History of CCA activities 2015-2023
2022/23 Noosa River Stakeholder Advisory Committee (NRSAC) and Noosa River Management Plan At a previous CCA general meeting, Amy Kimber from NSC mentioned that there would be consultation re the River Plan in December 2022. Consultation went live on 7 December on the Queensland Government's Get Involved website. The NRSAC was primarily assembled to provide feedback and recommendations to Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) on a range of issues relating to the management of the Noosa River. MSQ released draft waterways management planning (mainly centred around vessel safety, mooring and anchoring in the lower estuary) for consultation in December 2022. Consultation closed in late January 2023 and with their work now complete, the NRSAC has been disbanded. All feedback from the consultation is currently being processed by MSQ who is hoping to use its legislative proposals for Noosa River as a model for all Queensland waterways with high tourist traffic, with implementation beginning as early as the end of the year. Amy Kimber from NSC mentioned in her address to the CCA last year that there would be consultation re the draft Noosa River Plan. This is still underway, and the MC will continue to pursue updates on the matter from NSC. Sunshine Coast Airport Airspace Changes Runway 13/31 Air Services Australia post-implementation review: Two members of the CCA Management Committee attended the Sunshine Coast Airport Flight Path Changes Post Implementation Review Community Workshop held on 15 October 2022. View a copy of the workshop presentation. More information on the Sunshine Coast Airport Airspace Changes Runway 13/31 is available on Airservices Australia's website, where you can also subscribe to receive updates: engage.airservicesaustralia.com Sandy Bolton Meeting 14 April 2023 There was a good turnout to this meeting, with around 12 members of the local community (including some CCA members) attending the meeting with Sandy Bolton, our local state member, at the Apollonian on Friday 14 April. Although Sandy's office would have preferred appointment bookings, she and her staff were still happy to field questions on a range of issues: from sailing events to septic systems, and poor mobile reception in our area. CCA insurance renewal After much discussion, research and deliberation, CCA insurance has been renewed through Consolidated Insurance Brokers with Zurich as per the Treasurer’s Report for $677.99. This is the same level of cover the association has always had, and MC believe it is appropriate given it's role is limited to being a conduit of information to relevant authorities. The MC investigated other options for this single largest expense for the CCA.
2021/2022 Cooloola Great Walk (CGW) - CCA summarised the issues put forward by the community regarding the CGW and sent to Sandy Bolton for response. Noosa River Stakeholders Advisory Committee (NRSAC) - assistance with MSQ changes to the moorings and vessel management in the Noosa River. CCA asked Amy Kimber from Noosa Council to address the membership re the River Plan and the NRSAC at the November meeting. Key matters to be addressed in her briefing included risks associated with derelict vessels, moorings etc on the lake and upper river; risks to Boreen Point from vehicle and vessels associated with the CGW; council's progress with the River Plan. Foreshore Restoration MC to advise Frank Wilkie from Noosa Council that there is a requirement for more than short-term, band aid attempts at restoring foreshore. Request for NC to commit to a plan. Opportunity for a working group to help NC in the planning phase. Concerns re scouring of the foreshore, exposed tree roots and loss of sand from foreshore. NICA may still have a regenerative team. Suggest CCA approach NICA and Bush Care and work with them re foreshore regeneration. Could make use of the harvest mangrove pods process. MSQ/NRSAC consultation and other matters: concerns raised regarding foiling and possible changes made to the lake. CCA to approach NRSAC rather than NRSAC only communicating with the sailing club, as majority of LCSC members are not residents of the area. RD stated he has Assurance from Shaun Walsh (NRSAC) that he will address CCA concerns. CCA to investigate having a representative on the NRSAC board. Tree removal on Louis Bazzo Drive - removed by Department of Main Roads for safety compliance to horizontal offsets. CCA to liaise with Landcare and local community environment groups to discuss replanting. Noosa Council community catchups dealt with remotely as a result of the Covid 19 restrictions Re-engaging the community and CCA with the Noosa Mayor and councillors post elections and delays caused by Covid 19.
