Live telecast of Steve Irwin memorial service at public venues
Caloundra City Council would like to advise residents and visitors that two venues will be made available for the community to gather to watch and listen to the Steve Irwin memorial service to be telecast live from Australia Zoo on Wednesday 20 September.
Quad Park, at Nicklin Way, Bokarina, and the Caloundra Cultural Centre, at Minchinton St, Caloundra, will open their doors from 8am to allow people to arrive before the 9am service.
Caloundra City Mayor, Don Aldous, said Steve Irwin was such an integral part of Caloundra City and residents needed a place where they could come together to remember the larger than life crocodile hunter.
"Council is working in conjunction with its two largest venues, and with Australia Zoo, to provide this City's residents with a public place to both grieve and to remember.
"It is appropriate that Steve's memorial service is held within the City, at the Zoo which he loved and which is so much a part of him.
"However, as accommodation at the Zoo is limited, Council is pleased to be able to help by opening Quad Park and the Cultural Centre to the community to watch the memorial service on big screens, broadcast live from the Zoo."
The community are requested not to bring flowers but, if they feel inclined, to donate money to the Australian Wildlife Fund. Collection points will be made available at both venues.
Residents are advised that seating will not be provided at Quad Park and are invited to bring their own chairs and rugs.