Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

It's Decision Time Noosa

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

It's Decision Time Noosa

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Byline: JENNA CAIRNEY

BROADCAST LOCATIONS

March 1: Cotton Tree Park

March 9: The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard St, Nambour

March 16: Cnr Palkana Dr and Nicklin Way, Warana

*All broadcasts will be held between 6-9am

ON MARCH 19 Noosa will elect a new leader and we need your help to ensure we pick the right person for the job.

While the Mayor of Noosa is the top job, a mayor is only as good as their team, and strong councillors are necessary to ensure the continued success of the shire.

It's for that reason, two peak community organisations have joined forces with local media to host a meet-the-candidates election forum on Wednesday, March 2 at Noosa Christian Outreach Church.

CCIQ Noosa and Noosa Shire Residents and Ratepayers' Association are co-hosting this event with the Noosa News and the Sunshine Coast Daily.

CCIQ Noosa president Peter Chenoweth said the timing for the collaboration was just right.

"In line with CCIQ Noosa's commitment to collaboration, to regional engagement, and to focusing on the future, the chamber is happy to partner for the first time with the Noosa News and the Sunshine Coast Daily to deliver the 2016 Noosa Community Meet the Candidates' Forum; and to continue the chamber's collaboration with the Noosa Shire Ratepayers and Residents' Association, with whom we co-delivered the 2014 event," he said.

"The timing of the new four-party collaboration seems fortuitous to the chamber.

"The appointment of a new Sunshine Coast Daily editor early last year, and a new Noosa News editor late last year, together with an imminent new council, provides the opportunity to revisit and strengthen local and regional media relationships, for the benefit of the entire Noosa community."

Noosa News and the Sunshine Coast Daily are sister papers, which enjoy a close relationship, Noosa News editor Michele Sternberg said. …

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