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16 Apr 15 One wheelturn closer to the S.S. Dicky’s final journey

Archaeologists will carry out another test excavation on the wreck of the S.S. Dicky at 1pm tomorrow (Friday April 17) to test specialist cutting equipment developed to remove the frames from this nautical relic.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said Council w.....(more details)


16 Apr 15 New monument will celebrate Nambour’s heritage

A 5.5m tall, 44 tonne steel sculpture which pays tribute to the region’s history is coming to Nambour.

The ‘Mill Tribe’ sculpture, made up of old cogs and shafts from Nambour’s old Moreton Central Sugar Mill, will be installed at Mill Street roundabout near the Col.....(more details)

16 Apr 15 Statement from Mayor Mark Jamieson

It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of the Sunshine Coast and Queensland’s oldest resident, Monica Guy, at the age of 108.

Known for her cheeky smile, honesty, energy and vibrancy, Mrs Guy was still very active up until her.....(more details)

16 Apr 15 Caloundra boat ramp angling for an upgrade

The popular boat ramp at Caloundra’s Maloja Ave is about to undergo an upgrade and will be out of action for four weeks during construction.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the concrete ramp would be extended and strengthened for durability.

“Construction will sta.....(more details)

15 Apr 15 Be quick - Sunshine Coast New Media Art Prize closes 4 May

Time is running out for nation-wide artists to enter the prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015 New Media category, offering prizes valued at $10,000.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media category is a national award open .....(more details)

15 Apr 15 Sod turning marks start of Evans Street Upgrade

Sunshine Coast Council’s $20 million upgrade of Evans Street in Maroochydore is now officially underway.

Deputy Mayor Chris Thompson turned the first sod at the Evans Street site today, celebrating the start of work on this vital transport corridor to the Sunshine Coast’s new .....(more details)

15 Apr 15 Celebrate our region’s past and get involved in Heritage Month

Come and join us in April and May to celebrate our region’s rich history. Council with key partners is celebrating Heritage Month with a series of free and informative events.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Heritage Month is an opportunity for communities t.....(more details)

15 Apr 15 Nambour Aquatic Centre pool maintenance

The 50m and 12m pools at the Nambour Aquatic Centre are undergoing routine maintenance work as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s ongoing commitment to providing quality community recreation venues.

The 50m and 12m pools will be closed from Friday, May 1 to Monday, June 15 to allow fo.....(more details)

14 Apr 15 Local Primary healthcare in capable hands

It’s just what the doctor ordered for primary and allied health care in our region – Sunshine Coast Medicare Local (SCML) and its consortia partners have secured operational rights for the Sunshine Coast and Central Queensland Primary Health Network.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said S.....(more details)

14 Apr 15 New rank ID numbers make it easier to call a cab

New signs installed by Sunshine Coast Council at selected taxi ranks across the region are making it easier for patrons to specify their location when when calling a cab.

Transport Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the signage, which identified taxi .....(more details)

14 Apr 15 Sunshine Coast Council appoints Acting CEO

Sunshine Coast Council’s Corporate Services Director Ray Turner has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer while the organisation recruits a new CEO.

Mr Turner will take on the role for three months from April 24, or un.....(more details)

14 Apr 15 Tell Council what you think about its tree management

Residents are invited to have their say on how Sunshine Coast Council manages trees and native vegetation on public land.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the Draft Strategic Tree and Native Vegetation Policy would guide Council in .....(more details)

14 Apr 15 Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015 entries close 4 May

Time is running out for nation-wide artists to enter some of the 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize categories, offering combined prizes across all awards in excess of $125,000.

Now in its tenth year, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize has achieved national acclaim for its annual representation of c.....(more details)

13 Apr 15 Discovery Expo a Sunshine Coast first

Conscious Life Events presents the Sunshine Coast’s premier psychic and self-development expo Discovery at Council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3.

Discovery is a Sunshine Coast first - bringing together 25 .....(more details)

13 Apr 15 Mountain Creek State High School student gets involved in Council’s youth program

The 2015 National Youth Week (April 10 to 19) theme "It starts with us" is a call to action for young people to get involved in their communities.

Taking up the challenge is Year 12 Mountain Creek State High School student Harrison Thompson.

Harrison Thompson from Buderim said he .....(more details)

13 Apr 15 An Evening of Fire with Peter Watt

Sunshine Coast Council invites you to enjoy an evening with acclaimed author Peter Watt on Wednesday, May 27 at Nambour Civic Centre from 6 to 7.30pm.

Peter will talk about his latest book And Fire Falls, life as an author and his personal ex.....(more details)

10 Apr 15 Eumundi Aquatic Centre 25m pool maintenance

The 25m pool at the Eumundi Aquatic Centre is undergoing routine maintenance work as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s ongoing commitment to providing quality community recreation venues.

