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W O R D O N T H E S T R E E T I S . . .  ÔÔ There’s a new business going in next to CIA – a restaurant perhaps... ÔÔ The new top of town owner has been spotted chatting to workmen on the sight. While stocks last. ÔÔ Having Reality Bites in Eumundi this year 236 was magnificent. Chainsaw ÔÔ Sunspace is open on Sundays now with live music. 38.2cc - 1.4 kW - 14” - 4.7kg ÔÔ Lots of people are using the Eumundi Range Rd engine, walking track X-Torq® Low Vib® – shame it doesn’t go all the way to the look out.and Air Injection™ ÔÔ Richard McLean’s son Lachie is now managing the Eumundi Aquatic Centre. ÔÔ Vedra has really fab retro furniture for sale on Cash Rd. ÔÔ Alfresco’s got its licence and is opening on Friday nights now for dinner and drinks. Word on the street got you thinking? Send a signed letter to editor@eumundigreen.com.au and share your thoughts with readers.

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C ommuni t y D iary Tuesday 4 Nov Melbourne Cup

Saturday 8 Nov Verrierdale Full Moon Dance 7pm Verrierdale Hall Verrierdale Rd

Monday 10 Nov EDCA meeting 7pm Joe’s Waterhole Gaming Lounge, Memorial Dr

Tuesday 11 Nov Eumundi CWA meeting, 10am CWA community hall 5441 3226

Wednesday 12 Nov Eumundi World Cinema screening 6.40pm School of Arts Memorial Dr

Saturday 15 Nov Belli Hall Christmas Dance, 7.30 pm 1170 Kenilworth Rd, Belli Park

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Standing in the wings watching the lovely Katie Noonan, Louise King and Ebony Hamacek mesmerise an audience of around 250, it was hard not to be swept away by the performers’ music and storytelling. The 102 year old hall has seen many things in its time, but last Friday’s concert saw the old dame come to life with this moving concert. Last weekend also saw the Reality Bites Literary Festival find a new home in Eumundi. It was amazing to be able to stroll into town and listen to the engaging words of so many talented authors that had come to town for the weekend. What a lucky town to have a weekend full of such talent and charm.

Notes T h e in - h ouse G reen t eam Editor, advertising, chief writer

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ECCO thanks the volunteers who contributed over 100 hours production, collation and delivery work for the last issue of The Green, including:

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Reality Bites

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A dvertising deadline for ne x t iss u e ( 2 0 8 ) is before noon W E D 5 november Published by Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd ACN 133 941 278 eumundicco.com.au For advertising rates please go to eumundigreen.com.au. A yearly subscription is $50 posted. 4350 copies of the The Green are delivered every fortnight to households, schools, cafés, shops and markets in Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale, North Arm, Belli Park, Eerwah Vale, Weyba Downs and Cooroy as well as Noosa Info Centres. This magazine is printed on 100 per cent environmentally friendly, Australian grown and made Grange Offsett paper, except the cover which is printed on Sovereign A2 – Silk 170 gsm which is also environmentally friendly. www.australianpaper.com.au The Green: the community voice. Cover photograph thanks to Alain Bouvier Disclaimer (the fine print): All information in Eumundi Green has been written in good faith based on material, verbal or written, provided by contributors. The editor is not obliged to publish every item of information received nor will all letters and articles submitted be published without change because of layout and production considerations. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, the publishers cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from omissions or inadvertent errors contained herein. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, or endorsed by, the editor or the publisher of Eumundi Green. Inclusion of any material is in no way to be taken as an endorsement by the publisher of Eumundi Green. Letters will be published if name and township is clearly identified. Partial name will then be withheld upon request. Any photographs submitted to Eumundi Green are accepted on the basis that approval has been given for publication by the subjects of the photograph. Advertisers upon and by lodging material with Eumundi Green for publication or authorising or approving the publication or any material indemnify the publisher and its agents against all liability, claims or proceedings whatsoever.


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Business C O A ST T OURISM COMES TO TOWN NEW OWNERS for pizzeria The Green Room at the Imperial Hotel in Eumundi hosted the recent Sunshine Coast Destination’s (SCDL) networking night with around 150 tourism operators from across the coast attending. Unsuspecting guests were blindfolded before joining their team for networking games. Presentations were also made by Laughlin Rigby and Jan Foletta of SCDL about the new Vacation Migration campaign (of which Eumundi briefly features) and Australia’s Nature Coast. Representatives from Discover Eumundi, Experience Eumundi, Original Eumundi Markets and The Green were in attendance representing the township.

Imperial Hotel owner Michael Arnett with SCDL chair Grant Hunt.

Cascel Rasmussen and T iffany Beal from Business Events Sunshine Coast with Daniel West from Original Eumundi Markets.

Last Friday night, Eumundi’s Papa Costas had customers spilling out on Memorial Dr. The takeaway restaurant has new owners and undergone a makeover. Wayne Halliday (1st right) recently bought the pizzeria and has his youngest son Todd (2nd right) helping with the business. The friendly Canadian, who was a cook in his earlier days, said “The best thing since we took over… we’ve met a lot of really friendly locals.” “What’s even better is that they’re giving us a chance to show them that we don’t just have great food - we serve up five star customer service too,” said the Cash Rd local.

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE SURVEY Experience Eumundi’s GM Anthony Wynne-Hoelscher, T he Green’s editor Sacha Hamilton-MacLaren, T he Imperial’s Michael Arnett, Discover Eumundi Manager Wendy Birrell, OEM market manager Daniel West and OEM marketing Katie Harvison.

The survey has an ongoing focus on general business conditions and this current survey is focusing on workforce development including skills and training gaps within the local business community. To complete this short, anonymous survey boardroombusiness. com.au/sunshinecoast


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Business R OCK CO T E AWA R D F I NA L I S T

B u siness awards This was the 8th year of the Eumundi Business Awards held by local businessman Louis Formosa for his three major market ventures: Eumundi Square, Eumundi Parkside and Eumundi Terraces. A BBQ feast was laid on for around 60 stallholders and micro business owners, with the bar manned by Joe’s Waterhole manager Sophie and entertainment supplied by local talent Tracey Combes. Before presenting the awards Mr Formosa said, “It was very difficult to choose the winners – every stallholder should be the winner.”

