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19 Dec 14 Sunshine Coast man fined $5000 after dogs maul family pet

Sunshine Coast Council’s tough stance on irresponsible dog owners continues with another person fined and convicted in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.

Yandina resident Michael Hill was fined $5000 and ordered to pay $423.70 court costs after his two American Staffordshire Bull.....(more details)

19 Dec 14 Councils call on State Government to protect inter-urban break

Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Regional councils have called on the State Government to recognise the importance of the inter-urban break between the two regions and to commit to mapping and protecting this space in the revised SEQ Regional Plan.

Th.....(more details)

19 Dec 14 World-class discovery centre on the horizon

The potential for Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve’s world-class view of the Glasshouse Mountains to be matched by a world-class discovery centre is on the horizon.

Sunshine Coast Council has approved a building renewal project concept plan, all.....(more details)

18 Dec 14 Bus access for all patrons is the focus

Sunshine Coast Council will upgrade bus stops to improve access for people with a disability and provide year-round real time bus information rather than using ratepayers’ money to provide free buses for a short period after Christmas. .....(more details)

18 Dec 14 What not to give this Christmas

Still searching for a last minute Christmas present? Well, forget about giving a cat or dog as a gift.

Sunshine Coast Council Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said pets were a serious financial and time commitment and should never be purchased, adopted or given as a snap decision.....(more details)

18 Dec 14 Travel free on New Year’s Eve

Take the worry out of getting behind the wheel on New Year’s Eve and grab a free bus to and from your celebration destination.

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18 Dec 14 Advancing Alexandra Parade

A safer, more functional and visually appealing environment for the benefit of locals, visitors and businesses – these are the outcomes from Sunshine Coast Council’s Alexandra Parade Streetscape Project.

Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said the now complete $3.5million pr.....(more details)

18 Dec 14 Branding of council's new transport service provider unveiled

Sunshine Coast Council today unveiled the new branding on the ComLink fleet of vehicles providing the Provision of Transport Services to Eligible Persons, funded through the Transport Levy.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said not-for-profit organisation ComLink has be.....(more details)

18 Dec 14 Countdown has begun for New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba

The Sunshine Coast is the place to be this New Year’s Eve with a feast of entertainment to suit all ages and tastes on offer at the region’s biggest end-of-year free event, New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said more than 45,000 locals and visitors ar.....(more details)

17 Dec 14 Ocean Street taxi rank gets an upgrade for Christmas

Thanks to Federal Government funding an upgrade to the Ocean Street taxi rank is complete just in time for the busy Christmas and New Year season and will enhance community safety.

Transport Strategy Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said Sunshin.....(more details)

16 Dec 14 Heritage listed Fairview in safe hands

A determination has been made on the future use of the Sunshine Coast Council-owned and heritage listed property Fairview (also known as Pattemore House) at North Maleny.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the Queensland Heritage Listed property will be leased for a five year period t.....(more details)

16 Dec 14 Community supports light rail investigation

The Sunshine Coast community embraced the opportunity to comment on the proposed light rail route options with more than 700 submissions received during the four week public display period.

Mayor Mark Jamieson thanked the community for joining the conversation about light rail and taking .....(more details)

16 Dec 14 Carols a time to celebrate Christmas and goodwill

Share the spirit of Christmas and catch up with neighbours, both old and new, by heading to Carols on Kings Beach on Saturday, December 20 from 4.30pm.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said Council had taken on the role of major partner to bring regional community carols events to resid.....(more details)

16 Dec 14 Sunshine Coast flags fly at half-mast

As a mark of respect and mourning for the innocent victims involved in the incident at Martin Place, Sydney, all Sunshine Coast Council buildings, including the airport, have joined other government departments to fly flags at half-mast today.

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16 Dec 14 Opening of Aspects of Me: De Greer-Yindimincarlie

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.

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15 Dec 14 Think disaster won’t strike you? Think again and be prepared

We all think it won’t happen to us, but the natural disasters of recent years may have many of us reviewing that theory.

At today’s Sunshine Coast Council Disaster Hub launch, Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed a new Smartphone.....(more details)

15 Dec 14 Disaster hub – everything at your fingertips

It’s now easier for Sunshine Coast residents and visitors to prepare for severe weather events and other disasters – and stay up-to-date with important information when events occur.

Sunshine Coast Council today launched.....(more details)

15 Dec 14 Shaping a future to benefit generations to come

Sunshine Coast has taken centre stage as Mayor Mark Jamieson today shone the spotlight on the year’s achievements at his annual State of the Region address.

Mayor Jamieson said the work completed in 2014 continued to shape a future to benefit .....(more details)

12 Dec 14 Reunion the perfect Christmas present

Shirley Barber received a pretty special Christmas surprise today, courtesy of Sunshine Coast Airport and Jetstar.

Shirley, 76, just missed out on the Senior Citizen of the Year Award earlier this year, but her name was earmarked for any future opportunity to acknowledge the huge contribu.....(more details)

12 Dec 14 Caloundra CBD in the spotlight

Sunshine Coast Council, in conjunction with the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, will establish a taskforce to begin the revitalisation process of Caloundra’s Central Business District.

Divisional councillor Tim Dwyer said Council had considered a detailed report from the national eco.....(more details)

12 Dec 14 Community invited to have their say on waste

Construction of a new resource recovery centre, expansion of services and delivery of innovative, financially viable infrastructure are just a few of the major actions outlined in council’s draft Sunshine Coast Waste Strategy 2015 – 2025.

