CRA is a local community organisation that aims to identify and promote sustainable opportunities to preserve and enhance the amenity and facilities in Coolum Beach and surrounding areas
CRA is always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We meet quarterly at Coolum Croquet Club. Dates for 2024 -
Thursday 5pm 29 February
AGM Thursday 30 May
Members will receive an email notification
Create a new destination for locals and tourists at Norrie Job/Lions Park. This requires community input for any redesign. Currently SCC have some concept plans and CRA supports the community consultation process for the best outcome in this great space.
A specific focus may attract users and differentiate from Tickle Park and Jack Morgan Park.
Upgrade public amenities including the provision of toilets at the start of the existing Mt Coolum climb.
This has been a longstanding issue for the local community that has not been addressed for various
reasons. CRA is currently requesting information about this project.
CRA supports the upgrade of Lows Lookout viewing facilities and a safe pedestrian access from the existing Scrub Rd. footpath. Currently SCC are developing plans and funding possibilities for future budgets.
CRA supports the creation of a Coolum-Peregian Active Transport Masterplan to identify a network of safe and attractive active transport links and facilities.
CRA actively supports and promotes the creation of Nambour to Coolum Recreation Trail - part of SCC's
Trails Development Plan
CRA has created a proposal to address the current traffic/pedestrian issues at and near the primary school roundabout.
CRA made a submission to Transport & Main Roads in regard to the proposed upgrading of the Motorway [Dec2021]
The Art & Culture committee resolved to investigate/identify the strategies, opportunities and responsibilities for activating various Coolum spaces with art. We seek to facilitate the creation of visual assets that are valued by the Coolum community.
The Gully is the first project undertaken by the CRA Art & Culture subcommittee.
Commenced in 2022 this space is intended to be a temporary street art gallery, with works existing in for 6 - 12 months, with new work rotated in and earlier works rotated out.
The initial Gully funding was provided by Coolum Surf Club, CRA, and a variety of private patrons.
We will seek innovative ideas and situations to keep the renewal process regular.
If you want to be part of this or the funding to make it happen [as a private patron], please contact us.
If you are a young artist seeking a 'public' commission, contact us.
There are many opportunities to improve our built and managed surroundings.
Are there trees missing or dying?
Has the council done a good job?.
Did you know the Council has an app for reporting problems.
When it gets a number in the council queue, it can get assessed.
Grandview Lane access and safety issues
Residents of Grandview Lane, Coolum Beach (several of whom are members of CRA) recently noticed surveying and geotechnical investigations immediately adjacent to the lane. Further investigation revealed that there is a longstanding development approval granted by the Planning and Environment Court for the creation of about 40 residential lots on the land west of Grandview Lane. This development will create very serious access and safety issues for residents and visitors to Grandview Lane. Further detail is provided in CRA's submission to Council which can be viewed in Downloads
The Nambour to Coolum Recreation Trail is an active transport corridor linking Nambour with Coolum and a key project proposed within the SCC’s 2017 ‘Trails Development Plan’.
Coolum Residents Association (CRA) has recognised SCC’s Nambour to Coolum Recreation Trail as a key project for the association to pursue, not only for the welfare and interests of our Coolum community but all who are interested in healthy, safe, active, and environmentally friendly ways of getting around.
The Plan points out that the proposed trail will provide route options crossing a diversity of landscapes, natural and cultural features (including a number of key indigenous sites) crossing various terrains. The proposed Trail will provide significant outdoor and recreation opportunities for both local residents and visitors.
CRA considers the desired outcomes of the trail will be:
I. A multi-user trail network that allows for an east-west connection between Nambour and the Coastal Pathway;
II. Local recreation trail opportunities for Nambour, Coolum and Bli Bli;
III. Support local history by showing some of the old cane train infrastructure.
If you think this concept is worthy of support or want to get involved, please email
Please support the petition
FB - for the trail
The Gully is the first project undertaken by the CRA Art & Culture subcommittee - commencing mid 2022. The initial funding was provided by Coolum Surf Club, CRA, and a variety of private patrons.
This space is intended to be a temporary street art gallery, with commissioned works existing for 6 - 12 months, with new work rotated in, and earlier works rotated out.
I PREVAIL - acrylic on ply
'Inspiration for this piece is to soak curiosity into this space. Much like the human face holds a depth of emotion, the stain brushed into the timber aims to create an emotive narrative within the grains for the viewers discretion.'
@templeofgiants Ph. 0412 982 386
THE DISTANT BLUE - acrylic on ply
As I began to layer these blues I recalled a distinct memory from my early childhood of myself colouring with only blue & black pencils because I liked how the colours looked together.
@templeofgiants Ph. 0412 982 386
SECOND BAY - acrylic on ply
Last year I broke my wrist surfing out here.This year Second Bay has had some very good days. And this view from the lookout says it all when it is pumping.
Angela's first work It was inspired all of the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit our stunning Sunshine Coast region.