Sandy Brosnan, President, 0427-863007
“RUTH” aka The Beach Rake, proudly being dragged around by “KELLY” the tractor, have completed their beach clean up trials successfully, just in time for the Nippers Carnival! What a fantastic asset to Rainbow Beach! A huge thank you must go to Ruth for raising the funds, our local National Parks team for donating the tractor, and you, the people of Rainbow, for donating to such a worthy cause. We will certainly be in line for Australia’s cleanest beach award!
The September school holidays were a tremendous success with a huge number of holiday makers flocking here to enjoy the best weather I can remember in a long time, and finally breathing a sigh of relief after the longest lead up to an election in history. It was great to see smiling faces and businesses flourishing.
“Power to the People” and keep this phone number handy! 131940
In David Gibson’s press release, it is good to hear we will now have more accurate knowledge of Coondoo Bridge during flood events, which in the past has caused major disruptions to coastal residents. This monitor is a good start but ultimately, we need a new bridge!
Trial flood monitoring for Coondoo Creek Bridge
The Coondoo Creek Bridge on Tin Can Bay Road has been chosen as a trial site by the Department of Transport and Main Roads to monitor water levels at the crossing – a site that can be up to 3m underwater in major flooding events
Local MP David Gibson, commended Transport and Main Roads on the trial and said the solar powered flood monitor site would assist in providing real-time information to the local community.
“We all know just how vulnerable Coondoo Creek Bridge is to flooding which puts at risk of isolation around 4000 properties on the coast so I want to congratulate our local Transport and Main Roads staff for undertaking this trial site.” Mr Gibson said.
“The camera which forms part of the flood monitor site will enable departmental employees to monitor the water level using real time vision, including at night.”
“The ability to monitor the site remotely in real time will not only save time and resources it will also assist in providing valuable information to the public via the 131940 Traffic and Travel Information website.”
Mr Gibson said the trial system used water probe sensors to capture photos of the bridge site each time there was a change in the water level however it was not a predictive tool as it did not assess the rainfall in the catchment.
AGM: 11th November @ 5pm @ Rainbow Beach Sports Club
Guest Speaker: David Gibson, Member for Gympie.
All members and guests are invited to attend this meeting. The Progress association plays an important role in voicing community concerns to all levels of government, and we have been very proud of past successes, including the above mentioned. Show your support by attending, and in particular, to give us your ideas for “The Rainbow Beach Serpent Festival” to be held on the Labour day long weekend next year. Kaye already has an events organizer on board, and the name is registered. This will be a two/three day “Community” event with loads of entertainment, fun activities and fundraising. Come along and give us your area of expertise and let’s get the ball rolling! See you there.
Photo courtesy of www.rainbow–beach–hire-a-camp.com.au