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Maleny Golf 18 Holes Complete - Official Opening 15th Fed 2020
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Maleny Golf 18 Holes Complete - Official Opening 15th Fed 2020 One of the Sunshine Coast’s most picturesque golf courses has raised its game, with the public golf course now boasting an 18-hole course with completion of the final six holes. #viewnews #sunshinecoast
Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce Sunshine Coast Mayoral Forum
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The Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce has today (29/01/2020) hosted the first Mayoral Candidates Forum, held at the Beerwah Gold Club in the run up to the 2020 Local Government Elections. Candidates appearing: Michael Burgess, Chris Thompson, Mark Jamieson, Donald Innes. Full proceedings less the refreshment break. Opening Statements: 1:00 Questions: 21:50 Closing Statements: 1:25:18 #view...
Decades of recovery for bushfire affected Australian wildlife
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Australia Zoo foreshadows decades worth of wildlife recovery effort in the wake of the Australian bushfires that have decimated over 1.5 billion animals. #viewnews #sunshinecoast
The Cable has Landed
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Queensland’s first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets is on track for mid-2020, with the undersea fibre optic cable landing on the Sunshine Coast this morning. #viewnews #sunshinecoast
Mayor Mark Jamieson to run again!
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Mayor Mark Jamieson making an announcement as to his intention to seek a third term as Sunshine Coast Mayor. #viewnews #sunshinecoast #elections2020
Beerwah Aquatic Centre Upgrades Officially Opened
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Swimmers and water therapy patients alike now have a contemporary new pool and better amenities to enjoy, thanks to a $1.8 million upgrade of the Beerwah Aquatic Centre. The splash-tastic works include a new 17 metre, heated and covered pool, with accessibility features including a wheelchair ramp, handrails and seating. The new pool will complement the existing 25 metre heated pool, 12.5 metre...
Critically Endangered female Sumatran elephants find new home at Australia Zoo
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This is BIG news! Australia Zoo is thrilled to announce the arrival of four Critically Endangered female Sumatran elephants as part of the Inter-regional Program for Sumatran Elephants. The Inter-regional Program for Sumatran Elephants works with zoological facilities to provide insurance populations maintaining long-term genetic and demographic integrity while supporting key education and cons...
Watch out, snakes about!
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As the weather warms up across the country, snake sightings become increasingly common so the team at Australia Zoo are offering a few tips to keep locals and our slithery friends safe. And if you need to understand the right first aid to treat a snake bite, watch on. #viewnews #sunshinecoast
Australian first RideScore Active Schools ready to roll
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An innovative Australian-first active travel program delivered by Sunshine Coast Council and which uses smart technology to encourage students to ride to and from school was launched at Baringa State Primary School today (November 21). RideScore Active Schools utilises Bluetooth technology to provide real-time notifications to parents when their children arrive at or depart school. The incentiv...
Steve Irwin Day 2019
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Today, Friday November 15th is Steve Irwin Day. The Irwin family (Bindi & Chandler), Australia Zoo crew and Wildlife Warriors all over the world are celebrating the life and legacy of the original Wildlife Warrior. Steve Irwin Day 2019 is marked with a live performance by Christine Anu, who was also the latest inductee to the Australia Zoo Walk of Fame. There was be plenty of activities for all...
Biosphere one step closer for the Sunshine Coast
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At a Special Meeting today (24 October), Sunshine Coast Council unanimously endorsed a nomination for the local government area to become a UNESCO Biosphere. The nomination will now begin its journey through state and Australian governments, for submission to UNESCO in 2020. Mayor Mark Jamieson said everything this council had achieved has been leading up to and supports our bid to become a bio...
Councillor O'Pray assures Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion site water is safe
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Yesterday I, along with a couple of other community group representatives, was invited by Councillor Jason O'Pray to visit the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion site, to see and ask questions relating to the the site's ponded water and hear why the project team and Council are confident of the water's suitability to be dispersed out to the ocean. I put together a few videos. Here is the first wi...
McCormack, Wallace media conference onsite at Caloundra Interchange Project
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The Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was on the Sunshine Coast today to inspect progress on Australia’s first diverging diamond interchange. Here's the media conference (in full) that was conducted at the visit's conclusion. Media Release Construction continues on the Bruce Highway upgrade between Caloundra Road and the Sunshine Motorway, with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infra...
New Eating Disorder Centre for Sunshine Coast
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Australians experiencing an eating disorder will soon have greater access to support, with the commencement of construction of the country’s first residential treatment centre at Mooloolah Valley on the Sunshine Coast. Around one million Australians have an eating disorder, but it is thought about 90 per cent of those do not receive evidence-based treatment. Eating disorders are extremely compl...
