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Tthe Pomona Demons defeated Pine Rivers to win the premership Div 3 grand final. Pictured with the Demons is founding club member, Betty Davis AFTER more than 35 years, The Pomona Demons Seniors celebrated their first ever flag. It was long overdue. The Demons are a true grass roots footy team with all the boys living locally (no out of state or even out of Sunshine Coast players). The Pomona Demons started the year with some good numbers on the training track and a number of recruits both new and old faces returning to the club to assist in the Demons quest for its first senior premiership. The Demons started off the year in great fashion winning their first 6 games in a row. Round 7 saw them host PR in the top of table clash. “The match ended in a draw but it was from this game that our belief grew and we knew we could match it with every team in the comp,” said Senior Coach Sam Krushka.
“After a few weeks off the Demons regathered to attack the second half of the season. It was in this period we were able to include some quality players such as Nick Lunn, Joel Kennedy, Joel Krushka and Leigh Kenrick into the line up to strengthen our team. In addition to the new faces we were able to blood some more talent into the squad from the Under 16s including Jesse Lawrence, Alex Mahony, Billy Mahony (At 14, the youngest senior player in the club’s history) Beau Stolberg and Brad Forbes. This inclusion of youth gave the club a look at the senior team in the years ahead,” said Kruska.
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Not my fave
NO one could accuse me of being a fashionista, certainly not this winter anyway, where my penchant for wearing teenage boys’ hoodies did not go unnoticed. I have never been accused of being a fashion slave. Of course I dabbled with it over the years and I’d have to say I dabbled a little too hard in the 80s. My golden satin knickerbockers cinched tightly at the waist to highlight the magnitude of the grid iron shoulder pads of my matching top was testament to that, but mostly I’ve pretty much stuck to the basics. The 1980’s were nobody’s friend, but I always thought the 1880’s could have been my best friend. The corsets, the full skirts, the bustles, who wouldn’t look good in that ... and then my daughter decided to have her 18 th birthday party as a burlesque fancy dress and I found out exactly who wouldn’t look good in that. I had my suspicions there could be problems ahead when I read that to able to wear a corset your bust measurement had to be larger than your waist measurement. But I tried one on anyway. Let’s just say after my sister finished pulling like a maniac on the laces at the back of my corset, I started to fear this reenactment from Gone With the Wind wasn’t going to end favourably for Miss Scarlet. My fear was realised when she spun me around to have a look and then started trying to unsuccessfully poke my excess waist measurement up underneath the lacings … all the while screaming “I don’t know nothing ’bout birthin’ no babies”. Perhaps that’s what the bustle and full skirts were for. So there you have it … burlesque, bustiers and bulges Wearing a hoodie to the birthday party … not my fave!
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It’s hard to understand, and certainly to justify, Why one man has to decide, another man has to die, Our country once was pretty free, of these threats to human life, But it seems we now accept, this use of the gun and the knife. Television and the films, and certainly the computer game, Are obviously in the picture, and the ones the experts blame. Children watch these stories, featuring mayhem and graphic violence, And we accept the programmes, in quite unheeding silence.
It’s reported that anyone, can easily buy a gun, Some buyers even treat it all, as quite a bit of fun, But it’s a long way from amusing, when it comes to actual killing, Seeing blood in volume, you’d hardly call that thrilling!
The media of course will revel, and labour without end, And interview whoever they can, be it police, a neighbour, a friend, There’ll be cameramen and reporters, broadcasting on-the-spot, Bloodstains on anything, are a most desirable shot.