Local business Rockcote has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious Banksia Awards. A Eumundi owned company run by Chris and Bob Cameron, Rockcote has offices at Yandina and Nerang on the Gold Coast. Rockcote, known for its eco-friendly paints and cement renders, is one of only six finalists in the new category ‘Product Sustainability through design, manufacture and use’ for its range of completely natural architectural coatings. Managing Director Bob Cameron said being selected as a finalist recognises Rockcote’s commitment to sustainability in a business that spans two of the most noxious industries on the planet – cement renders and paints. “The Natural Materials Range draws on the longest serving building materials nature has to offer - clay and lime - to create beautiful finishes that don’t compromise our health, the environment or beauty,” Bob said. rockcote.com.au/naturalmaterials.

And the winners are…. Parkside winner Got the Blendz Terrace on Wednesday winner Hemp Hut Eumundi Square winner Dolly Did it A special mention was also made of Bravin and Lani who are both indispensible at EDCA’s terrace markets every Wednesday.

Martine’s a Winner Winner of the best Eumundi and District Community Association Wednesday Market Business Award is Ms Martine Dalziel, who has emerged over the years as the largest supplier of hemp products in Queensland. Martine with her partner Neil Flannery started at Eumundi Parkside Market and progressed to the EDCA markets on Wednesday and EHA Saturday Markets. Martine has been promoting mostly menswear hemp products for seventeen years. During the time Ms Dalziel has maintained an effervescent smile with cheerfulness, punctuality and reliability being her natural personal traits. Martine reminds everyone that hemp garment products are pest free, environmentally friendly and contain natural fibres soft to touch and feeling comfortable against the skin. Through Hemp Foods Australia, the Hemp Hut has further extended its product range with hemp seeds, hemp oil, hemp protein and hemp milk soap, being distinctive and environmentally sourced products.

EDCA stall holders at your service on the terraces opposite Eumundi Post Office on Wednesdays. O P E R AT I N G W E D N E S D AY M A R K E T S F O R O U R C O M M U N I T Y 6

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT noosa hinterland realty Carol Dolan

What and where is your business? Noosa Hinterland Realty (Sales and Rentals) on Memorial Dr, Eumundi. How long have you been in business in Eumundi? The office has been operating since 1988 and we bought the business in December 2012. Our aim is to continue the tradition of personal service and further our reputation as the area’s expert in all real estate matters. What made you choose to base your business in Eumundi? We lived in Brisbane but loved coming to the Noosa area for holidays so when the opportunity arose to buy this business, we couldn’t resist living and working here. What is the best thing about working here? The friendly people and relaxed way of life. Everyone has been so welcoming and the community spirit is just amazing! As the Chamber of Commerce treasurer, I get to meet so many interesting and inspiring people. What is the worst thing you’ve found about working here? I can’t think of anything! Was this a trick question?

Jazz & Shiraz Fabulous evening of live jazz and fine food A delicious 3-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine and a great evening of jazz favorites from the amazing Jazzmoods at The Fig Tree. Bookings essential. $59 per person.

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What would you like to see change in our business district? It would be great to see more businesses taking up the empty shops and thriving.

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Jock and Diane Howard. Guest Speaker was local Greens rep Joe Shlegeris, who said he was hoping to oust Glenn Elmes from a fourth term. Joe said renewable energy is his passion. Market manager Daniel West spoke more of plans for this year’s festive night market. Original Eumundi Market (OEM) Local Greens rep Joe Shlegeris already have 160 stalls booked and the event budget has jumped from $5000 to $12, 000. Daniel also shared that interest and bookings were strong for Christmas Party bookings at OEM this year with The Ginger Factory confirmed. The next Chamber meeting will From left: Trent Harvison of Starry Nights be held on 28 Nov – Outdoor Cinema, Noosa Hinterland Realty’s the last of Richard Talady and OEM manager the year.

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Community Cr Greg Rogerson Division 10

Sunshine Coast Council’s unanimous decision to not support a proposed boundary change by the EDV Residents Group seemingly put this issue to bed, however with a State Government election looming, EDV is clinging to its cause and recently put a submission to Noosa Council seeking support for the change. Again, the motivation behind this proposed breakaway appears to be little more than an unsubstantiated desire to be associated with the Noosa brand. The group has tried to rally support by pedalling misinformation that Sunshine Coast Council is supposedly up to its neck in liabilities and hurtling towards huge rate rises in the near future. Well I can tell

you, nothing could be further from the truth. Sunshine Coast Council’s decision to oppose this move isn’t about power, status or money. It’s about ensuring we’re a unified region that gets on with our business and that our residents and local businesses are not constantly subjected to the uncertainty and turmoil that these changes bring – when there is no compelling reason for the change they propose. We’ve already been subjected to years of amalgamation and de-amalgamation dramas and this kind of conjecture doesn’t give any confidence to people looking to live or invest in this area. What’s really needed here is to

Boundary debate: SCA The EDV residents group have presented their case for the amalgamation of Noosa Council and the Northern Sunshine Coast Council to the Noosa Council who have written a report on this new amalgamation issue. Firstly, it should be noted that the EDV Group have no authority to speak for the general population of either the Sunshine Coast or the districts of Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale, as they are only a small organisation with a specific interest which is not supported formally by the Sunshine Coast Council or the broader Sunshine Coast Community in any way. The Noosa Council report on the reamalgamation of Noosa and the Northern Sunshine Coast goes to great lengths to refer to the now well used cliché “Communities of Interest” as the sole reason for supporting such an aggressive move to take over the Sunshine Coast. It then becomes obvious to all that if “Communities of Interest” is the catalyst for amalgamation and expansion then Noosa should once again become a part of the Sunshine Coast for many reasons: • Noosa residents travel to Maroochydore CBD and spend over $100 million dollars annually in the Sunshine Coast. • Thousands of Noosa Residents drive the Sunshine Coast roads every day for work. • Thousands of Noosa residents

