Cr Dwyer - Location, sport and tourism combine
  • Thursday 31 July 2014

More than a thousand gymnasts, their families, coaches and judges from throughout Australia converged on Caloundra recently for the State Club Gymnastic Championships and interstate competition.

Gymnastics Queensland hosted the event at the Caloundra Indoor Stadium last month.

In what is becoming more common in our incredibly beautiful location, sport and tourism combined to provide a huge economic benefit to the area.

Attracting these competitions is a real coup for the local club, YMCA Caloundra Gymnastics, which has 146 members with many more on a waiting list.

Put together some eager youngsters, parents committed to maintaining their children’s health, a very strong and professional committee and a great council venue at Arthur St, and I’m not surprised the club is such a success story.

As you know, I’m passionate about encouraging healthy lifestyles and providing the facilities to encourage that.

Over the next year, council will be working with the club to expand its facilities at Arthur St, so YMCA Caloundra Gymnastics can further develop a full gymnastics program in Caloundra.


Our highest priorities

I encourage residents to let our state and federal elected representatives know what our region’s highest priorities are at every opportunity.

When the opportunity arises, such as through surveys, please let them know the railway duplication between Beerburrum and Nambour and the six-laning of the Bruce Highway are equally important for the Sunshine Coast’s future economic success.


If you see any issues needing council’s attention, the quickest and easiest way to inform us is via email:  or phone 5475 7272.

This column first appeared in Caloundra Weekly on July 31.