Health Minister opens MEDIFARM - Australia’s first operational medical cannabis farm
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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has opened Queensland’s first operational medical cannabis farm, paving the way for Australian patients to access prescriptions for Australian grown medical cannabis. Minister Hunt inspected the farm at MEDIFARM on the Sunshine Coast with Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien, who welcomed the prospect of a new industry for the local region and Australia. “The...
First triplets for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital
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Last Thursday, the first set of naturally occurring triplets were born at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Earlier in the year, the hospital's capabilities were upgraded such that smaller and more premature babies are able to be cared for here on the Coast rather than be sent to Brisbane as used to be the case. Mum and bubs are doing wonderfully. #viewnews #sunshinecoast
Sunshine Coast Airport water safe to release to the ocean
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Airport water safe to release to the ocean Following extensive research and investigations undertaken in conjunction with the Department of Environment and Science (DES), ponded water contained on the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project site will be released to the ocean. The region experienced above average rainfall from March to June this year, leading to significant volumes of water pon...
Federal Government boosts fundraising potential of Men’s and Women’s Sheds
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Federal Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann and Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien MP met with members of the Sunshine Coast’s men’s and women’s sheds this morning to discuss the Federal Government’s commitment to grant Men’s and Women’s Sheds Deductible Gift Recipient status. Ted O'Brien MP - Federal Member for Fairfax: The fundraising potential of Men’s and Women’s Sheds will be boosted thanks to ...
From the Sunshine Coast to Singapore - Electropops reaping the reward from trade mission success
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A local Sunshine Coast product Electropops will be shipped to the lucrative Singaporean market for the first time on Monday (19th Aug) - as a direct outcome from a recent ANZ / FAN Trade Mission. The new export opportunity for Electropops is the first direct result of the May trade mission. During the ANZ hosted mission, FAN showcased Sunshine Coast product to over 25 retail buyers and distribu...
New beach access and the missing link open at Bokarina Beach
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Sunshine Coast beachgoers have a much-anticipated new point to access the sand and surf at Stockland’s Bokarina Beach community following the official opening of fully accessible public pathway, among a raft of milestones celebrated today. The $1.2 million project provides public access through the dunes to the beach for beach users, swimmers and emergency vehicles, as well as incorporating a t...
Official opening of the Maroochydore CBD - Sunshine Coast
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Australia's newest CBD has been officially opened. People's Day, 10th August 2019, has celebrated the official opening of the first stage of the city centre, with Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson and Queensland's Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchcliffe performing the ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling. #viewnews #sunshinecoast
Horses Helping Humans youth program now available on the Sunshine Coast
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The Horses Helping Humans Youth Program is a horse-assisted communications program which helps to improve the social awareness and interaction skills of disengaged and disadvantaged youth. The program has been developed and successfully delivered by Sue Spence at her Gold Coast facility for the past 12 years and is now available here on the Sunshine Coast at the home of RREAL Inc. on the beauti...
Local company wins contract for Sunshine Coast submarine cable project
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A Sunshine Coast family-based business, Auscom, has been awarded a contract that will provide a key part of the International Broadband Submarine Cable Network. The $1 million contract will deliver the land side fibre network which will connect the beach landing to the cable landing station at Maud Street, Maroochydore. Once the network is operational in mid-2020, the Sunshine Coast will provid...
International Tiger Day debut for cub Nelson at Australia Zoo
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Today, Monday July 29, Australia Zoo marked International Tiger Day with their newest tiger cub, Nelson enjoying his first appearance in the Australia Zoo cub yard. International Tiger Day is an important day on the conservation calendar as it helps to raise awareness and funds for the critically endangered Sumatran tiger. For more information on tiger conservation and to donate visit, www.aust...
Bindi Irwin celebrates her 21st birthday at Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo has hosted a bee-utiful celebration for Bindi Irwin’s 21st birthday! Bindi’s birthday is traditionally one of the biggest and most exciting days on the Australia Zoo calendar and this year they celebrated her biggest milestone yet! Here's an extended taste of the day. Later that day, boyfriend of 6 years Chandler Powell proposed. So that's what his present was! BTW Bindi said Yes....
Sunshine Coast Small businesses can get big results with new wellbeing program
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Sunshine Coast Council is partnering with corporate partners to deliver an Australian-first free wellbeing program to small and medium-sized businesses. Council today launched the B-Well and Prosper online portal that connects small business owners and their employees to information on how to establish healthy workplaces, looking after yourself, stress in the workplace - including cash flow str...
