- Thursday 17 May 2018
Explore indigenous games at Muller Park
As part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games event council, in partnership with the Queensland Government, Nature Play Queensland and the Office of the Commonwealth Games, installed a traditional indigenous games trail in Bli Bli’s Muller Park. I encourage you to explore the trail to find out about traditional games that were played by indigenous children in many different parts of Australia. Muller Park is a very fitting location for this games trail given its indigenous history. The trail also ties in beautifully with the unique indigenous-inspired playground at the park. You can find details about all the games, including instructional videos, on council’s website.
The new picnic shelters at Muller Park are also now complete, so why not pack a picnic and take a look at the games trail before lunch?
Bli Bli Community Association Meeting
The May meeting was well attended with a presentation from officers of the Queensland Police Service on some of the local police issues in Bli Bli. While the clear message was that Bli Bli remains a safe neighbourhood, it was a timely reminder to make sure your home and vehicle are always locked and secure.
Airport expansion milestone
I recently attended the sod turning ceremony for the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project and I am really pleased to see this project officially underway with the contractor, John Holland Group. The new runway will be completed by Christmas 2020.
Initial work includes start-up activities for the dredging and dunal works. Beach Access 111 and its associated parking will be closed until dredging works are complete at the end of October 2018. Signs have been installed to direct pathways users to other accesses and traffic management will be in place for David Low Way. Thanks for your patience while this work is completed.
Meet and greet
At my last meet and greet session at the River Markets, the key issues raised by residents included the completion date for the Lefoes Road/Willis Road intersection (a Transport and Main Roads project); trucks, signage and the condition of McDonalds Road; and progress on the old Quirky Circle site. The latest advice I have on the intersection is that the works should be completed by mid-June. I’ll keep you updated on each of the other issues as they move along.