Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Jumping at School Glory

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Jumping at School Glory

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IT WILL be a battle for school glory next weekend when the Coast's best showjumpers converge on the Nambour Showgrounds.

Young riders are strapping on their riding boots for Matthew Flinders and Maroochy Pony Club Schools Challenge showjumping charity event, now in its sixth year.

The event raises money for the Sunshine Coast Children's Therapy Centre.

Matthew Flinders Year 8 student Samara Pappin and her grey thoroughbred, Blue, will compete, alongside five of her friends.

Last year's event raised $10,400 for the therapy centre with more than 100 riders taking part.

KAWANA could become the abeating heart of the Sunshine Coasta when new town plans, unveiled at last week's Kawana Cham-ber of Commerce and Industry monthly meeting, go ahead.

Stockland Sunshine Coast regional manager Troy Wainwright has a vision for Kawana's three main precincts.

aBokarina will become Kawana's picturesque resort village, Birtinya the healthy living island and the town centre the dynamic urban heart of the region,a Mr Wainwright said.

aImagine a mix between South Bank in Brisbane, Salt Village near Byron Bay and Mooloolaba.

aThe challenge, once construction of the hospitals begins, will be to attract people to live and work here.

aTo do this we need some nightlife, some heart, energy, excitement and music a not a region that is shut by 6pm.a

Bradman Ave facelift

PLANS for a $1.2m facelift to Bradman Ave are locked in.

The River Foreshore plans increase picnic and barbecue shelters, seating and fishing areas, playgrounds and room for recreational activities. Chambers Island will be revamped, with upgraded sheltered seating and picnic areas, including an all-abilities access pathway and opportunities for community events.

Pedestrian/cycle access will be upgraded and additional crossing points and pedestrian refuges will be provided on Bradman Ave.

Coloured and textured roads will be used as a traffic-calming measure to reduce speeds.

WORK on sporting fields and a community clubhouse is under way at Peregian Springs.

The provision of sporting facilities was a condition of the original approval for FKP to develop the adjacent Coolum Ridges. …

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