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use beaches, recreational facilities, airport and university daily. • Thousands of Noosa residents utilize the Sunshine Coast medical and business services daily. These statistics are all predicted to grow as the Sunshine Coast delivers the nation’s best hospital and health precinct and a revitalised world class CBD (for statistical research refer to Ted Fitzgerald). The Sunshine Coast Alliance (SCA) will be only too pleased to point out to the Noosa Council, the Sunshine Coast Council and the Minister for Local Government, the true facts about “Communities of Interest” which identifies a massive daily migration imbalance of Noosa residents travelling into the Sunshine Coast daily. SCA will also point out the ludicrous concept of re-amalgamation after the State Government under Beattie and Bligh forced amalgamation onto the Sunshine Coast at great expense and great upheaval to the region. This will put to bed for all time the ridiculous argument that the residents of the Sunshine Coast should be forced into becoming part of Noosa because of… an aggressive Noosa Council which now has close ties to the Noosa Parks Association, a political organisation determined to influence decision making without due process. 8

get on with making our local community as great as it can be as per our mission statement – Australia’s most sustainable region – clean, green and diverse. A new paint job on walkway proposal Recently I spent a good portion of a Saturday morning walking and perusing a mooted heritage trail with sub-committee members of the Eumundi Historical Association (EHA). I have proposed the 14km natural walking trail from Eumundi to Cooroy be investigated further by council as I believe the trail would be a tremendous asset. This trail would follow the old railway line and offer a unique outdoor

experience for bushwalkers, horse riders and cyclists alike. The proposed trail starts at the Eumundi Markets site at the underpass below Caplick Way. This concrete underpass used to be covered in graffiti but was recently painted out by council. I’m very much aware that a portion of the local community would like this underpass to be characterised with great street art. I am happy to support the idea of a street art project where youngsters could create an artwork with the help of professional artists that is renewed regularly. Council is currently in the process of working through the logistics and costings of this proposal so watch this space for more details very soon!

communi t y news Community helps community

We had volunteers from Sunshine Coast Riding for Disable and Yandina Bowls Club helping out on the day of our show. Please find attached a photo of Robin Humphrey SCRDA with Gary Leis President EPRSA (Eumundi Park Recreation & Showgrounds Assoc) and Michael Butcher from Yandina Bowls Club with Gary Leis. Big thank you to all the volunteers from these two groups; without their help we wouldn’t be able to run such a successful day. Each group received a cheque for $600. See the little piece of paper being held up. We need one of those styrofoam cheques. Rick Templeton V/Pres EPRSA Entries Open for Great Santa Race on Maple St, Cooroy, at 4.30pm on Saturday 6 Dec. Entry is $10 and all entrants must be 18 plus and will receive a free Santa suit. Proceeds go to the Leukaemia Foundation. christmasincooroy.com.au

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The Starry Nights Outdoor Cinema screening of the BLUES BROTHERS flicks on Sat 1 Nov at Eumundi Show grounds has had to be postponed/canceled. Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group have a writer’s group who meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Our writers will present some of their essays written throughout the year on Sat 8 Nov, at 1pm followed by afternoon tea and the group monthly Meeting at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. Members with German interest will meet on Thurs 6 and Tues 18 November from 1pm, Research Room. genealogy-noosa.org.au or 5442 5570.

Belli Hall Christmas Dance will be held on Sat 15 Nov, 7.30 pm on 1170 Kenilworth Rd, Belli Park. Entry is $14, $5 students (children free) includes a hearty, country supper. Belli Hall is alcohol free. Rex Eggmolesse and Adrian Van Gaalen are retiring from Sunshine Swing Band following our New Year’s Eve Dance on 31 Dec.

Community A magical night of m u sic Last Friday had all the makings of an outstanding evening. After a set from the wonderful Cello Dreaming, up-and-comer Ebony Hamacek, filled the hall and wowed the audience with her beautiful melodies, gutsy guitar and powerful voice. Louise King followed, and is renowned for her accomplished musicianship and energy. King plays the cello with a precision both delicate and arresting. She took the room on a journey that began with Bach, journeyed through the Middle East and back home to Peregian Beach with a piece by local composer Stephen Cronin. I think it’s the combination of Katie Noonan’s ethereal and utterly breathtaking voice,

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along with her salt-of-the-earth, open nature that seems to take me completely out of my seat and into another stratosphere in seconds. Katie managed to make us feel like we had been invited to her house, offered a cup of tea, then pulling the floor from beneath our feet and gently removing the roof to reveal the endless starry night - all without leaving her chair. Katie is world class, and yet, very much a local Eumundi muso and mum. She shared songs from her album Songs That Made Me, and put her sparkly new keyboard through its paces with Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley (nailed it!) and Special Ones by George, among others. Katie is

off on a national tour soon and I can’t help but feel a smug sense of pride to know that when she returns, it will be to us here in Eumundi. All in all the night had a lovely, country charm that was enhanced by: the stage front child friendly mat and cushions, a hearty feast prepared by Eumundi State School’s P&C, the bar manned by EHA members, colourful stage dressing by TT Creator, volunteers from the Reality Bites festival and an audience of friendly faces new and old. Funds raised from the event go to the maintenance of the Hall so that in 102 years the community can gather for another magical evening

Xmas shopping? Catch the bus! Eumundi’s community bus shopping trips COOROY Photos thanks to Alain Bouvier

L iterary festival feast of talent

6, 20 Nov & 4 & 18 Dec.

NOOSA CIVIC 13 & 27 Nov & 11 Dec. Round trip cost $10

PICK UP Adjacent to Eumundi Fire Brigade HQ on Napier Rd at 9.30 am with the drop off at the same spot at approx. 12pm. Drop off to your door for an extra charge of $5.

Last weekend’s Reality Bites Literary Festival found a new home in Eumundi and filled the township with an incredible pool of talented authors and an enthused audience. The festival celebrated non-fiction writing and a love of reading with some of the weekend highlights including talks with Maxine McKew, John Birmingham, Keelen Mailman and David Leser. The workshops were a wonderful inclusion as was Saturday night’s drinks with the writers who were house by local B&Bs.

