Cr McKay - Partnering with the community
  • Thursday 15 January 2015

I’m pleased to advise a number of local not-for-profit community groups have been successful in the latest minor round of council’s Community Grants Program. Here is a quick snapshot of some local projects council is providing funding assistance towards:
• Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation ($1,940) - an Aboriginal heritage research project to find information relating to Kabi Kabi traditional owners in the Mooloolah area;
• Mooloolah Valley Community Association Inc ($2,000) – the Mooloolah Valley Community Garden Refurbishment;
• Maleny Music and Performing Arts Inc ($2,000) - a new website and logo rebrand for the Maleny Music Weekend 2015;
• Maleny Community Gym ($1,899) – a portable defibrillator for use during a possible cardiac emergency in the gym as well as a CPR training tool.
The next major round of Community Grants opens on 2 February and the minor round opens 2 March.  See council’s website for full details.

Community safety
A heads up to local residents that design work is currently underway for the next stage of Glenview Road that will involve improvements and resealing to the west of the stage which was completed earlier this year. Meanwhile you’ll be pleased to know council will also soon be undertaking works for a grassed pathway so that people can safely walk off the road way.

Also in the interest of community safety, new 50 km/h speed limit signs will soon be installed on Obi Lane. This has occurred as a result of local residents strongly lobbying for greater safety as more people are now visiting and enjoying the Maleny community precinct.

Acting on another safety concern, council has also arranged for the installation of wheel stops in the car park next to Willow Lane footpath in Maleny to prevent vehicles overhanging the footpath.

First appeared in Glasshouse Country News on January 14.