The Seaside Shores Community Association was established in 2008 and Incorporated in 2009 and covers the growing Community of The Boardwalk, The Town of Seaside and Mount Coolum Shores and links it into the North Shore Community Groups of Twin Waters,
Pacific Paradise, Mudjimba and Marcoola.
The Purpose of the Association is to bring Residents together for the Advancement and Maintenance of the Community and Social Gatherings.
The Objectives of the Association are:
- Work with Council on future Projects.
- Communicate Residents opinions on developments affecting livability of the environment and lifestyle.
- Maintain a safe and friendly environment for residents including children and dogs.
- Encourage ideas to be bought forward, debated , decided and acted upon.
Since the Association has been established it has achieved significant progress over a number of areas:
Parks and Streetscape:
-Worked with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council on the Parks and Streetscape within the Community.
- Implementing the 5 Year Plan of the major upgrade to the Park in the Town of Seaside:
Seating,Pavillions and Bar B Q to be completed by June 2011.
-Implemented major Upgrade to the Park in Mount Coolum Shores:
New Shade Sail,Landscaping,Turfing,Drainage,Playground Equipment and Play Area upgrade,Seat and Tree Plantings.
-Renaming of the Parks Glen Retreat Park and Orungal Park to reflect the heritage of the area being the name of the farm and the mandarins that were grown there by the original owner Albert Short in 1909 and the freight and passenger Ship Orungal that used to sail up and down the Queensland Coast from Cairns to Melbourne from 1927.
-Upgrade of the other park areas landscaping and street tree replacement of over 100 trees.
-Organised drainage clearance works to ensure flooding dangers minimised.
-Security fencing and a green tree barrier to the boundary along David Low Way.
-3 Dog drinking bowls installed at 3 main beach access points.
-Opening of the new Playground,Bar B Q,seating and 2 covered table and seating areas in October 2011.
-Upgrade of the Boardwalk park playground and landscaping of surrounding park.
Traffic Management and Road Safety:
Working with the Council the following initiatives have been implemented:
-Traffic calming road signage and Bike Lanes along Seaside Boulevarde to provide a safer environment for children and local wildlife.
-No Parking Line Marking and Stop Signs for Town of Seaside.
-Limited parking introduced for Merchants Parde Shops.
-Speed limit on David Low way reduced to 70 kph and pedestrian refuge planned for Seaside Blvd/David Low Way after representaion to Dept of Main Roads.
Lobbied with state authorities to have David Low Way directional signage improved and for installation of a pedestrian safety crossing refuse to be installed at the Seaside Blvd intersection with David Low Way
Local Council Laws:
-Supported the campaign by local responsible dog owners(RDO's) to establish a limited time/ all months leash free dog beach at Town of Seaside.This was achieved by the beach sections 97-98 being included for the first time in the new Council Local Laws to be introduced from January 2012.
|Coolum Cliffs Boardwalk||Lionesses Club|
|Mens Shed Coolum||Cool Harmonies|
|Coolum Al-Anon Family Group||Coolum and North Shore Coast Care|
|Coolum Aquatic Centre||Coolum Area Parks Society ( CAPS )|
|Coolum Art Group||Coolum Beach Probus Club|
|Coolum Bridge Club||Coolum Business & Tourism|
|Coolum Caravan Club Inc||Coolum Clayden Potters|
|Coolum Community Native Nursery||Coolum heARTS|
|Coolum Quilters Group||Coolum Residents Association Inc|
|Coolum Senior Citizens Club||Coolum Toastmasters|
|Coolum Twilight Markets||Coolum Wave Writers Club|
|Hope Charity Shop||Lions Club Coolum|
|Marcoola Community Group Inc||Meals on Wheels|
|North Shore Community Centre||Quota International of Coolum|
|Saint Vincent de Paul Society||Senior Citizens|
|State Emergency Service||Sunshine Coast Area Consultative Committee|
|Sunshine Coast Literary Association|