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Bank helping make wish list reality

About 110 people attended the community forum at the North Shore Community Centre, organised by Marcoola Community Bank Branch, on April 18.
About 110 people attended the community forum at the North Shore Community Centre, organised by Marcoola Community Bank Branch, on April 18. Contributed

A RAFT of community ideas were short listed for funding consideration at a community forum in Marcoola this past week.

Possibility of a swimming pool or sports facilities on the southern end of the North Shore, a multi-purpose outdoor sporting complex for Coolum, an indoor velodrome and the refurbishment of the Coolum Civic Centre were a handful of the ideas to make the cut.

They stemmed from group discussions held at the North Shore Community Centre last week by Marcoola Community Bank Branch to discuss future projects that would benefit the communities.

More than 110 people attended the April 18 meeting.

Marcoola Community Bank branch manager Judy Blackall said the forum was an opportunity for people to contribute towards the development of the region.

"The attendees were proud locals who are all in close touch with what they feel North Shore needs," she said.

Retiring Sunshine Coast mayor Bob Abbot was in attendance and spoke warmly of his relationship with Bendigo Bank over the past 10 years.

At the finale of the forum, Ms Blackall present the North Shore Community Centre with a cheque for $5000 to place a sign in front of the centre to promote upcoming events.

Rick Cooper, chairman of Sunshine Coast Community Financial Services Ltd (SCCFSL), who manages Community Bank branches in Marcoola, Tewantin and Cooroy, said the SCCFSL board was committed to holding further community forums and act as a conduit for constructive conversation between concerned residents and local and state government to progress these projects.

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