Please find listed some of the key local community organisations that are based in the Kawana electorate, or on the Sunshine Coast. If you would like to advertise an upcoming event, or provide details about your organisation on this page, please let me know.
Schools in the Kawana Electorate
- Buddina State School
- Chancellor State College
- Kawana Waters State College
- Meridan State College
- Montessori International College
- Pacific Lutheran College
- Siena Catholic College
- Talara Primary College
- University of the Sunshine Coast
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Kawana Waters Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kawana Waters Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Established 23 years ago, our mission is to facilitate business network opportunities in a friendly environment and to provide the benefits of professional business support and information. The Kawanabiz website initiative is created to communicate relevant information and to promote business and professional activity in the Kawana area. From a population of just 41 residents in 1968 Kawana Waters, has become one of the Sunshine Coast's fastest growing communities and has a predicted population of 40,000 by 2015. Kawana Waters integrates business, industry, residential and recreational precincts creating a great place to live, visit and do business.
Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry
What can the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry do for your business?
Access to a strong combined voice, ensuring a greater impact than an individual could achieve.
The Chamber provides businesses with a forum to have their say on issues of concern, and the collective clout of several hundred business people when taking these concerns to Council and Government. The opportunity to have your say on Government initiatives. The Chamber represents the interests of members on Policy Taskforces that have a direct impact on the development of business in Caloundra.
Monthly Newsletter & Website
Chamber members receive a regular monthly newsletter providing them with:
- Communication on events and happenings in the business community;
- Business tips and educational material;
- A competitive advertising medium;
- Editorial promotion of member businesses;
- Business Directory.
Plus, a website that provides:
- An e-commerce portal, linked to strategic websites;
- Competitive advertising opportunities;
- On line Business Directory.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital Action Group Inc.
Most residents will have seen the preparation work for the widening of the Kawana Way adjacent to the hospital site began in July. Ramsay will begin construction of the private hospital soon. Opening in 2013 it will be a welcome addition to our health system. This year SCUHAG has had a number of reports of shortage of private beds here on the coast. This puts even more pressure on the already overworked public system. Once the private hospital is open we should see a reduction of some patients travelling to Brisbane for treatment. At present 3 companies [Exemplar Health, Sunshine Health Partners and Salus Partnership ] are vying for the contract to build the public hospital. Early 2012 should see the contract finalised and the start of the building of our much needed facility. The outlook is promising with everything on schedule at present. Regardless SCUHAG will remain vigilant to ensure history never repeats. Remember if there is a health issue in your area keep SCUHAG informed. If it is an issue we can address we will.
Currimundi Catchment Care Group and Friends of Currimundi Lake.
The Currimundi Catchment comprises Currimundi Lake, two creeks, three canals and the outflow from Lake Kawana which draws its water from the Mooloolah River. Currimundi Lake is a man-made coastal estuary. A major natural feature of this lake is the sand plug that frequently develops at the mouth. Currimundi Creeks have narrow riparian borders which are constantly eroding under the pressures of upstream developments. Two groups work in cooperation and with the Sunshine Coast Council to improve the Currimundi Catchment: Friends of Currimundi Lake (FOCL), formed in 1988, cares for Currimundi Catchment east of Nicklin Way, following the southern foreshores of Currimundi Lake to Currimundi Beach with Buderim Street as the southern boundary.
Currimundi Catchment Care Group Inc. (CCCG), formed in 2001, is interested in the wellbeing of the total catchment and participates in various activities throughout the catchment.
Kawana Forest Residents Association (KaFRA)
Kawana Forest Residents Association (KaFRA) was established in 2010.
Kawana Island Residents Association (KIRA)
Kawana Island Residents Association was established with the goal of working with all relevant parties to ensure that “Our Island” continues to be one of the most desirable locations to live on the Sunshine Coast. We would like to increase our membership from the current 500 to over 1000 residents. Our vision is to work together as a community to uphold and increase the desirability of living on Kawana Island. This can be achieved in a number of ways but a significant contributing factor is the sense of belonging that is created in a community. This ultimately will lead to residents taking pride in the community.
Residents Association South Sunshine Coast (formerly Caloundra City Ratepayers Association)
Now in their 17th year, the Residents Association South Sunshine Coast (formerly Caloundra City Ratepayers Association) meet on a monthly basis at the Caloundra RSL to discuss local issues that predominantly affect the former Caloundra City Council area.
For more information, contact the Secretary/Treasurer, Peter Bryant OAM on 0438 579 950.
