Celebrate Australia Day with Caloundra City Council - Free Event
Main Stage - Kings Beach Park
9:00am Opening & Citizenship Ceremonies
Flag-raising, National Anthem, Gomurri Umbi Welcome Dance
11:15am Sue Bond Quartet
12:50pm Bee Gees Show
3:30pm Gomurri Umbi
5:00pm Caloundra City Citizen of the year
5:55pm Saraid Harrison
7:15pm Simon 7
7:30pm Fireworks followed by Movie
Lions Park stage
10:00am Mitch Kane
10:40am Gorumi Umbi
11:10am Sahaj Sangeet
11:40am African Drumming
12:10pm Sheer Goddesses Belly Dancing
1:30pm Gomurri Umbi
2:00pm Mitch Kane
2:40pm African Drumming
3:25pm Sahaj Sangeet
4:00pm Sheer Goddesses Belly Dancing
4:40pm Gomurri Umbi
5:00pm Mitch Kane
10:30am The Sandman begins sculpture
10:30am Beach Scenarios
10:50pm Beach Volleyball
11:00am Soccer demonstrations
12:00pm Free play on beach soccer field
12:20pm Human Flag
12:40pm Beach Cricket
1:00pm Soccer demonstrations
1:40pm Scavenger Hunt
2:00pm Sand sculpting workshops
3:10pm Duck race and Dash for Cash
4:30pm Sand castle competition
4:45pm Thong throwing comp
Lions Park Workshops
11:00am Mitch Kane Street entertainment
12:00pm African Drumming
1:00pm Belly Dancing
3:00pm African Drumming
4:00pm Tango Workshop
All day Sahaja Yoga meditation
All day Mick Swaine Happy Painting
12:50pm Black Day
1:40pm Simon 7
2:10pm Carl Lynch Band
3:00pm Official Pool opening
3:10pm Simon 7
3:40pm Dave Flower Band
23 January 2007 Plan your route if near Kings Beach Park on Australia Day
If you're heading down to Kings Beach on Friday to enjoy the City's Australia Day celebrations, avoid the traffic woes and leave the car at home, or park in the CBD and take advantage of the free shuttle bus service.
Roads will be closed and shuttle buses in operation for safety reasons and to help ease traffic congestion.
Featuring over 12 hours of entertainment, Caloundra City's annual Australia Day celebrations are expected to attract huge crowds to Kings Beach. The event kicks off at 9am with the Citizenship ceremony, and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at 7.30pm followed by a free screening of family favourite, Ice Age 2.
So leave the car at home or park your car and take one of the regular shuttle buses leaving from the bus interchange at Cooma Terrace, starting at 11am.
Please note the Burgess Street and Ormond Terrace/Esplanade headland carpark will be closed from midnight until 10.30pm. Disabled parking and drop off will be available at the Burgess Street carpark during the event.
Motorists and residents are also reminded that the roads around the Park will be closed from 7am until 10.30pm. This includes:
• Princess Lane between Albert Street and the Esplanade
• De Vene Avenue between Moreton Parade and Ormonde Terrace
• Ormond Terrace between the Esplanade and Edmund Street, Kings Beach.
Caloundra City Council's Australia Day celebrations are proudly sponsored by WIN Hot 91 and Caloundra Events.
23 January 2007 Kings Beach redevelopment to take centre stage at Australia Day celebrations
Mayor Cr Don Aldous will officially open the new $4m Kings Beach Pool, the final stage of the $14m Kings Beach redevelopment at 3pm on Friday as part of the City's Australia Day celebrations in the Park.
The final stage of Caloundra City Council's $14 million Kings Beach Park redevelopment will be officially launched as part of the City's annual Australia Day celebrations on Friday.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the $4m sea water swimming pool complex, which features a sea water lap pool, children's swimming pool and wading area with a beach-style entry and disabled access, has been a hugely popular attraction since it opened to the public just prior to Christmas.
"Its fitting that we use an occasion such as Australia Day to celebrate the completion of this visionary project," Cr Aldous said.
Cr Aldous said Council made the decision to convert Kings Beach from an ageing caravan park to a recreational and entertainment hub to be enjoyed by all members of the community.
"A $14 million redevelopment is a big deal for a city the size of Caloundra and it took tremendous foresight from the Council of the day to recognise the importance and the value of this project for our City," Cr Aldous said.
Divisional Councillor and Kings Beach Redevelopment Committee Chair Tim Dwyer said the park is one of the most significant redevelopment projects in Caloundra's history and has become a valuable asset not just for the City but the entire Sunshine Coast.
"It has taken great vision, team work and community input to ensure it is a modern and innovative facility that will be enjoyed by all members of the community for many years to come," Cr Dwyer said.