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Spring My family’s newly planted veggie patch. Every member of my family contributed to the veggie patch so we are very excited that it has begun to grow! Maddison Tickner, Eerwah Vale

The photo named ‘chair garden’ was taken in my personal garden (I love plants and gardening). This section of the garden is actually a very new, as I planted the four plants on the first day of spring. Maddison Tickner, Eerwah Vale

We went to Lake MacDonald last Sunday, It was a beautiful day and we were the only ones there - bar a couple of cyclists and one other couple - such a great place to visit. Janie Ferguson, Cooroy.


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Markets & Arts Original Eumundi Marke t u pdate Daniel West Incentive and Events Meeting in Melbourne next year. My staff and I also attended the Sunshine Coast Destination Limited networking night at the Imperial Lionheart and made some great business connections – people we’ll be collaborating with on future projects.

It was great to see our stallholders get into the spirit of “Loud Shirt Day” last week, helping raise money for Hear & Say to fund a First Voice centre for deaf children. Thank you to those who participated and gave so generously. We recently hosted a Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) networking night where I shared our plans to improve market grounds and showcased the opportunities that lie within our stallholder community and market infrastructure for hosting corporate events. There was a lot of great feedback, with BESC keen to represent our market at the Asia-Pacific

The Eumundi Night Markets preparations are in full swing. Shops in town have taken up the offer of our free Christmas lights, our 5m Christmas tree has arrived and I’ve been climbing trees installing fairy lights! We’re busy planning a lantern parade, photos with Santa (at only $5, surely the best value on the Coast!), classic car displays and shopping under the stars – with more stalls than ever before. This year we’re also offering corporate marquees for company Christmas parties. Marquees will be set up with tables, chairs, lights and Christmas decorations and guests receiving food, drink and shopping vouchers to spend at the markets plus a personal visit from our performers/ street entertainers. If you’re a local business and would like to host a Christmas function here at the markets, please get in touch with me quickly to make your reservation.

N eed for a bigger st u dio Internationally acclaimed Doonan artist Stefan Dunlop recently returned from a residency in Leipzig, Germany where he became accustomed to a big studio. “It meant I could work on several paintings at once and significantly increase productivity - also my growing family has eyes on my current space!” Stefan said. He is about to start working on a new exhibition but after 10 years in his home studio he’s wanting to find shed space around 70 to 90 sqm, “Something that is a bit raw and with high ceilings and I’m happy to work on it to bring it up to scratch,” he said.

Stefan has just opened a show with Scott Livesey Galleries in Melbourne and is about to embark on a new series of paintings for Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane late next year. stefandunlop@bigpond.com

LOCAL LANDSCAPES Local artist Shirley Strano’s latest exhibition Sound of Imagination is now on show at the Butter Factory Arts Centre in Cooroy until Saturday 6 December. Exhibiting alongside is Shadows and Light by local artist and art educator Kerry Wilson. Both feature aspects of our natural landscape through a stunning selection of paintings, drawings and linocut prints, including a large installation of cut shapes from the handmade prints of Shirley Strano. Both artists are keen observers of the diversity of local landscapes: from paddocks and mountains in

Strano’s lino prints, to zooming in to the micro worlds of cracks and crevices in rocks and earth in Kerry Wilson’s paintings. Shirley Strano has lived most of her life in Eumundi where she has developed a deep sense of connection to her immediate environment. “I love the mystical volcanic plugs” and “I love the Wallum plains and rhythmical land forms,” Shirley said. gallery@noosa.qld.gov.au or 5329 6580.



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Growing up in Melbourne but now based on the Sunny Coast, singer/songwriter Andrew plays his own blend of acoustic pop with a twist. Andrew spent time in Nashville, Tennessee co-writing at Sony Studios with alt-country singer Kim Richey amongst others, and playing the likes of the notorious Blue Bird Cafe, a notable young artist.

Liam is a talented up and coming young solo acoustic artist. He is a real Sunshine Coast gem, sharing his vocal gift with the lunch crowd on Saturday afternoons. Catch him if you can.

The Barley Shakes Sun 2nd Nov 1-3pm

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Local, loveable, Celtic characters, the Barleyshakes are known for their passionate, uplifting approach to Irish Aussie folk. Their live shows are filled with funk, wild energy and humour. This promises to be a fun afternoon of world class talent.

NATIONAL EP LAUNCH TOUR One of Brisbane’s most consistently impressive artists, Kristy Apps has found a new place in music with stellar alt country/folk band The Shotgun Shirleys. Catch the band live and hear the mastery of their new EP performed in all its glory.

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Boundary Change. The An open letter from the Mayor of the Sunshine Coast to the residents of Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs Sunshine Coast Councillors recently read with amazement the advertisement from the Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale Residents for Boundary Change Group that appeared in The Eumundi Green on 2 October 2014.


The Sunshine Coast Council does not have a financial problem and is not contemplating liabilities of over $1 billion per year. This is shown clearly in Council’s budget documents which are available at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


The Sunshine Coast Council is one of the strongest and most financially stable councils in Queensland – indeed potentially in Australia. This is confirmed annually by the independent Queensland Treasury Corporation.


The majority of the investment in the expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport and the development of the Maroochydore city centre will ultimately come from the private sector – or be recouped over time from the private sector. The benefits from these investments however – like direct access to international flights, new job opportunities and improved regional facilities – will flow to you and other residents of the Sunshine Coast.


The Sunshine Coast Council is not contemplating rate increases of 25% – this could not be justified and nor is it needed.


Furthermore, no council can provide an absolute guarantee of no rate increases in the future. Communities should treat with extreme caution any Council or lobby group that offers such a promise.

Why were we amazed? Quite simply, it was because we could not believe that your community should be subjected to the misinformation published by a select group of people whose real motivations are unclear. And Council noticed that of this select few, no one was prepared to put their name to the advertisement – just a telephone number. I would suggest that is hardly the action of someone seeking to be open with the community. They may dress things up and say the boundary change is needed to protect your lifestyle and that there is a closer association with the values of Noosa. I do not believe that is their motivation at all. These are strong words – and I make no apology for this. The Sunshine Coast Council has had enough of the misinformation that is being promoted by the Residents for Boundary Change Group to generate uncertainty in your community. You should not be subjected to this. You should be able to go about your daily life without this cloud of fear and uncertainty hanging over your head because of the views and actions of a select few.