Foundation Place sod turn marks beginning of new Maroochydore CBD on the Sunshine Coast
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It is official: Maroochydore City Centre ― on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast ― is underway with the first sod turned at its landmark commercial building, Foundation Place, this morning. The $30 million, cutting-edge commercial premises is the first building to emerge in the core commercial area in what will become the new heart of the Sunshine Coast, and is being delivered by experienced and local...
Bleijie labels Treasurer Trad, the "trickster"
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Sunshine Coast state member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie has echoed calls from the Queensland Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington to the Premier, to publicly release today advice from the Integrity Commissioner into Jackie Trad’s property scandal. Speaking to local media Mr Bleijie labeled the Treasurer a "trickster" and chided her for not holding herself to the same level of accoundability in the ...
Sunshine Coast Council to consider Strategic Business Case for mass transit system
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The draft strategic business case for a new mass transit system to cater for a growing region will be considered by Sunshine Coast Council at its July Ordinary Meeting (Thursday, July 25). Here the Mayor Mark Jamieson outlines the process to the local media and answers questions about the business case and what it means for our region. The draft strategic business case for a mass transit system...
Air Services Round Table to look at consultation and approvals for Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion
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A stakeholder roundtable, secured by Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien with Airservices Australia, is currently taking place (5th July 2019) in Marcoola, discussing the Consultation and Approvals Processes in relation to the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion project. More than 20 people are attendance including Airservices Australia, the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman, Sunshine Coast Council, Noosa Counc...
Wallace welcomes de Brenni's sudden announcement on insurance exclusions
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The Sunshine Coast Daily is reporting this morning (link below), that the State Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni for Springwood is proposing new laws which will allow licensed Queensland certifiers to hold professional indemnity insurance with cladding-related exclusions. Andrew Wallace - LNP Federal Member for Fisher has been calling for such changes for many weeks, fearing the...
Pop Up bollards to improve pedestrian safety on Ocean Street
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A night out on Ocean street is set to become safer A night out on Ocean Street, Maroochydore is set to become a whole lot safer with the installation of ‘pop up’ bollards to restrict vehicle traffic on Friday and Saturday evenings. This new community safety infrastructure has been fast-tracked by Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) in response to concerns raised by Queensland Police Service (QPS), loc...
Wallace calls for de Brenni resignation
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Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace calling for the resignation of Queensland Housing Minister Mick de Brenni following his decision not to act on the crisis facing the construction industry on the Sunshine Coast
Building industry faces shutdown over Professional Indemnity insurance.
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Andrew Wallace calls for immediate action to prevent construction industry collapse on 2 year anniversary of the UK’s Grenfell Tower Fire The construction industry in Queensland will grind to a halt in a matter of weeks, leaving builders and vulnerable subbies facing financial ruin, unless urgent action is taken by the Queensland Government said Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace today. M...
First spins of the Giant Caloundra Ferris Wheel
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Cr Tim Dwyer - Division 2 has joined representatives of the Downtown Caloundra Taskforce, Caloundra Business Alliance, Caloundra Chamber of Commerce as well as eager Sunshine Coast residents and visitors on the first rotations of the giant ferris wheel rising into the Caloundra skyline. The giant Skyline wheel will provide a bird’s eye view across our hinterland’s mountains, our sparkling sea a...
Stroud Homes and BushCare SC native tree planting for Climate Week Qld
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Last Friday, Stroud Homes in conjunction with BushCare Sunshine Coast, came together with a tree planting for recognising Climate Week Queensland. This is the third tree planting that Stroud Homes has coordinated for the year. So far they’ve collectively planted more than 400 native trees, with 15 new trees for every home Stroud builds. #viewnews #sunshinecoast
Rape, torture charges - Maroochydore
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Detective Sergeant Chris Eaton speaking to media this morning in relation to a deprivation of liberty incident which occurred in Maroochydore. A man has been charged following a deprivation of liberty incident in the Sunshine Coast. At around 10.30am, officers attended a Maroochydore address following reports a woman was being held against her will. Police will allege the woman was held at the ...
Sunshine Coast Police warn males taking advantage of intoxicated females
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Sunshine Coast Police called a media conference this afternoon to allay concerns about community safety around the Ocean Street entertainment precinct and more importantly, to draw attention to the abhorrent behaviour of some males towards females who are heavily under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. #viewnews #sunshinecoast
Brightwater - Break and Enters
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Steve Hall Acting Inspector - Central Patrol Group QPS talking about break and enters overnight at Brightwater. Two juveniles have been arrested and some property returned. #viewnews #sunshinecoast
Australia Zoo Crocoseum now home to 1800 solar panels
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This World Environment Day, Wednesday June 5th, Australia Zoo is encouraging everyone to do their part for our precious environment to ensure it thrives for generations to come. World Environment Day is promoted internationally by the United Nations, educating people on the importance of our planet and this year, the theme is air pollution, a critical environmental concern. Air pollution is cau...
