WATER WISDOM – Free Public Information Day

Water Wisdom: Effective and sustainable management of water is one of the most crucial challenges facing our region. Water demand from our growing population is increasing at the same time as the yield of our dams is decreasing due to the changes we are experiencing in our climate.

Wednesday 27th September 2017
University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Lecture Theatre 2
Refreshments provided

Registration is essential by 22nd September
For more info: Susie Chapman 0400 910682

It is important that our community is informed about the urban water cycle in order that they can have informed opinions.
A free information day will cover topics including an overview of water sources, drinking water, what we put into water when we use it, how we take it out again and how we can be sure that it has been taken out. We will learn about membrane technology for desalination and water recycling.

This event is not to be missed, with clear and easily understandable presentations by some of Australia’s foremost experts in their fields including Ian Law, A. Prof Helen Stratton, Tony McAlister, Warren Traves, Peter Griffiths, Tim Odgers, Jenifer Simpson and Seqwater CEO Jim Pruss.


Planned Burn in USC

Planned Burn in USC

It’s that time of the year again and preparations are now underway for another controlled burn in the compensatory habitat at the University of the Sunshine Coast

This controlled burn will help to reduce the fuel load and  associated fire hazard risk and maintain the health of the vegetation community which contains  rare and endangered plant species.

The area to be burnt this year is Area 2 which is just under 1Ha in size and shown below.

The first date for the burn has now been set for Wednesday 23rd of August (conditions dependant), with a back up option  for Wednesday the 30th of August.

A decision to proceed with the burn will be made on Monday 21st August.

The planned burn will begin at approximately 9am and should be complete by 12pm.

Communications to University staff and students and adjoining local residents in Sippy Downs will be produced and delivered over the coming week.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Gabriel McGhee directly.

Gabriel McGhee
Coordinator, University Grounds
Asset Management Services

Ph 07 5456 5448

Notice of Tree Works

Notice of Tree Works

TO THE OWNERS/RESIDENTS along the section of University way, between Oxford
close and Scholars ave

Notice of Tree Works:

Removal of 9 x Trees. Located along the section of University way, between Oxford
close and Scholars ave, to facilitate footpath replacement.

We advise that it is necessary for Council to remove vegetation at the above location.
Footpath maintenance works will take place once the trees have been removed.

Works will include removing lifted sections of footpath and reinstating to correct height. Pedestrian
traffic control will be onsite for the duration of works, which will continue for several days.
Work is scheduled to commence shortly and replacement trees will be planted in the near

Should you require further information, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on
(07) 5475 7272.

Come down and take part in a Tree Planting at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow!

Come down and take part in a Tree Planting at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow!

Tree Planting USCThe University of the Sunshine Coast would like to invite community members, USC staff and students to a tree planting event on the USC campus tomorrow.

If you would like to attend this event please meet at the Lakeside BBQ shelter on the uni campus at 9 a.m. tomorrow, all guests are welcome to stay as long as you like

Just a reminder to please bring sun protection, covered shoes and gloves along with a bottle of water so you can stay hydrated.

USC will be providing top up water and light refreshments on the morning please RSVP to Mr Scott Burnett via the email address below if you would like to take part.


Planned burn of USC’s Compensatory Habitat

Planned burn of USC’s Compensatory Habitat

As a component of the fire management program for the University of the Sunshine Coast, a small area within the Compensatory Habitat translocation site has been identified as requiring a prescribed burn.

USC Compensatory Habitat
The section for the prescribed burn of USC’s Compensatory Habitat this Saturday is Area 1

This area is in the far corner of the University and adjacent to the University lakes, Claymore road and the Chancellor Park estate. The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of heathland and forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas within the translocated habitat area. This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural heath and forest regeneration.

Prior to burning a permit to light the fire will be issued by the local fire warden.

Suitable weather conditions such as moisture, humidity and wind speed and direction will dictate an appropriate day and time for the burn to take place. Depending on weather & a few other variables it will take place on the first suitable day of the following alternatives:-

Saturday, 23rd July
Wednesday, 10th August

Please note it is not intended to initiate burning for the entire reserve, with the prescribed burn encompassing 1 hectare of the reserve. The burn is planned to commence at approximately 10am on the first of those available days nominated above and is expected to be completed by 11am.

The burn will be undertaken by Officers from Rural Fire Service Queensland. During the burn access will be restricted.