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Industry fundraiser for people affected by bushfires

By Discovery Adventure Group

As members of an industry which relies heavily on our natural environment, vulnerable to the effects of climate and weather conditions, we feel affected indirectly by the devastating fires raging through Queensland which are impacting many businesses within our industry.

Although our business has not been directly impacted, events such as these are something we are all vulnerable towards. As an eco-conscious business with strong sustainability principles, it is our duty to support our fellow businesses in their time of need.

To show our support, we have decided to run a fundraiser touring day on Thursday 26 September where we pledge to provide $20 per passenger who travels with us on this date towards those tourism businesses who have been negatively impacted by the recent fires across our state.

Join us on our Discover Fraser Island adventure on Thursday 26 September!

CONTACT THE DISCOVERY ADVENTURE GROUP:

W: discoveryfraser.com.au

P: 07 5449 0393

E: res@discoveryfraser.com

Council rolls out extra waste and support services in the wake of recent bushfires

By Noosa Council

Peregian Beach residents can expect extra waste services in the coming days.

The Public Safety Preservation Act has been officially lifted as Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Queensland Police Service and Council enter recovery phase in the wake of the recent bushfires.

Additional services are being rolled out across the affected areas in Noosa Shire including extra waste collections and support services at a newly established Recovery Hub at the Peregian Beach Community House.

Council will open the doors to the Recovery Hub at the Peregian Beach Community House from 9am on Thursday 12 September to offer support to those who have been affected by the recent bushfires. It will be in place for the next two weeks.

The first wheelie bin collection begins on Thursday morning at 6am, and again as usual on Friday. A large bulk bin will be in place at the IGA carpark loading dock for residents who need to dump rubbish and additional bins will be provided to businesses at Peregian Beach Shopping Precinct. Eumundi Road Landfill will allow free green waste disposal for affected residents until Wednesday 18 September.

Extra ferry services for Qld and NSW school holidays

By Noosa Ferry Cruise Company

The Noosa Ferry will operate extra services during the three weeks of the Queensland and NSW school holidays, with the Sunday ferry schedule running every day of the week from Sunday 22 September to Sunday 13 October.

Highlights of the changes:

  • Ferry Cruise - Sunday timetable every day from Sunday 22 September to Sunday 13 October inclusive.
  • Sunset Cruise - Every evening during this period (unless fully booked)
  • Eco Cruise - As usual, operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

CONTACT NOOSA FERRY CRUISE COMPANY:

W: noosaferry.com

P: 07 5449 8442

Aquatic centre reopens in time for Spring

By Noosa Aquatic Centre

Noosa Aquatic Centre has reopened after its big refurbishment, just in time for spring! It’s business as usual for the 50m, 25m and learn-to-swim pools, plus the café, gym and crèche.

The major refurbishment will ensure the much-loved facility continues to serve the community well into the future. Around 245,000 people have visited the centre annually since it opened in 1999, and with that comes a lot of wear-and-tear on the facility.

The project included a full roof replacement to allow the installation of a 100KW solar power system to reduce the centre’s consumption of electricity from the grid.

CONTACT NOOSA AQUATIC CENTRE:

W: noosaaquaticcentre.com.au

Floating Land artistic program launch

By Noosa Regional Gallery

Noosa Regional Gallery invites you to the official opening of What's Left Behind and the launch of the artistic program for Floating Land: point to point this Friday 13 September from 6-8pm. FREE event. All welcome. Cash bar available. The gallery is Riverside, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin.

With just four weeks until the official opening of Floating Land: point to point on October 12 at Boreen Point, Noosa Regional Gallery invites you to the launch of the event's Artistic Program, unveiling sixteen stellar projects across six locations.

And in advance of this much anticipated event, we welcome you to the opening ofWhat’s Left Behind, our Floating Land gallery exhibition, presenting a collection of projects that reflect on the impressions we make on the landscape and those that are made on us – sometimes in a sombre and deeply moving way.

What's Left Behind : 13 September - 27 October 2019

CONTACT NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY:

W: noosaregionalgallery.com.au

Immerse Conf. 2019 - AR and VR

Learn how to easily use augmented and virtual reality tools (AR and VR) to bring products, advertising and creative projects to life for customers and audiences in highly engaging ways at Immerse Conf.2019 in Noosa.

Learn and create sessions on 21 and 22 September will have hands-on immersive art and tech masterclasses combining VR filmmaking and AR visual art.

Experiment, ideate and collaborate on 28 September at the Jam Creative hack day.

For details, program and tickets, see immerseconf.com

Fly in for Bird Island Academy these school holidays

By SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Fly into SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast to join Bird Island Academy these school holidays. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium is celebrating the release of The Angry Birds Movie 2 – in cinemas 12 September – by encouraging kids to take flight with Bomb, Red, Chuck and friends and join ‘Bird Island Academy’.

Guests will learn the quirky features of Bird Island’s chirpy residents and complete unique challenges on their journey through the aquarium. Chuck will be in full flight for meet and greets over the Queensland school holiday weekends from 11am – 2pm. At the end of journey, guests will get their bespoke Angry Birds 2 certificate stamped to certify them as an official graduate of the Bird Island Academy.

