Cr O'Pray MWP October 2020
  • Thursday 22 October 2020

Image: Maroochydore Bradman Avenue Foreshore Upgrade - new shower outlet and bike racks

To open with I want to give a shout out to coach Kylee Byrne and our fourth time finalists Sunshine Coast Lightning! I’m so proud that they made it this far and congratulate them for stepping up in such intense conditions. Well done team! 

Netty fans don’t forget to register now for the
world’s biggest outdoor netball festival! NetFest will be celebrating its 10th year here on the Sunshine Coast from 26 - 29 November with four days of sand, sun and friendly competition. Grab your mates, bibs and enter a team (ages 18 plus). Registration closes Friday 23 October.

We got some great news, with council’s Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex being crowned the winner of the Ken Gannon Community Football Facilities Award. The national award recognises best practice in community football facility development across Australia. The complex is home to 11,500 people in the local football community including the mighty Maroochydore Roos who catered for a wide range of ages across men, women and junior comps, so this is a huge accolade for this community facility.

Looking after our community is a group effort, and now is a great time to join a local WORKING BEE! We are calling for volunteers to look after your local Maroochy River – Mudjimba Foreshore Bushland Conservation Reserve with the Twin Waters Dune Protection Group. Formed in 1996, this group is one of council’s longest standing active BushCare groups. Working Bee details: 3rd Monday of the month, 8-10am. In Maroochydore, you can volunteer to look after your local Traill Park Bushland Reserve, with the Traill Park Bushcare Group. Working Bee details: 3rd Thursday of the month, 8-10am.  Register at

The Bradman Avenue Maroochy River Foreshore Project is going full steam. On recent inspection, new facilities including picnic tables, a water bubbler, bike racks and a shower has been installed near the most popular swimming area. They were ready to pour 200m of the new three-metre wide coastal pathway and expect to be ready for the start of Summer season.

See you ‘round Div 8!

Cr Jason O’Pray, Division 8 Councillor, Sunshine Coast Council