It’s an interesting question: What has Rick Baberowski done for the region in the past 4 years? I would love you to share your thoughts and ideas about what Rick has done for our Community? What improvements have been made and what future improvements he should make?
Rick and the other councillors operate at a local government level also known as the Sunshine Coast Council and they are responsible for many of the local issues which confront us around our homes or as we travel through our community. This includes the removal and recycling of rubbish, town planning, cleaning and general pollution control, as well the creation and quality of roads, footpaths and other public buildings and infrastructures which also include the development and preservation of the built up areas including wildlife and the natural environments.
Re-Elect Rick Baberowski
I have often seen Rick out and about looking carefully at the town and I know he pays attention to detail, ascetics and spacial concepts, after all he has an ‘Arts’ background which also explains why he is sympathetic and has an appreciation of Music Art and Culture in our Community, without which any community is as good as dead! I know Rick made significant improvements to the Woolworths carpark and the Beerwah Streetscape before they were constructed.
I would like to make it very clear that I like Rick Baberowski very much and I believe he has done a lot of good for our town.
We know Rick cares about the community, but for all the care and consideration I’m not seeing much real action. (I will be a little more specific further in the article).
I am concerned that the town of Beerwah which was earmarked for growth by the federal government has not seen much improvement in public or pedestrian services like footpaths and cycle paths.
Increasingly the surrounding area around Beerwah is being carved into smaller and smaller block sizes. I think Caboolture may now have more large acreage blocks than Beerwah, Glasshouse and Landsborough combined, and on top of this we are not seeing the cycling and walking routes linking in the new housing estates with the town and community.
Politicians Promise and Things Get Worse! …Why?
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I know Rick was instrumental in the Beerwah Streetscape and upgrade, and let’s be honest he did a great job, it looks and feels a lot better than it did before, although there are less car parks than there once were. My view of the street upgrade is that it’s a glorified food court for the large shops which don’t yet exist. (and possibly never will).
The artwork in the street is worthy of comment and discussion and makes Beerwah more interesting.
I know Rick works closely with the Zoo and has a strong relationship with the Zoo although I have no idea why because I’ve always maintained that the Zoo does very little for the town of Beerwah and the local community. Don’t get me wrong the Zoo is both a wonderful and amazing ambassador for Australia and they make a very significant difference to the environmental wealth of Australia. I don’t think they make much difference to the town of Beerwah and the local community and neither do I think that they should.
I can’t say that I blame the Zoo for withdrawing from the community, they only ever get hit up by the community by fund raisers looking for donations and handouts, but why is Rick spending so much time with the Zoo? If you know please share with us.
What do we want from our Councillor?
I have a few suggestions, please feel free to add your own suggestions, remember we have a Community Forums where you can discuss things with a little more anonymity that you can on Facebook/Beerwah, so feel free to present your thoughts and ideas on Facebook, on the Forum or directly on this page (scroll down) and you will see a comment box.
Rick is promising to look at upgrading Landsborough and Glasshouse, but what exactly does this mean? A few street lights and paint job? If you know please share with us.
- Lets make Beerwah and the four towns closest to us safe for walking and cycling.
- Lets make land sizes bigger, or at the very least lets provide a few blocks of land that are larger than 4000m so that people have a choice, currently you can only purchase smaller blocks of land.
- Lets begin planning for Aura, we could begin by building a cycle path to Aura from Beerwah, before Aura gets built, why should we have to drive everywhere.
- We need better sports facilities (we really do need better sports facilities).
- The Beerwah Swimming Pool needs to be made a lot larger if it’s going to keep up with community growth.
- We need a Caravan Park for tourists and visitors.
- We need more Bed and Breakfasts, or we can use Air BnB – I’m a big fan of Uber – (tap the app, get a ride) as well as airbnb – (rent unique accommodation from local hosts ).
- We make it easier for local people to become involved in local decision-making.
I liked Ricks previous election slogan ‘Pick Rick’, and I like his current slogan ‘Re-Elect Rick’, of course both of these slogans are invitations for modification by a playful community 🙂
There are a few questions which are hard to answer so for example: Who owns domestic abuse in our township? If we continually get relegated to smaller and smaller blocks of land, we will end up with changes in the Beerwah culture which leads to an array of other unwanted issues.
If we are not careful the Sunshine Coast Council will use Beerwah and the other railway towns (as far up as Nambour), as something of ‘socio economic dumping ground’, because without choices in land size we can only ever attract a certain type of culture, and if we continue to build duplex dwellings on blocks of land less than 700 sq/m we are going to run into certain problems in the future.
Who owns the Traffic Problem in Beerwah and Caloundra? (and believe me traffic issues are coming), just like traffic issues arrived in Buderim and Noosa. Noosa at least did something sensible about their traffic issues, their road system and walkways are a lot more advanced than Beerwah’s.
Please leave your thoughts and comments.