Pelican Waters
 

Residents Info

Pelican Waters Lock Maintenance

Please be advised Pelican Waters Lock is scheduled for annual maintenance from Monday 6th – Friday 10th February 2017.

The lock will be closed to public access during this time, as contractors perform necessary maintenance to the lock and salinity exchange. If emergency access is required please contact Sunshine Coast Council on 07 5475 7272.

Signage will also be erected prior to this date.



Pelican Waters Forest Park - Controlled Burn Saturday 13th August

Queensland Rural Fire Service will be undertaking controlled grass burning in Council owned land within Pelican Waters this weekend.

The controlled burning will take place in two small areas within Pelican Waters Forest Park located behind Tweddell Drive on Saturday 13th August 2016 between 9am – 3pm.

Entry during this time is not permitted and clear signs will be displayed by the Queensland Rural Fire Service at both ends of the park (northern and southern ends of Tweddell Drive).

For further assistance or information, please contact Julia Avis from the Queensland Rural Fire Service on 0410 466 402.

 


Sunshine Coast Council Feral Animal Control Program

Sunshine Coast Council have informed us that a Feral Animal Control (1080 Baiting) Program is due to commence around Tweddell Drive.

The aim of the program is to reduce feral animal numbers so as to protect native animals, primary production and the amenity of our region. The baiting program will commence on 18th April 2016 and continue through until 20th May 2016.

The pesticide used to assist with the control is a highly toxic but naturally occurring substance in the native fauna and as such, native animals are less susceptible than introduced feral species.native fauna and as such, native animals are less susceptible than introduced feral species.

Warning signs will be placed accordingly and the baiting program is governed by strict state government regulations. Information about 1080 poison and detailed information for protecting your domestic animals from accidental poisoning can be obtained on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website www.daff.qld.gov.au. If you are in or around the areas where warning signs are displayed, it is recommended that you restrain or muzzle your domestic animals to ensure they do not gain access to the 1080 baits or poisoned animals.

If you suspect your domestic animal has had contact with 1080, immediately contact a vet.

If you have any further enquiries or questions about this program, please contact council on 07 5475 7272.



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2016 Event Calendar at a glance...

http://www.visitsunshinecoast.com/events 



Register now for The Long Road Pyjama & Onesie Walk to support kids in care. www.thepyjamafoundation.com 


 

Works Update - Pelican Waters Boulevard

Sunshine Coast Council have advised Pelican Waters Boulevard will be resealed on Thursday evening 26th November and works will commence again on Sunday 29th November through to Thursday 3rd December in the evenings!

Please take care if using Pelican Waters Boulevard at these times.


Here's a quick look at what's going on around town:

 

Caloundra Fringe Festival - On now until Monday 5th October
www.caloundrafringefestival.com.au

Caloundra Music Festival - Friday 2nd to Monday 5th October
www.CaloundraMusicFestival.com

Caloundra Film Festival 26 September - 7 October
www.caloundrafilmfestival.com 

Caloundra Twilight Markets Friday 2 October 2015
www.caloundrastreetfair.com.au

Family Fun in Felicity Park Saturday 3 October
www.gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Swan Lake - Russian Ballet
Sunday 4 October
www.theeventscentre.com.au

New Caloundra mural is nearing completion
www.news.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/content/mural-makes-wall-difference-caloundra

 

 



Update - Temporary Road Closure Kalowendha Ave

 

Works are continuing on the roundabout at the intersection of Pelican Waters Blvd and Kalowendha Ave as we commence the entrance to the new Town Centre development area.

 

We now expect these works to be completed by Friday 16th October 2015.


The only traffic movement that is not permitted at the Pelican Waters Boulevard and Kalowendha roundabout is the right turn from Kalowendha, heading west onto Pelican Waters Boulevard.

  

Thanks for again for your patience, please see below map.

 

 




 



Puma Service Station Update


Nearing completion! The new Puma Service Station on Pelican Waters Boulevard next to the Shopping Village is starting to take shape, with estimated opening date around end of September, which is great news for all Pelican Waters' residents and visitors alike.

 



Temporary Road Closure - Kalowendha Ave


As you may have already noticed, works are currently in progress on the roundabout at the intersection of Pelican Waters Blvd and Kalowendha Ave as we commence the entrance to the new Town Centre development area.

