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17 Apr 14 Parklakes II gets preliminary approval

Sunshine Coast Council has given preliminary approval for a master planned staged residential development within the Parklakes II development site in Bli Bli.

Division 9 Councillor Steve Robinson said the preliminary approval is fantastic p.....(more details)

17 Apr 14 Take care at the beach on Easter break

Clear skies, warm temps and larger than average waves are forecast for Sunshine Coast beaches this Easter long weekend and council is urging locals and visitors to take extra care in and around the water.  

Local Disaster Management Coordinator Andrew Ryan said some decent 3-4ft.....(more details)

17 Apr 14 Sealing the deal on Doonan Bridge Road East

Safer, smoother and far more weather resistant – those are among the improvements delivered to Doonan Bridge Road East by Sunshine Coast Council.

Sealing and widening works were recently completed on a 780m section of the road that extends west from Perigian Springs Drive. Division .....(more details)

17 Apr 14 Kenilworth entry sculpture reflects rich agricultural and natural heritage

A new Kenilworth entry sculpture installed by Sunshine Coast Council today reflects the rich agricultural, artistic and natural heritage of the region.

Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said the new entry sculpture, inspired by the Mary River, acknowledges the authentic historical and .....(more details)

16 Apr 14 Discover the benefits of worm farms and composting

Learn how to reduce your landfill waste at the free worm farm and composting workshops at Sunshine Coast Council library branches in May and June.

At this practical session you will learn how to set up a worm farm and composting system, discover how an organic recycling system works and g.....(more details)

16 Apr 14 Enhance your reading enjoyment

If you enjoy stimulating your mind, join guest lecturer Clare Archer-Lean from the University of the Sunshine Coast to creatively explore literature at two free sessions at Sunshine Coast Council’s Maroochydore Library in May.

Clare will provide tips and guidance on how to enhance a.....(more details)

16 Apr 14 Twin-engined jet powerhouse hits the Coast

A new tourism attraction has hit the Coast.

Jerry and Paddy van Driel-Vis, who own and operate Mooloolaba Fish and Crab Charters out of Mooloolaba, have delivered the Coast’s first ‘jet boat’, which will also operate out of Mooloolaba.

And it’s fast –.....(more details)

15 Apr 14 Explore the world of companion planting

Discover one of the oldest tricks in the gardening book at the free Companion Planting sessions at Sunshine Coast Council library branches during May and June 2014.

Join Leonie Shanahan from Edible School Gardens as she discusses the what, where and why of companion planting. Learn.....(more details)

15 Apr 14 Make sure you are scene at THE industry event for the Coast

Join Mayor Mark Jamieson and the new Sunshine Coast Events Board for the launch of the Sunshine Coast Events Network (scene) 2014 program at the Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday, April 16 from 5 to 7pm.

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15 Apr 14 Minor grants available – don’t miss out…..

Don’t miss the opportunity for your community group or organisation to apply for funding for an upcoming event, activity or program in Sunshine Coast Council’s Community Grants Program.

Community groups have until 5pm on Wednesday, May 14 to apply for a minor grant of up to $2.....(more details)

15 Apr 14 Falcons prey on Hunters this Easter

Sunshine Coast Council’s Stockland Stadium is gearing up for an historic clash this Easter Sunday with the Sunshine Coast Falcons hosting Intrust Super Cup newcomers Papua New Guinea Hunters.

Kicking off at 2pm, the Falcons will be playing their first televised game of the season ag.....(more details)

15 Apr 14 Council planning scheme – one step closer

The Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme has taken another important step forward with council voting unanimously to adopt it in readiness for gazettal in May.

A unanimous vote by the Sunshine Coast Council could see its new planning scheme gazetted as early as next month.

Mayor Mark Ja.....(more details)

14 Apr 14 Export to be a major component of our economic fabric

The Sunshine Coast region has set itself an ambitious target of 20% of all goods and services produced being for export as part of its Regional Economic Development Strategy. 

Today’s forum – Grow your business into Asia through Hong Kong – will provide some .....(more details)

14 Apr 14 A better bridge on Myla Road

Improved flood immunity, traffic flow and pedestrian safety – those are the major benefits that will be delivered to the Landsborough community via a new and improved concrete bridge on Myla Road.    

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the existing road b.....(more details)

14 Apr 14 Lior to perform at Lake Kawana Community Centre

One of Australia’s finest live performers Lior, supported by Melbourne based Indie Folk singer songwriter Domini Forster, will deliver an unforgettable performance at Sunshine Coast Council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre on Saturday, July 12 at 7.30pm.

Lior burst on to the Aus.....(more details)

14 Apr 14 Spectacular opening for Australian Dragon Boat Championships

Mayor Jamieson and Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie will welcome more than 4000 paddlers and supporters at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Australian Dragon Boat Championships at Sunshine Coast Council’s Stockland Park, Lake Kawana on Tuesday, April 15.

Queensland crews will paddle.....(more details)

11 Apr 14 Best Western coming to Kawana Health Hub

Sunshine Coast Council has approved a proposal for a Best Western international motel including restaurant and conference facilities at the corner of Florey Boulevard and Shine Court, Birtinya.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said this is the first time the well renowned Best Western Inte.....(more details)

11 Apr 14 Rare Australian water mouse found living in Caloundra

One of Australia’s rarest rodents, the water mouse, has already been found during the largest fauna (animal) monitoring project to be undertaken in Sunshine Coast Council managed environmental reserves.

