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Recently, the Department of Main Roads announced a plan to upgrade a small section of Nicklin Way between Main Dr and Waterview St, Warana.
Part of the plan includes adding an additional set of traffic lights on Nicklin Way, removing on-street parking in front of Warana businesses, and opening up Production Ave for through-traffic to Kawana Way.
I have many serious concerns about this proposal and will be working with local business owners, local residents and other affected stakeholders closely.
Any future upgrade must be safe, reliable, and in the interests of the community. Anything else is simply unacceptable. HEARING loss can be a terrifying experience, and it is far more common in Australia than many may realise.
It is estimated that one in six Australians are affected by hearing loss which equates to about 3.5 million people.
Projections suggest this will increase to one in every four Australians by 2050.
August 20 is Hearing Awareness Week and in support Falls of Sound Maroochydore is helping to educate the community.
Owner Peter de Ladt said the dedicated week was important as it was a chance to connect with the community and help them understand.
“You’d be surprised how much awareness is needed in regards to hearing,” he said.
“The consensus in the industry is that from the moment hearing loss starts, it takes seven years until they seek help.
“That’s for a lot of reasons – hearing aids are quite
You can help support this great initiative.
You’d be surprised how much awareness is needed in regards to hearing.
expensive which can be a barrier, but most of the time it’s too much of a hassle.”
Mr de Ladt said it still amazed him how many people were affected.
For the week, the business will run a series of workshops with the aim of educating the community.
“We’re asking for people to bring friends or family so they can at least get in touch with the industry and see what the possibilities are,” Mr de Ladt said.
“It also shows people they are not alone.”
Data from Hearing Awareness Week shows the number of Australians who are hearing impaired or deaf is increasing because of long-term exposure to excessive noise in the workplace or environment, and a result of an ageing population.
Falls of Sound workshop will be held at the Millwell Road Community Centre on August 21.
Doors will open at 9.30am. For more information about the event, call Rosie on (07) 5443 8993.
EDUCATING: The team at Falls of Sound Maroochydore prepare for Hearing Awareness Week.