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20 Aug 14 Demolition starts at Sunshine Coast’s future city heart

Action at the Sunshine Coast region’s future city heart had started, with demolition of Horton Park Golf Course perimeter buildings now underway.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the community would begin to see the immense size of the future Maroochy.....(more details)

20 Aug 14 Koalas receive a $970,000 windfall at Doonan Creek

Koalas at Sunshine Coast Council’s Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve have been given a hand up and hand out with a $970,000 State Government offset payment.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said offset agreements attempted to compensate for the imp.....(more details)

20 Aug 14 Better beach access for emergency services and events

A popular access point for Maroochydore Beach has undergone a $230,000 makeover, making it easier for emergency services and beachgoers to reach the sand.

Division 8 Councillor Jason OPray said the upgrade made a significant difference to Beach Acce.....(more details)

20 Aug 14 Caloundra Regional Gallery temporary closure

The Caloundra Regional Gallery will be closed until 4pm on Wednesday, August 27 to allow for the installation and judging of the prestigious 2014 Sunshine Coast Art Prize. It will reopen at 6pm for the official opening and winner announcement of the Art Prize.

All are welcome to join Mayo.....(more details)

19 Aug 14 Make a poppy as a tribute of respect and remembrance

Help Sunshine Coast Council reach the goal of making 5000 poppies as a tribute of respect and remembrance to mark 100 years since Australian troops landed at Gallipoli.

In 1921 the red Memorial Poppy was first worn on Armistice Day (now Remembrance Day) in Australia and has been worn on N.....(more details)

19 Aug 14 Kawana Meeting Place gets gong

It’s a popular place for local community groups and the Kawana Forest Meeting Place on Woodlands Boulevard was also popular at the recent Master Builders Queensland Awards.

The venue was awarded first place in the ‘Sporting and Community Facilities up to $5million’ categ.....(more details)

19 Aug 14 Council combats midge explosion

The moon and stars have aligned and all charts point to August 20 at 6pm.

No not horoscopes, council has been reading the lunar charts to pinpoint the best time to tackle excessive midge larval levels, which are set to explode at Currimundi Lake in Spring

From tomorrow, council wi.....(more details)

18 Aug 14 Teach English overseas

You can find out what it is like to be an overseas teacher at the free Teach English Overseas sessions at Sunshine Coast Council library branches in August and September.

Join Sue Baker from Learner’s Connection Inc. who has 10 years’ experience teaching English oversea.....(more details)

15 Aug 14 Discover your favourite tea

Herbal, straight, iced, blended. What is your favourite type of tea?

Join local tea enthusiast Kate Maxwell as she opens your world to a variety of exciting and delicious tea flavours at the free Cuppa Time sessions at Sunshine Coast Council library branches.

Learn what tea.....(more details)

14 Aug 14 Buderim comes alive with street party

Buderim will come alive on Saturday (August 16) with a street party which will entertain families while also helping community organisations.

Sunshine Coast divisional councillor Christian Dickson said Buderim Lions, Buderim Rotary and Buderim War Memorial .....(more details)

14 Aug 14 Traffic calming for a safer street

Residents and motorists in Alexandra Headland will soon have a safer street thanks to traffic calming measures installed by Sunshine Coast Council.

Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said the works would be carried out in Mayfield Street after concerns were raised by local residents.more details)

14 Aug 14 Demolition about to start at Sunshine Coast’s future city heart

Sunshine Coast residents are about to see action at the region’s future city heart, with demolition of Horton Park Golf Course perimeter buildings beginning next week (during week beginning August 18).

Regional Projects Portfolio Councillor Ti.....(more details)

14 Aug 14 Industry professionals become Marketing Directors for nature

Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Sunshine Coast (AILA), Nature Play QLD, and Parks and Leisure Association presents Reconnecting Kids with Nature at the Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre, Tanawha from 3 to 7.30pm on Thursday, August 28.....(more details)

14 Aug 14 Pacific Pearl arrives Saturday


Passengers from the Sunshine Coast’s first-ever cruise ship visit are likely to be disembarking to visit Coast tourist spots from about 8am on Saturday.

