Cr Rogerson 2017 Year of the Tram
  • Monday 27 February 2017

Tramfest – 2017 The Year of the Tram!

Tramfest has evolved into a much loved and anticipated experience for the residents of Nambour, the Hinterland and surrounds, and we are keen to keep the event fresh and alive.

Tramfest Street Parties are changing in 2017 from being a monthly event to being held quarterly – March, July, September and December.

The Tramfest Organising Committee have decided to make this change for a number of reasons – firstly it will give more flexibility and allow us to stage the event on the following Saturday in the event of rain or inclement weather, or in the event of a clashing with another major music/food event.

Next Tramfest – Saturday March 18! To find out more about Tramfest, check out our Facebook page at

Smoke out swing vandals

Unfortunately over the Christmas period one or more individuals, or should I say idiots decided to set fire to the basket on the highly popular giant swing in the Nambour Skate Park. This is a real slap in the face for our community, particularly the great many people of all ages who really enjoy using the swing.

It’s going to cost at least $3000 to repair and I strongly encourage anyone who knows anything about who carried out this act of vandalism to contact me and or the local police.

Have your say on the water park!

You’re invited to have a say on council’s plans for a new water park at the Nambour Aquatic Centre Precinct. This future project is a key element of the Nambour Activation Plan and the current draft designs include waterslides, spray elements and splash pads.

This is going to be a fantastic asset for Nambour so please make the most of this opportunity to have a say on what the final product will be! To get involved, visit council’s website and click on the links to the online survey.

Feedback closes on Wednesday February 8 at 5pm!

Recreation activities are no dam problem

Well, the results of SEQ Water’s recreation review modelling on water quality are in and surprise, surprise their unrealistic assumptions about potential impacts of people using Wappa and Cooloolabin dams for recreation activities have been sunk! 

Initial findings from Dr Peter Coombes, who council  funded to carry out a peer review on recreation impacts on water quality in Wappa and Cooloolabin Dams at the request of The Mapleton and Yandina Community Associations (MADCA and YADCA), found that human activities on dams and lakes were unlikely to significantly impact water quality at water treatment plants because the natural processes in dams and lakes manage any recreational impacts distant from inlets to water treatment plants.

These findings have been found to be true by SEQ water themselves, who initially proposed that just one person entering a dam with a ‘dirty backside’ would contaminate the water supply. 

I will now look to liaise with SEQ Water interim CEO Jim Pruss to see where we now sit when it comes to allowing canoeing and tournament water skiing activities on these dams.

Rounding off for now, Rogo.