Mayor note to river rally

Noosa Mayor Frank Wilkie

Mayor Frank Wilkie has forwarded his letter to Noosa Today that he said organisers promised would be read to the draft Noosaville foreshore master plan rally held last Friday.

“Dear fellow community members,

As I write, I am five hours’ drive away in New South Wales on long-planned personal leave, so please accept my apologies for being unable to attend today.

Among the many things that unite us, is a love of Noosa’s incredible natural assets and community spaces, like the Noosaville Foreshore.

We all want to see the improvements the community flagged last year in the first phase of the public consultation become realised and we have a genuine commitment to achieve them.

Improved access, upgraded all-abilities playgrounds, furniture and public facilities, safer pathways and more space for everyone to enjoy were the clear priorities, and many are working in good faith to honour them.

Your feedback from this second phase of public consultation will help guide more refined plans of a foreshore we all can be proud of.

I understand that some of my councillor colleagues are in attendance today to hear what you have to say, but I can assure you, all of your elected representatives and council staff are listening and carefully considering the feedback in good faith.

Sincere thanks to all for turning out today to share your views during the draft foreshore master plan public consultation period.

It is a helpful and much appreciated sign of a healthy and engaged community.

Yours in good faith,

Frank Wilkie

Noosa Mayor“