Australia Day Awards 2018 nominees from Yandina

Yandina nominees Australia Day Awards 2018

A BIG congratulations to the Australia Day Awards nominees from Yandina.

(Left to Right) Nev Kane (senior citizen of the year nominee), David Tidey (citizen of the year nominee), Jacqueline Sandy (young citizen of the year nominee), and Lydon Davis (citizen of the year nominee).

Australia Day Awards 2018 nominees from Yandina

Your town is very proud of you!

Sundial plan

Yandina News – Gatekeepers Cottage, Streetscaping, Sundial & Caboolture Creek Bridge

YADCA End-of-Year Meeting 4 December 2017 Report

It was not so much what happened at the meeting as something a few days afterwards that underscored the effectiveness of YADCA as an advocate for the Yandina community.

For much of this year a recurring agenda item at YADCA’s monthly meetings has been the fate of a cottage once lived in by the gatekeeper who operated the level crossing where Wharf Street used to cross the original North Coast railway line.

Gatekeepers Cottage

Gatehouse Cottage, on Wharf St at Yandina, dates back to about 1891.

Gatekeepers Cottage, Yandina.

Built in 1891 under a government contract when the line from Brisbane to Gympie was under construction, it is one of the oldest remaining residences on the Sunshine Coast. The owner wishes to redevelop the site where the cottage currently stands but was loath to have it demolished because of its heritage value. The case was taken up by YADCA members who have for many years been lobbying for the recognition and protection of the few remaining heritage buildings in the Yandina area.

YADCA secretary Peter Baulch prepared a submission to the Cultural Heritage Services office of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson was inspired to negotiate Council’s acquisition of the cottage and rewarded by the owner gifting it, subject to its removal. Peter briefed the Mayor and all of the Councillors on the case for funding its removal and preservation and, in a heartfelt letter to Cr Rogerson, YADCA member and Chamber of Commerce president David Tidey made a telling point: “It is often seen as important to protect the large impressive homes of the wealthy but there is also a responsibility on us as a community to protect the working history of our region“.

YADCA members were thrilled to learn that at the last Council meeting of the year on 7 December, Councillor Rogerson and Mayor Jamieson provided discretionary funding to move the cottage to a site in Tea Tree Park adjacent to the Yandina Historic House art gallery and tea rooms and re-establish it there on new stumps.


Another topic that has preoccupied YADCA this year has been streetscaping in the Yandina CBD and Cr Rogerson brought to the meeting the plans that the Council has drawn up after the two rounds of consultation with the local community.

Cr Rogerson reported that Council officers are now discussing the final details with interested parties and work should begin sometime after March 2018.   It will by then be more than a decade since YADCA first began negotiating with the Council to change the Yandina CBD streetscape from having the streamlined appearance of an apologetic highway choke point to that of a welcoming village high street, but the fact that this work will finally be done is another testament to the tenacity of YADCA as a community advocate.


Yandina Sundial

Proposed Yandina Sundial.

Further encouraging news on the Yandina Sundial that is expected to attract many visitors to the town was delivered by Philip Richards.

Philip presented plans which showed clearly what an impressive feature this will be and was able to report that generous support offered by local businesses has brought the cost of construction down to a level at which the project is looking viable.

Caboolture Creek Bridge

At the recent State Election the LNP’s Dan Purdie became the inaugural MP for the new seat of Ninderry and YADCA will be looking to him to deliver on his promise to replace the one-lane bridge over Caboolture Creek on the Yandina-Bli Bli Road that has been a high-order priority of YADCA’s for several years.

YADCA will brief our new Member on the story so far so that he has a running start.

Next YADCA Meeting: Monday 5 February 2018, 7.30PM at the RSL Hall, North Street, Yandina.

Everybody welcome! If you are interested in making Yandina better please come and share your ideas with us and Division 10 Cr Greg Rogerson.

For further information contact President Marie Reeve 0487 467 270

Find out about YADCA’s Aims and Membership here »

Poetry Trail Kenilworth

Kenilworth Poetry Trail Launch

Celebrate the launch of the Kenilworth Poetry Trail site at Little Yabba Creek Picnic Grounds Kenilworth, 16th December 2017, 11.30am – 1.30pm.

Family fun day with sausage sizzle, poetry activities and face-painting, sculpture walk, displays and stalls, live country music. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

RSVP by 1 December to Judith Bandidt 0427 745 579. Email

​50th Celebrations theme – ‘From Timber to Tourism’.

Kenilworth Poetry Trail

Pente Poets website


OSCAR State Election Candidate Forum

View the complete Candidate Forum online at View News Sunshine Coast.

Candidates responses to the OSCAR Candidate Survey and other election information can be seen on the OSCAR website.

OSCAR Inc’s State Election Candidate Forum was held on Saturday 18 November 2017 at the North Shore Community Centre, 701 David Low Way, Mudjimba from 2.00pm.

