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23 Oct 14 Australia’s worst weed poses threat to Coast farmers

Council is advising rural property owners, especially those in the Eumundi to Kenilworth areas, to be on the lookout for Fireweed—a class 2 declared pest plant, which is toxic to livestock when ingested.

Fireweed Senecio madagascariensis, is a Weed of Nati.....(more details)

23 Oct 14 Development approvals up 27% in first quarter

Development activity on the Sunshine Coast continues to grow with July to September 2014 quarter figures showing a 27% increase in building approval values over the same period in 2013.

Approvals included residential developments at Meridan Plains and Sunshine Cove and a Coles complex and.....(more details)

23 Oct 14 Airport expansion to open new market opportunities for Coast

The proposed expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport could pave the way for regional fresh food and produce suppliers to expand into markets around Australia and into the Asia-Pacific.

Airport general manager, Peter Pallot, said the current constraints at the airport meant most aircraft f.....(more details)

22 Oct 14 Council proactive on healthy waterways management

Sunshine Coast Council is taking a four-pronged approach to managing healthy waterways, noting partnerships, funding, knowledge and reporting as the key to success.

Councillor Jenny McKay holds Council’s Environment Portfolio and said effectiv.....(more details)

22 Oct 14 Calling all trivia buffs

Sunshine Coast Council invites trivia buffs to attend the Friends of Maroochydore Library Inc. Trivia Night at Maroochydore Library on Thursday, October 23 at 5pm.

Get together with family and friends to make up a table of six and enjoy a fun night, exercise your brain and mayb.....(more details)

22 Oct 14 Meet multi-talented writer and performer Michael Veitch

Michael Veitch’s moving play Flak – True stories from the men who flew in World War Two will appear at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre on Wednesday, October 29 at 10.30am and 7.30pm.

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21 Oct 14 Make a difference with the gift of literacy

Sunshine Coast Council libraries invites you to join in the annual Books 4 Kids Christmas book drive from November 10 until December 15 so you can brighten a child’s life with the gift of reading.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Librari.....(more details)

21 Oct 14 Register now for Sunshine Coast Futures Conference

There are still some seats available for the fifth annual Sunshine Coast Futures Conference, which brings together a mix of business leaders, academics and professionals and provides an opportunity for locals and key stakeholders to plan for the region’s future.

Mayor Mark Jamieson,.....(more details)

20 Oct 14 Kawana Sports Precinct to turn pink for triathlon

Kawana Sports Precinct will be covered in pink when another national event lands on the Sunshine Coast in November – and registrations for the all-female Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink are open now.

Tourism, Sport and Major Events portfolio.....(more details)

17 Oct 14 Works start on Bankfoot House interpretive centre

Using a heritage shovel steeped in history, Mayor Mark Jamieson today turned the first sod for the new archival, visitor and interpretive centre at the Sunshine Coast Council-owned heritage property - Bankfoot House.

Mayor Jamieson said the Bankfoot House archival and interpretive centre .....(more details)

17 Oct 14 Yandina company takes out prestigious export award

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson has congratulated Yandina company CO YO for taking out Emerging Exporter of the Year at the prestigious Premier of Queensland Export Awards at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre last night (Thursday, October 16). 

CO YO exports Australasi.....(more details)

16 Oct 14 Every dog, and cat, has its day

With Sunshine Coast Councillors today giving the Domestic Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Strategy 2014-2020 the final tick of approval, the count down to the official community launch celebration is on.

Everyone and their dog – and cat &nda.....(more details)

16 Oct 14 Council rewarded for engineering excellence

Sunshine Coast Council’s commitment to outstanding engineering has been officially acknowledged at state level.

Council collected three ‘gongs’ at the Institute of Public Works Engineering State Excellence Awards.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said awards were received for.....(more details)

16 Oct 14 New plan to enhance community use at Maroochydore Junior Rugby League Club

A new Facility Development Plan for Maroochydore Junior Rugby League Club site adopted by Sunshine Coast Council provides a long term vision for this important sport and recreation complex. 

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said the Maroochydore Junior Rugby League Club site at W.....(more details)

16 Oct 14 Plan to conserve heritage values of Fairview

Sunshine Coast Council today noted two management plans to guide the continued conservation of Council-owned and heritage listed Fairview (also known as Pattemore House)  at North Maleny.

