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24 Sep 14 Council sponsorship helps create national sporting hub

Council’s sponsorship of major events means the Sunshine Coast is fast becoming a hub for national championships, with yet another competition gracing Lake Kawana from tomorrow – this time it’s the National Outrigger Junior Titles.

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24 Sep 14 Community day showcases Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve’s future

Another exciting chapter in the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve’s history is about to begin with the building renewal project coming off the drawing board and heading towards community input.

Two architectural concept designs have been developed and wil.....(more details)

23 Sep 14 Surviving the corporate jungle with Lindsay Adams

If you want to achieve better results for your organisation, learn invaluable relationship building strategies from keynote speaker Lindsay Adams at the Surviving the Corporate Jungle business breakfast at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Friday, September 26 at 7am.

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23 Sep 14 Building a digital bridge to China

An innovative proposal from a Sunshine Coast academic is helping to bridge the digital divide between international friendship cities.

Mayor Mark Jamieson praised University of the Sunshine Coast academic Dr Uwe Terton’s contribution to the digital solutions think tank held recently.....(more details)

22 Sep 14 Economic strategy scoring goals in first year

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033 (REDS) has produced some outstanding results in its first year.

Speaking at a celebration event for the strategy’s first anniversary last night (Monday Sep 22), Mayor Jamieson said its effect both directly.....(more details)

22 Sep 14 Public artwork a real visual creative link in Caloundra

The walk from the Caloundra Transit Centre to Lamkin Lane will be a real visual treat thanks to an Australian Government funding grant to create a series of public artworks.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said Sunshine Coast Council was successful in obtaining an Australian Government gr.....(more details)

19 Sep 14 Future of Sunshine Coast boundaries now certain

Mayor Mark Jamieson has welcomed the decision by Local Government Minister David Crisafulli that further changes to Sunshine Coast boundaries will not proceed

In July, Sunshine Coas.....(more details)

19 Sep 14 Suitcase rummage, burlesque life drawing, live music and more

Caloundra Regional Gallery will come alive with an eclectic range of events to celebrate the Caloundra Fringe Festival from September 26 to October 6.

Sunshine Coast Council Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the Caloundra Fringe Festival activities would take place .....(more details)

18 Sep 14 Protecting Golden Beach under the spotlight

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting today to consider investing a further $2.1 million for more extensive protection works at Golden Beach should a breakthrough at Bribie Island occur and triggers for action be reached.

Council also agreed to launch further invest.....(more details)

18 Sep 14 Zero tolerance to irresponsible dog ownership continues

Another irresponsible dog owner experienced the consequences of Sunshine Coast Council’s zero-tolerance approach in Nambour Magistrates Court this morning. 

Director of Community Services Coralie Nichols said the results of the court hearing sent another cle.....(more details)

18 Sep 14 Private landholders provide bang for buck for green investment

The passion, dedication and significant contribution of private landholders involved in Sunshine Coast Council’s Land for Wildlife Program and Voluntary Conservation Agreement programs has been recognised at today’s Ordinary Meeting.

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18 Sep 14 Development continues upward trend

Development activity on the Sunshine Coast continues last financial year’s upward trend with August figures showing a 200% increase on the number of lots approved the month before.

Council approved 21 applications resulting in 194 lots last mo.....(more details)

17 Sep 14 A Dream in the making

When well-known Buderim artist Kendall suggested Mayor Mark Jamieson help re-create a special painting for charity, the Mayor jumped in straight away.

Kendall, who works with the Bloomhill Cancer Centre in Buderim on frequent occasions, said she had decided .....(more details)

17 Sep 14 Neill St rockwall sets the foundation for good times

The Neill Street foreshore at Dicky Beach will be protected for years to come, thanks to a new $180,000 rockwall.

Divisional councillor Tim Dwyer said the new wall was well-founded on bedrock, two to three metres below the beach.