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It’s cause for despair what’s happening to our lives, Filled with these pictures, of murders, the guns, and the knives. Especially when you see the uproar, about killing cattle, While those who want control of guns, are fighting a losing battle. Someone’s killing whales, the country’s up in arms, But the murders and violence, they sound no alarms. The video games may be horrifying with people dismembered and shot, But we are told, the kids like them, so the attitude is “so what??” Jim Dunstan
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“OUR first loss of the year in the final roster game was a blessing in disguise as all thoughts of going through the season were forgotten which enabled us to focus on the job at hand. The 2nd semi final saw us travel to Pine Rivers again with a similar result. The difference really came in our attitude for this game and for a lot of young players playing in their first senior final it was a good experience. “The advantage of finishing second saw us get a 2nd chance and play Maroochy at Noosa for Sam Krushka a spot in the GF. The Demons Pomona Demons Senior were dominant all day led by the Coach veteran demon legend Alex McKinnon who turned back the clock to kick 8 magnificent goals, our unstoppable on ball division led by the Magin brothers and a backline gaining in confidence. The Demons were into their first GF since 2007. “Grand Final week saw a lot of nerves and excitement with training and team meeting on a high standard. By selection time there were 25 players included in the final squad with only 22 being able to take the field on GF day, there were 3 unlucky players to miss out. This was a tough time for the club, but as in all great football teams the club is always bigger than the individual. “Grand Final day saw a huge crowd come to support the Dees in their fight for the flag. An undisciplined first 3 quarters saw us trail by 25 points. As a group we really believed we were still a chance to win the game. We came out firing and kicked 6 goals to 2 in the final quarter to secure a thrilling draw. We played like “brothers” and when Peter Larkin snatched a goal off the ground with a second to go, the Demon crowd erupted! We were coming back for a Replay. “GF Replay saw a couple of enforced changes to the Demons line up. This gave an opportunity to two of our young players Dean Rawlins and Jarrad Flinn to step up. For Dean, in particular it was a great reward for the way he handled himself after the disappointment of missing out the week before. For Dean to come out in the replay and kick 4 goals at crucial times was simply an unbelievable story. “The first half was eerily similar to 1st GF but we went into the main break only 12 points down. The feeling in the rooms was again different to the week before with us really believing the game was ours. We came out firing and kicked 4.6 to 1.1 for the quarter to go in 11 points up. A 5 goal last quarter saw the Demons victorious by 25 points to claim the first premiership the clubs almost 40 year history,” said Kruska. “I would like to thank the Club’s Supporters, Sponsors, Volunteers for their efforts contribution to this history making year. “I would also like to thank the committee of Bill, Megan, Jess, Wayne, Scott, Julie, Trav and Paul for their support this year. The amount of hours that this group of people put in this year will never be forgotten. “Also the Match Day Team of Bill, Scott, Phil, Kenny, the Captains Blake & Larko and Chris Taylor for lending his massage skills to the cause. “The most important thanks must go to the 42 players that played for the club this year. It was a special group of players both young and old that made our success possible. The personnel may change slightly next year but I know the hunger for a contest and fighting attitude will remain. Lastly I would to dedicate this premiership to Bill Magin for all he has done for the Pomona Football Club. 30 years of service has finally been rewarded with a Premiership. He is an inspiration to many of us at the club and will continue to be for many years to come. Let’s make it back to back flags in 2012!”
A-maze-ing! currently attending to this project. There are still many other ideas designed by the students that are still on the table awaiting approval for funding. PhD candidate and Lower Mill Board member Ruth Greenaway is investigating the student’s involvement in urban planning at the Lower Mill site and said “The Lower Mill Board and the Cooroy community demonstrate best practice in community engagement by involving young people in urban planning; a practice that is rarely seen Ruth Greenaway received a publication award around the world”. for her contribution to the article “Serious Publication Award: Playground: Awards keep coming in for projects associated ANOTHER of the ideas proposed by with the Lower Mill site. Cooroy’s students from NDSHS for the Lower Lower Mill site continues to be a hub for innovation in architecture and in Mill site is underway. The digital revolution fuels the need education. Australian Research Counfor an immediate response to most of cil linkage grant researcher Ruth societies current situations but we are Greenaway was congratulated during reminded that sometimes we need to Queensland University of Technology wait for the appropriate processes and Faculty of Education publication week procedures to be played out. This usu- for her work with students from Noosa ally means we need to wait for money District State High School. Ruth received a publication award for her conto become available. At the latest Lower Mill Board meet- tribution to the article “Serious Playing the members voted to secure fi- ground: using second life to engage nancial assistance to have a log maze high school students in urban planbuilt at Mill Place. A student attend- ning” that describes how students ing NDSHS who was involved in the used the “Second Life” computer plat“Heritage Journey” experience in 2009 form to rebuild the Lower Mill site in a designed the maze. The idea for the virtual environment. A second published article “Radiant maze came from the stories told by the former workers of the sawmill. The maze with possibility: involving young peotells the story of the axeman going out ple in creating a vision for the future into the local bushland, searching for of their community” tells the story of the types of trees to be cut down and how the students interviewed former identifying the prized species. The mill workers Ron Bath, Ron Sutton and prized species will be found at the cen- Owen Woodford to capture the past uses of the Lower Mill site. The stotre of the maze. Other ideas generated by NDSHS ries were used to help the students students that have been already trans- design ideas of what they would like formed the Lower Mill site include the the Lower Mill site to look like in the “Pepper’s Ghost” and the sound- future. The students and teachers at Noosa scape found in the kilns and boiler house. The students idea of a holo- District State High School look forward gram The idea for a community garden to creating more opportunities to enalso came from the students and the hance the work the students have beCooroy Community Gardens group is gun in their local community.