"During the last six years the Kings Beach Redevelopment Committee has been a driving force behind the project and Guymer Bailey Architects have put in substantial work to make it the innovative precinct it is today.
"Since the first stage of the project was finished, Kings Beach Park has become an increasingly popular location for families, locals and visitors to congregate for barbecues, picnics, events and other social activities."
The site offers free and fun entertainment for the whole family with everything from playgrounds to interactive water features, electric barbecues, exercise stations, stylish sculptures, modern public art and a flying fox.
The swimming pool will be officially opened at 3pm on Friday as part of Caloundra City Council's Australia Day celebrations in Kings Beach Park. The event, proudly sponsored by WIN, Hot 91 and Caloundra Events, will kick off at 9am with the Citizenship ceremony and will feature live entertainment, market stalls, beach activities, street performers and workshops, plus much more. A free family movie under the stars, Ice Age 2, will follow the fireworks display from 7.30pm.
17 January 2007 Kings Beach to shine as City celebrates Australia Day
Thousands of locals and visitors are expected to converge on the City's latest showcase, the recently completed $14m Kings Beach redevelopment when Caloundra City Council hosts its annual Australia Day celebrations next week.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the City's traditional Australia Day celebrations will be held across three stages around Kings Beach Park, including the beach and Lions Park , taking full advantage of the multi-million dollar infrastructure to offer a packed program of family flavoured entertainment.
The day's program kicks off at 9am with the official opening and citizenship ceremony, and concludes at 7.45pm with a free family movie, Ice Age 2 after the fireworks display.
"Other highlights will include the announcement of Caloundra City's annual Australia Day Award winners at 5pm, live performances including The Bee Gees Show, a beach concert featuring local bands, the Sue Bond Quartet, market and food stalls, street entertainment and workshops in a multicultural precinct, children's activities and amusements and much more," Cr Aldous said.
The new $4m Kings Beach Pool will also be officially opened, and there will be a host of beach activities, including demonstrations by the Queensland Men's Beach Soccer and Queensland Academy of Sport Women's Soccer teams, courtesy of Caloundra Events.
A free park and ride service will be available from the Bus Interchange in Cooma Terrace. Disabled parking will be available in Burgess St carpark.
The Caloundra City Council event is sponsored by WIN, Hot 91 and Caloundra Events. For further information, including full program details, log on to www.caloundra.qld.gov.au.
10 January 2007 Australia Day celebrations to showcase revamped Kings Beach Park
The impressive $14m redevelopment of Kings Beach Park will be showcased as the Caloundra City celebrates Australia Day in the park with a full day of festivities planned for Friday 26 January.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said highlights of this year's Australia Day celebrations at Kings Beach Park will include the announcement of the 2007 Australia Day Award winners, a citizenship ceremony, and the official opening of the new Kings Beach Pool.
"This park is one of the most significant redevelopment projects in Caloundra's history and with the stage and amphitheatre, the beach, the pool, barbecues and parkland it is an ideal location to celebrate Australia Day and the spirit of being Australian."
The day will kick off at 9am with the official opening and flag raising, and citizenship ceremony.
Children's amusements and activities, competitions, market stalls, live entertainment and street performers feature in a packed program of activities, which will conclude with an impressive fireworks display at 7.30pm, followed by the screening of a family favourite, Ice Age 2 under the stars from 7.45pm.
Free shuttle buses will run from the Transit Centre in Cooma Terrace, and disabled parking will be available.
The Caloundra City Council event has become an annual tradition on the coast, and is expected to attract thousands of local families and visitors.
Council issues casting call for City's signature events
Calling all local entertainers, performers, stallholders and community groups! Want to be part of Caloundra City's two biggest annual events?
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said Expressions of interest are being called for the City's annual Carols on Kings and Australia Day community events.
"Carols on Kings and Australia Day are the City's two signature events, and this year we hope to involve as many local performers, entertainers, community groups, stallholders and volunteers as possible," Cr Aldous said.
Carols on Kings will be held at Kings Beach Park amphitheatre on Saturday December 23, followed by Australia Day celebrations on Friday January 26
Expressions of interest are invited from interested community groups, vendors, stallholders, volunteers, entertainers, schools, hire companies, security firms, children's amusements and other local businesses.
To register for Carols, Expressions of Interest must be lodged with Council by Friday 27 October, and Friday 3 November for the Australia Day event.
Forms can be downloaded from Council's website at www.caloundra.qld.gov.au
. Sponsorship packages are also available. For more information, contact Council's Community Events Coordinator Richard Eyles on (07)5420 8265.
If you have a service to provide, a product to sell or can entertain in some way, we'd love to hear from you!