The Pacific Pearl, operated by P&O Cruises, will anchor earl.....(more details)

13 Aug 14 Content marketing tips

Learn the power of content marketing with marketing specialist Megyn Carpenter at free information sessions at Sunshine Coast Council library branches in August and September 2014.

Get tips on how to write for online marketing, web pages and articles and how to make it work for you. Find .....(more details)

13 Aug 14 Council to host Small Business Week events

Sunshine Coast Council is hosting a range of free and low-cost workshops and forums for 2014 Queensland Small Business Week, and if you’re a small business owner – or thinking about starting a business – this is a perfect time to sign up.

Economic Development portfolio c.....(more details)

12 Aug 14 Rhythm Culture chosen as support for Seychelles musician Grace Barbe in concert at Nambour Civic Centre

Local musicians Rhythm Culture will be the support band at the upcoming performance by Seychelles Islander Grace Barbe and her band at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30pm.

Grace will be touring to the Sunshine Coast as part of a Kultour na.....(more details)

12 Aug 14 Be part of the growing Coast export movement

Exporting can be a very rewarding business, and more Sunshine Coast companies are getting in on the act.

It’s important to know where the opportunities are – and the pitfalls lack of understanding can create.

“Sunshine Coast Council has organised a special networ.....(more details)

12 Aug 14 Kings Beach and Happy Valley boardwalk lights up

Romance, relaxation and a chance to reconnect with nature.

An evening stroll along Kings Beach to Happy Valley boardwalk offers all this plus the chance to get in a bit of exercise.

And thanks to new lighting the boar.....(more details)

12 Aug 14 Fancy a wine and cheese evening with Rick Stein?

Sunshine Coast Council’s library branches invite you to join award-winning English chef and restaurateur Rick Stein for an evening of wine and cheese at Nambour Civic Centre on Monday, August 25 at 6pm.

Rick Stein’s passion for using good-quality local produce and his talent f.....(more details)

11 Aug 14 Residents urged to have a say on $8.6 billion in funding

Do you want to get the Bruce Highway moving again? Do you want an entertainment, convention and exhibition centre? Do you want better train services?

Residents can support these and other projects being nominated by Sunshine Coast Council under the .....(more details)

11 Aug 14 Taylor Henderson ready to rock the Sunshine Coast

Australia’s newest household name Taylor Henderson is bringing his all-ages national Burnt Letters concert to Sunshine Coast Council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre on Saturday, September 6.

On reflection, it seems almost inevitable that Taylor Henderson would make his m.....(more details)

11 Aug 14 Council uncovers a hidden gem in Bli Bli

There’s a secret in Bli Bli—a place where life thrives in the most extreme conditions, a sanctuary of forests and woodland where birdsong fills the air and now it’s easier to explore for everybody.

On Saturday, (August 9) Council officially opened a refurbishe.....(more details)

11 Aug 14 Give your grant application the best shot

Interested in applying for a Sunshine Coast Council Community Grant or Environment Levy Grant? Then go along to one of the grant information sessions at Sunshine Coast Libraries this month to ensure your application checks all the right boxes.

Open now, the Community Grants Program provid.....(more details)

11 Aug 14 Children’s interactive library corners ready to be explored

More than 50,500 happy under-eight year olds and their families have explored Sunshine Coast Council’s interactive library Corners and this number is about to increase.

The Corner is a program which provides space within the children’s library, that is dedicated to under eight.....(more details)

09 Aug 14 Council uncovers a hidden gem in Bli Bli

There’s a secret in Bli Bli—a place where life thrives in the most extreme conditions, a sanctuary of forests and woodland where birdsong fills the air and now it’s easier to explore for everybody.

Council today officially opened a refurbished boardwalk, suitable fo.....(more details)

08 Aug 14 “You will be prosecuted”, council tells irresponsible dog owners

Sunshine Coast’s irresponsible dog owners are copping the full force of the local council’s enforcement powers, with 15 court prosecutions since January this year and 526 fines.

Sunshine Coast Council Director Community Services Coralie Nichols yesterday said council had a zer.....(more details)

07 Aug 14 Be scene at free not-for-profit workshop

Do you belong to a community group that has a great idea for an event but are not sure where to start?

