HONOURED: Ann and Jeff Ross, from Hive Haven.
HONOURED: Ann and Jeff Ross, from Hive Haven. Contributed

Tree planting continues community tradition

EVERYONE is welcome at the fourth year of planting at Kirbys Road Environmental Reserve, Obi Obi, on November 16 from 8 to 11.30am.

We will be returning to the original site which has grown so well and introducing the next stage of trees and understorey shrubs as well as expanding to stabilise creek banks. Morning tea, water and equipment for planting will be provided.

You will also have the chance to have your say on the future recreational and cultural opportunities in the reserve. A facilitated workshop regarding the landscape design of the reserve will follow the tree planting.

RSVP by November 14 with your name and contact details to communitynature@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Prestigious award

A MASSIVE congratulations must go to our own Hive Haven, of Beerburrum - winner of the Trade and Career Achievement Award in the Regional and Community Awards late last month.

Well done also to a number of our local groups and individuals for being nominated as finalists in their respective categories including the Blackall Range Care Group Inc and Sailability Sunshine Coast.

Sister City

IT WAS with much pleasure that I attended the 20-year Sister City anniversary celebration between the council and Tatebayashi, Japan.

More than 20 delegates from Tatebayashi travelled to the Sunshine Coast to attend the event and witness the signing of the agreement renewal for another 20 years.

Since 1996, we've enjoyed our relationship with the Japanese city, with artists and schools in particular playing a strong role, including more than 600 students visiting our region.

Safe neighbourhoods

AFTER a series of incidents, near-misses and complaints from local residents concerning speeding and reckless driving, the council and police want to make it clear this behaviour will not be tolerated.

The complaints concern Wakefield St, Woombye, Hunchy Rd, Palmwoods and Upper Landershute Rd, Palmwoods.

Police have assigned extra resources to these areas and offenders will be held accountable.

In addition, I am seeking a 10kmh speed reduction, a solar flashing speed-warning light and another guide post on Hunchy Road.

Change of pace

A HEADS up that Main Roads has changed the speed limit on Flaxton Drive from 80kmh to 60kmh in both directions.

Some locals have let me know they were caught unaware of the change and wished to also bring it to others' attention.

Healthy Towns Awards

MANY congratulations to Kay Nixon, who last week was announced the Healthy Towns Awards winner for the community gardens project in Palmwoods.

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