GP Shortage?

Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends Inc Report

One day this month there was only one doctor for all 6000+ residents in the entire Cooloola area, and at least one desperately ill person required attention, who, due to the exceptional care of the receptionist, was eventually seen. Letters have been written to Warren Truss MP and David Gibson MP making them aware of the shortage of doctors in this area.

Our compliments to council for the recent drainage works in Cooloola Cove, Golden Hind Avenue and Centenary of Federation Park in particular.

David Gibson has told us that work on the Gympie / Tin Can Bay Road with Bayside Road crossroads is in the hands of the designers with a view to work being done ahead of late 2015 as originally forecast.

Local residents whose houses back onto Cooloola National Park at Investigator Avenue and bush land behind Endeavour Drive were most appreciative of the careful and safe way in which the recent fire hazard reduction burn-off was conducted. Congratulations to the Tin Can Bay Fire Service and the Rural Fire Brigade.

Work on our creeks and wetlands, instigated by Coastcare with CCRFI, was reviewed by Council members responsible for Land Care, Environment and Parkland, and has resulted, not only in approval, but also with permission to clear an additional 150m on the two creeks at Investigator Avenue.

To those members of these organisations, this is a vote of confidence. We thank Maree Prior for leading this work.

If you enjoy the outdoors, and can catch some of the enthusiasm engendered by the groups you see working these creeks, please come to our meetings and join our group.

This has been a most satisfying way of serving the community with our own hands.

Our AGM will be held on Thursday October 9, 7pm. Nomination forms and membership forms will be available at our next meeting on Thursday September 11. Only $15 per household to belong and you get a lot of friendly, happy people enjoying making a difference to life in Cooloola Cove.

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