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17 Sep 14 Turf war looms in Felicity Park

It’s not easy being green, especially for the grass in Felicity Park at Caloundra.

The leafy corridor between Omrah Avenue and Bulcock Street is highly popular with locals and visitors, but some of its shaded spots and pedestrian traffic have given the turf a tough time.

Div.....(more details)

16 Sep 14 National championships kick off at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana Sports Precinct and the wider Sunshine Coast will be on show to thousands when the National Youth Touch Football Championships are played on September 17-20.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said almost 4000 people would visit from outside the region to compete in and wa.....(more details)

16 Sep 14 Beerwah public artwork makes a real statement

Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with The Old Ambulance Station Nambour, has delivered a series of striking public artworks for the whole Beerwah community to enjoy.

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said Sunshine Coast Council was successful in obtaining an Australian Governmen.....(more details)

15 Sep 14 Gateway to the future Maroochydore City Centre is revealed

The gateway to the future Maroochydore City Centre has been revealed with demolition of Horton Park Golf Course perimeter buildings now completed.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the community could now begin to see the immense size and importance of the o.....(more details)

15 Sep 14 Accident means JB without the T this time

In breaking news both not-so-good and good, due to an injury suffered by John Butler Trio bass player Byron Luiters, John Butler will now be performing solo at the upcoming Caloundra Music Festival (CMF).

The festival, which runs f.....(more details)

15 Sep 14 Mooloolah Pony Club welcomes environmentally-friendly horse wash down bay

Mooloolah Pony Club has some of the best facilities in the zone with the installation of a new horse wash down bay thanks to Sunshine Coast Council.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the Mooloolah Pony Club is a popular community facility which.....(more details)

12 Sep 14 Acting now for the future of the passage

Future development, threatened plant and animal species and declining report card grades have kept the Pumicestone Passage front and centre with all eyes trained on improving the environmental statistics for this valuable 45km waterway.

Well, keep watching—counci.....(more details)

12 Sep 14 School holiday fun at Sunshine Coast Council venues

Are you looking for fun stuff to entertain the kids these school holidays? If the answer is yes, Sunshine Coast Council’s major venues have something for everyone including circus performances, drama workshops, triathlon training and the best holiday movies on the big sc.....(more details)

12 Sep 14 Vance Joy tickets on sale today at Nambour Civic Centre

Be quick to purchase tickets for Vance Joy’s Dream Your Life Away tour performing at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre on Saturday, 7 March 2015.

Don’t miss out when Vance Joy brings his show to the Sunshine Coast for one night only! The man who.....(more details)

12 Sep 14 Chamber scores 400 off a bouncer

The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce has set a new record in accruing members, having now broken the 400 barrier.

This places it as the largest chamber on the Sunshine Coast, and the second-largest in regional Queensland.

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11 Sep 14 Community to have a say on any Sekisui House development

Mayor Mark Jamieson today re-affirmed that council had not received any development application to date from Sekisui House, owners of land-holdings at Yaroomba.

He also re-emphasised that any amendments to the new planning scheme would, as always, be subject.....(more details)

11 Sep 14 Brother and sister named as finalists in $15,000 new media art prize

The careers of seven local artists, including Jessica and Matthew Doak from Buderim, have just received a gigantic boost after being named finalists in the inaugural Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014 New Media category.

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11 Sep 14 Sunshine Coast hosts another significant event

Sunshine Coast Council is well on its way to positioning our region as Australia’s premier regional destination for major events – by attracting and sponsoring events like this weekend’s IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast.

Mayor Mark Jamieson, who will present some winners&rsqu.....(more details)

11 Sep 14 Tourism and agribusiness reap food festival benefits

Sunshine Coast food producers, manufacturers, retailers and restaurants will be on show to over 4000 people this weekend at the region’s fourth annual Real Food Festival.

