McArdle sponsors Caloundra environmental organisation’s growing web presence

State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle this week donated $1,000 towards a major website redevelopment for local environmental organisation ‘Take Action for Pumicestone Passage Inc (TAPP) which will be undertaken by Caloundra-based firm F/8 Media Pty Ltd.


“We are living in rapidly changing times in which organisations such as TAPP must be active on the ground and have a strong presence online,” Mr McArdle said.

“I am proud to be supporting this next growth phase for TAPP but I am also very pleased that a Caloundra business, F/8 Media Pty Ltd, will be managing the website redevelopment. It is heartening to see local bodies working together.”

TAPP President Ken Mewburn said the website overhaul was long awaited and a vitally important step for the organisation to better communicate their projects with the local and wider communities.

“A website is a great contact point to an organisation so I believe it is very important to have a website that actually works,” Mr Mewburn said.

“We will be starting from scratch and working our way towards a completely brand new site where we will be able to detail all the projects we are involved in as well as provide an interactive opportunity for the community to ask us questions.

“TAPP, along with a number of local organisations are currently undertaking the incredibly important ‘TS Onslow foreshore Mangrove Rejuvenation Project’ which involves the restoration of mangroves to help control erosion on the shores of the Pumicestone Passage,” Mr Mewburn concluded.

“Many people in our community have seen the teams out planting mangroves and placing Coir logs as a soft engineering alternative to rock walls, but are not aware of exactly what is going on. This website will provide TAPP with the opportunity to showcase the work they are doing which benefits everyone,” Mr McArdle said.

“I think people will be fascinated by the innovative engineering that is being used to protect our Passage and I’m happy that this sponsorship will assist in developing the platform that this information can be accessed from,” Mr McArdle concluded.

TAPP’s new website is expected to be launched by the end of July 2019.