Fraser Coast community picnics to bring people together


Fraser Coast Community Picnic

Community picnics with food stalls, artist workshops and live music will be held throughout the Fraser Coast as part of a disaster resilience and recovery initiative aimed at bringing people together.

Fraser Coast Regional Council Director of Strategy, Community and Development Gerard Carlyon said the community picnics were a first for Council, with five to be held between March and June.

“The community picnics will be great days for the community to come together to connect, enjoy live entertainment, have a bite to eat and participate in some workshops put up on by some fantastic local artists and artisans,” he said.

“While it’s been about two years since our last major floods, we were bracing for more flooding only a few weeks ago when Tropical Cyclone Kirrily’s path was uncertain.

“Natural disasters can strike at any time and can have a big and ongoing effect on mental health and well-being.

“That’s why it’s important that as a community we come together and stand together in the face of these challenges and that we connect with each other, form friendships and feel more united.”

The first event will be the Glenwood Community Picnic at the Community Centre on Pepper Road from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 9 March.

The other community picnics will be held at:

· Tiaro (11 May)

· Maryborough (30 June)

· Bauple (20 July)

· Gundiah (31 August)

The Fraser Coast community picnics are jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. More information about the community picnics will be available in the coming weeks on Council’s Facebook page, events calendar, and on Council’s website: