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Funding for footpaths announced
by Cameron Outridge

Councillor Anna Grosskreutz has announced funding for various bikeways and pathways in Peachester and Glasshouse Mountains.  “$130,000 has been funded to enable the bikeway extension from Old Gympie Road to Alf’s Pinch Road on Peachester Road, Beerwah,” said Councillor Grosskreutz.

The almost 1 kilometre of bikeway will link the Alf’s Pinch community through to the school and further into the township area.   Those walkers who regularly use the circular town link around Pine Camp Road in need of a further challenge may enjoy this extra path as well.  “$57,000 funded in this year’s budget will see the important link from Sahara Road along Railway Parade in GlassHouse Mountains,” she announced.  “I have had an on-site meeting with the engineers and environmental officers to determine the scope of the works,” she said.

“The major portion of the funding will be taken up in providing a path over the creek area which is a safety concern for pedestrians forced onto the road at that point.”  “The surveyors have already been out and design work has commenced.”  “$45,000 has been allocated to construct a bikeway from the existing Bowen Road bikeway along the GlassHouse Mountains Road to the GlassHouse Mountains Sportsground linking into the township area."


Pioneers to be honoured
at Landsborough Park

Sunshine Coast hinterland pioneers will be honoured for their contribution to the Landsborough community as part of a $24,000 community development at Pioneer Park.   Caloundra City Mayor, Councillor Don Aldous said a series of ten plaques depicting pioneers of the region will be a centrepiece of the new park facilities.

“The plaques will be set into existing boulders to highlight the history of our hinterland and preserve our rich heritage for future generations,” he said.   The Pioneer Park facelift will also include new picnic tables and seating, a sheltered barbecue facility, landscaping works and entry signage showcasing local features.    The work will be funded from Council’s Park Development Trust Account.


Settling on the plan for
Settler's Rotary Park

$50,000 has been allocated this financial year towards the establishment of Settler’s Rotary Park on the corner of Reed Street and Bruce Parade in the township of GlassHouse Mountains, announced Councillor Anna Grosskreutz recently.   The park is currently being masterplanned by the council with the assistance of the Rotary Club of the GlassHouse Mountains park committee. Chairman of the committee is Peter Moller from Beerwah Camping Centre.   Flooding is a major issue to work around with park furniture or structures and council and Rotary are working on innovative solutions to overcome this.

“Shortly we will see substantial clearing of the pine trees and weeds on the parkland which will pave the way for works at a later date,” said Councillor Anna Grosskreutz.   “Once the initial concept plan has been put together, wider communit opinion will be sought to ensure we have a design concept in keeping with the majority.”

“The GlassHouse Independent Artists Association Members are also keen to provide public art in the park and their input and expertise is valued,” she said.   “Whilst $50,000 seems a fair amount of money it only forms Stage 1 of what may end up a sizable project.””

Opening hours for Beerwah
Library extended

From Monday August 4 the Beerwah Library will be opening on Tuesdays from 10am–6.30pm. This will provide an extra 3.5 hours per week.   “The Beerwah and District Library has proven very popular and in recognition the council has allocated further funds in the budget to allow the doors to remain open for a longer period,” said Councillor Anna Grosskreutz.   “Hopefully this later closing time will allow those residents unable to access the library because of work commitments the ability to borrow books, magazines and videos.”

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.