 

These works are scheduled to be completed by Friday 11th September 2015. The only traffic movement that is not permitted at the Pelican Waters Boulevard and Kalowendha roundabout is the right turn from Kalowendha, heading west onto Pelican Waters Boulevard.

 

Thanks for your patience, please see below map.







Rob's Winter Fishing Tips

I’ve been busy interstate filming Fishing Australia, but every time I get home home to Pelican Waters I realise some of the best fishing is right here. <<read more>>




Waterside New Precinct - Opening Update

Whilst the weather has been against us this week in undertaking the final works for the new residential precinct at Waterside, we have managed to open up the park and a number of roads to the public.

By Thursday afternoon (today), the construction fencing that has surrounded the site for the last 7 months will have been relocated to open most of the new roads and the park. The roads open include:

  • Bledisloe Boulevard extension down to Bells Esplanade
  • Comet Street
  • Severn Place
  • Burdekin Place
  • Barcoo Lane

The only road that will not be open will be the section of Bells Esplanade road east of the roundabout as indicated on the accompanying plan.

The much anticipated park is open however please note that there is still unfinished elements. The BBQ is not yet in as the manufacturer has not yet completed the work. We will aim to have this done before the end of the school holidays. However, the playground is ready for kids, the shelters are up and furniture installed. There are still some further activities for kids to be put around the kick and throw area as well, and of course still loads of plants to be installed. The water may also not be on as we are still waiting for the local authority signoff so please be aware of this. Hopefully the rain will clear so that you can use the park over the Easter weekend.

We will also be sending out our Pelican View newsletter soon with more information about the park and surrounding precinct and other happenings in Pelican Waters.

From all of us at Pelican Waters, have a Happy and Safe Easter and most importantly enjoy the new park.



Town Centre Construction

Recently, a letter has been sent to residents in the Glasshouse Bay Precinct of Pelican Waters, informing them of the latest construction phase to the East and South of this precinct.

For more information, please read the letter below.

   


Construction Update

For the latest on what's happening around Pelican Waters, go to our construction updates page http://www.pelicanwaters.com/construction-updates.php


Fishing Update for Pelican Waters

For all our residents and interested fishing folk....local resident and Fishing Australia's Rob Paxevanous has reflected on his fishing experiences, whilst living in Pelican Waters for the past 12 months.

Rob has some great information and tips for fishing in our local area!  Click on the picture to read Rob's article.

The back waters of the Pumistone Passage are loaded with Flathead


Roundabout Upgrade!

You may have noticed works have commenced on the roundabout at the Southern end of Bledisloe Boulevard where it meets Sovereign Circuit.

An upgrade to the roundabout is required as part of the construction of our next residential land release, due early next year.

The upgrade will take place in two stages. The first stage will require all traffic to go around the southern side of the roundabout. The second stage will require all traffic to stay on the northern side of the roundabout.

Over the coming months, traffic diversions will be in place as the roundabout is upgraded. During this period of road works and traffic diversions, we ask that you take care and follow the signs as displayed.

We apologise for any short term inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries regarding this construction work or any work associated with it, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 5492 4888. http://www.pelicanwaters.com/construction-updates.php


NBN goes live on The Passage!

NBN is now live on The Passage at Pelican Waters! NBN are in the process of notifying service providers, so residents already living on The Passage and those nearing completion of construction and moving in soon, can now enjoy the benefits of NBN. Contact your service provider for the next step.

If you'd like to experience the speed of NBN, call in and see our staff at the Pelican Waters Land Sales Office on the corner of Marmont Street and Bond Street.  We have a computer set up for public access to sample the benefits of NBN!

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is also live in some newer areas of Pelican Waters.  The attached information gives residents a brief overview about NBN and what to expect from the Network in the future.

What is the NBN and why is it important?     The three NBN technologies


Canoe/Kayak Access

For residents wanting to access the canals and waterways with a canoe or kayak, an access ramp is located within the park on The Passage, just off Pelican Waters Bouelvard.  The ramp gives easy access to the Northern Lakes. If you would like to take your canoe/kayak beyond the Northern Lakes, a lock key can also be obtained from the Pelican Waters Land Sales and Information Centre on the corner of The Corso and Pelican Waters Bouelvard or call us on 07 5492 4888.


