Councillor Comment – Cr Jennifer Sanders

Lynne Dickman and Jennifer Sanders at the Queensland Day celebrations.
Lynne Dickman and Jennifer Sanders at the Queensland Day celebrations.

I have been attending various events across the region and recently attended a lovely BBQ at Kooralbyn hitching rail. I wanted to thank everyone who welcomed me.

 I saw hundreds of Ducatti motorbikes coming from the Kooralbyn resort where they had been staying.  It was great to see such a huge procession of motorbikes touring the area.  

I took my Honda shadow for a tour around Kooralbyn, Hillview, Kerry and back to Beaudesert. I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the views of the Scenic Rim. 

I also really enjoyed the Queensland free family fun day and citizenship ceremony in Jubilee park on Sunday June 2.  It was wonderful to see the happy faces of the people who have decided to join us living in the Scenic Rim.

Council’s libraries and cultural centres have a great line-up of free and low-cost school holiday in coming weeks. The Kids’ Flicks at The Centre Beaudesert are just $7 for all tickets including a family movie, drink and snack.

A school holiday highlight will be the free Ninja Course with Inflatable Fun, 12pm to 2pm on Friday June 28 at Jubilee Park, Beaudesert. Don’t miss it!

Beaudesert recently welcomed some 100 delegates who attended the University of the third age (U3A) Network Queensland Annual Conference and appeared to thoroughly enjoy their time in the Scenic Rim. 

I wanted to thank all the volunteers who organised such a wonderful event and also thank them for the invitation to meet such inspirational people and hear some great stories when we were at the Beaudesert RSL event. 

As you know, U3A is an important part of our community, encouraging lifelong learning that enables seniors to remain healthy and active. I have been a member for many years now.

Being healthy and active is important for all ages and it’s great to see the Jeune Park parkrun in Beaudesert so well supported. Join in every Saturday from 7am and run, jog, or walk the five-kilometre course or register as a volunteer.

Thanks to the more than 50 representatives from local businesses who attended the recent Queensland Small Business Month networking event at Beaudesert Golf Club. Small businesses are vital to the future of our region, accounting for 98.5 per cent of all businesses in the Scenic Rim and are our community’s major source of employment.

Council recognises the importance of local halls as places of community connection and, until July 31, will be gathering feedback to better understand how our region’s 16 halls are used and can be supported.  

Our Community Halls Roadshow comes to Kerry Memorial Hall on Saturday June 22. Enjoy a free barbecue dinner and contribute to the community consultation from 6pm to 8pm or join the conversation online at

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