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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