CURRENT WATER SITUATION IN CANUNGRA
I can assure residents that Urban Utilities is in regular contact with Council and myself regarding the ongoing lack of rain and Canungra Creek’s declining flow rates. At the time of writing this column, the situation remains at Trigger 1 as per the Drought Management Plan but could quickly fall to Trigger 2. Residents on tank water are advised to check their water levels and ensure they have top ups and extra water ordered early as there are waiting times.
Urban Utilities has a very useful website updating the current situation, which I recommend residents connect to at urban.com.au/canungra
RECENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION of QUEENSLAND CONFERENCE
My councillor colleagues and I attended the conference late last month. This was an important opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other councillors throughout Queensland and also to receive learnings and updates on topics such as cost shifting of services, new dangerous dog legislation, cyber security and, of course, roads and increased funding from other levels of government.
I made brief contact with Minister for Water Glenn Butcher and we have arranged a meeting regarding the ongoing water situation in Canungra.
TURNING CANUNGRA PINK
Thank you to this year’s committee for organising such an extensive month of fundraising events and to all who supported them. Our town is proud of this ongoing legacy of generosity.
2023 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Congratulations to the nine local businesses and two from Beechmont for nominating for the 2023 Scenic Rim Business Excellence Awards. Local nominations are: Aquis Farm, Australian Lawn Concepts, Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay, Eudaimonia Co, Mountview Alpaca Farm, My Country Escape, Oz Paragliding and Hang Gliding, Starting Strong Inc and Southern Cross Tours. Beechmont nominations are Beechmont Estate and Alcheringa Holiday Houses. We have plenty of potential winners there!
KOALAS IN TOWN
There have been several Koala sightings around town at dusk so please keep an eye out if you are driving in the areas of Finch Road, Beaudesert Nerang Road – around Kokoda Base and Beaudesert Nerang Road – and Picnic Place. Snake sighting signs have also been temporarily installed in public areas where snakes have been spotted – D J Smith Park and Lions Park gardens by Canungra Bridge.
I will not be at the Library in November as the 11th is Remembrance Day and I will be attending the service in D J Smith Park at 10.30am. Please come and join the community in remembering those who gave their tomorrows for our today.