Sunshine Coast City Hall design concept unveiled
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The beauty of the Sunshine Coast, our deep connection to the hinterland, our mountain ranges and our coastal plains have been the inspiration behind the proposed Sunshine Coast City Hall design concept which was unveiled by Mayor Mark Jamieson today (May 31). Mayor Jamieson said the administrative centre, to be located in the new Maroochydore city centre, would be a landmark building, one which...
Reconciliation Garden opened at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
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It’s National Reconciliation Week 2019 (27 May - 3 June), and throughout the Sunshine Coast Hospital Health Service (SCHHS) we celebrate our diversity and history, story and future of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander team members. The theme of National Reconciliation Week this year is ‘Grounded in Truth, Walk Together in Courage’, and to mark the week, SCHHS is officially opening the R...
Real Support Choices empowering consumers to self-manage their NDIS and Aged Care needs
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Company founders Erik and Rick Hipwood are the inspiration behind the revolutionary technology platform (APP), that simplifies care processes for self-managing NDIS participants and ultimately saves time and money. From booking to paying Support Care Workers, the RSC APP includes scheduling, financial tools, timesheet and reporting, plus managing secure transfer of funds from Participants to Ca...
Ted O'Brien claims victory in Fairfax
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Ted O'Brien claims victory and thanks supporters on winning the seat of Fairfax in the 2019 Federal Election. #viewnews #sunshinecoast #auspol #fairfax #ausvotes #ausvotes2019
Andrew Wallace thanks supporters on winning Fisher
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Andrew Wallace thanks supporters on winning the seat of Fisher in the 2019 Federal Election. #viewnews #sunshinecoast #auspol #fisher #ausvotes #ausvotes2019
Sarah Wallace - Sunshine Coast Paralympic hopeful
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16 year old Sarah Wallace, a Multi-Class swimmer with a verified physical disability, has returned to the Sunshine Coast having won 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals at the Arafura Games in Darwin this week. The Wurtulla teenager, who trains at Flinders Aquatic Academy and competes as a USC Spartan, won the four medals from just five events at the Australian based international multi-discipl...
New sea turtle rehabilitation facilities open at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
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There is fresh hope for sick, injured, orphaned or displaced native wildlife on the Sunshine Coast following the opening of new marine turtle and bird rehabilitation facilities at Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital today. The new facilities were funded by a 2018 Federal Government grant of $250,000 under the Liberal National Government’s $24 million Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Prog...
Federal Government delivers $12 million for Mayes canal bridge in Mooloolaba
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Traffic will flow more freely in Mooloolaba following a $12 million investment by the Federal Liberal National Coalition Government. The 2019 Federal Budget funding, announced by Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace, will pay for the construction of a new four lane bridge over the Mayes Canal on Brisbane Road. Mr Wallace said that this investment, delivered from the Coalition Government’s $4 billio...
Carrie the baby rhino debuts at Australia Zoo
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Late last year, Australia Zoo welcomed a gorgeous baby rhino, Carrie! Now, everyone can meet her on Australia Zoo’s African Savannah, just in time for the Easter school holidays. #viewnews #sunshinecoast
Sunshine Plaza celebrates grand opening of $440 million redevelopment
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Sunshine Coast Mayor, Cr Mark Jamieson joined APPF Retail, The GPT Group and Lendlease today to celebrate the official opening of Sunshine Plaza’s $440 million redevelopment. The celebrations included the opening of the Sunshine Coast’s first David Jones, H&M, Sephora, lululemon and Sheike stores, as well as a new Big W, Kathmandu, JB Hi-fi, MECCA, Seed Heritage, Endota Spa and Baku, to name bu...
Low cost accommodation for families of patients at Sunshine Coast hospitals
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Andrew Wallace - LNP Federal Member for Fisher: The Liberal National Government will invest $12 million over three years to support the construction of a new Sunshine Coast Health Foundation Accommodation Hub to help families whose loved ones are receiving treatment in hospital. The Liberal National Government in partnership with Wish list and Ronald McDonald House charities will contribute fun...
