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24 Nov 14 Sunshine Coast venues jam-packed with affordable and fun Summer holiday activities

Sunshine Coast Council presents an exciting and affordable holiday program at venues across the Coast that is loaded with fun for the whole family these January school holidays.


For those who enjoy watching movies on the big screen, Arthouse Cinema Nambour will kick off the holiday .....(more details)


21 Nov 14 Local Aboriginal artist to exhibit and perform at Caloundra Regional Gallery

Sunshine Coast Council will showcase the diversity of local Aboriginal commercial artist De Greer-Yindimincarlie in the striking Aspects of Me exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery from Wednesday, December 17 to Sunday, January 25, 2015.

The exh.....(more details)

20 Nov 14 Community will have a say on any planning scheme amendment proposals

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson has reassured residents the community will be consulted regarding any proposed Planning Scheme amendment in relation to a site at Yaroomba.

Mayor Jamieson is concerned misinformation being distributed suggests council&rsqu.....(more details)

20 Nov 14 Terraces take showgrounds to new level

There’s a terrific new look to the Nambour Showgrounds.

Terracing and landscaping works have just been completed nearby the main entrance, transforming a previously dead space into an amphitheatre style terraced multi-purpose outdoor area.

Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerso.....(more details)

20 Nov 14 Woman fined $900 after failing to register dogs

A Sunshine Coast woman has today been fined more than $900 in Nambour Magistrates Court for failing to register her dogs.

The Yaroomba resident was fined $600 for failing to register her German Shepherd and American Staffordshire Terrier, in addition to the $250 professional fees and $86......(more details)

20 Nov 14 Have your say on the future of Maleny recreation facilities

Residents and the sport and recreation community are invited to have their say as Sunshine Coast Council develops the Maleny Recreation Master Plan.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the Plan covers Maleny Showgrounds, Witta Sportsground and the sport and recreation uses across the M.....(more details)

19 Nov 14 Hear and Say brings the world to kids – in full stereo

Catching deafness in children early on can – and does – make a world of difference to their lives, Mayor Mark Jamieson learned today (Nov 19).

Visiting Nambour’s Hear and Say Centre in Windsor Road, Mayor Jamieson met four-year-old Robert Power of Mooloolah and his mum O.....(more details)

19 Nov 14 John Butler “can’t wait to come back” to Caloundra Music Festival

Caloundra Music Festival is revered for its relaxed vibe by Sunshine Coast locals, visitors from around Australia and overseas…and by headlining acts including John Butler.

The award-winning Australian musician is one of many artists applauding the 2014 festival and its organisers......(more details)

19 Nov 14 Get lost in the maze of fun with Old Skool Movie - Labyrinth

Come along dressed as a goblin and be in the chance to win lucky door prizes at the Old Skool Movie screening of the classic Labyrinth at 7.30pm on Thursday, December 4 at Sunshine Coast Council’s Arthouse Cinema Nambour.

In Greek mytho.....(more details)

19 Nov 14 Workshop equips businesses for tender process

Sunshine Coast Council is hosting a one-day interactive workshop on December 9 to help local businesses write their business management systems.

Economic Development portfolio councillor Stephen Robinson said the workshop would help equip businesses to tender for contracts.

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18 Nov 14 Have you recently received a pensioner card?

New pensioners are being encouraged to check if they are eligible for a Sunshine Coast Council concession on their rates.

Director Corporate Services Ray Turner said Queensland Pension Card and Veteran Affairs Gold Card holders were entitled to a State Subs.....(more details)

18 Nov 14 Why do roads go to pot?

That’s what Sunshine Coast Council and the University of the Sunshine Coast are en route to finding out via a unique project that’s putting our road pavements to the test.

Transport Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the high tech monitoring was a potential game-changer.....(more details)

17 Nov 14 Coast popular for G20 escapees – locals and visitors alike

Mayor Mark Jamieson today joined Australia Zoo’s Irwin family to wrap up the Sunshine Coast’s G20 involvement by jointly hosting a visit by foreign journalists to the zoo.

The visit, by journalists from Agence France-Presse – one of the world’s largest news agencie.....(more details)

17 Nov 14 Light rail consultation on track

The Sunshine Coast community is getting on board and having their say about the proposed light rail network route.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said light rail was identified as a transport option with the potential to support the lifestyle of our residents now and into the future, with benefits f.....(more details)

17 Nov 14 They’re coming…

Sunshine Coast Council is getting ready for the local turtle season just as the first turtle nest has been spotted in Bundaberg.

On Saturday, council hosted a training day for 100 Turtle volunteers from across the region, re-creating a real-life scenario on Kawana Beac.....(more details)

14 Nov 14 Community groups come out winners

Whether its youth and cultural programs, or sporting and Christmas projects and festivals, Sunshine Coast Council will enable 91 community organisations to deliver to the community a wide range of projects and services with the endorsement of $415,307 in community grants.

Community Progra.....(more details)

13 Nov 14 A landmark day for Palmwoods

A future blueprint to greenness, character and prosperity in Palmwoods was today endorsed by Sunshine Coast Council.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the Place Making Palmwoods Public Domain Masterplan  would deliver the collective vision of the local community.

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13 Nov 14 Free parking for Caloundra CBD over Christmas

In the spirit of Christmas, Caloundra shoppers will be able to take advantage of free parking in the CBD area over the Christmas period.