Councillor Jenny McKay said the Management Plan and Garden Restoration and Reconstruction Master.....(more details)

16 Oct 14 Coast tourism campaign takes flight

Mayor Mark Jamieson and councillor for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Jason OPray, have commended Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) on its new ‘Vacation Migration’ tourism campaign.

The Mayor said council was proud to support SCDL through the Tourism and Major Events lev.....(more details)

16 Oct 14 Streetscape breathes new life into Beerwah

There’s a fresh look and feel to Beerwah courtesy of council’s streetscape upgrade in Simpson Street.

The $5 million works will be officially unveiled on Friday, October 17 in conjunction with the official opening of the Glasshouse Country Festival.

Division 1 Councill.....(more details)

15 Oct 14 Green Army descends on Maleny Community Precinct

A Green Army has descended on Maleny Community Precinct to continue conservation efforts at the 125 ha site.

The Green Army, an  Australian Government initiative, provides an opportunity for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training a.....(more details)

15 Oct 14 Taking the ride less taken

Sunshine Coast residents swapped petrol power for pedal power this morning for National Ride2Work Day.

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15 Oct 14 Exhibition chronicles the development of modernism

Sunshine Coast Council is excited to bring to the region this month an incredible selection of 20th Century Australian contemporary art by some of our country’s most recognised artists.

Portfolio holder for Community Programs, Councillor Jenny McKay said the next exhibition to be ho.....(more details)

14 Oct 14 Exercise Railbrake tests Sunshine Coast’s disaster management response

Sunshine Coast’s disaster management response was tested today (Tuesday, Oct 14), with the Council and Sunshine Coast emergency services joining a practice exercise.

Exercise Railbrake was a realistic scenario, based on a serious and hazardous.....(more details)

14 Oct 14 The Lost Ark uncovered at Arthouse Cinema

Following the success of the Old Skool Movie screenings at Sunshine Coast Council’s Arthouse Cinema Nambour the next classic film being screened is Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark at 7:30pm on Thursday, November 6. 

Arthouse Cinema Nambour screens Ol.....(more details)

13 Oct 14 Good things growing in Mooloolaba

A more colourful outlook is coming to Mooloolaba, thanks to the efforts of the local community and Sunshine Coast Council.

Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said work would soon start on landscaping and tree planting in Carwoola Crescent and Elanora Avenue at the request of residents.<.....(more details)

13 Oct 14 Do not be alarmed. Tomorrow’s disaster management exercise will test our response

The Sunshine Coast community is being advised not to be alarmed when the region’s disaster management response is tested tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct 14), with the Council and Sunshine Coast emergency services joining a practice exercise.

Exercise R.....(more details)

13 Oct 14 Literary luncheon with author Nicole Alexander

Sunshine Coast Council invites you to join award-winning author, Nicole Alexander, at a literary luncheon on Wednesday, October 29 at Lake Kawana Community Centre from noon to 2pm.

Nicole will talk about her latest book The Great Plains, an e.....(more details)

13 Oct 14 Popcorn, fairy floss and a touch of South America when the Circus comes to town

A touch of South America comes to the Coast when Webers Circus takes up residence at Sunshine Coast Council’s Kawana Sports Precinct from October 24 to November 2.

Webers Circus is a family owned business and promises fantastic family.....(more details)

10 Oct 14 Sealed and ready for action

Thirteen years in the making, the sealing, widening and construction of 5.6 km long Wilson Road, Ilkley is complete and ready to provide its 300 daily users with a smoother, safer journey.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Council was committed to delivering a safe roa.....(more details)

10 Oct 14 Stretch your mind and unlock opportunities at your library

Sunshine Coast Council has launched two promotional videos to help promote the wide variety of services available for free at libraries across the Coast.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said both library members and non-members may not be aware of the diverse range of .....(more details)

10 Oct 14 The Coast’s premier home and lifestyle event is bigger and better than ever

Sunshine Coast Council’s Kawana Sports Precinct will once again host the 2014 Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo from October 17 to 19.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said the Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo is a major draw.....(more details)

