More than 15 kilometres of trail networks have been linked thanks to Sunshine Coast Council’s works at Eumundi Conservation Park.

Members of the Sunny Coast Trail Horse Riders Club yesterday (March 7) joined Divisional Councillor Stephen Robinson to view and experience the completed trail network near Allendale Rd at Eumundi.

Cr Robinson said this trail and others throughout the Sunshine Coast contributed to our community’s natural and physical wellbeing, and aligned with council’s vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative.

“Across the Sunshine Coast, we have more than 600 kilometres of trails that offer a diversity of experiences for horse-back riders, mountain bikers, hikers and families looking for a leisurely outdoor stroll,” said Cr Robinson.

“Eumundi Conservation Park offers more than 15 kilometres of trails that are all linked up thanks to these recent works.

“This project’s goal was to provide a solution for about 500 metres of trail that was notoriously wet and impassable, to horse riders and hikers.

“This section of unmade road reserve separated the north and south blocks of the park, essentially dividing the park in two.

“Our council crews worked with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to provide better drainage and to build a reliable trail surface that will remain passable, even in wet weather conditions.

“The conservation park is now joined and visitors will enjoy a full trail network amongst the beautiful mix of eucalypt open forest and high value rainforest.”

The Eumundi Conservation Park has always been popular with the region’s horse riders, including Sunny Coast Trail Horse Riders Club President Chris Bourne who shared her admiration and appreciation for the completed trail network.

“As our club members are frequent riders in this park, I am grateful to see the trail extended thanks to this project’s completion,” Ms Bourne said.

“Previously, any wet weather inhibited us from fully enjoying this expansive park, and now we can take advantage of lengthier horseback rides.

“I encourage more community members to visit the Eumundi Conservation Park and experience its beautiful trails, whether you’re with a horse, on a bicycle, or simply on foot.”

Over the past few years, Sunshine Coast Council has also improved access conditions at both the southern and western entrances to allow for better access for all community members to explore this bushland area.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson

The Sunshine Coast continues to deliver the right ingredients for a healthy, smart, creative region according to Mayor Mark Jamieson, who delivered his annual State of our Region address today.

Speaking to an audience of community representatives at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute, Mayor Jamieson said if there was a theme for the Sunshine Coast in 2018 it was “connecting our community”.

“Here on the Sunshine Coast we are positioning ourselves as a unique region, distinct from the rest of South-East Queensland, but connected with the world,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“We have a balanced commitment to supporting and connecting our community, preserving our natural assets, maintaining our lifestyle and developing a stronger economy.

“And reinforcing the links and opportunities between them all.

“Latest economic data shows that our region’s annual employment growth of 5.3% is well ahead of the State’s jobs growth at 3.6%.

“Household incomes have also improved significantly since 2011 from being 22% below the State average to approximately 9% below the State average.

“We won’t rest there – I want to see us at least level pegged with the State average within the next 10 years.

“Improving the average household income level is the real social dividend for our community.

“It means more money in the pockets of our residents which is good news for them and for local businesses.”

Mayor Jamieson said other highlights of the year included the success of the Sunshine Coast Solar Farm, launching a 20-year arts plan, record tourism figures and investing a record $7 million to add a further 405 hectares of environmental land to our conservation estate.

“Since it was commissioned in July 2017, the Sunshine Coast Solar Farm has generated around 38,000 megawatt hours of electricity,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“This has resulted in a saving for council of $2.5 million on its electricity costs.

“Our Sunshine Coast Arts Plan will enrich our region’s cultural identity, providing endless possibilities and experiences for locals and visitors.

“With the additional properties council has acquired through our Environment Levy, our region’s conservation estate is now nearly 6200 hectares.

“Our international tourism figures continue to grow and our domestic tourism expenditure eclipsed what the Sunshine Coast achieved in the previous 12 months.”

Mayor Jamieson said the region’s game-changing projects continued to take shape during 2018, paving the way for international connections that would strengthen the region’s economic resilience and social fabric.

“The new runway at the Sunshine Coast Airport is well underway, plans for an International Broadband Submarine Cable have become a reality and the new Maroochydore CBD is really starting to take shape.

“There are many more highlights from the year and I look forward to continuing the success of 2018 through 2019.”

For a full list of highlights visit council’s website or watch the State of our Region 2018 video.


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On November 12th 2016, Miss Monogram officially launched with a celebratory event on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Miss Monogram is an online store specialising in bespoke individual monogrammed pieces for yourself and the ones you love. 

The Miss Monogram business launch was a great success with one hundred influential Sunshine Coast women attending. The Sunshine Coast Regional Council Mayor Mark Jamieson officially opened Miss Monogram and attended with his wife Lorrell. 

“It really is an amazing place, the Sunshine Coast, to encourage entrepreneurs to do what Nat and Brad are doing with Miss Monogram- establishing a strong foundation and showing the world what the Sunshine Coast is capable of”, Mayor Jamieson said. “Smart, healthy and creative- that’s what we want to be.

“I look forward to Miss Monogram having a very bright future, inspiring more and more businesses and more and more women to establish businesses right here on the Sunshine Coast…with that I officially declare Miss Monogram open”.

Founder of Miss Monogram, Natalie Tink saw a huge gap in the market for an online retailer of this sort on the Sunshine Coast, “Being surrounded by so many dynamic and inspiring women on the Sunshine Coast, I knew that all these women like myself have incredible pride in their name and I wanted to create a brand that would let them incorporate that into their everyday style”. 

Miss Monogram handbags are all made from genuine saffiano leather and come in a range of styles and colours. Our most popular bag, the London, is available in turquoise, lavender, peony pink, navy, and taupe. It (like all our other bags) can be monogrammed in three different metallics and three fonts. Candles and homewares are now available. 

In the lead up to Christmas we are also holding Thursday late night shopping in our showroom by appointment only. A maximum of six ladies per night are welcome to attend our exclusive intimate champagne events. All bookings can be done by calling the Miss Monogram office on (07) 5437 7605.

Natalie Tink is a Sunshine Coast Young Business Woman of the year, Telstra Business Women of the Year for 2012 and 2013, and a nominee in 2014. She runs Coast to Coast Media, My Real Estate Voice and the incredibly successful Mrs Tink blog which reaches thousands of woman a week. She was also a finalist in Sunshine Coast Style Awards for 2016. Natalie is widely known for her entrepreneurial spirit, her works with many charities and being a wife to Brad, and mother to Kooper and London.

Miss Monogram has already got the coast buzzing and we would love to be included in your publication.

Natalie is available for a phone interview if needed. If this story is of interest to you, there is also an opportunity to provide more photos from the event and of the product line. 

Please call me on (07) 5437 7605 or email me at if you have any further questions.

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