Gain valuable tips and tricks about permits, funding and much more at the next Sunshine Coast Events Network (scene) educational workshop to be held at Millwell Road Community Cen.....(more details)

07 Aug 14 Joint effort clears the air

The dust has finally settled for residents living on Power Road in Buderim.

Dust and dirt whipped up on the unsealed gravel road had created concerns for locals living nearby. Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said teamwork had now helped to clear the air.

“I’m v.....(more details)

07 Aug 14 Coolum Beach Holiday Park receives a $520,000 upgrade

Sunshine Coast Council’s Coolum Beach Holiday Park is about to undergo a $520,000 upgrade to cater for the ever-growing number of guests who have discovered this affordable beach-side getaway.

Divisional councillor Stephen Robinson said the pr.....(more details)

07 Aug 14 Sunshine Coast Council and residents have had enough of dangerous dogs

Following a dog attack at Buderim this morning, the 37th reported in the past four weeks, Sunshine Coast Council has said enough is enough and will take a zero tolerance approach to irresponsible dog ownership.

The latest incident saw three ‘pitbull’ type dogs kill another dog.....(more details)

07 Aug 14 SS Dicky relocation plans move forward

A decision on the SS Dicky’s final resting place is moving forward with Sunshine Coast Council developing three key research and planning documents essential to secure State Government approval for the wreck’s relocation.

A heritage impa.....(more details)

07 Aug 14 The Man from Cox’s River film at Arthouse Cinema Nambour

Move over Man from Snowy River, this is The Man from Cox’s River.

Wild horses won’t be able to hold you back from attending the special event screening of the powerful Australian documentary The Man from Cox’s River at Sunshine Coast Council’s Arthouse Cinem.....(more details)

06 Aug 14 Sunshine Coast Council buildings fly flags at half-mast tomorrow

The Commonwealth Government has declared tomorrow (August 7) a National Day of Mourning to honour the innocent victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

As a mark of mourning and respect for victims, all Sunshine Coast Council buildings, including the airpor.....(more details)

06 Aug 14 Calling local artists to design Australia Day award trophies

Sunshine Coast Council is encouraging local artists with a talent for award design to express their interest in creating the prestigious 2015 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award trophies.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the annual Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award.....(more details)

06 Aug 14 Road rehab on track

A smoother and safer road surface is taking shape on Beerburrum Street at Dicky Beach, where Sunshine Coast Council is conducting resealing and rehabilitation works.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said the $1.6million project aimed to remedy the previously rough and uneven road surface b.....(more details)

05 Aug 14 Learning from the best to achieve a prosperous Sunshine Coast community

Learning from internationally-recognised, eco-friendly cities and their billion dollar health projects and attracting the interest of global IT investors will be the focus of a University of the Sunshine Coast and Council-led mission to the United States.

S.....(more details)

05 Aug 14 Celebrate Seniors Week at your library

With everything from how to become tech savvy to discovering how to save money, Sunshine Coast Council libraries are the place to be during Seniors Week from August 16 to 24.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Council acknowledges the vital role that seniors pla.....(more details)

04 Aug 14 Adopt a new friend in need

Have you got a home looking for a new loving and loyal family member?

Then don’t miss out on Adopt a Day at Ballinger Sports Complex on Sunday, August 10 from 9.30am to 3.30pm where more than 100 dogs will be waiting for you to choose from to join your clan.

Sunshine Coast C.....(more details)

04 Aug 14 Local Bands to support Hedonism’s Second Album performance

Two talented local bands have been selected to support the new Australian comedy from David Burton and Claire Christian, Hedonism’s Second Album, showing at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre on Thursday, September 4 at 7:30pm. 

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01 Aug 14 One voice for one region for much needed regional infrastructure

Sunshine Coast residents are being asked to get behind and support the five region-making projects being nominated by Council under the State Government’s Strong Choices Investment Program.

Acting Mayor Chris Thompson said the program had prov.....(more details)

01 Aug 14 Cotton Tree gets Ping Pong Pop Art

Cotton Tree’s popular outdoor ping pong tables have received a coat of retro colour with the appearance of a pop art mural by local artist Gerrard King.

Division 8 Councillor Jason OPray said the Council-funded vibrant artwork complements the recently completed outdoo.....(more details)

Last Updated 21-Aug-14