Council unanimously decided, at its.....(more details)


11 Dec 14 Severe thunderstorm warning for Sunshine Coast

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for South East Queensland with damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding.

Large hailstones are also likely.

Sunshine Coast Local D.....(more details)

11 Dec 14 Council takes a step closer to delivering a new pound

A new animal pound to better accommodate and manage the region’s current and future small and large animal populations moved a step closer today.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Council showed their commitment to safely house homeless, lost or.....(more details)

11 Dec 14 Building a strong, safe and inclusive community

Sunshine Coast Council today adopted the Community Safety and Public Space Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) policies to guide future decision making to enhance community safety.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said Council was committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community and visitors to the.....(more details)

11 Dec 14 A Levy well spent

Anyone wondering how their Environment Levy had been spent would not be disappointed after reading the 2013/14 annual report, which Council noted at its Ordinary Meeting today.

The Environment Le.....(more details)

10 Dec 14 Noosa Shire Council’s $22 million cash claim rejected

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson says his faith has been restored, following the Local Government Minister’s announcement Noosa Shire Council’s ambit claim of $22 million following de-amalgamation has been rejected.

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09 Dec 14 2015 is the year for entertainment at Sunshine Coast Venues

Sunshine Coast Venues is excited to present the first half of a year full of fantastic performances, entertainment and events in the brand new What’s On guide for January to July 2015.

Grab a copy of the guide from any of the Sunshine C.....(more details)

09 Dec 14 Head to the seedling sale at Maroochydore Library

Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre, in partnership with Sunshine Coast Libraries, will host a seedling sale at Maroochydore Library from 9am to 1pm on Saturday December 13, 2014.

The funds from the sale assist the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre’s operation of the Community Garden located .....(more details)

08 Dec 14 Sealing the deal on Sports Road

Sunshine Coast Council is committed to improving the road infrastructure networks across the region. As part of this commitment, work will soon begin to widen and seal Sports Road at Bli Bli.

Division 9 Councillor Stephen Robinson said the sealed roadway would include two sealed traffic l.....(more details)

08 Dec 14 Countdown to Glasshouse Country Community Carols

Make sure you bring a rug, a chair and your best singing voice when you head to the Beerwah Sports Ground for the Glasshouse Country Community Carols from 5pm on Saturday, December 13.

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the momentum is building with just over a week before the Gla.....(more details)

08 Dec 14 2015 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award Judges announced

The names of the judges that will have the honour of selecting the winners of the 2015 Australia Day Awards were announced by Sunshine Coast Council today.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the judges would have the challenging task of selecting, from a large number of high calibre nominations, th.....(more details)

08 Dec 14 Boardwalk wrapped and ready for Christmas

A Christmas gift is coming to Maleny in the form of a new pedestrian and cycle link with scenic outdoor dining opportunities.

The Maleny Riverside Boardwalk Project is on track to be open by the end of December. Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the attractive timber boardwalk would .....(more details)

04 Dec 14 Judge hands down $16,184 fine to irresponsible dog owner

A Sunshine Coast man has today been fined more than $16,000 in Nambour Magistrates Court after his two dogs viciously attacked a jogger in Chevallum in May.

The victim sustained multiple injuries including deep wounds and lacerations to his neck, arms, chest, and face and a broken leg.&nb.....(more details)

04 Dec 14 Sippy Downs Drive shaping up

Navigating the morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups outside Sienna College are set to be a little smoother and safer for the start of the new school year in 2015.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said $2.7 million stage three works for the Sippy Downs Drive Project were expecte.....(more details)

04 Dec 14 Join the Summer Reading Club wild adventure

The Summer Reading Club invites children to dodge danger, outwit their arch nemesis and journey beyond their wildest imagination with their favourite stories available from their Sunshine Coast Council library branch.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said last year over.....(more details)

03 Dec 14 Tickets on sale for Guy Pearce and Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton concert

Hot on the heels of his two sold out album shows, Guy Pearce will join forces with Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton in a double headline tour stopping at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7.30pm.

It’s an unexpected co.....(more details)

02 Dec 14 Art Prizes showcased at libraries

Did you know Sunshine Coast Council’s library branches exhibit award winning artworks for the community to enjoy across the region?

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said next time you are visiting Maleny Library make sure you stop to appreciate the 2014 Sunshine Coast Art Prize win.....(more details)

02 Dec 14 Carols a time to celebrate Christmas and goodwill

Share the spirit of Christmas and catch up with neighbours, both old and new, by heading to Carols at Cotton Tree on December 6.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said Council had taken on the role of major partner to bring regional community carols events to residents and visitors acros.....(more details)

01 Dec 14 Gross cartooning with Dave Hackett

The extremely talented local cartoonist Dave Hackett will be holding free cartoon sessions for cartoon fans at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour and Caloundra library branches in December.

Dave is an accomplished cartoonist and author, regularly hosting workshops across Australia and.....(more details)

01 Dec 14 Adult literacy program changes lives

Students will be joined by their families and volunteer tutors on December 2 to celebrate and recognise their successful participation in the Adult Literacy Program funded by Sunshine Coast Council.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Libraries has been.....(more details)

Last Updated 20-Dec-14