- Thursday 23 July 2020
Ferris wheel love is sky high
We had tens of thousands of people ride the giant ferris wheel at Bulcock Beach last year, which was an amazing outcome, but already this year we have had an increase of 5 per cent in the first 10 days, before the Queensland border even opened. This is a great outcome for Caloundra businesses that are experiencing increased footfall in the region. If you haven’t yet had a ride, I highly recommend it, the view of Pumicestone Passage to the Glass House Mountains is breathtaking and you can also take advantage of the businesses offering local ticket bundle deals – see specials on the Downtown Caloundra website and facebook.
Boost for AFL and mountain bike facilities
It is great that we have been able to secure some of the COVID-19 Works for Queensland funding to support our AFL players and mountain bikers in Division 2. The Sugar Bag Road Mountain Bike trails network at Little Mountain has been allocated $1.32 million of this state funding. Council already had plans to deliver a pump track and junior skills area, along with a basic trail care area. Thanks to this Queensland Government funding, we can expand the trail care area into a fantastic Trails Hub, which will be a hive of activity for trail and park users who will now have toilets, showers, wash-down bays. The funding will also allow us to build a new trail dual slalom run, an advanced skills area and a junior skills area for children. Our Caloundra AFL and Little A's future is also looking brighter thanks to the $60,000 injection for field lighting.
Lighting up Caloundra
I hope you are as excited as I am to see our Caloundra sky illuminated by the region-first catenary light installation. This is the final component of the Stage 4 Bulcock Street streetscape upgrade, a bespoke 60-lineal-metre canopy of LED lights that will weave artistically across and along Bulcock Street. Make sure you take an evening stroll through downtown from 5 August so you can enjoy this great new feature.
Cr Terry Landsberg, Division 2, Sunshine Coast Council