news Espresso opens at Cooroy Library COOROY Library celebrated the opening of the new Library Espresso Coffee Cart for business on Monday 15 August, 2011. This long-awaited and newest edition to the Cooroy Library tempts customers to linger over their espresso whilst reading the newspaper or meeting with friends. Melinda Campbell, the coffee cart Manager states that, “the cart offers a range of delicious sweet and savoury goods. Come and relax and enjoy an environment where parents, children and individuals have a place to feed their soul and experience what fantastic facilities they have access to within the library”. Library Espresso is open between 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am –midday Saturday. Catering is also available if you have a function or group meeting at the library.
Family portrait fundraiser COOROY Community Kindergarten are holding a $15 Family Portrait Fundraiser on Sunday October 23rd. You will receive a giant 10”x13” framed portrait for your donation - a great family gift idea. These funds (plus bonuses) shall go back to our school and at the same time, if you choose, you will have the chance to purchase additional portraits at exceptionally good prices. For further information phone Cooroy Community Kindy fundraising co-ordinator Michelle Byers on 5442 6812 or 0400 775 768.
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news Noosa Show Ball 2011
Noosa Country Show ENTERTAINMENT at the Noosa Country Show this year is very extensive. Newcomer Sammy Ray Jones will be performing on Saturday 10th at 10.40am. He has a voice that will sooth your mind and makes you really listen to his original words he and his family have written. He is an amazing new talent that is not too missed. There will local dancers with varying dance style from line dancing and Irish dancing to the action pack adrenaline Dance Children at 3.15pm Saturday. Kin Kin State Primary School Rock band will also be performing on Friday afternoon from 2pm. A full time schedule of event programming can be found on the website www.noosashowsociety.org.au . The combined schedule has hit the streets running you can pick up your own copy for FREE from Council chambers in Tewantin, Pomona. Tewantin and Noosa Heads Tourist Information centres and various local shops in Pomona, Cooroy, Tewantin and Noosa.
Kenilworth Show and Rodeo THE Kenilworth Show and Rodeo will be held this year on Saturday, September 17. The ever popular Piglet Races will be back again with the first race at 11am with 5 races all up. An animal nursery and side shows also for the kiddies. A round of the QCAS â€˜Ute Musterâ€™ series with a Street Ute Class, B and S Ute, Chiks Ute, 4x4 Ute, Work Ute and Ferel Ute. Local utes can compete with those from out of the region, 9am assembly, 12.30 t 1pm judging. In the Rodeo arena a full â€˜All Roundâ€™ National Rodeo Assoc event with Bull and Bronc rides, Steer Wrestling, Breakaway Roping, Barrel races. Rodeo start time 9.30am and going through all day. The Wood Chop has 10 class events with an 18 inch Handicap Sawing Event, hopefully attracting the female gender to the sport of Wood Chop. Show Jump commences at 8am with 5 classes, Junior 14 yrs and under 75cm AM5; Unoffocial 75cm One Round Ideal Time; Unofficial 90cm AM2; Equestrian Queensland registered Horse and Rider Official 1.05 AM3 and Official 1.20m AM5. See the professionals in action! Show Horse events commence at 8.30am with breed classes, hacks, Galloways and pony events, 3 rings operating. Pavilion Exhibits with Cookery, Flora, Photography, Textile Arts, Photography and a Junior Section. 11am sees a Fashion Parade. Barbecue and food stalls, ice cream and stalls selling equestrian, western gear and much more. Secretary Lolie 5446 0222; President Bill 5446 0338. www.kenilworthhall.org.au/Rodeo.htm
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Miss Junior Noosa Show Girls Entrants 2011 Photo courtesy Mia Hacker THERE were some very impressive confident women and girls who entered the Miss Noosa Show Girl and Noosa Rural Ambassador competition on the weekend. The daytime stage interviews were conducted and for the senior girls the extra individual interview went very well. This process really helps high future skills that they will need to rely on when going for job interviews, a useful skill for everyone. The next component for the entrants is The Noosa show Ball. This means beautiful dresses some stunning hair designs and a chance to meet community members from different walks of life. These young woman and girls are the future of our community. It is great to such community still alive and well in the youth of today. The public are
welcomed to attend the ball to see what great promise we have in the community for our future. Ball Tickets are $49 each or a table of 10 is $450. So gather some friends, get dressed up and have a great night. Buffet catering this year is by Black Ant Catering â€“ Jodie Williams. There is a Licensed bar available. The entrants will also be selling raffle tickets on the night for a John Deere ride-on mower donated by Hi-way 1. The major raffle is drawn at the Noosa Country Show on Saturday 10 th after the Rodeo. For info and tickets phone Perene on Ph: 54852331 or email email@example.com. Tickets are also available for purchase from Pomona Post Office, Pomona News & Casket, La Mode De Fabienne.