I have said it before and I will say it again. The Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs communities are an important part of the Sunshine Coast and have been for more than 100 years. Sunshine Coast Council values your uniqueness and we want you to retain this – and be part of our exciting future. Our vision is to be Australia’s most sustainable region – vibrant, green, diverse – and we want you to be part of that.

Ridiculous scaremongering about high-rise developments in Eumundi is just that – scare mongering.

The Sunshine Coast Council is committed to a strong future for the Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs communities.

It is designed to convince you to support an agenda that I believe has nothing to do with safeguarding your future – and more to do with self interest.

We have a strong record of supporting you – and we will continue to do so.

Your Council has taken a strong stance on this matter.

Yours sincerely

Let me be very clear in my response to the claims made by the Residents for Boundary Change Group on 2 October. Here are the facts –



Sunshine Coast Council – supporting your community $2 million

For land purchased for the Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve


For the Lone Hand Bridge at Eumundi


To upgrade Doonan’s Duke Road Culvert

Over $1 million

On Eumundi’s Memorial Avenue and Caplick Way streetscape

$1.6 million

To seal gravel the Doonan Bridge East Road


For road reseals and rehabilitation

$1.7 million

For the planned replacement of the Eumundi Range Road bridge

Financial Sustainability

One of the best financial records of any council in the State and will continue investing in Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs

Community Support

Sunshine Coast Council has helped to secure a medical practice in Eumundi through its support of Ochre Health

Local Tourism

Sunshine Coast Council is encouraging more visitors to the area by attracting Air New Zealand flights and future cruise ship visits to the Sunshine Coast

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T h e at re

ar t news Chiaroscuro: Saturday 8 Nov, 9am – 12pm Charcoal drawing workshop with exhibiting artist Kerry Wilson. Learn charcoal drawing techniques that dramatise light and shadow. $20 includes materials. Bookings essential. 5329 6580 The Butter Factory Arts Centre, 10 Maple Street, Cooroy. Eumundi local Amanda Cole (mezzo-soprano), Yandina local Janet Brewer (piano & harpsichord) and Andrew Paszkowski (viola) perform GEIST: The German Genius and Spirit in Song. Performing at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, on Friday 31 October, 6pm and Cooran Hall Sunday 2 November 3pm. amandacolemezzo.com

Sunspace Café in Doonan will be hosting another springtime dinner concert on Fri 7 Nov featuring Peter Hunt and the Hummin, and Matt Witney (aka Dried Spider). $15 with dinner and Chai available from 5:30pm. Peter Hunt is also taking Sound to Song workshops every Wednesday 6pm, from 5 Nov for six weeks. sunspaceinfo@ gmail.com.

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She had been with another theatre training group, but after a lengthy period hadn’t been allowed beyond ‘spear carrier’ or chorus. So in her early teens Calyce Bennetts decided to audition for The Indee’s mega-production, The Firm, tracing the musical biography of J. C. Williamsons’ theatre-empire. Again she was chorus but with a couple of cameos in which she lit up the stage. Monthly Makers at Sunspace in Doonan on the first Monday of the month introduces local makers and their work through demonstrations and workshops. At the next event on Monday 3 Nov at 9.30am, local business Bee’s Choice is holding a candle making workshop for $12 per person. Places are limited so email whitewater74@bigpond.com to confirm bookings.

Collaborations with Nature workshop with Shona Wilson will be held in Seib Rd, Eumundi on Saturday 15 November. Spend a day creating art from nature. Shona is a former winner of the Noosa Regional Gallery Travelling Scholarship and will also be hosting a coffee and conversations on Friday 14 November at the Gallery. Facebook Collaborations with nature workshop: Shona Wilson or amy@amyclarke.com.au.

R etraction : P rod u ction of A nnie K ids yet to be cast Talented 12 year-old Eumundi State Schooler Caley Monro has been excelling with her singing talents – including at the recent Eumundi’s Got Talent. But a misprint in the last Green [206] claimed she had been cast in the role of Annie but auditions are yet to be held for the Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre (SCYT) production of Annie Kids in January. The photo printed was from an Annie piece performed a few years ago, not the current production. Annie Kids, directed by David Williams, audition dates

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for kids in grades 3 - 6 in 2015, are: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 Nov, with an information night on Friday 7 Nov, 6.30pm at the SCYT Studios, Unit 9/ 8 Selkirk Dr, Noosaville. All abilities and experience welcome. Ensemble roles available by booking and lead roles open via audition. Madison info@scyt.com.au or 0422 22 1783. For older children (Grades 7 to 17 years of age in 2015) SCYT will also be producing Alice in Wonderland Jnr, directed by Madison ThewKeyworth. scyt.com.au. 14

A vibrant young lady, she worked really hard amongst a team of veteran performers and more than held her own, which led to The Indee selecting her, without further audition, to play Gretel in its very first pantomime (2003), Hansel & Gretal. When told she’d been chosen and asked if she would like the part, she shed a tear. We asked what was upsetting her and she replied that she’s never even been invited to audition for anything before. Her partner, as Hansel, was another highly talented young lady, Ashlee McKinnon, and together they nailed it. Well supported, I might add, by the late Alan Ball, as the wicked witch of Gingerbread Cottage, complete with flowing locks and a grossly warty nose. From there Calyce became a regular on The Indee stage, appearing in musicals and plays. She studied singing under the late Des Taylor, himself a regular in Indee musicals and an ex international light opera star. She set her sights on getting good passes at school in order to have a crack at gaining a place at uni in performance theatre. She made it on to Mackay University’s three-year Musical Theatre course. Since then she’s travelled the world and taught singing to a handful of young up and coming performers. Sunday 30 November at 4pm she’ll headline The Indee production Calyce Bennetts as Alice in Kids’ Stuff at the Eumundi SOA. the 2007 production of Alice It should be quite a show.

in Wonderland

To book for shows individually or for groups please contact 5472 8200 or go to eumundilivetheatre.com

EUMUNDI WORLD CINEMA IN NOVEMBER Eumundi World Cinema in November presents Don’t Look Now at the Eumundi School of Arts on 12 November. Shot in Venice by acclaimed director Nicolas Roeg in 1973, it’s based on a book by Daphne Du Maurier. Following the death of his daughter, an English architect and his wife seek solace working in Venice on the restoration of a church. While there, he meets a blind psychic and her sister, who insists his daughter is trying to warn him of impending danger. Can a series of murders in the

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alleyways of Venice be linked? Starring Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie and Hilary Mason. It won Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Actress and Best Direction at the 1973 BAFTAs. If you’re not yet a member this late in the year you can still come to enjoy the night as a guest of the club. We open the doors at 6.40pm for pre movie feasting before a 7.10pm start. eumundiworldcinema.com.

