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 email@example.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
"The Long Road" - The Pyjama Foundation
On Sunday 24th March 2013, non-competitive walking events will take place around the country, to raise much needed funds for Australian children living in foster and statutory care.
The Pyjama Foundation offers a learning based mentoring program free-of-charge to children in care with the aim of making a life-long, positive impact in their lives.
The Sunshine Coast walk event will be held in around Pelican Waters and Golden Beach.
To register and participate in this great cause, go to www.thepyjamafoundation.com or contact the Sunshine Coast Co-ordinator, Kate Morris on 0431 133 400.
Service Station Survey Results!
Recently, we conducted a survey with residents regarding a service station in Pelican Waters. This survey, and others to come in the near future, was conducted as part of determining the future services of the planned Pelican Waters Town Centre.
The overwhelming response to the survey was YES to a service station!
By participating in the survey, respondents had the chance of winning a dinner voucher for the Pelican Waters Tavern.
The lucky winner of the voucher was Shelagh!
Thanks to all those that participated and we look forward to your responses in future surveys.
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.
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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 - NOW ON FACEBOOK!
Pelican Waters has now joined the ever growing Facebook community! Be a part of the growing online community for Pelican Waters. We will post regular updates, photos and information on the day-to-day going on in and around Pelican Waters. We might even have a competition or two!
Invite your family and friends to join as well and maybe share your thoughts and stories about Pelican Waters. Take a look at the photos from Sunday's Community Celebration here.
Come on... time to head over to Facebook and "LIKE" Pelican Waters, after all it is your community.
Click Here to visit Pelican Waters on Facebook.
The Growing Of A City: The Development Of Caloundra City And Its Districts
Compiled by Amanda G. Wilson – Local Studies Officer- Caloundra City Libraries
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...