Pomona museum has long-overdue renovation
POMONA'S Noosa Museum is hoping to reopen this weekend after being closed this week for roof repairs.
Built in 1911 and renovated in 1929 and again in 1960, the Factory St building was Noosa Shire Council's original chambers.
It is of significant historical value and the collection housed by the building is equally as valuable.
The council liaised with museum operator Cooroora Historical Society Inc to ensure the repair work went smoothly.
Cooroy Memorial Hall has been closed for some time because of safety concerns and the large amount of restoration needed.
At its meeting last week, Noosa Shire Council agreed to take over as trustee of the hall from Cooroy Pomona RSL.
A community workshop will be held next month to consider the future of the hall.
Mayor Tony Wellington is calling on residents to join councillors and council staff at the session.
'Restoring the hall is certainly an option, but if the community decides the land could be better used, perhaps as a memorial park or a playground, then we'll happily look at those ideas too,” Cr Wellington said.
"A recent building inspection revealed that we'd need to spend around $400,000 on the hall just to get it to a safe condition,” he said.
"To restore the building properly, and give Cooroy a hall it can truly be proud of, we'd need to spend between $800,000 and $1 million.”
The public workshop will be held on Saturday, November 26, at 9.30am, in Cooroy State School Hall, 59 Elm St, Cooroy.
Glossy Counting Day
This year's Glossy Black Cockatoo Birding Day will be held tomorrow.
This is the one day per year when volunteers come together to survey glossy black cockatoo populations.
The glossies have a distinctive cockatoo call, typically fly in pairs or groups of three and feed on the seeds of sheoak trees, also known as casuarina trees.
To take part, contact Tyron de Kauwe at Noosa Council on 5329 6244.