2020/2021 The CCA continued to deal with the restrictions in carrying out its responsibilities during the Covid 19 pandemic, dealing with postponements of meetings, including meetings of the management committee. ASA Maroochydore Airport flight path changes: Having CCA recognised as a community to be considered in the Post Implementation Review. Terms of Reference reviews x 3 and submissions. Community engagement process x 2 submissions. Disaster Management Plan for Cootharaba - Coordination with Noosa Shire Council (NSC). Set up and conduct meeting with Mayor Clare Stewart and councillors at GM February 2021.
2019/2020 Sealing of Teewah Road. Research local issues for submission to the new Noosa Plan – short stay effect on rentals etc. Sunshine Coast Airport new runway – Submission to AirServices Australia and registered to receive any updates regarding the second runway operation. (Refer AirServices Australia FAQs webpage) Visits by both Tony Wellington and Sandy Bolton at February 2020 GM. Some of their topics: - Containers for Cash (Wine bottles) - Louis Bazzo Bridge - Cooloola Great Walk - Fish Task Force - River Management - Feedback from Fires Review - Library Bus ‘alternative’ - Teewah Road sealing Bushfires Nov 2018 - GM postponed due to threat, resources engaged with RFS. Community concerns then focused on need for Disaster Management Plan - The birth of our Disaster Management Planning focus. Community Recreation Centre (CRC) update - Community survey results indicated reasonable support to continue assessment and review with Noosa Council. Single entity/organisation - Ensure no competition with Pomona, research other groups’ learnings, uses and functions.
2018/2019 Seeking approval or feedback for the new Noosa Plan. Questionnaire for Cootharaba Recreation Centre (CRC) following the 29 Nov meeting with Tony Wellington. Mayor (Tony Wellington), Noosa councillors (Frank Pardon, Ingrid Jackson and Brian Stockwell) at February GM this year. Discovery Group denied access to Fish Habitat – long, drawn-out process. Member’s attendances at Noosa Council (Brian Stockwell) – Environment Strategy – Focus Group workshops – Biodiversity, Waterways and Sustainable Living. Rhonda Killeen, Anne Gunn, Charlie Charlesworth and Robin Salmon all attended various days. More volunteers needed to attend and report back to meeting as executive members are not always available and the importance of CCA name being seen.) Newly refurbished community notice board – thanks to Doug Straker (CCA & Bush Care) – costs absorbed by CCA along with generous donation from Robert Killeen). General follow-ups throughout the year to Noosa Council: - trees dying and the use of the camping ground areas by campers - on-going quest for sealing of Tewah Street - upgrade of footpath/verge Lake Flat Road to Woongar - more regular mowing for safety of all walkers - vegetation queries (new building allotments) etc. Keith Pugh plaque installed.
2017/2018 Noosa Council continued to join us with representation at our meetings to listen to the communities concerns. Our last ‘Meet & Greet’ coincided with Remembrance Day, however, Brian Stockwell still managed to attend. Continue to follow up on key issues with elected politicians on the Eco Camp Discovery proposal. Sandy Bolton can give us an update at the AGM. Coal Seam Gas Lease concerns pursued, and Sandy Bolton provided feedback at the AGM. Our major success was the incorporation of the CCA. This had been a very difficult thing to achieve over the past 15 years since this was first proposed. Council approval to erect a plaque in salute to Keith Pugh for his tireless efforts to this community.
2016/2017 New signage regarding dogs along Dunne’s Beach and camping grounds. Hatch’s Bight Gate. Replacement of She-Oak on foreshore. Pursuing the sealing of Etowah Street. Duffield’s plaque repair. Ex-Caretaker’s Hut sought for community use. Collated factual information for the distribution to members and community regarding Application for the Change to Fish Habitat at Elanda Point. Responded to the state on behalf of our membership with regards to the Discovery Group Application. Keith Pugh’s Passing – 20 August 2016. Remembrance of Keith’s huge contribution to the CCA and this community generally. CCA history prepared by Sylvia Banner and Angela Bryan dedicated to Keith Pugh.
2015/2016 Boat ramp upgrade – completed with better parking for cars and trailers without damaging the foreshore vegetation. Changing of the Guard – secretarial role - settling in period for Di Elsworth. History Project – Sylvia Bannah, Angela Bryan and Di Elsworth – Angela updated the meeting as to what Sylvia had achieved to date.