Sunshine Coast Community News


Sunshine Coast Solar Farm best in Australia

Sunshine Coast Council competed against other state winners in the sustainability category after winning the Local Government Managers Association Sustainability Excellence Award in April.

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Buderim's exciting new medical facilites

Buderim is becoming a central location for state-of-the-art medical facilities on the Sunshine Coast with the Buderim Private Hospital Emergency Centre now open and a brand new $10 million cancer treatment centre set to open early 2019.

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Bruce Highway Upgraded to Six Lanes

The stretch of Bruce Highway between Caloundra road and the Sunshine Motorway is currently undergoing major redevelopment, delivering six lanes and redesigned interchanges. The project is set for completion late 2020. Read more

Proposal of new regulated parking areas for Mooloolaba

The proposal, which includes a combination of both council-owned land and privately owned car parks in the Mooloolaba area, will be open for community feedback over the next month until July 15.

“The new off-street regulated parking areas are time restricted and aim to encourage turnover and optimise the use of car spaces in Mooloolaba.”

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Pacific Paradise comes to life with new streetscape upgrade and interactive motion sensor art work

Pacific Paradise’s commercial and cultural precinct has been revitalised by a council streetscape project that has brought Timari Street into a new age with vibrant public art, landscaping, lighting and seating.

“We have transformed Timari Street from an ugly street with minimal footpaths and gravel parking to a fantastic, community space," Cr OPray said.

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Council approved five-star luxury resort in Buderim

A five-star luxury resort in the heart of Buderim, which will be the first of its type in the region, has been approved by Sunshine Coast Council at its ordinary meeting today.

Planning Portfolio Councillor Christian Dickson said he supported the proposal and was pleased that council voted in favour of his motion calling for the application to be approved.

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$20 million Sippy Downs Drive project continues

“This upgrade is fantastic news for the Sippy Downs community and one I know they have been eagerly looking forward to,” Cr Dickson said.

The fourth and final stage of a $20 million duplication of Sippy Downs Drive, which will significantly improve traffic flow and create an entry statement into the Sunshine Coast’s Knowledge Precinct, will start mid-year.

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Council bridging the gap between Mooloolaba's separated bikeway

The 5m-wide bridge will be an entry statement into Mooloolaba, spanning Mayes Canal and connecting the two complete stages of the region’s flagship separated bikeway and adjacent coastal pathways.

Construction is scheduled to start in the coming weeks and is due to be completed before December 2018.

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Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project ready for take-off

“With this project now entering its major construction phase, the sky’s the limit on the Sunshine Coast.”

The expansion project will open up the region to the world and the project remains on track for completion by Christmas 2020. Read more

Solar Farm savings close to $1M

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the strong electricity generation from the farm during January allowed council to offset 129% of its total power consumption.

“It is very encouraging to see the solar farm is on track to exceed the targeted $22m in public savings over 30 years identified in the May 2016 business case." Read more
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