Also get up close with the majestic sharks, enormous rays, playful seals and many other marvellous sea creatures! Visit SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast from 7 September – 6 October for a Bird Island Academy adventure.

CONTACT SEA LIFE SUNSHINE COAST:

W: sealifesunshinecoast.com.au

P: 07 5458 6226

SPRING EXHIBITION AT NOOSA ARTS & CRAFTS

By Noosa Arts & Crafts Association

Come visit the historic Wallace House near the Noosaville Library in the Wallace Park precinct and view the individual works of Noosa's exceptional artists and artisans from Noosa Arts & Crafts Association.

The Spring Exhibition will feature works from the ceramicists, oil and acrylic artists, botanical artists and Chinese brush painting.

Open from Saturday 5 October to Friday 11 October, 9.30am - 3.30pm.

CONTACT NOOSA ARTS & CRAFTS ASSOCIATION:

P: 07 5474 1211

E: create@noosaartsandcrafts.org.au

W: noosaartsandcrafts.org.au

Join corporate bowls comp

By Tewantin Bowls Club

Tewantin Bowls Club's 6-week corporate bowls comp is on again! The Corporate Bowls challenge starts on 25 September and runs to 30 October with prizes for the winners and runners-up each night. Three players per team (players may differ from week to week).

Entry is $30 for team per night.

If you are interested in entering a team or just want to find out more, get in touch.

CONTACT TEWANTIN BOWL CLUB:

P: 07 5449 7155 (select option 1)

E: functions@tewantinbowlsclub.com.au

Generation Z shows their talent

By Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

Artwork by Jordan Trigg

Recognising and promoting the outstanding achievements of senior visual art students throughout Queensland’s state and non-state schools, the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art will this year be held for the first time at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre and will include all nominated works.

The only collective exhibition of senior student work from the North Coast regions, the awards showcase an extensive variety of art and design. It includes video, film and electronic imaging, ceramics, costume and stage design, drawing, environmental design, fibre arts, graphic design, installation, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, product design and sculpture.

Exhibition opens at 2pm on Saturday 14 September with music by Noosa District State High School's String Quartet and canapes by Noosa District State High School students. Exhibition open until Tuesday 15 October.

CONTACT COOROY BUTTER FACTORY ARTS CENTRE:

W: butterfactoryartscentre.com.au

P: 07 5442 6665

E: hello@butterfactoryartscentre.com.au

Melbourne Cup Day at Sunshine Coast Turf Club

By Noosa Destination Management Company

Join Noosa DMC at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club for the Melbourne Cup Race Day package from Noosa.

Choose between:

Return transfers in your exclusive-use vehicle; Racecourse entry; Entry to the Phar Lap Trackside Marquee, including bread and dips; 2-course lunch and beverage package - cost is $259.99 per person.

Or Return transport from Noosa to Sunshine Coast Turf Club in your exclusive-use vehicle - cost is $79.99 per person.

Book now - limited seats available. 18+ only event only.

BOOK WITH NOOSA DMC:

P: 0412 789 611

E: tony@noosadmc.com.au

W: noosadmc.com.au/melbourne-cup-package/

Doll Transformation Masterclass with Simone Eisler

By Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

Wake up your inner child in a unique Doll Transformation Masterclass with sculpture artist-in-residence Simone Eisler. Simone explores an extensive repertoire of techniques from small sculpture to performance photography and large-scale installations.

She investigates concepts of physical transformation, species evolution and biodiversity within both the technological and natural worlds, and has exhibited public art works nationally and internationally.

View behind the scenes of this transformative creative practice! Join Simone and be guided through a unique and experimental masterclass as you work with a doll of your own and transform it into a new life form.

When: Sunday 22 September, 10.30am – 3pm

Where: BFAC, 11A Maple Street, Cooroy

Cost: $95 pp

CONTACT COOROY BUTTER FACTORY ARTS CENTRE:

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

P: 07 5442 6665

E: hello@butterfactoryartscentre.com.au

Removal of coconut palms on Noosaville foreshore

By Noosaville Business Association

The Noosaville Business Association has met with Noosa Council to discuss the ongoing management and future plans for the Noosaville Northshore Infrastructure. One of the agenda items related to the recent review of the condition of all trees along the foreshore. The review identified an immediate need to remove a small number of coconut palms along the 1.8km stretch of land due to the trees posing a safety risk to the community.

Noosa Council provided the following information relating to the review:

Council recently had all trees within parkland along Gympie Terrace surveyed by a consultant arborist with condition and risk ratings determined for each tree. The coconut palms were assessed as being in Medium to High risk categories and removal is required to address this risk. This is mainly due to their current trunk and foliage condition, where decay and disease is visible, in many cases making the trees unstable and beyond any form of return to good health. Council propose to remove these trees over the next few years and replace with other trees within the park area. Locations for replacements will be carefully selected so as not to block existing views or clutter areas of open space. At this stage, 10 out 44 coconut palms which are deemed to be in the worst condition will be removed in early September 2019.