Cr Jason O'Pray - YESSSSSSS...... it’s back on!!!! Women's State of Origin
  • Friday 25 September 2020

YESSSSSSS...... it’s back on!!!! Women’s State of Origin will be on at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on Nov 13. It’s the third series, but the first time being held in Queensland and it’s going to be a match to watch for sure!

This is exciting news off the back of a number of economic development and tourism-related meetings listening to local businesses and tourism ideas.

I am happy that our Council and the Sunshine Coast Events Board continue to support major event operators as they re-emerge, it is one way that we can help our economy bounce back.  It was great to see smiles on the faces of athletes in competition mode at IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast on 3 September, and I would like to acknowledge the tremendous effort of the Team at Ironman Oceania. It took a lot of work behind the scenes to get to the start line, and then to deliver to the athletes. A massive pat on the back to all the staff and volunteers involved.

Our local community groups have been keeping me busy and I have met with the Pacific Paradise Progress Association, attended the Flight Path Forum and met with Seaside Shores Community Association. I also had the privilege of celebrating with 20 WWII veterans (all aged in their late 90s) the commemorative medal presentation of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II at Maroochy RSL.

I recently inspected the ‘Avalon’ site a development project by Mosaic on the Maroochy River - absolutely stunning!!!!  If you ever want to know more about a development project, you can head to You can choose to receive a daily or weekly email with new development applications lodged across the Sunshine Coast or save map searches or favourite properties and applications and then set alerts when new applications are lodged and watch as they progress through assessment stages.

BTW, if you are still looking for things to over the school holidays, Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird Park.... a dead set must do on the Sunshine Coast!!!!