The Glass House Mountains, viewed from Pumicestone Passage.
The Glass House Mountains, viewed from Pumicestone Passage. Contributed

Council grateful to community for waterways report card

A MASSIVE thank-you to the community for helping us achieve high marks in the latest Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card.

The report card on the health of our represented waterways - Maroochy River, Mooloolah River, Pumicestone Passage and Stanley River - is very important for guiding and assessing the effectiveness of our actions to preserve them.

Despite our positive grades this year, we're cognisant of upcoming challenges from climate change, population and economic growth, and our aim remains focused on continued maintenance and improvement of our waterways over time.

Holiday event

HEAD along to the Glass House Country Community Carols on Saturday, December 17, at the Beerwah Sportsground.

Pre-show entertainment starts at 4.30pm with the main production from 6.30pm.

There will be a great country town atmosphere with food, coffee, a jumping castle, face painting, nativity scenes, and glow sticks available to buy.

Join the festive family fun by singing along to your favourite carols and finish the night with a spectacular fireworks display.

Landsborough dog off-leash

LANDSBOROUGH continues to develop as a great country town with a proud sense of history and a lifestyle that is pretty special.

Its recreation areas are an important part of this, so the council has responded to community requests for a dog off-leash area, as we understand what an important part dogs can play in a family or as companions.

The proposed dog off-leash area is south-west of Pioneer Park, along Caloundra Street, and would be suitable for dogs of various sizes.

I encourage the community to provide feedback via an online survey on the council's website or email feedback by December 23.

Pioneer Park replacement fence

AS MANY of you would be aware, a few weeks ago 24 fence panels, a pedestrian gate and double maintenance gate were stolen from the All Abilities Playground Park at Pioneer Park, Landsborough.

This equipment was custom made with a heavy-duty design and will take some time to replace.

Council staff have erected a barrier mesh fence in the interim, while preparing to replace the fence panels and gates.

At this stage, with the busy Christmas period upon us, it is difficult to estimate an installation timeframe.

However, I am hoping to have the replacement fences installed by February next year.

As always, I appreciate your patience and I would like to thank the many social-media users who shared my Facebook post to reach out to any witnesses: 32,751 people saw the Facebook post, with 293 shares.

Come say hello

MY NEXT meet-and-greet session will be the last for 2016, at the CWA Hall, Landsborough, on Wednesday from 11am-1pm.

Head along for a chat about local issues and council projects.

Season's greetings

IN WHAT has been a busy and productive year, I do hope that you are able to take some time out to unwind, reflect and relax with those close to you.

I would like to wish all readers a Merry Christmas and a safe, creative and prosperous new year.

I look forward to working with you again in 2017.

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