Inaugural Dulong Community Meeting
The community of Dulong, concerned how development and planning has overlooked the needs of people raised their questions with decision makers.
On Tuesday 27 February 2018, Cr Rogerson and high level Council Executives and Officers from Sunshine Coast Regional Council participated in a community owned, Q & A Forum at Mapleton Hall. An update from a packed Agenda will be available soon.
The event was hosted by Dulong Futures with support from OSCAR inc – Organisation of Sunshine Coast Association of Residents and SCEC – Sunshine Coast Environment Council.
What can the research tell us?
Associate Professor Jennifer’s Cater’s research found that …
‘long-term and rural residents in particular had a strong sense of place related to their stability and connection with the landscape.’
‘A critical aspect of their sense of place was that of work to carry out everyday practices that are meaningful, as such employment was viewed as necessary and they supported small-scale sustainable development but not large-scale rapid wholesale transformation of the land. They felt development should be selective and cognizant of their place.’
University of the Sunshine Coast – Sustainability in brief
Dulong in 2017
Christmas Time in Dulong 2017
Dulong: Rural to Residential
Dulong: From Rural to Residential27 July 2017The first home in the residential development off Thrushs Road is getting the final clean today, ready for the new owners to move in.As we welcome new neighbours, it's also a time to reflect on the changes taking place in Dulong. More new homes are springing up in the area bringing more people, pets, cars, different ideas and so much more. For many, it's a time to reflect and adjust to a different community to what they expected when they first arrived.The next important step, is working together to ensure this growing community continues to be a liveable and welcoming place. More than ever before, we need public space and linking walkways to connect the community.Dulong Futures: Planning For People
Posted by Dulong Futures on Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Compiled by Dulong Futures on 27 July 2017.
Remembering … Dulong Futures Joins Nambour Together in 2016
JOINING OUR NEIGHBOURS AND FRIENDS AT NAMBOUR TOGETHER 2016!Special thanks to our community minded residents for sharing their time and talents, to build the relationship with our neighbours in Nambour and surrounding communities.What a surprise to meet Elly who shared her family's contribution to the history of development in Dulong, including the naming of Platypus Creek Road, Maroochy Spring Drive and Tembler Place.Lots more to share soon!
Posted by Dulong Futures on Sunday, 31 July 2016
Act of Green in Dulong on Earth Day 2017
Earth Day 2017: Saturday 22 AprilThanks for the friendly greetings we received as we moved around the neighbourhood today!A warm welcome to new neighbours who are building homes and beginning the process of creating a garden on their cleared blocks.Enjoy caring for your new trees, courtesy of Sunshine Coast Council!If you're quick, there's a few trees and shrubs available at the Community Notice Board, near the School Bus Shelter, corner of Dulong and Dulong School Roads.
Posted by Dulong Futures on Friday, 21 April 2017
Sunshine Coast Residents Unite: ‘Bottom Up’ Democracy in Action
13 April 2017
‘This is how people can truly take back control: from the bottom up’ by George Monbiot
You'll find this video tucked away in our Facebook Video Library & http://www.dulongfutures.com/media/videos/'Bottom Up' Democracy in Action: Community concerns and calls for better Council Governance in the development process. It seems the council has a pro-development approach at all costs, regardless of the social and environmental impacts.
Posted by Dulong Futures on Thursday, 13 April 2017
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
TED Talks Published on Jan 25, 2016
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?
If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken.
As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.
In this talk, Robert shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.
Social connections … why we're providing opportunities for neighbours to connect …"Good relationships keep us happier and healthier."What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happinessRobert WaldingerTED Talks Published on Jan 25, 2016What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KkKuTCFvzI&feature=youtu.be
Posted by Dulong Futures on Thursday, 9 February 2017
Lamb Ad 2017
Australia Day lamb ad tackles Indigenous land rights and immigration – video
Meat and Livestock Australia has released a politically charged lamb campaign, with an ad that celebrates diversity and asks ‘Aren’t we all boat people?’ as a cast of European and Asia-Paciﬁc settlers arrive at a beach barbecue hosted by Indigenous people. With a cast that features Olympian Cathy Freeman, chef Poh Ling Yeow, cricketer Adam Gilchrist and rugby player Wendell Sailor, the ad doesn’t mention Australia Day, instead answering the question: ‘Hey guys, what’s the occasion?’ with ‘Do we need one?’
The state of the nation starts in your street – Hugh Mackay – Gandhi Oration 2017
Published on Jan 30, 2017
Social researcher and author Dr Hugh Mackay AO speaks on the topic “The state of the nation starts in your street”, discussing why our neighbourhoods matter and how good neighbours build strong communities.
Dr Mackay delivered the 2017 Gandhi Oration at UNSW.
The state of the nation starts in your street – Hugh Mackay – Gandhi Oration 2017Published on Jan 30, 2017Social researcher and author Dr Hugh Mackay AO speaks on the topic “The state of the nation starts in your street”, discussing why our neighbourhoods matter and how good neighbours build strong communities. Dr Mackay delivered the 2017 Gandhi Oration at UNSW.
Posted by Dulong Futures on Wednesday, 8 February 2017