Cr Jenny McKay's Column

Cr Jenny Mckay
Cr Jenny Mckay
Division 5 Councillor - Jenny McKay

Re-growth Vegetation Training

You are invited to a morning’s session to explore regrowth vegetation and how it applies to you on the farm or your work, covering:
·         Overview of the Vegetation Management Act (1999).
·         Explanation of QLD Vegetation Mapping System.
·         Explanation of the Regrowth Vegetation Code (2009) and how it applies to you.
November 29th 9.30am – 1.30pm
Maroochy Research Station, 47 Mayers Rd, Nambour.
Morning tea and lunch provided – rsvp essential by Nov 28th to  

Montville’s Amazing Christmas Hampers

Montville is the perfect place to do your Christmas Shopping this year.  Beautiful village, unique gifts, great dining options and also the chance to win one of three amazing hampers.
Over 40 local businesses have donated prizes worth $8,000.  Purchase a gift of $25 or more at a participating Montville retailer to receive an entry.  Do all your shopping in Montville to increase your chances.
The winners will be drawn at this year’s Montville Village Association Carols night on Wednesday 21 December, 2011 on the Village Green.  Postage will be paid for winners within Australia. 

Arts Connect Inc

Arts Connect is a Blackall Range based arts organisation. They seek to implement new opportunities for members and hold a monthly art market ‘Artists on the Green’, which features work from local artists & craftspersons and is held the 3rd Sunday each month from 9.30-3.00 on the Montville Village Green.
Other initiatives are ‘Sculpture on the Edge’, collaborating with Open Gardens and in August the successful Creative Spaces-Open Studio program. For more details see
Supported by Sunshine Coast Regional Council, ‘Artists on the Green’ is where members can set up a stall to sell good quality artworks, with no middle men and no competitive marketing they can present their work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Few markets in Australia are genuine artist markets. It is this uniqueness that brought the Better Homes and Gardens team to Montville in October. With a full day filming on the Green, a range of talented members were presented in their Nov 11th Eye on Oz showcase. Also on the show, Kirsten Cash demonstrated her wonderfully creative lanterns in her Witta studio. Congratulation Arts Connect Inc, for the wonderful service you are providing to the general public.

Christmas tree installations in division 5

Montville  Fig tree at Village Green, Main St (south of Memorial Close)
Palmwoods  Gum tree in Kolora Park, Woombye-Palmwoods Rd
Eudlo  Hoop pine in Town Park, Corlis Ave.(skate park)
Conondale (new)  Tree in Boyle Park next to swimming pool
Maleny (new)  Tree on the roundabout Maple and Coral Sts


Banner installations

Council has commissioned a number of new banners that will be prominently displayed during the Festive Season. The festive banners are designed to reflect our coastal and hinterland communities and to bring a festive feeling to our towns.

Landsborough Maleny St
Maleny Maple St
Montville Montville Rd
Woombye Blackall St


Festive Season events

Nearly 50 activities and events have been supported or produced through the Festive Season Strategy by council for this year’s Festive Season. These range from community based festive activities to council’s signature event – New Years Eve Mooloolaba. A number of events will occur in division 5 for the festive Season:

Name  Locality  Date  Organisers 
Palmwoods Green Bush Christmas Palmwoods 25 November Blackall Range Community Church
Conondale Christmas Pool Party Conondale 26 November Conondale Swimming Pool Committee
Mooloolah Valley Christmas Mooloolah 17 December Mooloolah Valley Community Association
Shop Montville Tree Lighting Ceremony Montville 2 December @ 7pm Montville Chamber of Commerce
Maleny Christmas Carnival Maleny 9 December Maleny Chamber of Commerce
Display for Peace Montville 10 – 15 December Montville Uniting Church
Maleny Community Breakfast Maleny 25 December Maleny Neighbourhood Centre