Cr Law Mapleton dog off-leash area results
  • Wednesday 07 July 2021

Mapleton dog off-leash area results

In March, we asked our Mapleton Community what your most preferable dog off-leash area would be out of: Mapleton Lilyponds Park - Fenced area, Mapleton Lilyponds Park - Unfenced, off-leash area at specified times, or Mapleton Fire Brigade Park - Fenced area.

The results are in – you told us that Mapleton Lilyponds Park - Fenced area, is the preferred option with 92 per cent of residents rating this site as one of their top two preferences. The next step is for council to use this feedback to further refine the site and design concept. I’ll keep you updated on the progress.

Support through community groups

Council’s most recent Minor Grants program delivered more than $128,000 among 77 not-for-profit organisations from across the region. The Minor Grants program supports not-for-profit organisations to deliver one-off projects, events and activities with broad community benefit.

I’m pleased to share many Division 10 organisations were successful with their grant applications including: Mapleton and District Community Assoc Inc - $1320 to residing their community website; Nambour Lind Lane Theatre Inc - $2000 to upgrade their theatre control centre computer; Nambour Community Centre Inc. - $1972 towards community gardening; Mapleton Hall & Sportsground Trust - $1986  for outdoor equipment; and Yandina School of Arts Incorporated - $1090 towards a historical display.

The next round of Minor Grants will open on 20 September. In the meantime, Major Grant funding applications will open 19 July and close 30 August. To learn more, visit www.sunsinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants.

Budget boost

More than $8 million will be injected into exciting projects in Division 10.

Nambour Showgrounds will receive a facelift, with $1.135m going towards the grandstand roof renewal, equestrian pavilion roof replacement and upgrade of surface of equestrian arena and drainage, which will benefit so many locals and events utilising the space.

Nambour Aquatic Centre’s upgrade continues to thrive, with more than $1 million of council funds directed towards amenities refurbishment, pool shelter and infrastructure renewal.

For a full list of budget items please visit council’s website.