Obi Obi Hall

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A meeting of local Community Hall Management Committee members at Cooloolabin Hall

At this meeting the travails and tribulations suffered by Management Committees were aired and sympathised over tea and cake.

The involvement of this Hall Group in the  50th Anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast was discussed.

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Attending were Mapleton, Obi Obi, Belli, Valdora, Peachester, Mooloolah, Cooloolabin, Kureelpa, Eudlo and Gheerulla Hall management committee members and Jane Goodwin (Project Officer) from Community Planning, Sunshine Coast Council

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Cooloolabin Hall

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Cooloolabin Hall has an interesting roof support design

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Landholder Environment Grants

The Sunshine Coast Council Landholder Environment Grants  are open. Expressions of Interest for the Sunshine Coast Council Landholder Environment Grants  are open until the 20th of February 2017

The funding is available for:

  • Private rural landholders (must have completed any current SCC funded project by the 10th April application deadline)
  • Fencing to restrict stock access to significant areas of native vegetation, wetlands or waterways
  • Installing off-stream stock watering points and stock crossings
  • Revegetation of degraded areas, and to establish vegetation corridors and buffers
  • Reducing sediment loss on farms
  • Controlling environmental weeds to rehabilitate native vegetation
  • Modifying fencing so it is more wildlife-friendly

More information at

https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/en/Living-and-Community/Grants-and-Funding/Environment-Levy-Funded-Grants/Environment-Levy-Landholder-Grant

and from

Eva Ford at the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee

eva.ford@mrccc.org.au

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Our Association is part of a group of businesses in the Mary Vally who advertise their services in a booklet  called Celebrate with Mary, which is distributed through Visitor Information Centres, retail outlets, accommodation providers and through a link on the Mary Valley Country website.

See Page 21  of the – Celebrate with Mary booklet –  below

https://issuu.com/celebratewithmary/docs/2015_cwm-48pg-12aug-proof

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The 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast Council is organizing a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast starting on the first of August 2017 .

The name ‘Sunshine Coast’ was officially endorsed by the then Landsborough, Maroochy and Noosa councils in November, 1966 when it was agreed to utilize the name to cover the three Shires. The name was then endorsed by the Queensland Minister for Lands, Alan Fletcher, who advised that the decision would take effect from 1 August 1967.

Prior to this, the term “Near North Coast” was used.

Louise Bauer from the Sunshine Coast Council’s Heritage Team  is very interested in sourcing any old footage and or photographs that dates back around 50 years to be included in a showing at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

If you have anything that dates back 50 years or so and are interested in contributing, please contact Louise by email at – louise.bauer@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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From further back in the past

Obi Obi A & B grade soccer teams 1925

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Photo courtesy of Phillip Moon

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Signs have been placed at Obi Obi Hall to help with the management of the hall’s visitors

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Placed at the rear of the hall’s property.

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Along the northern boundary

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At the front in the low section

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A bit dry at the hall

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The ground around this stump has dropped by about 50mm

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OBI OBI HALL

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Find a Frog in February – new Citizen Science program in Southern Queensland!

Our FROGS need YOU!

The Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC) is inviting people to help our frogs. Join in and collect as many frog records from as many parts of the Mary, Noosa and Burrum Rivers and coastal catchments from Burrum Heads to Peregian as possible. We’re aiming for 1000 records!!!

WHY DO THIS THING?

Orange-eyed treefrog (Litoria chloris)

Frogs world-wide are in decline (one third!), and Australia is no exception. They are early indicators of environmental change, and their welfare can directly reflect the health of the environmental support systems we rely on and enjoy.  The information gathered during Find a Frog in February will increase our knowledge of frog distributions, population levels, habitat requirements and breeding activity. Then we will be able to more thoughtfully manage our land and waterways. All records submitted will be entered into the Queensland Government’s WildNet database for access by researchers, educators, public, planners etc.

Find a Frog in February search area

WHO CAN DO THIS?

Everyone in the Mary River, Noosa River, Kin Kin Creek and Burrum River catchments, and coastal drainages from Peregian to Burrum Heads  (including off-shore islands).

HOW?

Hop outside after dark in February and look for frogs. Then make a record of your sighting by photographing them or recording their call. For full instructions on how to be a frogger go to the Frog Finder’s guide and watch our video on how to be the “Finest, Fantasticist, Flippin’ Frog Finder in this Fair Land”!!!

Fill out the FFF Blank Record Sheet save it to your PC with your name (eg SmithRecord1.pdf) and email it to us with your photos to admin@mrccc.org.au

Also you can print and mail the Record Sheet and any photos/recordings to the MRCCC, PO Box 1027, Gympie, Qld 4570. Or drop it off at our Resource Centre at 25 Stewart Terrace, Gympie.

ESSENTIAL LINKS

  • Click HERE to view our video on how to be the   “Finest, Fantasticist, Flippin’ Frog Finder in this Fair Land” 

Click here to see an Ornate burrowing frog calling!

 

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OBI OBI HALL at dusk

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A decoration on the stage at a recent wedding

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A rod has been fitted to the full length of the facia board above the main entrance to the hall. 

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This will provide a hitching point for tarpaulins and other temporary fixtures which are often installed when events are held outside on the hall’s grounds.

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Damage to the hall’s notice board, caused by strong winds blowing the suspended chalk board horizontally.

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Wind strong enough to bend a roadside sign on Obi Obi rd.

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Wedding 26.11.2016

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A break during the 2015 AGM

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