- Monday 08 February 2021
Brightwater Mosquito Control Program
The mosquito control field survey work for Brightwater is now underway. Council is conducting weekly monitoring of mosquito breeding areas along the Brightwater Eastern Conservation Reserve and a specialist survey trap has been placed near the dog park.
Ground treatments were recently completed on smaller targeted areas, with research being concurrently undertaken assessing the effectiveness of possible future broad scale aerial treatments targeting mosquito larvae to further reduce these seasonal impacts.
Council does not spray for adult flying mosquitoes around private property. The control program targets mosquito breeding locations on public land and along waterways to vastly reduce overall numbers emerging from these locations. For more information visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Environment/Invasive-plants-and-animals/Mosquitoes-and-Biting-Midges
Have your say on the Glenfields Neighbourhood Park and Albany Lakes Park proposals
I am pleased to provide an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on the proposed upgrades for Glenfields Neighbourhood Park and Albany Lakes Park. Following a number of requests, council is proposing to install public amenities at the Glenfields Neighbourhood Park and move the Albany Lakes playground, but we want to know your feedback first. Visit council’s website to ‘have your say’ by completing the online survey’s before February 19.
Young Citizen of the Year
A big congratulations to our very own Division 6 local, Angelique Hallett on being awarded Young Citizen of the Year. Angelique is the founder and director of the social enterprise, Loving Hope Bears. Loving Hope Bears provide a teddy bear to every child in domestic violence shelters on the Sunshine Coast and in Gympie Loving and has now delivered more than 300 bears to domestic violence shelters.