Sippy Downs & Districts Community Association (SDDCA)
Our mission is for the Sippy Downs area to provide an optimum lifestyle for those who live and work here; to create a community that is socially and environmentally friendly and sustainable; and to give all stakeholders a voice in its future development. The name Sippy is said to be a derivation of the Aboriginal word 'dhippy' or 'jippi' meaning bird or winged creatures. Early white settlers used the land for grazing, timber and later sugar cane farming. It was earmarked for settlement as Sunshine Coast development boomed from the 1960s, but a major residential community did not start to take shape until the Sunshine Motorway opened in 1990. The University of the Sunshine Coast opened at Sippy Downs in 1996 and was significant in the growth of the area as a planned community. Future developments include a major Town Centre which will support the residential estates, the largest of which is Chancellor Park, and Palmview directly south. Sippy Downs boasts first-class public and private schools and is also home to a growing retail and commercial precinct, which includes major banks & retailers such as Woolworths, Joyce Mayne, 1st Choice, to name a few.
This website is administered by the local residents association known as the SDDCA.
Lions Club of Lake Currimundi-Kawana
Lake Currimundi/Kawana Lions Club was formed in 1981 with some of the original members still with us. We are always looking for new members to join our friendly club and to help out with projects, as some of our existing members are retiring or have already retired from the Lions.
One of the main goals in our Lions Club is to raise money and donate it back to the community to those we think may need a little help. A few of our recent donations were, walkers for children with disabilities, Christmas hampers for families in need, Act for Kids, Angel Flight, Kidney Support, Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre - LE.A.C, Lion Hearing Dogs, Riding for the disabled, Lion youth research, Starlight Foundation, local schools, etc. We basically help out where it is needed when we can.
Even though most of the money we raise may go locally, we do also support other projects and catastrophes, such as research for hospitals, help fire and flood victims in Australia and around the world and other global projects and disasters.
To list just a few of our regular activities that requires volunteers are, Barbeques, selling Christmas Cakes at local shopping centres, Christmas Carols, Hospital bags, local schools Lion Youth of the year and selling Lions Mints. We undertake various projects throughout the year, where ever needed.
We have 2 meetings a month (not compulsory) at Kawana Waters Surf Lifesaving Club.
A board meeting every second Monday of the month, where we discuss business and projects. Dinner meetings on the 4th Monday of the month, where we relax, have dinner, listen to a guest speaker, raffles and tell a few jokes. Just have a good time and a laugh.
At this stage the club has 31 members, ages starting from around 40 years with approximately equal amount male and female.
There are no restrictions; you can be as young or as old as practical, working or retired, male or female. Volunteer as much or as little as you wish, as often as you can when you can.
This is just a brief outline of what Lions actually do, if you need more information regarding our Club or the Lions organization, please feel free to call any of the phone number listed.
If you are interested in helping out your community while having a good time and meeting others, please give us a call, we would love to hear from you.
President: Ted Lowe 54928321
Rotary Club of Kawana Waters
The Rotary Club of Kawana Waters meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
Kawana Soccer Club
Welcome to the Official website of Kawana Soccer the Force in local Football. Please make visiting this website a Habit as it is the Home of information on Local football.
The Passion of the players & fans at Kawana Force, the heritage of the Club and the unique status it enjoys in the community make it an exciting proposition for everyone at the club.
Club Contact Details
Email : email@example.com
Postal Address : PO Box 714 Buddina Q 4575
Field Address : Stockland Park, Western Precinct
Milieu Place Bokarina Q 4575
Phone : 07 54931494 (soccer season only)
Kawana Waters Surf Lifesaving Club
Kawana Surf Club is centrally located on the picturesque Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. The Clubhouse offers fully licensed bar, fantastic gaming and wonderful dining with a warm family atmosphere. Active Club Members patrol the beach on a volunteer basis on the weekends and public holidays during the warmer months. They also participate in the many other activities offered by Kawana Surf Club including junior activities, surf sports, lifesaving training, fund raising and much more.
Take a moment to explore our "new look" web site, for more details and either drop in, drop us an email, give us a ring or write us a letter ...
Sunshine Coast Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers is a telephone hotline for members of the community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity. This information is electronically sent to the police establishment nearest to where the crime is occurring for investigation.
- You, the caller need not give your name. Remaining anonymous allows you to overcome any fear of involvement or retaliation.
Your call is not recorded or taped. You are not identified in any way.
Callers are allocated a code number:
- To provide further information
- To check on the progress of the investigation
- To collect the reward.
Crime Stoppers - 1 800 333 000 (Toll Free).
If you need police to attend an address or you need immediate police assistance DO NOT PHONE CRIME STOPPERS.
Phone Police Communications: 3364 3555 (Brisbane Metropolitan Area) or in an emergency call 000 (triple zero).