Kids BUSY KIDS I was recently thinking back to when I was at school and the extra activities I did after school and on weekends. Throughout high school I remember playing a few sports and representing my school team at weekend competitions. We had early training for netball, swimming and tennis when they were in season. I also had a school holiday job on a horse riding farm. No matter how hard I try, I cannot remember doing any extra activities in my primary school years. I went to school, came home, did my homework and I played. I rode my bike in bare feet, made slippery slides out of black plastic and soap suds, visited other kids in the street, swam in the pool and the river, climbed trees, had mulberry fights with my brothers, made cubby houses and then … I would sleep. I was so happy and alive. The one thing that is really sticking in my mind is the amount of opportunities I had

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to be free and creative with my family and friends. When I think about our weekends, we had TIME. Dad would throw us around in the pool for hours on end, we played Marco Polo until our fingers and toes were shrivelled, mum would prepare beautiful Sunday roast lunches which dad cooked in the Weber barbecue. We would have friends over and lunch would go on for hours. There was the smell of great food, laughing


and relaxation every weekend. These memories have prompted me to look at my own life and the lives of our kids. While it is definitely beneficial to have interests outside of school and they will always be involved in activities and hobbies, I am very aware of keeping it manageable. I want there to be time in our lives for the simple days to appreciate life and each other.

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We are now taking enrolments for Prep to Year 6 for 2015 Eumundi State School has a contemporary approach to education, traditional values, innovation, fun and strong sense of community. For 2015 the school aims to provide places for children enrolling from within its catchment, but where possible also provide an opportunity for those families living outside of the catchment to enrol too. For those outside of the 4562 area code we urge you to contact the school as soon as possible to place your name on the waiting list. For more information please contact Principal Michael Connors on 5472 6333 or email the.principal@eumundiss.eq.edu.au

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Health B reaking the I N S O M M N I A cycle M o r n i n g : I am so tired I barely slept last night. I really need coffee. 1 0 a m : I have a really busy day today, I better power up with another coffee. 3 p m : It’s that time of the afternoon, I need sugar/ chocolate/coffee. H o me : Thank god today’s over, it was so stressful. I need a glass of wine… maybe another. Now I’d better get on the computer and get some more work done. There is so much I need to do. B ed : Why can’t I sleep? Maybe I’ll check facebook, emails or watch telly. B ed a g a i n : Toss. Turn. Come on brain switch off. I really need to sleep. I have so much to do tomorrow.

Emma Iwinska In Chinese medicine there are various ways we diagnose and treat insomnia, probably too many to address in one article. So I thought the best use of my words would be to write about the most prevailing lifestyle factor that I see in clinical practice which relates to insomnia and that is the daily sequence I outlined above of being continually busy and living in a state of stress. If you can learn how get out of this cycle, you can vastly improve the quality and quantity of your sleep. There are two main types of insomnia presentations. One is cyclic – it comes and goes, and the other is chronic. Cyclic insomnia There are many triggers to cyclic insomnia. Women may notice that sleep difficulties arise pre-menstrually, with the onset of their period and cyclic insomnia may become chronic during menopause. Men tend to suffer more from work and/or emotional stress, (as do women), and many people find sleep becomes difficult around the full moon. Cyclic insomnia may come and go and is generally fairly manageable for most people.

M o r n i n g : I am so tired I barely slept last night. I really need coffee. A nd so the modern day cycle continues …

Chronic insomnia relates to an imbalance in the levels of stress hormones in our body. We become adrenally fatigued and our cortisol levels go through the roof. In Chinese medicine we look at it as an imbalance of yin and yang. Yin is the cooling, calming, repairing energy of our body and yang is the active, dynamic energy. With chronic insomnia our kidney yin becomes completely exhausted and our spirit restless. One of the best ways to replenish kidney yin is through sleep and rest. How can we sleep and rest

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when we are an insomniac? The first step is to break the cycle of stimulants and business. Practice being peaceful rather than busy. You will still get everything done, just in a much calmer manner. I’ve recently taken to telling people I am peaceful rather than busy when they ask - and this is definitely creating calmness even if it does make me sound like a raging hippy! To break our stress cycle we need to eliminate the stimulants, as they provide short-term gain for long-term pain. No coffee, sugar or chocolate, they over-stimulate our nervous system. Ditch the alcohol, it may help us pass out and fall asleep but it greatly depletes the quality of our sleep. This leads to disturbed sleep with frequent waking, moodiness and fatigue. Stay away from electrical equipment: computers, tvs and phones, as they put our nervous system into overdrive. Pretend you are camping in the evening and try candlelight. Go to bed before 10pm; around 9.30pm is ideal as this maximises the quality yin building time which happens between 11pm and 1am in Chinese medicine.

What helps our sleep? • Herbal tea (chamomile, lemon balm) • Embracing calm • Classical music • Laughing until you wet your pants • Cuddles and caresses • Meditation • Yoga • Acupuncture • Letting go • Herbs from a qualified practitioner • A foot bath - or even better a foot massage • A really boring audio book • Exercise (physical exhaustion really helps – try running a marathon! • Eat regular meals (time them by a clock if you need to). So next time someone asks how you are, sip you chamomile tea, gaze at your navel, thank the person rubbing your toes and answer “I’m peaceful thank you, how are you?”