Cooroy Library Pink Precinct Fun Trail COOROY Library is organising a Pink Precinct Fun Trail on the 13th October from 7am - 8am, to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The library is calling for expressions of interest from any local businesses to be involved by providing a donation directly to the NBCF or a prize for the trail winners. The Fun Trail will involve entrants paying a gold coin donation to enter and dressed in pink they embark on a trail around Cooroy. They have a â€œPink Passportâ€? and get stamped at various locations/business around the Trail then go in a prize draw. If you are located between the Cooroy Library and Maison de Pro-
vence ( the vicinity of the Trail ) you can also opt to be open during the trail and be listed as an optional bonus stop. All businesses who are involved will be included in the promotional/ marketing material as a sponsor to the event. If you would like specific information on how the trail will run, please see attached document (link*) or feel free to contact Liz Bleechmore at the Cooroy Library on 5454 9000. Please forward all expressions of interest by Friday September 2 detailing your donation / sponsorship and whether you would like to be included on the Trail to Liz.Bleechmore@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
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At the conference Lachlan Clark represented Cooroy State School on stage wearing a beautiful superhero cape that depicted the school’s name, a possum and the environmental topic. FOURTEEN students from Cooroy State School participated in an internationally-recognised environmental education event held on the Sunshine Coast on 11-12 August. The 2011 Australia Post Queensland Kids Teaching Kids Conference had the students sharing their ideas on how they can be environmental superheroes. Students, under the guidance of Narelle Nightingale and Annie Bailey researched an environmental topic and developed a fun, interactive, educational 40 minute workshop which they presented at the conference. Their workshop; “Weeds to Wonderland”; covered the re-establishing of the ecosystem at the Lower Mill Site in Cooroy.
THE annual Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival is about to “open”, making it legal to go “scarecrow spotting” in the SouthEast Queensland region. But organiser Carol Miller is in desperate need of “living crows” to help the stuffed ones make their comeback in the valley. Scarecrow season kicks off on September 24 and it is time to get the registration forms out to the local residents to encourage entries. Once the crows go up from September 24, visitors and locals alike can engage in the scarecrow season favourite activity of “scarecrow spotting”. There is nothing better than downloading the directional map of scarecrow hang-outs, packing a picnic lunch
and the kids, and going for a drive from Lagoon Pocket near Gympie all the way south through the valley to Conondale and Crystal Waters. Or you can do the trip the other way round, if it suits you! If you want to put up a crow yourself, entry is free and there are three categories – children aged five to 15 years, artistic and traditional – but scarecrows cannot be judged unless they are registered and given a catalogue number. The Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival runs from September 24 to October 30. Check out the w e b s i t e www.scarecrows.org.au and contact Mrs Miller on 5446 0100 if you can help out. She said the job requires a small amount of
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A GREAT new government initiative has recently commenced in Queensland. You may have seen some of the advertisements on television and in the newspapers. If you are thinking about building a house or even about to buy a newly built house, it may well be worth getting yourself organised and starting your project sooner rather than later. As of August 1, 2011 you may be eligible for a $10,000 grant from the Queensland Government. At this stage the offer is open until January 31, 2012. The official name of the grant is the Queensland Building Boost Grant. It is administered through the Office of State Revenue, however if you are talking to your bank regarding finance for the house in question they should be able to assist you with your application, and in most cases organise payment of the funds. Offer is open applicants who do one of the following:
1. Buy a newly built home. 2. Build (engage a builder) a new home. 3. Build a home as an owner builder (with appropriate licences etc). 4. Purchase new home ‘off the plan’. There is a price limit of $600,000. Being the total cost/value of property (inclusive of land) is not to exceed $600,000. August 1, 2011 through to January 31, 2012 is important. Any contract signed such as a Building Contract, Property purchase contract, ‘Off the Plan’ Purchase contract all need to be between these two dates. For owner builders you must commence construction (lying of house foundations) during this time. The 10,000 payment is generally made at time of purchase settlement. In the case of a construction it is made at the time of your first progress payment. Your bank will generally make these arrangements for you. In the case of an Owner Builder or ‘Off the Plan’, your application is lodged and funded di-
rectly with Office of State Revenue and payment should be made directly to your bank account. One of the additional benefits of this grant is that it is not just available to Owner Occupiers. An Investment Property builder is eligible also. For first time home owners this grant would also be in addition to any First Home Owner Grant that they may receive. The Queensland Building Boost Grant could
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Fiona Hutchings is the manager of the Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, located at 36A Maple Street.
