- Thursday 13 May 2021
Nambour Aquatic Centre
Works are continuing on the construction of the splash park at the Nambour Aquatic Centre. This upgrade, being delivered in partnership with the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program and pool lessee Belgravia Leisure, will deliver a children’s zero depth splash zone and two water slides. Council is also expanding and reconfiguring the carparking area that serves the Aquatic Centre. These projects have been delayed due to extended wet weather and significant latent (physical) conditions. The carpark extension is anticipated to be available in July, with the Splash Park expected to open in September. This will be great timing for the September school holidays and warmer weather. Thanks for your patience in the interim. These upgrades will be a major drawcard to Nambour, empowering healthy and active lifestyles and facilitating many hours of fun for all ages.
New Reconciliation Action Plan
At our March Ordinary Meeting (25 March) I was very pleased to help endorse Council’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2021-2022. The implementation of this Innovate RAP will continue to build and strengthen the relationships that are essential for reconciliation with the Traditional Owners and First Nations People. A number of new initiatives have been introduced within council’s new RAP such as the development of a cultural protocol document – including a cultural heritage guideline; the development of a First Nations’ recruitment, retention and professional development strategy; and projects building on council’s existing cultural awareness program and community engagement framework. These commitments provide a solid foundation within our organisation before we progress to a Stretch RAP in the future.
Calling all podcasters
On Wednesday 14 April I helped launch a new professional quality podcast studio at Kawana Library. StoryCast Studios is available for library members, community groups, businesses or sporting clubs to book – whether you’re tech savvy or just interested in giving podcasting a go. Bookings are now open and recording sessions will be free to try until 30 June. Visit council’s website for more information.