New Netball Half Courts celebrating Sunshine Coast Lightning success
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A new custom-designed netball half court honouring the region’s back-to-back premiers, the Sunshine Coast Lightning, was unveiled today (March 22) at Des Scanlan Park in Cotton Tree. Funded by Sunshine Coast Council’s Divisional Councillor Jason O’Pray, the court features a custom playing surface along with handprints of the Sunshine Coast Lightning players and coaches around the court. Cr O’Pr...
Restoring Fairview House for the future
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Sunshine Coast Council was today (March 7, 2019) delighted to unveil the recent restoration works at the Council-owned and heritage listed Fairview House (also known as Pattemore House) at North Maleny. The works included the installation of a front timber fence, the construction of a new timber pergola and new timber clothesline, the reinstatement and restoration of the front garden path, gard...
From Shark Tank to Steel Tank
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Sunshine Coast duo Matt Hepburn and Christen McGarry are opening the beers in celebration of their brand new brewery and restaurant, Your Mates Brewery in Warana. The pair who appeared on Shark Tank last year are well known in the craft beer scene having developed the widely popular pale ale, “Larry” which is currently ranked number 13 in Australia, under the label Your Mates Brewing Co. Austra...
Buddina Community Meeting
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A community meeting was held on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at the Buddina State School hosted by the Friends of Buddina. Information was presented in relation to a development application currently before the Sunshine Coast Council for a 73 unit, 7 story unit development situated at 84 and 85 Pacific Boulevard, 2 and 6 Talinga Street, and 61 and 63 Iluka Avenue, Buddina. Residents have concer...
Work underway on bigger, better home for Sunshine Coast Lightning
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The Queensland Government has invested an extra $2 million into the expansion of the indoor USC Stadium to provide a major boost for champion netball team the Sunshine Coast Lightning. Speaking after inspecting progress on the stadium expansion Deputy Premier and Patron of the Sunshine Coast Lightning Jackie Trad, said the extra funding will help transform the stadium. “This extra funding comes...
Irwins speak out against crocodile egg harvesting
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Dr. Terri Irwin AM, owner of Australia Zoo, has spoken against the Queensland Government’s decision to allow crocodile egg harvesting in Queensland. Changing environmental laws to allow crocodile farms to increase their egg production, by compromising wild crocodiles, is akin to the decision China was considering by lifting the ban on farmed rhino and tiger products. Decisions like these only f...
Government grant sheds new light on Mooloolaba Bowls Club
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Andrew Wallace - LNP Federal Member for Fisher today announced a Federal grant for $60,000 for Mooloolaba Bowls Club to replace ten year old lights, that with age, had become too dim to perform their original function. The grant delivered through the Coalition Government's Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program will pay for new lighting for the club's greens. These lights will provide fo...
Tropical Cyclone Owen - Weekend weather outlook
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Tropical Cyclone Owen has re-intensified and is expected to be a major influence on local weather over the next few days. Here is Sunshine Coast Council Disaster Management Coordinator Cathy Buck to provide some background on what's happening, what to expect, and how to stay safe and aware.
Mooloolaba's boardwalk reopens
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One of the Sunshine Coast’s most anticipated pieces of recreational infrastructure has already proven its popularity, with the community making great use of the new $2 million boardwalk at Mooloolaba after it was opened yesterday. The unveiling of the 3.4m wide boardwalk follows the official opening of the new $5.15 million Mooloolaba Walk and Ride Bridge last week and the recent announcement t...
More jobs as Gluten Free Bakehouse opens new Sunshine Coast facility
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With millions of Australians becoming more health conscious and adopting gluten free or vegan diets, Gluten Free Bakehouse has today (11 December) opened a new factory that will help meet growing demand and provide extra jobs on the Sunshine Coast. The refurbished factory at Kunda Park includes state-of-the-art equipment, providing business owners Colin Pettigrew and Lisa Nevens the opportunity...
Beez Kneez of Mountain Bike tracks opens on the Sunshine Coast
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There is nothing like this in Queensland and it's right here on the Sunshine Coast. This morning, mountain bike riders together with State Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni for Springwood, Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson, Cr Tim Dwyer - Division 2 and the President of CORCA - Caloundra Off Road Cycle Association Steve Ossedryver, officially opened the new Beez Kneez mountain bike trail in Ca...
Mooloolaba walk and ride bridge officially open
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Pedestrians and bike riders in Mooloolaba now have a safer, dedicated route to enter the heart of the popular beachside location, with the new Mooloolaba Walk and Ride Bridge officially opened today in time for the summer holidays and peak tourist season. The $5.15 million pedestrian and bicycle bridge is co-funded by Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Go...