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One of my favourite things about food is that you are forever an apprentice. There is so much to learn and discover; new ingredients and different flavour combinations, or learning more about the health properties of specific ingredients. I am never bored and am constantly surprised to discover a new plant, fruit or vegetable that I’ve never heard of. Even more exciting is when you discover part of a familiar plant that you never knew was edible. Like the good old banana. It has the most beautiful and edible flower bell which hangs off the end of the forming banana hand. When growing bananas, this flower bell is removed so that more of the plant’s nutrients can go into the forming bananas. So rather than just throwing it away, this unusual flower adds an interesting twist to a noodle salad or can become a meal in its own right. Eaten on its own the flower bell has very little taste, but added in with other vegetables and topped with a delicious dressing, it makes a surprisingly light, tasty and nutritious spring salad. Preparing the banana’s bell is quite an involved process that seems hard, but once you try it you realise how easy it actually is. However, if not prepared correctly or the wrong part is eaten, it can cause a stomach ache - so research well and then go for it. There are plenty of step by step instructions that you can access on the internet to guide you through your first banana flower dissection, so get out that scalpel and let’s get cooking!


Dressing • 4 Tblsp fish sauce • 2 Tblsp lime juice • 2 Tblsp palm sugar

in lime and water mix so it doesn’t go brown; set aside. • ½ carrot, julienne • ½ small cucumber, seeded, julienne

• 2 Tblsp fresh chilli, finely chopped

• 50g snow peas, julienne

• ½ cup coconut milk

• 1 Tblsp spring onion, finely chopped

Mix together and set aside Salad • 1 banana flower • 2 Tblsp lime juice • 500ml water • Cut banana flower in half and remove outer layers, use only inner white core. Remove and discard little “hands” in each layer. Finely slice the remaining flower and place

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• ¼ capsicum, julienne

• ¼ bunch fresh coriander leaves, picked & chopped • ¼ bunch mint leaves, chopped • ¼ bunch Vietnamese mint, chopped Toss all salad ingredients together in salad dressing, serve with thin slices of marinated and fried tofu or if you prefer top with BBQ garlic prawns.

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Herb haven Since the reign and subsequent demise of the sunflowers on our herb spiral, we’ve experienced a great flush of growth. The chickens received the sunflower heads and the stalks were chopped in as mulch. The legumes we used as green manure have also mulched down nicely and the soil on the spiral has become rich and friable. The longer, warmer days and a few showers of rain have produced some beautiful early growth and the herbs that are flourishing there are making it to our plates daily. If you haven’t already discovered the health and taste benefits of herbs, now is a great time to start experimenting. Cooked, raw, in drinks, salads or stews; there’s rarely a bad place to add herbs. Whether you have a dedicated herb spiral, a simple garden bed or a few pots on a window sill, all produce the same results; beautiful, healthy herbs. Regardless of preferred growing method (from seed, seedling or runner) this time of year is great for planting basil, oregano, dill, coriander, chives, thyme, sage and parsley and it’s always a good time for mint and nasturtiums. The stronger smelling herbs are great as companion plants

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and can protect more delicate species from pest attack by masking, or altogether hiding, their mild scent; ultimately making them invisible to otherwise invasive species. Garlic chives do a great job of keeping pests such as aphids and thrips off roses and also look pretty when they flower, hiding the roses’ somewhat gnarled and prickly stems, not to mention being a great addition to your stew, risotto or frittata.

Check out our current offers: Alfresco’s Garden Cafe Buy one meal and get the second meal half-price on Thursdays. Berkelouw Books For every $25 spent you receive a free Berkelouw notebook. Boutiq During the period of October and November, with any purchase go into the draw for a $100 gift voucher. Earth to Soul 20% off selected jewellery (see in store) 10% off Reiki treatments 10% off all in-house brand jewellery Eumundi Pharmacy Boody bamboo underwear offer - buy one item and get the second at half price. (*until stock lasts)

Nasturtiums are a great allrounder and are one plant I can never imagine being without. Not only are all parts of the plant edible, they are great as cut flowers and will equally brighten up a salad or a table in an instant. Luckily they grow very easily as they make the perfect decoy species. Their sweet, peppery scent is rather irresistible to pests and many will feast on their showy blooms rather than your tasty vegetables. With nothing more than a bit of regular watering they will play defence in the garden on your behalf. To be honest, that kind of ‘not gardening’ brings me as much joy as the successful harvest of any crop to date.

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Outdoors N ews from the W ildlife C entre The Eumundi Wildlife Centre (EWC) Annual General Meeting was held on 4 October. This is an overview of the President’s Report and other reports presented. President Ken Hodges outlined the financial side of running the centre and also the ramifications now that it is under the umbrella of the RSPCA. Founder Gill Brownhill, has gifted the EWC and the surrounding land to the RSPCA. Gill will continue to live in the small flat attached to the house in perpetuity and will continue her dedicated work for as long as possible. The Wildlife Centre will be regarded as an offshoot of the RSPCA (which is a not for profit organisation and charity) but will continue to be run as an independent organisation. It will undertake its own fundraising and will still require volunteers to help out as before with cage cleaning, feeding and other regular tasks. To assist Gill, the Wildlife Centre now has one fulltime staff member and one part-time person. Also very important is the continued

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support of the Noosa District Animal Hospital in Rene St, Noosaville. The Wildlife Centre is extremely grateful to the staff of the vet surgery for their generous assistance with care. We would very much like to increase membership of the Wildlife Centre which provides such an invaluable service to injured and orphaned wildlife on the Coast. The annual membership fee is $25. If you’d like to become a member please call in to the Centre for an application form. As with all charities, there is a Public Fund for tax-deductible donations and every cent is wisely used. Donations can either be made directly to the Wildlife Centre or via the Give Now button on our website, wildliferehab.com.au. Some 1,539 animals were treated during the past year with 60% rehabilitated and released back into the wild. This is better than most similar facilities and is testament to the skill, patience and determination of Gill, staff and volunteers.

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A u stralia’ s worst weed poses threat to E u m u ndi Council is advising rural and residential property owners, especially those in the Eumundi to Kenilworth areas, to be on the lookout for Fireweed—a class 2 declared pest plant, which is toxic to livestock when ingested. Fireweed Senecio madagascariensis, is regarded as one of the worst weeds in Australia because of its invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and environmental impacts. It is

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a small, short-lived perennial herb with bright yellow, daisy like flowers with 13 petals, around the size of a 10 cent coin. Rapid spread of Fireweed is a real problem to farmers—an average Fireweed plant can produce over 10, 000 seeds each year. You can find a fact sheet at sunshinecoast.qld.gov. au/sitePage.cfm?code=weedid. Sunshine Coast Council is asking residents who see this plant to ring 5475 7272.

