- Friday 04 May 2018
Lest we forget
It was inspiring to attend the Verrierdale dawn service on Anzac Day with record numbers, a stirring speech by Air Marshall Geoff Shepherd and the unveiling of a descendant of the original Lone Pine at Anzac Cove. A huge thank you to the Verrierdale committee for organising the dawn service and the gun fire breakfast, which was greatly appreciated by the attendees.
The Eumundi Anzac Day service was equally inspiring, with the traditional march a chance to reflect and remember those Eumundi and district residents who lost their lives in WWI and WWII. This was followed by another moving ceremony at the amphitheatre. Congratulations to the organising committee for a respectful and well planned ceremony.
Good news for our solar farm
The Sunshine Coast Solar Farm is surpassing its targets in its first year, offsetting more than 100% of Sunshine Coast Council’s total electricity consumption and providing almost $1 million in savings. These results confirm council’s view that this project will create savings – and an awareness of renewable energy across our region and beyond. I encourage all residents with an interest in renewable energy to keep an eye on council’s website for the latest solar farm data. The solar farm is also continuing to attract widespread recognition, adding to its awards list by recently taking out the sustainability category at the Local Government Managers Australia Excellence Awards in April.
Proposed Doonan NBN tower
I recently met with a number of concerned residents in relation to the proposed NBN tower at Doonan. The meeting was held at residents’ homes near the proposed location. As well as visual and other amenity concerns, the residents proposed two alternative locations which I forwarded to council. Council has since put forward these two alternative locations to NBN Co so I expect that council will report on the matter in the near future.