• Monday 01 January 0001

Congrats to the Moffat family! Did you know they have been farming pineapples in the Glass House Mountains district for more than a century, and their business produces 600-tonnes of pineapples annually? What a rich agricultural history we have in the Glasshouse Country area!

$1.1m Roys Road upgrade

As reported, a major $1.1 million upgrade to Roys Road has started, making it easier and safer for motorists to travel between Beerwah and the Bruce Highway. The upgrades will widen the road and improve a 1.1km stretch from the Burys Road intersection to just past the old forestry depot. The work will certainly help improve connectivity to the highway and cater for the forecast increased traffic volumes.

Rehabilitating Old Gympie Road

The older section of the Old Gympie Road, 2.4km north from the intersection of Beerburrum-Woodford Road, has seen increasing volumes of traffic for some time and in many places the edges have been under almost continuous spot maintenance, so I know the community will be pleased to see this rehabilitation work starting. The work will strengthen the pavement and provide a new bitumen seal surface.

Storrs Road widens

Local Peachester residents will be pleased to see that safety upgrades will soon begin in order to widen and improve sight lines on Storrs Road. Work includes earthworks, drainage, pavement marking, protective treatments and asphalting.

Peachester cemetery wall

The construction of a rock wall and pathway at Peachester cemetery is now complete. Both have been extended some distance to accommodate the mounting of additional plaques and accessibility. Just to be cautious an anti-graffiti shield has also be applied.

Playground equipment replaced

Upgrades to play equipment in Landsborough and Beerwah have also been completed recently. The swing sets have been replaced and the bark soft fall has been topped up in Peace Park at Landsborough and Kindy Park in Beerwah over recent weeks.

Have your say on our trees

Do you want to provide input on council’s draft Strategic Tree and Native Vegetation Management Policy and Tree Management Procedure? The plans are on council’s website and at council's libraries and customer contact centres. Submissions can be provided via an online survey via council’s website, and close 5 pm on December 15, 2015.

Season’s greetings

In case I don’t get another chance, may I wish everyone in the GC News area a happy, creative and safe festive season. I look forward to another exciting and productive year in 2016.

First appeared in Glasshouse Country News December 2, 2015.