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Outdoors S P R I NG IN T HE BO TANIC G ARD E N S On the shores of Lake McDonald you will find eight hectares of the colourful Noosa Botanic Gardens in Cooroy. As the weather warms, both plants and animals are actively responding to the changing seasonal conditions. Spring is a season of transition; trees that were bare during winter now display of lush light green foliage and whilst the winter and early spring flowers are mostly spent, a new flush of colour begins with many native flowering plants, like the Tree Waratah (Alloxylon flammeum), prominent at this time of year. As our spring is a dry time of year, there are plants that adapt to this season by dropping their leaves;

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FIRE SAFETY TIPS Sirah Robb, Verrierdale Volunteer Fire Brigade It’s that time of year when we’re outside enjoying the beautiful weather; camping, having BBQ’s, bonfires and spending time with family and friends leading up to the year’s end. It is also a time to be vigilant when it comes to fire safety, or happy celebrations can end with the local rural fire brigade on your doorstep. The recent 12 hectare blaze at Sunrise Beach is evidence of how quickly a small fire can escalate into a major burn that requires backup to control and avoid major damage. Many thanks go out to the local brigades and support services that helped contain this blaze. Fire safety tips • Make sure your drip tray is empty of fat, as it could combust • Never put flammable liquid on a BBQ • LPG is flammable; if you smell a leak shut off the cylinder and allow time for gas to dissipate • If it’s been a while since you have used your BBQ gas

bottle, ensure equipment is tested and in good working order (including cylinders, hoses and connections) • Your BBQ should be on flat, firm ground in a ventilated area; away from wind gusts, flammable items, vegetation and fences • Always have a responsible adult supervising a lit fire • Have a garden hose/water supply handy at all times • Think about what you would do if the fire did get out of hand • Extinguish campfires/BBQ coals before going to bed • Allow hot ashes or coals to cool for 48hrs before removing them • Do you know who to call if a fire starts? 000 • To light a fire larger than 2mx2mx2m, you need a permit from your fire warden or you can be fined.

I f you re q uire a permit to burn contact your local fire warden Verrierdale 0403 843 528 (Sirah Robb) Doonan 5449 1480 Eumundi 0408 992 139 Tinbeerwah and Lake Macdonald 5442 6576 Mt Eerwah 5442 7197

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Letters FOR RENT For Rent : Half shed, fully lined bedsit with kitchenette, ensuite, small veranda. 6km to Eumundi. Suit responsible, non-smoking single person seeking peace. $200/week. Peter 0419108237 EDV WELCOMES NOOSA COUNCIL DECISION The EDV Residents Group Inc. is delighted that at a recent meeting of Noosa Council, Council unanimously agreed to support a boundary review by the Change Commissioner, something the EDV has been working towards for a number of years. Noosa Council is open to having a Change Commissioner investigate the issue and is willing and open to be consulted on this process. They have also stated categorically that they would welcome the residents of EDV into the Noosa community should a boundary change occur. However, members and supporters of the EDV are asking why does the Sunshine Coast Council fear such a process – it would allow everyone in the affected community to be consulted, heard, and to have their views respected. Surely it is to the benefit of all parties concerned to allow the democratic process to be carried out. Johanne Wright, EDV residents group.

N oosa / E D V S u pport Noosa Mayor Playford is well justified in his concern for the future of Noosa’s well controlled environmental and lowrise development, as developers push their claims to the Sunshine Coast Council for a twelve storey plus foreshore resort at Yaroomba,

COMMITMENT TO VERRIERDALE While waiting for the decision on the issue of Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale joining the Noosa SC, we can’t let personal swipes, such as those expressed by Mr Dom Massoni, go by without a right of reply. As residents of “Noosa Ridge” for over ten years, we take umbrage as being typecast as “vain,” “second best,” “superficial” and looking for a Noosa brand. We chose to live in Verrierdale for many reasons and none had to do with Noosa. However, we are rate payers who believe our rates should go to providing the services that would be expec ted of any council. All the services we use are in the Noosa Shire (librar y, refuse, shopping, business, recreation etc). It would be good to know our rates will go to the council where just a little south of Noosa and Coolum. Already Caloundra, Mooloolabah, Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore and Coolum are clones of the Gold Coast thanks to unsatisfactory control of zealous developers. We moved to Doonan from the Gold Coast eighteen months ago after residing and working there for some fifty years and can well remember the joyous small town memories of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta which did not become an overdeveloped and traffic “grid ridden” metropolis overnight. It all happened “very gently” in the earlier years, as is the case on the Sunshine Coast now, but over time council and councillors on the Gold Coast lost control to government and developers, who had other agendas. To its extreme credit, my observation is,

the services are provided. While we are committed residents of Verrierdale, we would be happy to join the Noosa Shire. Our point to Mr Massoni, though, is our commitment to Verrierdale has been demonstrated through our participation on committees and in many community events. We have attended many meetings of the hall committee and fire brigade where there has been a lack of quorum due to the no show of locals, who seem happy to leave the maintenance and organisation of these valuable community assets to a small few. Should Mr Massoni be such a “very proud Verrierdale resident” who looks down on Noosa Ridge residents, the three families from the streets in this area would love to see him at the next community working bee, meeting or fire brigade training. We have missed him for these last ten years! Ed and Cher Boyd, Verrierdale. that Noosa Shire Council, since its reinstatement, has not taken the “pedal off” the appropriate control of development. I can already visualise the growth patterns looming from Caloundra through to Coolum/Yaroomba. The Noosa Council philosophies are unchanged and given good management, this will keep the shire pristine and beautiful in the future. The residents of Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale should be grateful to the EDV Group for their continued tenacity to include these three areas in the Noosa Shire, we certainly are! I make these observations as a former President of the Surfers Paradise Chamber of Commerce and former Deputy Chair and Board Member of Gold Coast Tourism. Bob Hutchinson, Doonan.

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