Crikey Australia Zoo's Robert Irwin celebrates his 15th birthday!
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Robert Irwin is celebrating his 15th birthday at his Australia Zoo home on Saturday, December 1st. Find out what about his prehistoric birthday gift, his appearances on the Jimmy Fallon show, his highlights over the past year and what's ahead for 2019. Robert is an award winning photographer and well-known conservationist and celebrated his achievements over the last year, all of which uphold t...
Plans and Contractor for undersea broadband Cable Landing Station announced
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Designs for the building which will be the landing point for the high-speed Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable have been revealed today, as well as the contractor who will construct this core piece of the network infrastructure. The cable landing station, located in Maroochydore, will help deliver Australia’s fastest data and telecommunications connection to Asia and the sec...
Helimods makes the most of Federal Government Grant
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The Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP visited the Sunshine Coast at the invitation of Andrew Wallace - LNP Federal Member for Fisher, to review the tangible outcomes of two recent Coalition Government investments in supporting innovative businesses on the Coast. The Minister visited Helimods Pty Ltd, discussing a major new export contract just signe...
Treating tigers for Halloween at Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo’s gorgeous Sumatran tigers having some spooky fun today with hand-carved pumpkins and some sweet treats to mark Halloween. Even spookier is that there are less than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. Australia Zoo is home to ten Sumatran tigers and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors (AZWW) has been a major contributor for over thirteen years to Fauna and Flora International (FFI) ...
What's it been like as a strawberry grower during the contamination crisis.
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Often when you attend a news event, media conference etc, you end up with lots of interviews, lots of vision, much of which gets culled down to just a couple of minutes. Yesterday, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited some local strawberry farms with Fisher MP Andrew Wallace to discuss the federal government's response. We live streamed what the Prime Minister had to say but more important...
Sunshine Coast Council makes nine more environmental land purchases
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A record nine properties, covering 405 hectares of the Sunshine Coast, have been secured for future generations as part of Sunshine Coast Council's Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program which protects and enhances environmentally important land. Located across the Maroochy, Mooloolah and Mary river catchments, the newly acquired properties increase council’s environment reserve network to m...
Dredging complete for the Sunshine Coast’s new runway
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The Sunshine Coast Airport expansion project has reached another significant milestone, with the completion of sand dredging and pumping operations ahead of schedule. Around 1.3 million cubic metres of sand is now on site and will form the foundation of the runway which remains on track to be completed by Christmas 2020. Mayor Mark Jamieson said finishing the dredging phase of construction was ...
Reminder from Sunshine Coast Police - Lock your cars!
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The Queensland Police Service on the Sunshine Coast are reminding us of the importance of locking our cars and homes. This morning, in Caloundra's Stockland carpark, officers conducted a walkthrough looking for unlocked cars. And yes they found plenty.
Australia Zoo urges us to Look Out! for wildlife this Trauma Season
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With spring now upon us, our native wildlife is on the move and as a result more likely to encounter hazards such as roads, barbed wire and domestic animals. This time of year signifies the start of an even busier time at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital (AZWH) as the number of native wildlife brought to the hospital for treatment increases. Terri Irwin, Owner of Australia Zoo said it is importa...
Australia Zoo Croc Trip 2018
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A few weeks ago, Terri Irwin and a team from Australia Zoo completed their annual croc trip to the Wenlock River, on the northern tip of Queensland. It's a huge research project which not only seeks to catalog the population of crocodiles and other species, but also yields vast amounts of valuable information into crocodile behaviour. Here's a quick wrap from Terri Irwin on how this year's trip...
One thousand Brightwater students boot scoot for drought affected farmers
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We all know that many of our farming families are doing it tough at the moment. In keeping with their “Pay it Forward” philosophy, Brightwater State School today chose to participate in Fiver for a Farmer day, in their own special way. Students were encouraged to dress like a farmer, jeans, boots and flannel shirts to show their support and join in a mass boot scoot on the oval, a bit of fun fo...
Australia Zoo Celebrates International Tiger Day 2018
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Yesterday, Sunday July 29 Terri and Robert Irwin together with Australia Zoo’s tiger crew and visiting guests celebrated International Tiger Day, raising awareness and funds for the critically endangered Sumatran tiger. Thirteen years ago, Steve and Terri joined forces with Fauna and Flora International to protect the last remaining Sumatran tigers. Recognising the desperate need for manpower o...
Bindi Irwin Celebrates 20th Birthday at Australia Zoo
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No longer a teenager. Today, Australia Zoo's Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin celebrated her 20th Birthday with a special celebration at Australia Zoo. There was a special 'pink' carpet, Bindi fed a crocodile and shared her cake with all the guests who came to celebrate with her, and took a selfie or two or three or more!