Mayor Mark Jamieson, who will challenge Member for Glass House Andrew Powell in a cook-off on Saturday, said the.....(more details)

10 Sep 14 Sippy Downs Drive shifting gears

Safer, smoother, more functional travel through Sippy Downs is currently under construction via Sunshine Coast Council’s Sippy Downs Drive Project.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said stage three works were continuing from the previous stage of works west of Stringybark Roa.....(more details)

10 Sep 14 Pathway projects pave safer way for pedestrians

Sustainable transport is becoming an even safer and more practical option in Buderim thanks to two important pathway projects.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said Sunshine Coast Council’s pathway network was increasing on King Street and Golf Links Drive.

“Cou.....(more details)

10 Sep 14 Citizenship - biggest achievement in my life

Two hundred and forty local residents will officially become Sunshine Coast’s newest Australian Citizens at a ceremony coinciding with Citizenship Day at Nambour Civic Centre on Wednesday, September 17 at 1.30pm.

One recipient, Abdullah Mamun formerly from Bangladesh and now living .....(more details)

10 Sep 14 From Silicon Valley to ‘Silicon Beach’

Mayor Mark Jamieson’s visit to the United States, with delegates from University of the Sunshine Coast and others, has opened doors to the Sunshine Coast’s bid to become a high-technology knowledge industry mecca.

With a green-field site about to.....(more details)

10 Sep 14 Nominate a local hero for Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards

If you know a person, community group or organisation making a difference to life on the Coast, nominate them now for the 2015 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards are an opportunity to publicly recognise and honour the achi.....(more details)

10 Sep 14 Don’t fur-get to renew your pet registration this September

Pet owners will start receiving their annual Sunshine Coast Council animal registration renewal notices in the mail this week reminding them of the September 30, 2014 due date.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said pet registration is focused on safety and security and .....(more details)

09 Sep 14 scene workshop value adds

Sponsorship strategies and event evaluation will be on the agenda at the Sunshine Coast Events Network (scene) educational workshop to be held at Mooloolaba Surf Club from 1.30pm on Wednesday, October 15.

Open to all involved with events, Sunshine Coast Council’s scene.....(more details)

09 Sep 14 Maleny Community Precinct moves full steam ahead

Maleny Community Precinct has reached a major milestone, with agreement on final sport and recreation lease boundaries allowing work to move full steam ahead.

Divisional Councillor Jenny McKay said the milestone was significant in that the community.....(more details)

09 Sep 14 My Summer Workplace Program gives uni students real-world experience

University students and recent graduates have the chance to apply their skills in the workplace thanks to Sunshine Coast Council’s My Summer Workplace program.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Business Portfolio Councillor Chris Thompson said the counci.....(more details)

09 Sep 14 China mission paying off

From putting pen to paper to corresponding via email, keeping in touch with friends overseas has come a long way in a short time.

University of the Sunshine Coast academic Dr Uwe Terton is in China as a keynote speaker at the prestigious 2014 China (Xiamen) International Forum for Friends.....(more details)

08 Sep 14 From Little Seeds big things grow

Young people with an interest in drama are invited to attend the Little Seed Theatre Company drama workshop during the September school holidays at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre. 

Little Seed Theatre Compan.....(more details)

05 Sep 14 Tree vandals strike again at Currimundi

A section of trees in Cliff Hargreaves Park near Currimundi Lake continues to be a target for vandalism.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said a second round of repair works had been carried out by council to revegetate the area where 15 trees were damaged and removed in May.

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05 Sep 14 The Sydney Comedy Festival is coming to Nambour

Love the idea of a great night out with plenty of laughs, but you don’t want to travel to Sydney?  Then this comedy festival is for you.

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase is coming to Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic .....(more details)

05 Sep 14 Calling all young geeks for holiday fun

Only children willing to have awesome fun need apply when Sunshine Coast Libraries celebrate all things ‘geekish’ during these school holidays. 

