Cr Rogerson sounds of Nambour
  • Monday 16 April 2018

Did you know that you can now walk the streets of Nambour while listening stories about the incredible history of our town centre? The Nambour Heritage Soundtrail brings to life the memories and heritage of Nambour in a new GPS activated audio story trail.

All you need is a smartphone or a tablet to hear classic stories about our former sugar mill, beauty quests, an old Vogue cinema and the infamous Bayard’s Corner and Collins Café – to name a few! 

This is another fantastic, quirky and innovative way we’re highlighting our town’s diverse heritage. So download the app, grab your headphones and enjoy a walk along the trail! Start the tour at Nambour Library and use the free council Wi-Fi to download the Soundtrails App to your tablet or smartphone. Allow 1.5 hours to complete the walk and listen to the stories!

For more information visit www.soundtrails.com.au

Tramfest Street Party!

Howard Street in Nambour is the place to be on Saturday April 28 for our first Tramfest Street Party of 2018! There’ll be live bands, fantastic food and entertainment for all ages. It all kicks off at 5pm so come along and join the fun!

All happening in Kenilworth

The annual Wine, Cheese and Food Festival was an absolute knockout in Kenilworth over the Easter Weekend with around 10,000 visitors attending. Unfortunately this was the first festival I had to miss due to a recent knee operation which, under surgeon’s orders, required strict ‘R&R’.

Nevertheless, I was over the moon to hear how busy the town was across the weekend, with local cafes & restaurants in particular packed with customers. This year council also provided additional waste bins to cater for the influx of people visiting the town. Around 20 (?) wheelie bins were placed at Booloumba Creek Rd and Sunday Creek Rd and by all reports they were very much needed! I’ll be doing a debrief with council’s waste collection team very soon to assess whether we’ll need to provide even more bins next year as well as whether they’ll need to be emptied more often across the weekend.

There’s more fun to come in Kenilworth too, with the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival rolling into town from April 19-22. This terrific event was in serious danger of being lost to Kenilworth due to disagreements about staging costs, but with the help of council’s Economic Development team I managed to keep the four day festival in what is definitely its rightful place in the Kenilworth Showgrounds. Check out www.sunshinecoastukulelefest.com for details.

Kenilworth Community ‘Uber’ Bus Service opportunity

A few weeks ago I put a mention in this column about becoming a volunteer driver for the proposed Kenilworth Community Bus Service. Well the response has been fantastic and I’m rapt to report that we’ve received around 10 expressions of interest. This means we can now look to progress this service and I look forward to bringing you more information about this at it comes to hand. So a very big thankyou is in order for all of our volunteer drivers!