- Wednesday 12 August 2020
Community Transport Service here to stay
I’m pleased to report Kenilworth residents will continue to benefit from a volunteer-led and operated transport service after Sunshine Coast Council last month (23 July) approved support for the Kenilworth Community Transport Service.
Supported by council’s Transport Levy the service provides a transport option for the relatively isolated community of Kenilworth.
The pre-booked service was established in June 2019, by a volunteer led community group in conjunction with the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce and council, under the guidance of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
It has been a success with a number of residents regularly travelling to Nambour, Maleny, Mapleton, Eumundi and Yandina.
One of the main benefits of the Kenilworth Community Transport Service is that it provides a cost-effective transport option for Kenilworth residents operated by Kenilworth residents.
At a low, flat fee of $8 per return trip, Kenilworth residents living within a 6.5km radius of the Kenilworth Post Office can access critical services such as medical appointments.
As part of the COVID-19 safety response, some restrictions have been implemented to help protect the health and safety of the Kenilworth community and drivers.
A report to consider changes to the service will be presented to council at a future Ordinary meeting.
COVID-19 Community Response Grants
Congratulations to the successful applicants from the second stage of COVID-19 Community Response Grants. Council awarded 104 applicants more than $435,000 in total.
Well done to the many not-for-profit community groups who received a helping hand within Division 10, including Mapleton and District Community Assoc Inc which received more than $1000 to develop a strategic plan to benefit the Mapleton community in the long-term, plus Mapleton Bowls Club which received $2500 to assist them to maintain their natural grass green.