- Thursday 11 March 2021
Seib Rd (pedestrian bridge), Eumundi
Council officers and Transport and Main Roads are working together to finalise the plans for the construction of the new pedestrian and bike path bridge valued at $1 million. The 290-metre path will run from the Eumundi-Noosa Road rail bridge to Seib Road and include a new bridge over the North Maroochy River. It’s currently going through rigorous approvals with TMR, and an update should be provided in the near future to confirm the start date of construction.
The existing bridge on Eumundi-Noosa Road has limited space for cyclists and pedestrians to safely cross the North Maroochy River, so the new bridge is very important to provide this safe connection. The new pedestrian/cycle bridge will also have capacity for recreational trail use, such as horse riding, which is popular in the area.
Have your say on the future of parks
What do you love about your local Sunshine Coast Council park? Our parks are special to many people for many reasons. Please get involved and review council’s new Draft Recreation Parks Plan and tell us what you think. I encourage everyone to provide feedback. It’s been created to outline the strategic direction for parks across the region.
Please visit the council website Have Your Say or come along to the pop-up session to be held on Wednesday 17 March at Quota Park, Nambour from 7am to 11am, where everyone is invited to give feedback.
Growing old is not a disease
I recently attended council and USC’s joint Healthy Ageing forum. It was a great opportunity to hear from many expert guest speakers. It provided me with confirmation that my whole food-plant-based vegan diet along with regular exercise is the best way to maintain my health and wellbeing. The incidence of chronic disease is currently at 85 per cent of all Australians, I plan to be in the 15 per cent without!
The good news is that lifestyle medicine can greatly assist in preventing and reducing chronic disease. Dr Sam Manger, President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and keynote speaker at the forum, recommended people eat a balanced diet, exercise for 30 minutes a day, reconnect with nature and enjoy a good social life. For lots of tips and ideas on how you can stay active visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/healthysunshinecoast