WIN TV's Fishing Australia - Pelican Waters/Caloundra show

This Saturday at 4:30pm in Queensland, NSW and the ACT the program Fishing Australia will be featuring Pelican Waters and its surrounds on WIN TV. It looks like it will be the best show yet and a nice reminder of how beautiful Pelican Waters and Caloundra truly is. Enjoy the show.

Here's a link to the promo as a reminder http://youtu.be/lV7g_bh3qMM 

For VIC, TAS, SA and WA the show goes to air at 5:30pm.

http://www.fishingaustralia.tv/

 


Coffee van comes to Pelican Waters!

Exciting news for coffee (and hot chocolate) lovers....the "Shot of Coffee" van will be in Pelican Waters each weekday morning from 5.30am at the beachfront park on Pelican Waters Boulevard.

Drop in on your way to work or taking the to kids to school, and grab a coffee from Cindy. Or, relax in the park and enjoy the view while the kids play.

Cindy will also be at the Land Sales and Display Village office on Marmont Street mid morning on Sunday. Enjoy your coffee, then a stroll through our stunning display homes.

Let us know if you would like to see Cindy and her "Shot of Coffee" van at other times and we will pass on the feedback.



Feral Animal Baiting Program

Sunshine Coast Council have informed us that a Feral Animal Control (1080 Baiting) Program is due to commence around Tweddell Drive.  The aim of the program is to reduce feral animal numbers so as to protect native animals, primary production and the amenity of our region.  The baiting program will commence on 8th September 2014 and continue through until 10th October 2014.

The pesticide used to assist with the control is a highly toxic but naturally occurring substance in the native fauna and as such, native animals are less susceptible than introduced feral species.

Warning signs will be placed accordingly and the baiting program is governed by strict state government regulations. Information about 1080 poison and detailed information for protecting your domestic animals from accidental poisoning can be obtained on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website www.daff.qld.gov.au. If you are in or around the areas where warning signs are displayed, it is recommended that you restrain or muzzle your domestic animals to ensure they do not gain access to the 1080 baits or poisoned animals.

If you suspect your domestic animal has had contact with 1080, immediately contact a vet.

If you have any further enquiries or questions about this program, please contact council on 07 5475 7272.


Pelican Waters enters the State UDIA awards

Pelican Waters Northern Lakes Precincts has entered into the Master Planned Community category for the State UDIA awards. The judging panel were on site today to discuss the application and visit the area. The Northern Lakes Precincts include The Beaches, The Headlands, The Passage and all other Precincts north of the Loch Lamerough Bridge on Pelican Waters Boulevard. Winners will be announced in October!


Pelican Waters Lock Closure

For residents in the Northern Lakes Precincts, please be advised that Sunshine Coast Council will be closing the the Pelican Waters Lock facility to undertake scheduled maintenance between Monday 18th August and Monday 25th August 2014, please see attached letter. Apologies for any inconvenience. For further information, please contact Gavin Leese at Sushine Coast Council on 5499 5106.


Unity Water - Water Pressure Testing - 24th June

We have been advised that water pressure testing will be conducted by Unity Water in Pelican Waters next week.

Please read the attached Media Release and residents letter.

 


NEW TOWN HOUSE DEVELOPMENT

Construction work has commenced on the vacant allotment at the entrance to Whitehaven Way, previously the Land Sales office for the Display Village.

This is an exciting new development, consisting of six luxury Town Houses with waterfront access.  The development, named “Qualia” will be constructed by award winning builders, Ryan Designer Homes. More information regarding this project, including sales plan and specifications will be available soon.

Construction works on this site are expected to be completed by Christmas 2014, weather permitting.

If you have any queries regarding this development or any work associated with it, please do not hesitate to contact our office.


Night Eyes Clean up Efforts

The volunteers for Night Eyes Water & Landcare Inc have again assisted in the clean up of large amounts of rubbish in and around the vacant land at the southern end of Pelican Waters. Thanks to the volunteers for the fantastic work that they do cleaning up, in and around, our waterways on a regular basis!

For information about Night Eyes, go to their website www.waterandlandcaresc.com.au

 


Christmas Light Displays

There are some wonderful displays of Christmas lights in and around Pelican Waters. Take a stroll or drive around and have a look at the beautiful creations by some of our residents. Here are just a sample.....

