- Friday 26 June 2020
Welcome back! I hope you are all doing well in light of recent circumstances and that everyone has been enjoying the glorious weather and the opportunity to catch up with family and friends. It is good to see so many people out and about exercising. If you are a visitor to our beautiful region, welcome! Please stay and play a while. Caloundra is a must-see destination for shopping, dining and holidaying, and don’t forget a walk along the Pumicestone Passage and enjoy our beautiful beaches. For local business operators, it has been a trying start to the year. As a former small business owner, and Sunshine Coast Council Economy Portfolio holder, I know the difficult decisions you have faced. Council is here for you! Council’s website offers a range of support, such as free professional advice, fee and lease waivers, upskilling program Level Up and workplace wellbeing program B-Well & Prosper. Council also put together the great publication Operation Bounce Back with Chambers, My Weekly Preview and industry associations to support local businesses. We are working towards our economy resurgence plan to keep supporting you.
As the COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, there is a lot to celebrate and enjoy.
I am excited to welcome back Australia’s tallest travelling, ferris wheel, and I look forward to seeing the sights of our beautiful region from 35-metres up over the next couple of months. I am sure it will be a big hit, as it was last year. It will be a great outing these school holidays.
I am also excited to see the suspended catenary lighting installation on Bulcock Street. This lighting feature has been some time in the planning, and I’m delighted that it is part of our streetscape.
It is good to see the Caloundra Regional Gallery has re-opened.
If you’ve been looking for a new book, you’ll be glad the Caloundra Library is open too.
I am enjoying my new role as the local Councillor and look forward to connecting with you and hear how I can support you in the City of Beaches.
Make sure you support local businesses as they re-open. Remember to Eat, Shop, & Support Local!
Cr Terry Landsberg, Division 2 Councillor, Sunshine Coast Council