Protecting the Pumicestone Passage in the digital age

State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has congratulated local environmental group Take Action for Pumicestone Passage (TAPP) on the launch of their brand-new website this week.

It comes as Mr McArdle donated $1,000 toward the redevelopment of the organisation’s website which aims to provide a more interactive way for the community to learn and support the work the group are doing to ensure the future of one of the region’s most important bodies of water.

 “I am proud to have supported this next growth phase for TAPP knowing that this streamlined new website truly showcases the important work the members have done and continue to do,” Mr McArdle said.

 “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.

 “I am hopeful that this new website will help them bring their long legacy of important work for the environment to the next generation.”

 TAPP President Paul Harney said the organisation has been active in pursuing its aim of enhancing and protecting Pumicestone Passage since its inception in November 2010.

 “TAPP endeavours to work collaboratively with those who use and have an impact on the Passage to achieve its aim,” Mr Harney said.  

 “The new website enables all those who are interested in learning about the achievement’s of TAPP members over the past ten years and to be informed about current challenges. TAPP's latest success is the TS Onslow Shoreline Project.  

 “Mark McArdle has been a strong supporter of TAPP, and TAPP members thank Mark for his generous contribution that has enable this website to be launched.”

 “I would encourage everyone to take time to visit the new website and learn about the important environmental work that is taking place in our own backyard,” Mr McArdle said. 

 “Education and communication are important tools we can use to ensure that Passage remains in as good as if not better condition than when we received it,” Mr McArdle concluded. 

 The new website can be viewed at: