by Tony Stewart, Secretary, Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism
Everything is on the back burner, waiting for state and local government to sit. Hopefully our problems will be some of the first discussed.
Town masterplan The secretary advised the plan had been finalised by the LNP government and was to be released after the election. Our new member, Tony Perrett, advised that his first priority when parliament resumes is to look into all issues concerning Rainbow Beach and the electorate. There could be no guarantees in obtaining the masterplan without a review by the Labor government.
Beach stairs Council is committed to constructing a new stairway towards the south now that engineers have completed geotechnical and environmental studies. Council will now consider the findings to allow the design to be completed ready for construction. Council will also be reviewing the project budget and confirming the timeframe.
Golf course The acting mayor has offered council support in approaching the relevant departments for the re establishment of the Rainbow Beach golf course.
Rubbish dump Councillors have advised that nothing definite has been set in place regarding the future of the Rainbow tip and transfer station. The consensus was that this matter is urgent and an answer needs to be provided soon.
Entrance to town It was agreed that our town entrance is not in very good shape. Discussion took place regarding the unfinished building site – which has been an eyesore for too long as well as the requirement for LED lighting on the welcome sign.
Main Street parking Discussion took place about complaints received about business people taking up many available car parks during the holiday period. There are only approximately 90 parks and nearly 30 were occupied by business owners and staff.
Hall car park The issue of backpackers parking and camping in the Town Hall car park was raised. Some members believed people were being charged for parking on these premises and not by the hall committee.
Come along to the next meeting – Sunday, May 3, on the beach, followed by a sausage sizzle.