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Wellington’s Way With Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington VALLEY dam site maps in question: In Parliament I have again called for the State Government to remove the previous proposed dam sites in the Mary Valley at Kenilworth and at Traveston Crossing from current government documents. I have also written to the ‘alternative Premier’ and leader of the Liberal National Party to ask, if his party forms government, would he give a commitment not to build the dam at Traveston Crossing, and to remove all restricted sites in the Mary Valley from the government regulations. Ever since the Federal Government stopped the proposed Traveston Crossing Dam, we continue to get mixed messages about the future of the Mary Valley. Recently there has been talk in the community about changes to legislation to remove any reference to the Traveston Crossing Dam. However, a quick check of state government maps has indicated that the proposed Mary Valley dam sites at Kenilworth and Traveston Crossing are still identified as ‘restricted areas’. I believe this uncertainty needs to be cleared up not only for the people living in the Valley but for those people considering purchasing property in the Mary Valley region. Neighbourhood Disputes Bill: The Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Bill was finalised at the last sittings and the legislation will come into effect in the next couple of months. I believe this new legislation will make it easier for neighbours to resolve who is responsible for trees and fences on common boundaries, and will help neighbours clarify disputes over related issues. I have had many calls from residents interested in this legislation and will have copies available in my office as soon as possible. Meet me in Cooroy: I will be holding my next Cooroy meeting in the Cooroy RSL boardroom on Thursday, October 6. Anyone who would like to meet with me can organise an appointment by contacting my Nambour office on 5441 6933.
Inner Cooroy Link Road Work started this month on construction of this project which will include a new roundabout at the intersection of Mary River Road and Jarrah Street in conjunction with a new link road to the south to connect to Garnet Street. Concerns have been raised by a number of residents and petitions have been formally lodged with council. As a result of these enquiries, I have requested a report be prepared and presented to council on the history of the project, including technical details of the construction and consultation that has taken place. I understand that some residents have real concerns about the project itself and last Saturday I visited many of the affected residents along Garnet Street and spoke with them individually about their concerns. Late this week I will send a letter and Fact Sheet to Cooroy residents, as well as to local media, including the Cooroy Rag, explaining the project and its history in more detail. The project, once completed, will both cater for a growing industrial and residential area, while also helping ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians in Cooroy’s busy CBD by diverting commercial vehicles. Council will continue to negotiate an access to the Bruce Highway from Mary River Road, as planned. With all of the studies and planning that has been undertaken over many years now, I am confident that this project will provide a positive outcome and a great benefit for the whole of Cooroy. The project should be completed by February 2012 (weather permitting).
Local producers on show Last month I, along with thousands of others, attended the Regional Flavours Food and Wine Show at Brisbane’s South Bank. It was great to see so many businesses from the Sunshine Coast showcasing their fantastic products. Here are the businesses showcasing their amazing products from Division 12: Galeru - Native Rainforest Fruits Cakes, Biscuits, Yoghurt, Fruit Preserves & Juices (Cooroy); iLife Foods - Sources fruit and vegetables - dries and creates superfoods (Tewantin); Kin Kin Tea - Herbal Teas and Organic Fruit (Kin Kin); Noosa Lime Co - Lime Cordials (Tewantin); Super Natural Organics - Giant Garlic (Cootharaba); Tomarata Sensual - Conserves and Condiments (Pomona) These producers are all members of Seasons of the Sun – a council led initiative which supports growers and producers who are the face of the Coast’s blossoming quality fresh food and beverage industry. This program is a part of our Economic Development Strategy. Vandals delay Tewantin Foreshore opening: Sadly, completion of the Tewantin Foreshore splash park and new toilet blocks beside the Noosa Marina has been delayed for opening due to a spate of vandalism on the construction site. Vandalism at the site has caused the destruction and necessary replacement of one of the splash park fixtures and internal toilet cubicle partitions. We will do our best to ensure this new facility is completed prior to the upcoming September school holidays.
