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 judy.bandidt@gmail.com

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

Kenilworth Poetry Trail

Pente Poets website http://www.pentepoets.com/poetry-trail.html


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
Email: mail@oscar.org.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OSCARSunshineCoast
Web: www.oscar.org.au
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 [PlaceMaking@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au] 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

W: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Then & Now, Stevens Street Gallery, Yandina

Then & Now Exhibition

‘Then & Now’

Stevens Street Gallery – 1st August to 30th September 2017 –

Three of the Sunshine Coasts most treasured plein air painters, Tricia Taylor, Garry Dolan and Barry Back will take you through a journey to rediscover and celebrate our people, beaches and hinterland.

The artwork will explore scenes that, from the artist point of view, interpret ‘what makes the Sunshine Coast’ and will explore the changes over 50 years through conversations with the local community.

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

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

Renovation or relocation for Gatehouse Cottage?

A cottage believed to be the Coast’s second oldest building will stand at least a little longer after councillors agreed to investigate renovation and relocation options.

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

Its future on that site is limited, due to property owner Melinda Jones’ desire to build a duplex where the cottage currently stands.

She has gifted the cottage to Sunshine Coast Council if they can organise for its removal.

The cottage could be demolished with the approval of a private certifier because it is not on any heritage registers.

Options to retain the cottage were investigated by council officers during the past month.

They came back with the possibility of leaving the building where it stood and exploring other development options with Ms Jones, moving it to a neighbouring road reserve or taking it to Tea Tree Park in Yandina to stand near Yandina Historic House.

A council officer confirmed the building was of historical significance and it was likely a submission would be made to have it added to the council’s heritage register.

It will require some structural work such as door widening before it can be opened for public use.

Cr Greg Rogerson said during Thursday’s council meeting that the Yandina and District Historical Association and the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers groups were interested in using the building if it was moved to Tea Tree Park.

He said about $50,000 was a realistic cost of moving the building, re-stumping it and doing the plumbing and electrical work required for it to be ready for use.

Cr Ted Hungerford didn’t support the motion for more investigation, based on the condition of the building.

“I believe the cost of this, I just cannot justify,” Cr Hungerford said.

Cr Jenny McKay asked what price could be put on history.

She said a dollar value could not be put on it and urged other councillors to give the cottage a second chance.

Councillors did not define a time limit for when they expected the more-detailed report to be completed but noted Ms Jones was keen to get her building works under way and sought a decision urgently.


[Reprinted from Sunshine Coast Daily ‘Historic cottage defies demolition, for now’