    


NBN Information


As of 22nd August, NBN is now live in Baronet Court, Pelican Waters! Bond Street and most of Marmont Street are already enjoying the benefits of a high speed internet connection.

If you'd like to experience the speed of NBN, call in and see our staff at the Pelican Waters Land Sales Office on the corner of Marmont Street and Bond Street.  We have a computer set up for public access to sample the benefits of NBN!

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is now live in some newer areas of Pelican Waters.  The attached information gives residents a brief overview about NBN and what to expect from the Network in the future.

What is the NBN and why is it important?     The three NBN technologies


Pelican Waters Caloundra Swimming Club - Come and Try!

 

Put this date in your calendar! Everyone is welcome! The Pelican Waters Caloundra Swimming Club invites all families, to come along and give swimming a go!

Swimming Club begins in October on Friday evenings and is a great opportunity to have fun, make friends, practise your race skills and improve your swimming times.

For further information visit www.pwcsc.com.au or email pwcsc@bigpond.com.  

   


 National Broadband Network (NBN) arrives in Pelican Waters!

Telecommunications contractors are presently running optic fibre cable along Pelican Waters Boulevard to provide "fibre to the premises" for residents in the Headlands 2 precinct. It is expected that the cabling work should be completed within the next two weeks with live connections to properties available from early May 2013.

A second cable will provide a NBN service to the next stage of the Boronia Grove precinct at the southern end of Pelican Waters.

The attached footage shows the installers pulling the cable through to the control pillar adjacent to The Headlands park.

For further information on NBN call in to our sales office on The Corso or phone 5492 4888. More information is also available at www.nbnco.com.au



Landcare volunteers do dirty work

PELICAN Waters residents take great pride in their canal-side lifestyle.

But bicycles, trolley, plastic bags, tyres and dozens of pieces of rubbish were never meant for the waterways and were never part of their sea change vision.

Night Eyes Landcare volunteers filled dozens of bags of rubbish in a super haul last week behind Pelican Waters Shopping Village.

"Locally around the canals and Bell's Creek <<read more>>


 Need to get around?

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council has a comprehensive guide to public transport around the Sunshine Coast. We've got some of the brochures here in our office if you would like to drop in an say 'hi' and collect one or take a peak on the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Website here.  

 



Pelican Waters Aerial ViewThe Growing Of A City: The Development Of Caloundra City And Its Districts

Compiled by Amanda G. Wilson – Local Studies Officer- Caloundra City Libraries
January 1992

The development of Caloundra City and it's districts, was centred around the intrigue of the majestic peaks of the Glass House Mountains, the abundant seafood in the Pumicestone Passage and the magnificent cabinet timbers from the rainforests of the hinterland. 

On 17th May, 1770, while sailing two leagues off shore, Captain James Cook saw the Glass Houses. He was entranced by these unusual mountains of mystery, which rise abruptly from rich volcanic flat lands and described their location in his log, so as to guide future explorers to these conspicuous landmarks. 

Captain Matthew Flinders was sent from Port Jackson, Sydney, to examine Cook's Glass House Bay, for a possible large river. Flinders landed at the south-eastern point of Bribie Island, where he had an altercation with the Bribie natives, this area was named Point Skirmish, and later, continued further up the Passage, seeking a place to repair his badly leaking boat. 

It was Flinders who named the narrow strait between Bribie Island and the mainland, the Pumicestone River, due to the vast amount of Pumicestone along the shoreline and believing the waterway to be a river. Flinders too, was intrigued by the majestic mountains, and rowed up a creek, which he named Glass House Creek, `Tierbum' being the local native name, then walked the rest of the way to Beerburrum Mountain, which he climbed on the 26th of July, 1799, along with Sydney native, Bongaree and two unnamed sailors from the Norfolk, being the first Europeans to climb one of the Glass House Mountains. 

Flinders returned to Sydney without finding the big river he sought, which was the Brisbane River.

The next white man in the Passage was John Bingle, who had been sent from Sydney in command of the colonial cutter, Sally, in 1882, to seek a river believed to enter the sea somewhere north of Port Macquarie. Arriving at Point Skirmish on 6th March, 1822, Bingle took a boat party up the Passage and threaded his way through the mangroves and mud banks until he sighted the Bar at Caloundra, proving that Flinder's so called river, was indeed, a passage. Read More...