UPDATE 25 SEPTEMBER 2020 Happy Friday night everyone! A big day and week, so I will try to be quick as I can? 😊
EASING OF GATHERING RESTRICTIONS – A reminder that this week has seen the borders reopening to ACT, restrictions in Brisbane Metro and West Moreton relaxed as of today, international arrivals increasing as of Monday as well border zone in NSW starting 1st October. For all current information please visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au/
BORDERZONE REMINDER – While it is exciting that more areas are being added to the border zone on the 1st October, if you go there before the 1st and try to return home after the 1st, you will have officially been to a hotspot which would mean quarantine on your return. It is not much longer, so please wait until the 1st before you venture into those newly added areas of the border zone.
BUSLINK – For those students affected by proposed changes to route 5835 to Matthew Flinders College, we have been advised that the service will continue to operate next term as it did last term but with two very minor changes to the AM trip. The most prominent being that instead of transferring to route 5814 at the stop near Buderim Cemetery, you will transfer onto route 5725 – same time and location as the former route. For more information please visit buslink.com.au/your-bus-service/sunshine-coast/
BORDER CLASS EXEMPTIONS – Several class exemptions exist for people to enter Queensland without quarantining, including agricultural and several specific essential services. For this to happen smoothly at the border, you need to carry some evidence with you. Depending on your class exemption, you should carry a copy of the latest border direction detailing which class exemption you are entering under, evidence of your employment, business contract, industry identification and if agricultural, a copy of the CHO’s class exemption letter found at www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/1510804/Class-exemption-letter-21-Sep.pdf It also may be necessary for you to complete a ‘written’ QLD border declaration pass upon arrival at the border. If you need any clarification for the specific class exemption you are seeking to use, either contact your employer, industry body, or our office for further information. The latest Border Direction No.14 can be found at www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-p...
SEASONAL WORKER ASSISTANCE – Further details will be available next week; however up to $1500 will be available to assist with relocation such as accommodation and transport costs associated with travelling and staying in rural/remote locations. $500 will be paid once two weeks of employment has been completed, with a final payment provided after completing an additional 6 weeks of employer. It is possible to work with more than one employer. To see the recent announcement, please visit statements.qld.gov.au/statements/90846
FLIGHT PATHS – Airservices Australia (ASA) recently held the first meeting of the Post Implementation Review (PIR) of the Sunshine Coast Airport Airspace Changes Runway 13/31. This meeting was attended by participants from community groups, local councils, elected representatives and Sunshine Coast Airport, with the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman observing the meeting. ASA’s presentation material used in the meeting can be found at engage.airservicesaustralia.com/sunshine-coast-airport-airspace-changes-runway-1331 Also a summary of discussions from the meeting can be found at engage.airservicesaustralia.com/46871/widgets/249990/documents/181774/download
RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE FACILITIES – in response to questions asked, the flu vaccination requirement to visit those in Aged Care is only in place until the end of the Public Health Emergency. We can’t advise when that will end, but we can advise that as soon as it does, this will no longer be a requirement to visit your loved ones. We have also been asked about when Brisbane residents can visit their families in Aged Care in Noosa. There are currently no QLD Government restrictions in place regarding this in our area, although these are private businesses and can also decide to introduce visitation rules themselves.
SIX MILE CREEK BRIDGE #7 – In response to questions relating to the replacement of this bridge, such as cycle/pedestrian lanes, whether the old bridge will continue in use while the new bridge is built and where traffic will be re-routed through during construction, this information will be available once the designs are updated. This new flood resilient bridge is a full replacement and all long-term needs are being considered, as well operational matters such as managing traffic during construction to minimise disruption as much as possible. The projected time to completion was 2 years from when I announced, and we are looking forward to its construction, though obviously not the inconveniences associated.
To finish. If you see me on the news tonight looking a tad stern and in a mad dash, I was! We had two very special matriarchs, Else(99) and Joyce(94), being awarded their medals and certificates at Cooroy as part of the 75th commemoration of the end of WW11, and I was not going to dishonour them by being late! Thank you to the youngsters protesting who understood, and a reminder to others who did not that it is appropriate and effective to just come and have a yarn? Have a wonderful weekend everyone and remember to keep to the 1.5 and keep an eye out for the ‘teals’! Sandy 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
Home COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for job seekers From 28 September 2020, mutual obligation requirements become mandatory for all job seekers, except for those in Victoria...
CCIQ NOOSA ON FIRE! - Noosa is more than open for business, it is powering! With a new moniker and team, the Noosa Chamber of Commerce and Industry is geared up through portfolios, passion and expertise, to work alongside us to advocate, support and inspire. As I said in my address, opportunities abound, and Noosa is the perfect base and space for them. Congratulations to the outgoing and incoming, an exciting time as we move from the strive to thrive!! #noosabiz#BeyondCOVID#commerce#industry... See MoreSee Less
RESTRICTIONS EASING IN BRISBANE METRO AND WEST MORETON – As of 1am tomorrow (or late tonight) the lockdowns on aged care and disability accommodation services will be removed, hospital visitor restrictions will be relaxed, and private gatherings of up to 30 people will be allowed, bringing the region in line with the rest of the state.
As indoor and family gatherings are the biggest risk, at this stage they are not taking the gathering rule back to 100, but instead are keeping everyone on 30 for the time being. More updates tomorrow.🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
MP SPEECH- Adjournment with a twist 😊 ‘Owning’ our behaviours is part of our commitment to each other, and our community. The detection of dangerous behaviours can need many ‘eyes’ and with the assistance of drones, we can create safety through detection and deterrence. #nomore#safercommunities#consequences... See MoreSee Less
Noosa Community Survey. Have Your Say. Be Heard Noosa – what are your priorites for 2021 & beyond? Your responses from the last survey, as well as issues raised throughout the year, have been invalu...