The Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest

Major Activities

Kenilworth Visitor Information Centre - see the Information Centre Website

Kenilworth Craft Shop - in the Information Centre building

Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest - see the Festival Website

Support for Local Seniors - see the Seniors Website, see the Seniors' Week Programme

The Chamber also supports events and activities organised by other groups.

Community meetings, or forums, and social events are organised as appropriate.

Other Current Activities (as at July 2017)

Public transport: The SC Council ended its Flexilink taxi-based transport service from Kenilworth in August 2015 quoting a subsidy of over $70 per person per trip as the major reason. Despite pressure, no form of replacement service was offered. The Chamber contends that a minibus service to Nambour could be run with a much smaller subsidy and, to demonstrate the viability of such a service, the Chamber operated a trial from 19 July to 2 November 2017 and conducted a community survey. Council is currently considering the trial report, which may be downloaded from here.

Queensland Day 2018 (6 June): Queensland Government Funding of up to $10,000 is available to stage events. There is interest in Kenilworth having an event at this time. If you would like to be involved in planning this please contact us.

Sunshine Coast 50th Anniversary (1 August 2017): The Chamber received funding from the SC Council and Peter Wellington to support the production of a historical film compilation celebrating the sugar industry and mill in Nambour. This programme was shown at Cinemaworks in Kenilworth and at the Nambour Library. The programme is available for showings at the Nambour Library or from Cinemaworks.

Council Link Sunshine Coast: This is a Council provided service to take seniors, disabled and carers from their homes to a major centre for shopping or medical appointments or any other reason. It operates across the region (including Witta and Mapleton) but not in Kenilworth. A petition to have this service extended to Kenilworth was submitted to SC Council but rejected on the grounds that Centacare and other support organisations provide a similar service. This was demonstrated to be incorrect and Council has been asked to reconsider the petition.

Men's Shed: We are auspicing the establishment of a local Men's Shed. The group is now meeting in temporary accommodation. If you are interested in joining or supporting a Men's Shed group please contact us.

Kenilworth Town Park: The Chamber has requested Council consider enlarging the Town Park by purchasing adjacent land currently on the market. In addition we are seeking to have it designated as a Regional Park in recognition of its significant role in attracting visitors and to enable access to additional categories of resourcing for further development.

Community Room: Since the loss of the CWA hall there has been a lack of space for group meetings, activities or events not suitable for the large hall. For committee or other group meetings in particular, access to photocopying and internet facilities as well as a kitchen and toilets is most desirable. As all these facilities are available in the Chamber's building (usually known as the Information Centre) it may be cost-effective to meet this need by building a community room as an extension. This possibility is being explored with Council (which owns the building) and with funding sources.