09 Oct 14 All systems go on Sippy Downs Drive

Four thousand four hundred and sixty five cubic metres of gravel, 1787 tonnes of asphalt and 483 trees and shrubs… That’s what’s helping to provide safer, smoother, more functional travel via Sunshine Coast Council’s $4million Sippy Downs Drive Project.  
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08 Oct 14 Helping the Coast become affordable

Council and local not-for-profit housing group Coast2Bay Housing Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding today that should help boost the supply of affordable housing stock on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said our diverse community understandably has a diverse.....(more details)

08 Oct 14 Youth Drawn Together through public artworks

Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with The Old Ambulance Station Nambour, has delivered a series of striking public artworks in Beerwah and Caloundra.

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said Council was successful in obtaining an Australian Government grant to run a public art and.....(more details)

08 Oct 14 New pathway a pleasure for pedestrians

Accessing the Nicklin Way from Currimundi as a pedestrian is about to get a whole lot easier and safer.

Sunshine Coast Council will soon start work on construction of a 1.8m wide concrete pathway stretching approximately 800m along Coora Crescent, Mirnoo and Farlow Streets.

Divisi.....(more details)

07 Oct 14 Experience a historic performance of true wartime stories at Nambour Civic Centre

If you enjoy wartime adventures, be quick to secure your tickets to see Michael Veitch’s moving play Flak at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre on Wednesday, October 29 at 10.30am and 7.30pm.

The performance is based on two best-selling books, Flak and Fly, written .....(more details)

03 Oct 14 Ride to work puts Mitch on road to health

Not many of us get a second chance at life. Mitch Wilson did and he’s not about to waste it.

The 48-year-old Sunshine Coast Council employee suffered a serious cardiac arrest in January and was saved only by the quick thinking of two work colleagues who administered CPR, and paramed.....(more details)

03 Oct 14 Have your say on Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve's future

Make sure you have your say on the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve’s building renewal project by October 16.

Two architectural concept designs have been developed and are being shared with the community in numerou.....(more details)

03 Oct 14 Anzac spirit growing in Buderim Village Park

Buderim’s first district level park has an enduring link to Australia’s involvement in the First World War.

An Aleppo Pine tree, grown from a cone brought back from Gallipoli by a digger after World War I has been planted in Buderim Village Park.

It symbolises the &lsq.....(more details)

02 Oct 14 Pathway replacement fit for a king

A smoother and safer travel route for pedestrians and cyclists – that’s what’s on the cards for Queen Street at Caloundra.

Sunshine Coast Council is set to replace a stretch of pathway along the northern side of Queen Street. Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the new .....(more details)

02 Oct 14 Your chance to secure one of Australia’s best new artworks

Twenty-nine contemporary Australian artworks from the 2014 Sunshine Coast Art Prize will go under the hammer at Caloundra Regional Gallery from 2pm on Sunday, October 26.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Art Prize is produced by Sunshine Coast Counci.....(more details)

02 Oct 14 Say ‘Hello Cocky’

If spending time in the great outdoors helping one of Australia’s most beautiful and threatened native birds interests you, read on.
The fifth annual Glossy Black-Cockatoo Birding Day will take place on Sunday October 19. It aims to unravel vital information about the popu.....(more details)

01 Oct 14 Spotlight on historic flying-fox camp in Landsborough

Sunshine Coast Council is continuing to work with residents who live near a flying-fox roost at Landsborough to find a solution to these difficult neighbours.

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said council would hold a community meeting in November to discuss an independent flying-fox.....(more details)

01 Oct 14 Little Seeds Drama workshops to continue at Nambour Civic Centre

The stage was alive with the sounds of 11 young participants fulfilling their dream at the Little Seeds Theatre Company drama workshops which ran at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre during the school holidays.   

Due to the success of the workshops the Li.....(more details)

01 Oct 14 Blue skies forecast for best Caloundra Music Festival yet

Thousands of visitors will be blessed with blue skies and awesome music by the beach at this weekend’s Caloundra Music Festival.

The family-friendly festival of Sun, Surf and Soul is on track to be the best ever according to festival director Richie Eyles.

“We have a f.....(more details)

Last Updated 23-Oct-14