Cr Johnston - Australia Day Awards
  • Wednesday 03 February 2021

Australia Day Awards

Congratulations to all the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award winners and nominees.

Not only are these awards a great honour, they also recognise the hard work and community involvement of those individuals and groups.

Thank you for your commitment to helping others and improving our Sunshine Coast. Award details can be found on council’s website.   

Road identity 

Have you ever wondered if a particular road belongs to council or the State Government? 

Good news, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has added a new feature to their QLD Traffic website, 'Road Lookup' – visit to try it yourself. 

Another tip is that TMR generally controls roads which connect towns and often roads named after towns are TMR roads. The feeder roads are usually council-controlled.  

When a TMR road is also the main street of a town, while the actual road is theirs, the car parks and pathways are usually maintained by council. 

I hope this helps you in identifying which organisation to contact should you need to report any issues. 

To report matters regarding council roads visit where you can lodge an eRequest online or chat with a Customer Service Officer using Council’s Live Chat. 

You can also contact council’s Customer Contact Centre on 5475 7272 or email

To report matters regarding state roads, please contact TMR on 13 19 40 or visit

Be asbestos aware

With the ongoing storms that may cause damage to your home or even if you are carrying out home renovations, it’s crucial to remember asbestos removal and disturbance can be extremely hazardous.

Council strongly recommends homeowners only use licensed asbestos removalists when dealing with asbestos to ensure that fibres are not released into the environment and to avoid long-term health risks.

Please educate yourself about asbestos – visit

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