- 15 Feb, 6 pm; GM with special topic: MiCare, Community Visiting Information Session
- 21 Feb, 6 pm; Pride, Pancakes and Unconditional Love
- 25 Feb, 6-10 pm; Rangebow in the City (Sydney)
- 9 Feb, 7 pm; Dulong Quarry Community Meeting at Kureelpa Hall, Jewett Rd
- 20 Mar, 9-11:30 am; Seniors, protect yourself from Financial and Legal Abuse
- 2023 Australia Day Gift – Coastal Banksia
- Update from the Montville Streetscape Committee
- TMR want your opinion on Sunshine Motorway Pacific Paradise to Coolum
- Every Sunday! 7-8:30 am Volunteers wanted for our Bush-Care Group at Russell Family Park
- Calendar of Upcoming Events
- Contact Us
Welcome to our Monthly Newsletter! I should point out the excellent opportunity to score some serious brownie points by heading to our Montville Market on Saturday to get your Valentines gift. You then deserve to treat yourself for all this effort with one of our amazing pancake breakfasts!
Feel free to share this newsletter, and invite others. Unlike most things nowadays, membership to the MVA remains free for everyone who is interested in the Montville area!
15 Feb, 6 pm; GM with special topic: MiCare, Community Visiting Information Session
MiCare supports migrants and refugees across a number of services ranging from child and youth activities, employment preparation, family support programs, and also retirement living and aged services. This is a short information session to learn more about volunteering in the MiCare visiting programs, or refer someone who would benefit from the MiCare program.
Note, our general meetings are free for all to attend, doors to the Village Hall open at 5:30 pm for drinks and socialising, with the event starting at 6 pm.
21 Feb, 6 pm; Pride, Pancakes and Unconditional Love
A Shrove Tuesday supper with Jayne Ozanne, director of the Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT+ Lives.
25 Feb, 6-10 pm; Rangebow in the City (Sydney)
In 2023, Sydney Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride unite to present a truly global LGBTQIA+ pride festival for the very first time in the Southern Hemisphere.
Just 200 invited guests will have prime position and uninterrupted views of the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 25 February 2023 from 6-10pm at a very special event being brought to you by The Rangebow Festival with a Neon Enchanted Garden theme.
Rangebow in the City is an exclusive Sydney Mardi Gras event offering Rooftop and Level 3 premium viewing from the Burdekin Hotel on Oxford Street, Sydney.
Watch the parade in safety and comfort, with an all-inclusive food and drinks package along with performances by Sydney drag royalty, roving entertainment and a DJ to boogie with your besties.
9 Feb, 7 pm; Dulong Quarry Community Meeting at Kureelpa Hall, Jewett Rd
The Sunshine Coast Council voted in their December meeting to contract the Dulong and Image Flat quarry management and extraction business to a private commercial operator. The commercial operator will have to adhere to all current operating guidelines and restrictions. However, to-date there has been no community engagement, and Dulong residents have responded to the news about these changes with a high degree of concern. The Council Executive team has been invited to address this community meeting and take questions.
The material extracted from Dulong and Image Flat Quarry is basalt rock, used for the production of asphalt and bitumen aggregates for road surfacing.
20 Mar, 9-11:30 am; Seniors, protect yourself from Financial and Legal Abuse
Free event held at the Maleny RSL with morning tea provided, focussing on legal and financial abuse of elders. Registration is required by 13th March.
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2023 Australia Day Gift – Coastal Banksia
We congratulate our Montville 2023 Australia Day Citizen of the year: Montville School Principal Adam Montgomery, and Lifetime Citizen: Montville Chamber of Commerce’s President Shiralee Cooper. The award ceremony took place in the Montville Village Hall on the morning of Australia Day. Each recipient received a Coastal Banksia, as well as a certificate to commemorate the event.
The Coastal Banksia was first seen by Europeans in 1770 by Sir Joseph Banks and subsequently named after him. Banks was the naturalist who came on Captain Cook’s voyage to Australia.
integrifolia – refers to the straight leaf margin edges, although they sometimes occur in a toothed form.
It is a variable medium sized tree up to 20 m tall with roughly tessellated bark. Its leaves are a shiny dark green on the top and silvery underneath.
The flowers are a pale yellow when young and found mainly from April to September. They supply good quantities of pollen and nectar. Our First Nation’s People used the flowers as a source of nectar, either by sucking the flowers or by soaking them in water to make drinks.
Although the honey is of poor quality, the flowers are useful in supporting bee hives during autumn and early winter.
The flowers also attract a range of nectar loving birds such as the Blue-faced Honeyeater, Dusky Honeyeater, Little Wattlebird, Noisy Miner and Scarlet Honeyeater.
The flowers darken with age, becoming a bronze colour before dying, and are grouped together in a cylindrical head 5-12 cm long. The subsequent seeds are in woody cones 7-15 cm long which are a favourite food of the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
The Coastal Banksia is a fast-growing, erect, long-lived tree that prefers a well-drained site in full sun. Larger plants can easily be kept to size by regular pruning – put the effort into pruning and shaping the plant while it is young.
Update from the Montville Streetscape Committee
The Streetscape Committee met with Council to discuss the initial draft of Beautification Levy Works Plan 2022_2023 and agreed the key projects and priorities.
One of the key projects involves a Public Art Works consultation calling for artists to submit proposals for art installations to replace the ageing pavement art on Main Street. Council’s Public Arts team will be calling for submissions soon and the MVA and Chamber of Commerce will assist in notifying community members.
The southern entry statement garden bed on the corner of Western Avenue is being redesigned to make for easier maintenance. Once a design is completed, a copy will be sent out for information.
Following on from last year, the 2nd stage of the Northern end of Main Street will be designed and a plan formalised for implementation.
TMR want your opinion on Sunshine Motorway Pacific Paradise to Coolum
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is planning for the future duplication of the Sunshine Motorway, between David Low Way at Pacific Paradise, to north of Yandina-Coolum Road at Coolum.
To accommodate future growth, planning has investigated doubling the motorway’s capacity from 2 to 4 lanes, as well as other upgrades.
TMR sought feedback from the community in late 2021 to better understand local interests and seek suggestions for future improvements along this important link. More than 600 items of feedback were received that were used to inform a preferred option for the project.
The preferred option achieves a number of strategic objectives and responds to community feedback on key themes including:
- improved safety
- eased congestion
- better active transport provisions
TMR is now seeking further feedback from the community on the preferred option. Consultation closes 26 February 2023.
Every Sunday! 7-8:30 am Volunteers wanted for our Bush-Care Group at Russell Family Park
Calendar of Upcoming Events
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