Group aims to promote community spirit in Kooralbyn

A NEWLY-FORMED community group at Kooralbyn has already started to raise funds and attract new members.

The Kooralbyn Valley Community Development Association aims to promote economic opportunities, health and well-being of residents at Kooralbyn.

President of the KVCDA is Jan Whitehead, supported by Maggie den Ronden, Robyn Hanson and Roz Quinton.

Ms Whitehead said the four women were determined to find a way to improve Kooralbyn for its residents.

‘It’s very much a community thing, so we welcome anyone who wants to join the KVCDA and have a say in activities going forward,” she said.

“We have already grown from four to 12 in the group and we have had plenty of support from locals for our fundraising so far.

“We are trying to get funds to build a skate ramp and basketball half-court like they have at Beaudesert.”

Ms Whitehead said the smaller children had the benefit of the new equipment at Billabong Park but there was nothing for older children and teenagers to do at Kooralbyn.

“We also want to raise our profile with Scenic Rim Regional Council and gain their support for a new sports field so the kids can play footy, cricket or softball,” she said.

“But more importantly, we want to hear from the Kooralbyn community and hear what they think our priorities should be.

“Everybody who joins the group will get a vote about what happens and we will give priority to what the community wants.”

The KVCDA will hold a general meeting at 3pm on Saturday, April 28 at the Kooralbyn Community Centre in Ogilvie Place.