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  • 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. As CCA members, please consider bringing significant issues to the CCA, and encourage other members of our community to join the CCA where consensus on issues may be reached and concerted approaches can be made to appropriate authorities. The CCA Management Committee may also choose to take urgent matters to the membership in between general meetings for 'out of session' decisions should such action be necessary. Non-urgent matters will be dealt with as agenda items at general meetings. ​
  • 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.
  • 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 is currently investigating other options for this single largest expense for the CCA. It may be possible for the CCA to become affiliated with an overarching organisation, for example Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWaLC). QWaLC is the peak body for natural resource management volunteers in Queensland whose roles include representation, advocacy, promotion, networking and insurance administration.
  • Foreshore flood damage reinstatement
    Concerns for restoration discussed with NC Deputy Mayor, Frank Wilke. See letter from CCA to Frank Wilke [PDF 2.5MB] outlining concerns regarding a longer term foreshore restoration and stabilisation plan. Council is processing submissions to the Queensland government for funds to restore the damage caused by flooding in the shire. Boreen Point foreshore is included in this submission. Post a meeting with Deputy Mayor Frank Wilkie, council conducted some interim remedial works at the main beach, just in time for the LCSC’s Cat Challenge event. CCA MC sent a follow up letter to the Deputy Mayor [PDF 690KB] thanking him for his support and expressing the CAA’s interest in assisting council with the QLD Reconstruction Authority funded project and the longer-term plans for the lake’s foreshore. CCA Foreshore Group meeting minutes 21 December 2022​ [PDF 142KB] Boreen Point Floods Powerpoint presentation [PDF 9MB] Julie Calvert from Noosa Shire Council (NSC) addressed the CCA general meeting in February 2023 and gave an insight into the planned Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) funded restoration works for our foreshores. There is up to $500k QRA funding for the works, however the grant is still awaiting approval, so any of the interim works to date have been funded entirely out of NSC's budget. Julie recently informed us that until the grant is approved, she has no resources for more detailed discussion, including the on-site ‘walk around’ with the Foreshore Working Group and the engineers as promised in her address. Refer Minutes of the meeting of the CCA Foreshore Working Group [PDF 142KB] for more information.
  • Noosa Corporate Plan
    Noosa Shire Council (NSC) is preparing their Corporate Plan 2023-2028, to provide the framework for decisions about policy, programs and resources. This plan is a requirement of the QLD Government, with a broad vision and values, and sits above and informs council's Strategic Plan. Your Voice and Workshop on 13 Oct 2022: The CCA secretary emailed the membership with the notice advertising the workshops. At least two MC members (Rob and John) attended two separate workshops. The plan appears to be very broad in nature, broad vision and values setting and sits above council’s Strategic Plan. The draft Corporate Plan was to be available for community feedback from mid November 2022 for two weeks on the council’s Your Say Noosa website. However, this was delayed until late January 2023. Despite two members of the MC attending the initial rounds of consultation last year, the draft was released in Feb/March 2023 and then closed late March without the MC knowing. Although this is very disappointing and possibly a missed opportunity, it illustrates how the internal processes of organisations aren’t infallible. The MC therefore urges those of you with any interest in matters like this to keep an eye on the following channels: NSC’s Your Say Noosa website for local government matters The Queensland Government's Get involved website for matters falling under the state’s jurisdiction Sandy Bolton’s website (our Independent Member for Noosa) for state matters directly related to Noosa.
  • Cooloola Great Walk (CGW)
    In 2022, the CCA MC summarised the issues put forward by the community regarding the CGW and sent them to Sandy Bolton for response. An update on the project responding to all issues submitted by CCA was published on Sandy Bolton's website in August 2022. The latest update (August 2023) as well as previous updates, are all available on Sandy Bolton's website. Sandy is currently running a survey (closes 8 September 2023) about the CGW. CCA members are encouraged to participate.
  • Future management options of the Noosa North Shore Landing Ground
    The Department of Environment and Science is seeking the community's input on the future tenure and management options of the Noosa North Shore Landing Ground for Aircraft Reserve, a unique and environmentally sensitive site surrounded by the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park. As it is a state matter within the Noosa electorate, this opportunity for community input is also on Sandy Bolton’s Noosa 360 webpage amongst other locally relevant issues.
  • 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.

Current actions

Many hours of work are undertaken by the association's members, particularly the management committee, who give their time voluntarily to ensure the views and concerns of the community are highlighted with the appropriate state and local government representatives.


Below is a list of issues the CCA is currently actioning. Click a topic to expand (or collapse). You can also read about past activities since the inception of the CCA in 2002.

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