Community Program Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council’s librar.....(more details)

04 Sep 14 Currimundi Lake on track to close this afternoon

Time and tide will align this afternoon, allowing Sunshine Coast Council to close Currimundi Lake and halt a midge explosion in its tracks.

A 1.6m high tide at 4.10pm will increase the lake’s water level. Excavators and dozers will start pushi.....(more details)

04 Sep 14 Sunshine Coast Business Gateway first in Queensland

The Sunshine Coast now has another exclusive first – launching the Sunshine Coast Business Gateway for local businesses.

Sunshine Coast Council has partnered with Industry Capability Network, or ICN, to develop this innovative online tool that will connect local .....(more details)

04 Sep 14 Last chance to apply for community grants funding

This is the final call advising the Sunshine Coast Council’s Community Grants and Environment Levy Grants Programs are closing on Monday, September 15 at 5pm, leaving only one week for groups to submit their applications.  

If you’re a not-for-profit community group .....(more details)

04 Sep 14 Boardwalk build on track

Construction of a new pedestrian and cycle link with scenic outdoor dining opportunities is underway in Maleny.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said stage one of the Maleny Riverside Boardwalk project included installation of concrete footings, removal of pavers and laying of concrete b.....(more details)

04 Sep 14 Kids take action for our coast

Around 300 local youngsters from 25 local schools came together today for the third annual Kids in Action Conference, hosted by Sunshine Coast Council through the Environment Levy.

The Kids in Action conference is part of the national Target Kids Teaching Kids Week and provides the opport.....(more details)

03 Sep 14 Be entertained at Sunshine Coast Council venues

Whether you fancy a fun run, circus, engaging drama, comedy, dance, expos, classical music, a bit of Jazz, contemporary or world music - Sunshine Coast Venues has it all.

Make sure you grab a copy of the latest edition of the Sunshine Coast Venues <.....(more details)

03 Sep 14 Vance Joy announces Dream Your Life Away tour for Nambour Civic Centre

With just two days left until the release of his debut album Dream Your Life Away, Vance Joy brings some extra cheer to fans today, announcing a run of tour dates for March next year. 

The tour will see Vance Joy travel with his band to major capital cities and regional locati.....(more details)

02 Sep 14 The Vault is every geek’s fantasy

If you know anything about Isobelle Carmody, WitchBeam and Disparity Games, make sure you lock in Saturday, September 27 for a visit to Sunshine Coast Council’s Vault pop-up library at the Epic Diem Nerd Culture Expo.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said d.....(more details)

02 Sep 14 Cheap Tuesday comes to town at Arthouse Cinema Nambour

Did you know the Coast’s premier arthouse cinema, screening the best in foreign and independent films from around the world is located at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre?

Once inside the Arthouse Cinema Nambour you will be .....(more details)

02 Sep 14 Popular Mons Road facelift unveiled

Thanks to Sunshine Coast Council’s Road Reseal and Rehabilitation Program, locals and commuters along Mons School Road in Mons can enjoy a much smoother, safer journey.

Service Delivery Portfolio and Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said the busy road’s major makeover was .....(more details)

01 Sep 14 Council puts the bite on Currimundi Lake midges

Sunshine Coast Council will put the bite on midges and again close Currimundi Lake this week in an effort to tackle the excessive larval levels expected to explode in the coming months.

Almost two weeks ago (August 20), council closed off the entran.....(more details)

01 Sep 14 MuayThai Boxer strikes gold with grant

A Sunshine Coast Council Individual Development Grant has helped young MuayThai boxer William Brown win gold at the MuayThai amateur world games in Malaysia and be crowned world champion for his category.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council was pleased to have.....(more details)

01 Sep 14 When the world needs saving… who ya gonna call

Following the success of the Special Event screenings at Sunshine Coast Council’s Arthouse Cinema Nambour the next film classic is Ghostbusters at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 11. 

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film starring Bill Murray, Dan.....(more details)

Last Updated 24-Sep-14