The $570,000, four-year project will tell council exactly what wildlife is livin.....(more details)

11 Apr 14 Bring history to life during Heritage Month celebrations

Bring history to life at the free Heritage Month Festival celebrations at Sunshine Coast Council’s library branches during April and May.

Discover military treasures, attend retro surfing movie nights, hear inspirational stories of Kokoda Track guides, enjoy a photographic exhibitio.....(more details)

10 Apr 14 Nambour Arthouse Cinema special event screening of the epic film, Storm Surfers

Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Arthouse Cinema today announced a range of Special Event screenings which will complement their already diverse program of cinema offerings in 2014. 

The Special Event screenings will take place on a Thursday night at various times throughout th.....(more details)

10 Apr 14 New bush trail unveiled

Sunshine Coast Council is opening an exciting new bushwalking track next month at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, adding a new experience to the extensive network of walking trails.

Environment Portfolio holder and Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the community was in.....(more details)

09 Apr 14 Dicky Beach Holiday Park named in state’s top 10 family destinations

Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park has been named in Queensland’s Top 10 family holiday destinations.

The Sunshine Coast Council-managed park was voted in by Holiday with Kids’ readers, a travel magazine distributed to travel agents across Australia and on Qantas flights.

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09 Apr 14 Mayor takes a walk on the blind side

Mayor Mark Jamieson today helped celebrate Guide Dog month, by taking some blind-folded steps along Cornmeal Creek Path with guide dog-in-training Kadan.

Guide Dogs Queensland CEO Chris Laine said she hoped the Mayor’s involvement helped promote the message of equal access to everyo.....(more details)

09 Apr 14 Fairy tales come to Nambour Civic Centre with The Magic Hour

One of Australia’s most original contemporary playwrights, Vanessa Bates brings The Magic Hour to Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre for one performance only on Thursday, June 5 at 7.30pm.

You thought you knew Grimm's fairy tales? Well think again. In this on.....(more details)

07 Apr 14 Advancing Alexandra Parade

Safer, more functional and visually appealing for locals and visitors – those are the aims of Sunshine Coast Council’s Alexandra Headland Streetscape Project that will start work this week.

Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said the $3.5million project would deliver signifi.....(more details)

07 Apr 14 The secret lives of flying-foxes revealed!

Did you know that flying-foxes are native animals that play a vital role in our environment?

The secret and fascinating lives that local flying-foxes lead will be revealed at three educational workshops, hosted by Geckoes Wildlife experts and sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council’s En.....(more details)

07 Apr 14 Sun Rising: The Songs That Made Memphis at Nambour Civic Centre

Having performed sell out shows across Victoria, South Australia and WA, Sun Rising - The Songs That Made Memphis is heading to Queensland and will perform one show only at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre on Friday, June 6 at 8pm.

Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee L.....(more details)

07 Apr 14 Stockland Park ready to host the Fire vs Eagles derby

Big crowds are expected at Stockland Park when the Caloundra Eagles lay down the challenge to the Sunshine Coast Fire at their much anticipated clash on Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm.

This is a game not to be missed with the return of former state league player Ray Schulz to the Caloundra si.....(more details)

07 Apr 14 Sydney health mission starts to pay off

It was October 2012 when Sunshine Coast Council undertook a mission to Sydney, to attract health-related business up to the Sunshine Coast, with the new hospital precinct in mind.

And it was then that council first met with executives from Westfund Health, establishing a good working rela.....(more details)

03 Apr 14 Space for sport in the hinterland

Sunshine Coast Council has acquired over 100ha in two parcels of land to meet the sporting and recreational needs of the growing population in the Nambour, Woombye, and Palmwoods area.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the property acquisit.....(more details)

03 Apr 14 Make sure you are scene at THE industry event for the Coast

Join Mayor Mark Jamieson and the new Sunshine Coast Events Board for the launch of the Sunshine Coast Events Network (scene) 2014 program at the Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday, April 16 from 5pm to 7pm.

Sunshine Coast Council’s .....(more details)

02 Apr 14 P&O to test the waters for Sunshine Coast cruise visits

P&O Cruises and Sunshine Coast Council have today announced the 64,000-tonne superliner Pacific Pearl will make an inaugural call to Mooloolaba in August as a major highlight of a four-day cruise from Sydney.

The scheduled visit will give Pacific Pearl’s 1800 passengers an oppor.....(more details)

02 Apr 14 Council supports sporting clubs at grass roots

Sunshine Coast Council will continue its successful Sports Field Maintenance Funding Program to help eligible sporting groups keep their sports fields in tip-top shape.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said eligible not-for-profit sporting organisations could apply betw.....(more details)

01 Apr 14 Ordinary day at the office becomes a life-saving experience

IT was an ordinary day at the office when Cheryl Pattison was casually asked if she knew first aid.

Cheryl expected someone may have a paper cut on that January 24 day, but within moments she and her work mate Jodie Feaver were saving a life, performing CPR on their colleague, Mitch Wilso.....(more details)

01 Apr 14 Emerging young artists invited to enter Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media category

Entries are now open for the inaugural Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014 New Media category, presented by Analogue Digital and the University of the Sunshine Coast with prizes valued at $12,500.

This exciting New Media category is open to any emerging artist aged 15 to 30 years, in the fi.....(more details)

01 Apr 14 Life made easier for work-away families

The juggling act of running a household can be stressful for any family and even more so when one parent works away – but thanks to Sunshine Coast Council and FIFO Families, this lifestyle may now be more manageable for many Sunshine Coast mums and dads.

Nicole Ashby, founder and di.....(more details)

Last Updated 18-Apr-14