Sunshine Coast Community News


Connecting SEQ 2031 - Rail Revolution


South East Queensland is one of Australia's most desirable places to live and establish a business. It is expected to continue rapid growth with an anticipated population increase from 3.1 million today to more than 4.4 million in 2031.

The Connecting SEQ 2031 is the Queensland Government's proposed long-term transport plan to develop a sustainable transport system in the region.  It also directly supports the South East Queensland Regional Plan.

Key projects to be delivered by 2031 included 'CoastLink' - a heavy-rail Sunshine Coast line between Beerwah and Maroochydore, Cross River Rail, and the upgrade and realignment of the north coast line between Beerburrum and Landsborough.

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Queensland joins SA & NT in paying consumers to recycle!

The Scheme was introduced as an incentive for residents to collect and recycle contrainers to increase Queensland's recycling rate and reduce the amount of drink container litter that enters the environment. 

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Sunshine Plaza Update: Which Shops will be Open for Christmas?

The first retail stage of Lendlease's Sunshine Plaza's $420 million redevelopment opened to the public on Thursday 15th of November. Thousands came to inspect the new stores on offer, including a refurbished Myer, Harry Hartog, Oscar Wylee, Mr & Mrs Jones, Noosa Chocolate Factory, Mott & Mulberry, Universal Store and Sunburn.

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Sunshine Coast Open House unlocks the Coast's most iconic buildings

“The doors will be unlocked, come step inside.”

The Sunshine Coast’s annual event to unlock the region’s most historic and architecturally interesting buildings, Sunshine Coast Open House, was officially launched at USC’s Art Gallery.

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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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