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Letter to the editor REFERENCE Chairman Cooroy Branch LNP John Andrews’ claim that the Government had recently removed the Valley from State Government Regulations (Letter Editor 17/8/2011). Mr Andrews fails to share with readers, the fact that the Traveston Dam site and the Kenilworth Dam site are both still listed on State Government restricted area maps, as dam sites. On August 4, I again requested that the Government remove both sites from the restricted area maps. I undertook a search of these maps before raising this matter during the last sitting of State Parliament. My reasoning is that if there are no plans for dams in the Mary Valley, there is no
justification for these sites to still be listed on the current maps. I encourage readers to check out the facts for themselves. In relation to other comments raised, I do not intend to enter a mud slinging match with Mr Andrews but the facts are: In the 1998 election the Labor Party with 44 members was one short of a majority. There were 23 Nationals, nine Liberals, 11 One Nation and two Independents Liz Cunningham and myself. There was no prospect of a mixture of One Nation, Liberals and Nationals forming government and for the sake of stability I decided to support Labor. I told Peter
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I WONDER if Cooroy townspeople have considered the additional truck problem facing them if the Kin Kin quarry is allowed to go ahead. If quarry trucks choose to bypass Pomona to take the southern route to markets, a conservative estimate of 40 trucks a day will enter Cooroy over the railway bridge, and return - that’s 80 truck movements a day - stopping at the two Give Way signs in each direction, effectively blocking access to the main business district and greatly increasing the congestion problems already faced at peak times. While Kin Kin and its quarry problems may not seem relevant to Cooroy, how will Lew Brennan’s bypass solve the added congestion of the Kin Kin quarry trucks in your town? Lorraine Bates, Kin Kin
I HAVE just become aware of the Cooroy Inner Bypass Road and Council’s appalling decision to send heavy vehicles down Garnet Street from the Corooy Industrial Estate. Garnet Street is a quiet, minor road in a residential area with a 40km/hr speed limit. I have two children and am very concerned that trucks on Garnet Street will put their safety at risk. Just imagine one large truck running amok in the midst of the many school kids and seniors who daily cross Garnet Street. Equally alarming is the awful consequences that the many trucks and their noise will have on our little neighbourhood and our lifestyle. The character of Garnet Street and its surrounds will be destroyed and pedestrians and motorists alike will face a busy commercial road that is noisy, diesel fume affected, dangerous and unfriendly. This is not a “not in my backyard” issue. It is about a very bad Council decision. In trying to remove trucks from Maple Street, in itself a worthy aim, Council is diverting trucks through a residential area – the reverse should be happening – and severely disadvantaging local residents and their neighbourhood in the process. Trucks and families just don’t mix. This bypass road solution needs a big rethink, no resident should be left disadvantaged. Shae Schillert, Cooroy
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WHAT about somewhere different to entertain the public? At the same time you can enjoy the variety of artistic offerings at â€œKenilworth Celebratesâ€?, an annual festival in the beautiful Upper Mary Valley beginning on Saturday 24 September. Buskers are invited to join other entertainers such as â€œCharlie Chaplin,â€? the â€œCarnivalâ€? trio and Nathanial from â€œRhythm Cultureâ€? who plays African drums. You will be part of a feast of art events including the Kenilworth Art Prize competition, a general art exhibition and competition, a Fence Mural competition, an Art and Craft Market and much more.
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Cooroy-Eumundi Garden Club THE next meeting of the Club will be held on Monday 12 September. This will be at the home of Tony and Margaret Porritt, 81 Whispering Gum Avenue, (off Jocelyn Drive), Eumundi commencing at 9.30 am. Tony will give a talk on â€˜Water Gardensâ€™. New members are always welcome. For further information please contact the Secretary, John Fenton on 5470 2683 or mobile 0410 485 285.
The main street of Kenilworth with its iconic hotel, trendy eateries, boutiques and galleries, provides several ideal spaces for busking. The art and craft market will be set up between the cheese factory and the popular park/ playground on the corner of Elizabeth and Charles Street. Buskers need to register with the entertainment co-ordinator in order to be eligible for the cash prizes worth up to $50. These will be awarded on both Saturday 24 September and Sunday 25 September.. Please call 54723223 and leave your details or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details of the festival see www.kenilworthcelebrates.org.au.
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