  • 10 candidates from across the region will present and provide answers
  • Bring your questions for the Q & A Session
  • Followed by informal meet the candidates
  • Candidates, OSCAR & Member information available

OSCAR’s Objectives

  • To ensure local government related issues, that the Sunshine Coast community are seeking action on, are raised with election candidates prior to the election on 25 November 2017,
  • To ensure the range of issues we are seeking answers on are in line with the OSCAR members’ requirements and help to advance the reform agenda OSCAR is pursuing on behalf of our members,
  • To ensure the position of individual candidates in the 8 electorates are communicated to members so they can make an informed decision in casting their vote – keep in mind that with the 4 main parties (LNP, ALP, Greens and One Nation) and independents there could be 40 plus candidates contesting the 8 Sunshine Coast seats,
  • To get commitments from candidates and parties on issues identified by member organisations including, but not limited to:
    • Local Government Governance issues – eg ban on developer donations, confidential sessions etc
    • Primacy of our Planning Schemes
    • Handling of Local Government complaints
    • Cost of Right To Information for Not For Profit groups
    • Population Growth implications and policies to deal with this
    • Transport Infrastructure
    • Climate Change

OSCAR (Organisation of Sunshine Coast Associations of Residents)
Contact: Tony Gibson 0419 791 860
PO Box 105, Coolum Beach 4573, QLD


Yandina Village Streetscape – Draft Concept Plans

Dear Community Member,

Please find here [PDF 1.2MB] the draft streetscape concept proposals that were presented at the Community Feedback Drop In Session held last Thursday 31 August 2017.

Overall, there was good support for the concepts proposed from the majority of community members in attendance, and all feedback received will be considered further in finalising the design. Currently, we acknowledge that the main area for further consideration is around the BP Garage on Farrell Street.

Should anyone wish to make further comment and was not able to attend, we would be grateful to receive comments via this email mailbox [] up until 5pm, Monday 11th September 2017.

After the feedback period has completed, we will finalise the design and inform every one of the outcome to enable us to move forward with the streetscape approval processes with TMR (Department of Transport & Main Roads).

Our intent is to construct this project in the first half of 2018, subject to no delays in the community engagement and approval processes.

Kind regards
Sunshine Coast Council’s Place Making Team

5 September 2017


Yandina Street Fair performers

Yandina Street Fair 2017 Program

Main Stage, Community Stage, The Porch Project and The Shared program details – 10:45AM to 7PM

Yandina Street Fair 2017 Main Stage Program

Main Stage Program

An eclectic mix of disco, funk, reggae and rock. Get into the groove at the Yandina Street Fair with our Main Stage Acts.

Stage Manager Cam and Eric
MC’s Main Stage Di Riddell + The Cherry Ripes

10:45 – Caledonian Pipe Band march up Railway Street to the front of the Railway Station

11:00 – Welcome to country and Peter Wellington MP

11:20 – Malia Stirling

12:00 – Landerz-i

1:00 – The Lots

2:00 – Claptomaniacs

3:00 – All Stars Show Band

4:00 – Annie J and Fusion

5:00 – Closing with Cr Greg Rogerson

Belly Dance Troupe

5:30 – Phil Emmanuel

6:30 – Laser Show

Yandina Street Fair 2017 The Porch Project Stage Program

The Porch Project Stage

Come and check out the local great musicians on our alley way stage. Brought to you by The Porch Project.

Stage Manager Jem Furlong
Sound The Porch Project and TAFE Nambour (Geoff + Kahlem)

11:15 – Lily Taloola

12:00 – James Simon

12:45 – Raychel Stone

1:30 – Lyndon McKay

2:15 – Anna and Jordan

3:00 – Jason Daniels

3:45 – The Sounds of Sun

4:30 – Hannah Ryder Trio

Yandina Street Fair 2017 Community Stage Program

Community Stage Program

North Arm, Yandina and Nambour school acts, music, martial arts, dance and animals! All day entertainment on our Community Stage.

Stage Manager Nellie Neil

11:00 – North Arm Marimba Band

11:45 – Emily Nutt’s String Fusion Group

12:20 – Nambour State College bands

12:55 – North Arm Rock Band

1:15 – Rhee Tae Kwon Do

1:50 – Break

2:10 – MBK Dance

2:45 – Sunshine Coast Physical Culture

3:20 – Wildlife HQ

3:35 – James Ward band- Lippia

4:30 – Jason Daniels

Yandina Street Fair 2017 The Shared Stage Program

The Shared Stage

The Shared is a sanctuary, a home-away-from-home for Sunshine Coast creatives. Family friendly and all welcome.

11 – Open stage

2 – Pantastic steel band

3 – The Lots

4:45 – Barry Charles & special guest

6 – Thump

7 – Andrea Kirwin Band


Stage Programs updated 15 August 2017.

Yandina town meeting July 2017

Yandina Town Meeting to discus future improvements in Yandina


Date: Wednesday 26th July 2017.
At: Yandina Baptist Church, Corner Low and Railway Streets, Yandina.
Time: 7pm sharp!

Cr Rogerson would like to invite interested residents and Yandina business owners and operators to attend a Public Community Forum to discuss traffic calming, pedestrian safety and street beautification for the Yandina CBD.

Council has draft plans and designs, including the ‘one waging’ of Stevens Street, for Community discussion and debate.


From the Yandina Chamber of Commerce:

We have money allocated to Yandina to do some major improvements. We have the opportunity to discuss what we would like to see brought about in our town. As yet there are no decisions made and none will be made on the night.

Please think and chat about what would be good for our town. How could we make a great town greater?

The plans below have been drawn up by council for our input and discussion.

Yandina town meeting July 2017