#NotinMyClub launches on Sunshine Coast
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In the lead up to the national White Ribbon Night campaign (27-29 July), White Ribbon Australia launches the Sunshine Coast Sports Speak Up Project #NotinMyClub today, the first of its kind in Australia. White Ribbon Sunshine Coast Committee Chair, Superintendent Darryl Johnson praised the leadership of the Sunshine Coast’s sporting organisations stating, “Sunshine Coast has a strong history of...
Sunshine Coast Council and community name new Maroochydore CBD streets
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The Sunshine Coast’s rich and diverse history and its prospects for the future have helped to shape the first set of street names for the Maroochydore city centre, which were unveiled today (July 18). Mayor Mark Jamieson revealed the new street names onsite, with many of the names chosen likely to be easily recognisable to our residents. The full list of street names for Stage 1 of the Maroochy...
Australia's first Diverging Diamond Interchange well under way
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Work is now underway on an Australian-first engineering solution for the Bruce Highway Upgrade between Caloundra Road and the Sunshine Motorway. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the first of 36 concrete bridge piles were recently completed for the nation’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). “Around Australia the Liberal and Natio...
Alexandra Headland siege ends with Zlatko Sikorsky’s surrender
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Police have arrested 34-year-old Zlatko Sikorsky following a highly complex and lengthy negotiation lasting nearly 28 hours at Alexandra Headland. Sikorsky surrendered without incident around 6.30 this evening.
Maleny appeals to Minister to intervene on service station development
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A dedicated group of Maleny locals showed up once again today to show their opposition to the service station and fast food outlet being proposed directly opposite the Maleny State School. Councillor Jenny McKay was presented with over 600 letters to be sent to Roads and Transport Minister Mark Bailey requesting his intervention to stop the development proceeding. The development is code assess...
Paediatric critical care unit up and running at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
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The region’s most vulnerable patients are in safe hands with the commencement of services in the paediatric critical care unit at Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH). A first for the region, the unit provides care for critically ill children aged up to 16 years. Paediatric critical care Director Dr Paula Lister said the opening of the unit meant fewer children had to be transferred to Bri...
Drawn together Maroochydore urban street artwork to connect community with the heart of the city
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Street art created by high profile artists Low Bros from Berlin and local artist Thom Stuart was officially launched this morning by Drawn Together Maroochydore in partnership with PangeaSeed Foundation’s public art program Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans. The Drawn Together program is funded by the Sunshine Coast Council and is managed by the Maroochydore Revitalisation Association and collabora...
National Award for Sunshine Coast Solar Farm
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The Sunshine Coast Council Solar Farm has been honoured in the National Awards for Local Government which showcase innovative and resourceful solutions that local governments have implemented to make a difference within their communities. The Solar Farm won the Boosting Productivity through Infrastructure Award, highlighting council’s forward thinking approach to invest in modern infrastructure...
Caloundra's Salvos Red Shield Appeal Launch.
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The Caloundra launch of the Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal was held this morning at the The Events Centre, Caloundra. It was one of a series of events to be held across the Coast to kick off the appeal in advance of the annual door knock which will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday May 27th and 28th. The business breakfast featured singer Caitlyn Shadbolt, Nickleby The Magician and a deli...
Daniel Morcombe foundation turns sod on permanent home.
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Bruce and Denise Morcombe along with The Hon. Di Farmer (Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence) turned the first sod at a Groundbreaking Ceremony in Palmwoods this afternoon, Wednesday 9th May. The building when complete will be named Daniel House. It will be the Foundation’s Administrative hub and will include the “Walk Tall”...
iTooth extracts top prize at Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast
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Can you take a common problem from idea to business in 54 hours? That's the aim of the Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast. Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event geared around action, innovation, and education to turn ideas into businesses for those with technical and non-technical backgrounds. The Weekend brings aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs together with a broad range of professiona...
Mooloolaba's Surf Boat Raised Oar Salute for ANZAC Day
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Thousands have turned out for ANZAC Day dawn services and marches across the Sunshine Coast. At Mooloolaba Beach, the beachfront was crammed with attendees to witness the traditional surf boat's raised oar salute during the Ode and playing of the Last Post. Lest we forget. #anzacday #viewnews www.viewnews.com.au
Coast MPs - How will you fund a Convention and Exhibition Centre
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Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson has again called upon the state and federal governments to look at ways to contribute to the planning and construction of a Convention and Exhibition Centre in the new Maroochydore CBD. While other (smaller) regional centres have such facilities, the Sunshine Coast is sadly lacking, limiting the Coast's ability to attract major events accomodating a la...
