BIO PLAYGROUND: Pumping for yabbies on the sand flats just below the Weyba Creek Bridge.
BIO PLAYGROUND: Pumping for yabbies on the sand flats just below the Weyba Creek Bridge. Httpwwwfishingnoosacomau

Join up to be bio helper and help make Noosa special

A NEW community force in Noosa is signalling its intentions to tackle some of the region's most pressing problems such as high unemployment, an ageing population and a lack of affordable housing.

The Noosa Community Biosphere Association is preparing to hold its first general meeting in October at a date to be announced.

And NCBA committee spokesman John Wood, who is also part of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland Noosa management committee, is calling for public support to position the new association as "a community voice for Noosa's residents".

"NCBA is Noosa's only community association that advocates improving social and cultural prosperity through a smart and sensible economy," Mr Wood said.

He said this was the best way to create the ability to "continuously protect our natural environment".

"The NCBA believes we need an inclusive approach to maintaining our well being within our environment.

"Noosa has many challenges facing it - one of the highest unemployment in South East Queensland, an ageing population, scarcity of affordable housing and weed infestation in many public and private areas to name a few.

"Challenges create opportunities for solutions, and the NCBA also looks to collaborate as an advocacy group with other community associations to achieve positive outcomes.

"Our motto is 'living in our Biosphere' and is about 'Our People, Our Places, Our Future'," Mr Wood said.

Noosa newcomers, longstanding locals or anyone who just loves Noosa and "would like to make a difference", should become a NCBA member today.

Membership is free.

For details go to http://www.NoosaCBA.org.


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