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$100 million powerline project for Sunshine Coast

Work is complete on a $100 million project to install a 17km long, 132,000V powerline, which will support the continued growth of the Sunshine Coast region.The SunCoast powerline between Palmwoods and West Maroochydore, delivered by Energex, will power more than 275,000 homes, as well as jobs and business growth.Queensland Minister for Energy, Dr Anthony Lynham, said essential infrastructure su...
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Print is alive and well on the Sunshine Coast

It was 12 years ago when My Weekly Preview launched as an independent and locally owned business, turning print media on its head and changing the way the Sunshine Coast community could access and read local stories.Now, My Weekly Preview is set to change the local news scene again, proving print media is not dead but thriving by offering the entire region more access to loc...
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COVID-19 Impact on Job Vacancies

Job vacancies decreased by 43.2%, or by 98,200 vacancies in the three months to May 2020 (seasonally adjusted). A fall of this scale is unprecedented in the history of the series, and reflect the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions on people and businesses, most of which were still in effect on Friday 15 May 2020 (the survey reference date).The Job Vacancies series,...
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Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and Sunshine Coast Council are partnering to deliver the M2M cycleway, which will provide a separated cycleway connecting Mooloolaba to Maroochydore.When complete, the 6 kilometre-long, 3 metre-wide cycleway will provide a safe off-road connection for all active transport users from the Sunshine Motorway near the Mooloolah River, through Mo...
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COVID-19 Impact on Job Vacancies

Job vacancies decreased by 43.2%, or by 98,200 vacancies in the three months to May 2020 (seasonally adjusted). A fall of this scale is unprecedented in the history of the series, and reflect the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions on people and businesses, most of which were still in effect on Friday 15 May 2020 (the survey reference date).The Job Vacancies series,...
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JobKeeper Payment for employers and employees

Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses impacted by the coronavirus will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees. Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a maximum period of 6 months.The economic impacts of the coronavirus pose significant challenges for many businesses &nda...
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RSL Queensland | Light up the Dawn

Make the pledge this year to stand in your driveway, on your balcony or in your living room to remember all those who have served and sacrificed.At 6am RSL Queensland will be streaming a short commemorative service audio that you can listen to from wherever you are at home.Just imagine how special it would be if every Australian was standing in their driveway at 6am on ANZAC Day, united in...
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How to clean your house to prevent the spread of infection

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world, it’s a good time to understand how cleaning can help prevent the spread of disease and what you can do to cut the risk of infection in your home.Coronavirus is mainly transmitted from person to person via tiny droplets of saliva or other bodily fluids that float in the air after a cough or sneeze.Contaminated objects ...
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Three New Sunshine Coast Schools to be Built by 2021

The Palaszczuk Government’s investment in school infrastructure continues to power ahead, with today’s announcement of the successful contractor to build new schools on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.Following the successful opening of eight new state schools at the start of this year, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said an additional five state schools were on track to open next yea...
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Momentum continues for a mass transit solution

A progress report on the preliminary business case for a mass transit system for the Sunshine Coast will be considered by Sunshine Coast Council at its January Ordinary Meeting (Thursday, January 30).Independent consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has advised council work on the Preliminary Business Case is showing a high quality, integrated public transport system is needed if the Sunshin...

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