Ten more netball courts open at Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex
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Another 10 new high quality concrete acrylic surface netball courts at the Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex were officially opened today (April 23) after playing a major role in securing the national NetFest event on the Sunshine Coast for 2018. The complex now has 20 hard courts that will be used by a growing number of local and visiting netball players, including the up to 2500 participants ...
Sod turned on new Sunshine Coast Airport runway
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A milestone today for the Sunshine Coast Airport with the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction for the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project, Sunshine Coast Council’s largest infrastructure project, due for completion Christmas 2020. Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson, Ted O'Brien MP - Federal Member for Fairfax and John Holland Project Manager Berry Freshney...
Steve Irwin Awarded Hollywood Star
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On 26 April 2018, Steve Irwin will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, for his extraordinary contribution to the entertainment industry through his wildlife documentaries. Steve is named among a notable group of entertainment professionals, however, will be the only posthumous star awarded in 2018 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. What started as a humble wildlif...
Mayor's challenge to the Sunshine Coast LNP. How will you fund a Convention and Exhibition Centre?
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Yesterday evening Andrew Wallace - LNP Federal Member for Fisher held a Sunshine Coast Casino Community meeting calling for unequivocal ruling out of a casino fo the Sunshine Coast. This morning Mayor Mark Jamieson issued a challenge of his own to Mr Wallace and his LNP colleagues. Show how you will fund an Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Sunshine Coast, because that's what the people ...
Sunshine Coast must get new rail line this budget
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Leader of the Queensland State Opposition Deb Frecklington is on the Sunshine Coast today tol ramp up pressure on Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor to fund a second rail line to the Sunshine Coast in this year’s budget to boost rail services and ease congestion for the people of the Sunshine Coast. Ms Frecklington said for over three years Annastacia Palaszczuk had ignored the desperate need for ...
Netball's NetFest Coming to Sunshine Coast in October
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Netfest is coming to the Sunshine Coast for the first time in October, adding to the ever growing list of major sporting events choosing to be based in the region, strengthening our status as one of Australia's homes for netball. After starting with only 500 participants in 2011, NetFest is a mass participation carnival and celebration of netball that now attracts more than 2500 participants fr...
Google to visit Sunshine Coast to train local companies
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Representatives from Google Australia will visit the Sunshine Coast on Thursday 12 April to hold a free training seminar for local business leaders. The ‘Digital Garage’ event came about as a result of a collaboration between Federal MP Andrew Wallace, the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Google Australia. Mr Wallace said that he had been working hard since last year to seek out Google’s repre...
Bulcock Street transformation to continue with $3M streetscape project
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One of Sunshine Coast Council’s most significant streetscape projects, the transformation of Caloundra’s Bulcock Street, will continue this year with another $3 million of improvements set to further revitalise the Caloundra CBD. The upgrade, which starts this month, includes new trees and shrubs, new footpaths, a reshaped roadway, additional street furniture, directional signage, public art an...
Improved mobile phone coverage for Beerwah and Glass House Mountains
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Beerwah and Glass House Mountains will receive new Telstra mobile telephone towers following the announcement of the outcomes of a tendering process to provide Federally-funded base stations on the Sunshine Coast. Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace announced the local outcomes and welcomed important progress on this 2016 Coalition election promise. He said “This is great news for these tw...
Sea Life Sunshine Coast's Three BIG new sharks
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Sea Life Sunshine Coast has welcomed three Grey Nurse Sharks back to the Sunshine State, becoming the only tourist attraction in Queensland to house the endangered species. The trio - Pallas, Huey and Patches - were recently transported more than 1,000 kilometres from Manly Sea Life Sanctuary to Sea Life Sunshine Coast, and have since settled into their new homes swimmingly. The team at Sea Lif...
Arrests following series of ATM robberies on the Sunshine Coast
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Detectives have closed a significant operation focused on the robbery and attempted robbery of ATMs across the Sunshine Coast. These offences allegedly involved offenders carrying out surveillance before gaining access to ATMs and rob machines since September last year. Three men and a woman have been charged with over 90 offences following the break in and surveillance by the men of an ATM at ...
Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Caloundra
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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in Caloundra today March 27, 2018. Twenty-five specially selected batonbearers were cheered on as they made their way along the Relay route with locals and visitors joining in the Community Celebration at Kings Beach. Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said Sunshine Coast Council was proud to welcome the Queen’s Baton to C...