Sunshine Coast Council today supported a request by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. for a parking meter fee amnesty in the Calound.....(more details)

13 Nov 14 Talking tech at Beerwah Library

Become a technology trendsetter and expand your digital world at the official opening of Sunshine Coast Council’s Beerwah Library New Technology program on Wednesday, November 19 at 10am.

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski encouraged the co.....(more details)

13 Nov 14 Council continues commitment to become Australia’s most sustainable region

Delivering a new planning scheme, setting the scene for the new Maroochydore City Centre, attracting more than 500,000 people to performances and events at council venues and acquiring 400 ha of environmentally-significant land are just some of the highlights of the Sunshine C.....(more details)

13 Nov 14 Detailed property information now just a click away

Whether you want to know what you can do with a property you own or intend to buy, or are in the development business, getting access to general property information is now as easy as waking up your closest electronic gadget.

Sunshine Coast Planning Portfolio Councillor Christian Dickson .....(more details)

12 Nov 14 Shared dream leads Philippines couple to new life in Australia

Two hundred and sixty-one local residents will officially become Sunshine Coast’s newest Australian Citizens at a ceremony at Sunshine Coast Grammar School today, Wednesday, November 12 at 6pm.

For two recipients, Karen (31) and Prince Harry (30) Gebusion from th.....(more details)

11 Nov 14 Owner fined $15,000 after dog attacks elderly man

In a first for Queensland, a woman has today been fined $15,000 and convicted of grievous bodily harm in Caloundra Magistrates Court after her German Shepherd attacked an 82-year-old man and mauled his leg in August.

The dog had previously been decl.....(more details)

10 Nov 14 University town in the making

It’s been called the ‘brains district’ and the ‘university town’, and latest development activity at Sippy Downs is creating a community where residents can learn, earn, live and play. 

Sunshine Coast Council has f.....(more details)

10 Nov 14 Businesses invited to learn from top Coast exporter

How does a Sunshine Coast business get its products into 25,000 stores in 15 countries?

Find out from Palmwoods-based Gourmet Gardens about how they did just that – and learn about Sunshine Coast Council’s Export Program – at a free networking event on Thursday November .....(more details)

07 Nov 14 Ladies, get your bikes!

Calling all female residents of the Sunshine Coast – your ticket to fitness and fun is just a short ride away!

Sunshine Coast Council and the State Government today launched the ‘Start Cycling, Stay Cycling’ program that caters for women who have never cycled before or w.....(more details)

06 Nov 14 Learn to recycle right during National Recycling Week

Did you know that Australians produce over 18 million tonnes of waste per year – that’s the same as three million waste collection trucks full of tightly packed rubbish.

Recycling is one simple way that you can reverse this trend and make a positive difference. You can learn t.....(more details)

06 Nov 14 Y-business conference – a one stop learning shop for young people

Young people aged between 10 and 25 are invited to attend the inaugural Y-business mini conference at Maroochydore Library from 8.45am to noon on December 12, 2014.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the inaugural Council run Y-business mini conference aimed to assis.....(more details)

06 Nov 14 Multicultural Human Library

Would you like to hear fascinating stories of life experience very different from your own?

Sunshine Coast Council’s libraries in partnership with Nambour Community Centre invite you to a special “Multicultural Living Library” at Nambour Library on Wednesday, November 19.....(more details)

05 Nov 14 Talking tech at Nambour Library

Become a technology trendsetter and expand your digital world at Nambour Library’s new TechBar.

Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson joined the community for morning tea and a chance to ‘test drive’ new technology at the launch tod.....(more details)

05 Nov 14 Talking tech at Maleny Library

Become a technology trendsetter and expand your digital world at the Maleny Library TechBar launch on Wednesday, November 5 at 11am.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Programs Portfolio and Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay encouraged the community t.....(more details)

05 Nov 14 Airport presented with Australia’s first carbon reduction accreditation

Today Sunshine Coast Airport was presented with its official Certificate of Accreditation under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme at Level 2 Reduction.

The airport was internationally recognised recently for managing its carbon emissions and reducing its carbon footprint u.....(more details)

05 Nov 14 Miss Australia apron inspires Caloundra Embroiderers

An 80-year-old apron in the Bankfoot House collection has inspired the Caloundra Embroiderers to create their own personal designs and present the aprons to the Friends of Bankfoot House for inclusion in the collection.

Community Programs Portfolio .....(more details)

04 Nov 14 Register now for help with business management systems

Sunshine Coast business owners are invited to attend a workshop on November 25 to help understand the business management systems required to win work on major projects.

Economic Development portfolio councillor Stephen Robinson said the workshop would help equip businesses to tender for .....(more details)

04 Nov 14 Eligible residents set to benefit from council’s new transport service provider

Sunshine Coast residents who are 60-and-over or have a disability or mobility impairment  can now access transport services  with local charity ComLink.

The not-for-profit organisation has been awarded the tender for Sunshine Coast Council’s.....(more details)

03 Nov 14 Purrr-fect start for Council’s new pet strategy

The first official day of Sunshine Coast Council’s Domestic Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Strategy 2014-2020 yesterday saw 136 pets become microchipped and around half of these also registered.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillo.....(more details)

03 Nov 14 Light rail route options on public display

Sunshine Coast Council today released the proposed light rail network route options for community comment.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said improving the liveability and prosperity of the region was at the heart of the proposed light rail corridor between Maroochydore and Caloundra.

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Last Updated 24-Nov-14