- Wednesday 13 May 2015
Little Yabba Bushcare Day
Would you like to know more about the fauna and flora of the Conondale Ranges? Head to Little Yabba Park (Maleny-Kenilworth Road, Cambroon) on Friday June 3 for a ‘walk and talk’ along the Fig Tree Walk.
Between 8-11am, Council’s Community Nature Conservation Officers will take you on a journey through the rainforest to learn about plants and birds in the area. They’ll also give an update on the Little Yabba Bushcare project which has been in progress for the past four years and talk about techniques used to tackle vine weeds. Morning tea will be provided, too. The event is a partnership with Hinterland Bushlinks.
Apply now for funding
Applications are now open for Council’s Community Partnership Funding Program, which provides operational funding for not-for-profit organisations that deliver key services and facilities to the Sunshine Coast community. Take a look at Council’s website for all the details or to apply.
Mary River Remediation Project
In more good news for our local environment, Council is joining forces with SEQWater, Mary River Catchment Coordinating Community (MRCCC) and Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) to stabilise river bank of the Mary River. This will improve water quality for the community of Kenilworth.
While SEQWater undertakes structural works to stabilise the bank and protect Kenilworth’s water intake well, Council will do instream and riparian revegetation within the Kenilworth River Park on Charles Street. As part of this revegetation, we’ll be holding a community planting day on Sunday July 26, which is also National Tree Day. There’s no need to register for this event, just turn up to do your bit for the Mary.
Toilet seat upgrades
My role as a councillor can be quite diverse, and in my portfolio of Place Management and Delivery I’m often involved with projects that affect the entire region. One such project is a trial we’ve done for public toilets across the Sunshine Coast. Proper plastic seats (an alternative to the stainless steel) have been installed in Kenilworth Town Park and in other locations too. The feedback has been excellent, so now I’ll be working with my fellow councillors to bring in proper toilet seats right across the region. While this might seem like a trivial matter, many people judge a region by fundamental things like this, and I’m proud to have been involved with making this improvement that benefits many residents and visitors alike.
First published in the May edition of Mary Valley Voice