- Thursday 03 September 2020
Protecting our lifestyle and liveability
If we want the Sunshine Coast to continue to be a beautiful, liveable location as it inevitably grows to more than 518,000 people in the next 20 years, then an efficient and accessible public transport network is critical. Our council has long recognised that to accommodate this forecast growth and still enable residents to move about efficiently, there is a need for the other tiers of government to focus on, and commit to, a viable and accessible public transport network.
At a special meeting last week, council discussed the next steps in planning for a mass transit system for the Sunshine Coast, I encourage the community to view the live-streamed meeting via council’s website.
Aquatic Centre upgrades
I am pleased to advise the refurbishment and filter replacement for the 50m pool at Kawana Aquatic Centre is now complete. Work included removing aged surfaces, the pool shell and replacing the existing filtration system with a highly efficient single filter. The pool was also fully tiled and new lane markings installed to support competitive events. These works were complete during the venue’s COVID-19 shutdown which ensured minimal disruption to patrons.
Work is underway to replace the failing pathway along Avondale Place, Little Mountain with a new 1.8 metre wide concrete pathway. Our footpath network plays an important part in connecting our neighbourhoods and keeping everyone safe, which is why I remain committed to working towards the funding and delivery of these specific localised projects.