Thursday 5 March, 10am for 10.30am Apex Park
(Near Caloundra Power Boat Club Lamerough Parade and Churchill Street, Golden Beach)
State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has invited residents and organisations based in the Caloundra Electorate to a community meeting about the management of the Pumicestone Passage.
“This meeting will be an open community discussion about how much local involvement should be included in the long-term management of the Pumicestone Passage and Catchment,” Mr McArdle said.
“I have written and spoken many times about the importance of local knowledge when it comes to this incredibly significant waterway. The community has very loudly agreed that this local knowledge must be utilised in future planning.
“This is a very important first step to determine just how much local involvement we as a community feel needs to be included and realistically, can be maintained well into the future.
“There is a delicate balancing act between protecting this waterway and acknowledging the significant role the Passage plays in local tourism and the lifestyle that people moved to the Coast for, coupled with what and how local knowledge can support the government departments in a sustainable way.
“I look forward to seeing everyone at this meeting and hearing the fantastic ideas and the passion I know our community is filled with,” Mr McArdle concluded.