sure you have your say on Sunshine Coast Council’s festive season program of events now.

Council is seeking community feedback on the way it delivers the festive season program of events and activities across the region and the online survey and competition are due to close at 5pm on Friday 10 August 2012.

Everyone who completes the survey has the opportunity to go into the draw to win two adult season tickets to the 2012 Caloundra Music Festival. Those without access to a computer are encouraged to visit their local library and make use of the free computers available.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said it is important the community provide feedback on the festive season celebrations in order for council to understand if community expectation is being met.

"We urge residents to tell us if council’s efforts and resourcing in this important area of community connectedness and celebration matches what they expect from their council by completing a short online survey," Cr McKay said.

"In 2011/2012, council invested almost $1m into festive season activities in the region which included direct funding of a number of celebrations, activities and events. The feedback received from the community will be used to help council plan future festive season celebrations."

The Sunshine Coast Festive Season Strategy outlines council’s role and level of support for community-based celebrations and region-wide events held each year during the festive season.

The strategy was originally developed based on extensive community feedback received before and after festive season events held in December 2009 and January 2010, plus surveys conducted from June until August 2010.

Survey responses are anonymous, however to enter the prize draw, name and contact details will be requested. These details will be kept separately from the survey data to ensure council’s privacy conditions are met.

For more information about the Festive Season Strategy please visit council’s website or phone 5475 7272.