The 25m pool will be closed from Monday, April 20 to Sunday, May 31 to allow for the replacement.....(more details)

10 Apr 15 Kiwi summer is now just a local flight away

Air New Zealand and trans-Tasman alliance partner Virgin Australia have extended non-stop Auckland-Sunshine Coast seasonal services to provide Coast residents more opportunities to visit New Zealand this summer.

It will also give Kiwis an even wider choice of options for holiday flights t.....(more details)

10 Apr 15 Friends of Coolum Library delight PNG students with the gift of reading

Yalumgwa Elementary School students, located on the remote Papua New Guinea Kiriwina Island, have been given the gift of reading by two Friends of Coolum Beach Library.

Frances and John Windolf travelled to the northern side of Papua New Guinea on a cruise in February, visiting several pl.....(more details)

10 Apr 15 Council calls on young people to get involved in National Youth Week

National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12-25 from across Australia get involved in National Youth Week activities from April 10 to 19.

The 2015 National Youth Week theme "It starts with us" is a call to action for young .....(more details)

09 Apr 15 Unwanted pets or irresponsible owners?

Easter on the Sunshine Coast was not a happy family time for a large number of pets.

With more than 30 cats and dogs impounded over a five day period, more than double the number picked up or abandoned over the same period last year, Sunshine Coast Council is asking residents to make info.....(more details)

09 Apr 15 Sunshine Cove gets green light for next stage

Maroochydore’s transformation into the region’s principal regional activity centre for residential and employment growth will continue with the next stage of the Sunshine Cove development receiving the green light from Council.

Strategic Planning Portfolio Councillor Christian.....(more details)

09 Apr 15 African Children’s Choir to dazzle Sunshine Coast on Australian Tour

It will be a fun-filled evening of song, dance and drumming when the African Children’s Choir returns with its vibrant and outstanding musical performance on Saturday, June 20 from 7pm at Sunshine Coast Council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre.

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08 Apr 15 Head to Caloundra’s Felicity Park for loads of free family fun

Caloundra Regional Gallery’s free Family Fun in Felicity Park returns on Saturday, April 18 and is sure to entertain the whole family from 11am to 4pm.

There is something to suit all ages from camouflage and kaleidoscope art, a book launch, sausage sizzle and the.....(more details)

08 Apr 15 Nambour Civic Centre continues to deliver outstanding entertainment

Over the last 12 months more than 45,000 patrons have experienced a fantastic line up of entertainment at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre and the good news is there are many more high profile names on the way.

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07 Apr 15 Len Hughes – master matchstick sculptor

Sunshine Coast Council presents a beautiful display of creative matchstick sculptures by Len Hughes at Maroochydore Library until April 17, 2015.

The display includes a range of Australian animals from wombats, galahs, penguins and wallabies.

Len Hughes is a unique talent. This 79.....(more details)

07 Apr 15 Make sure you are scene at THE industry event for the Coast

Join Deputy Mayor Chris Thompson and the Sunshine Coast Events Board for the annual scene (Sunshine Coast Events Network) Events Expo at the Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday, April 22 from 4.3.....(more details)

02 Apr 15 Local businesses ready to take on the world!

A digestive aid for dogs, a longer lasting mobile phone battery and tuna fishing hooks designed to save threatened seabirds and turtles…It’s not the latest episode of ‘Shark Tank’, these are some of the innovative local products and services that could soon be in hot dema.....(more details)

02 Apr 15 A makeover for Mooloolaba Spit

One of the region’s most popular recreation areas has received a makeover, with the latest upgrade to the Coastal Pathway and surrounding park along Mooloolaba Spit now completed.

Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said the upgrade was the f.....(more details)

02 Apr 15 A milestone for Coolum central meeting place upgrade

Sunshine Coast Council has unveiled the designs for a major upgrade to Coolum Civic Centre and surrounding parkland, and welcomed funding support from a local Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said unveiling the designs marked a major milestone in the upgrade of t.....(more details)

02 Apr 15 Drama workshops at Nambour Civic Centre creating stars of tomorrow

Kids of all ages are invited to register the Little Seed Theatre Company’s Term Two after-school drama workshops, at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre.

With holidays coming to a close and another year of schooling almost upon us, now is the .....(more details)


02 Apr 15 Theatre used as a voice to shed light on bullying

Based on the inspiring Susanne Gervay novel about her own son’s experiences with bullying, I am Jack is a must-see theatre show for parents and children over eight at Sunshine Coast Council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre on May 19 at 10am and 5.30pm.

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01 Apr 15 Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ACO2 delivers a night to remember

The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Around the World’ performed by ACO2 – a string ensemble renowned for its fresh and energetic performance style – at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre on Friday, May 22 at 7:30pm.<.....(more details)

Last Updated 19-Apr-15