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$445 million worth of building boosted by Birtinya boom

24 January 2017 | Source: Sunshine Coast Council Birtinya’s construction activity is significantly contributing to the region’s overall construction boom, according to council’s building data which has revealed the region recorded its highest dollar value of construction for a December quarter since 2009.During the October to December 2016 quarter, the Sunshine Coast rec...
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REIQ Wants To Expand The First-Home Buyer Grant In Regional Queensland

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is leading a state-wide push from regional local governments, urging State Treasurer Curtis Pitt to expand the first-home buyer grant in regional Queensland to include established homes.Antonia Mercorella, the chief executive officer of REIQ, sent a letter signed by 11 regional mayors (including the mayors of Mackay, Townsville, Rockhampton, and Gl...
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Sunshine Coast on track with smart city technology

Over the past 14 months, council has begun to implement its Smart City Framework in a bid to make it easier to live, work and do business in our region – and with a number of smart integrated technologies and initiatives already in place, it’s off to a great start. Today council adopted its Smart City Implementation Plan, which outlines what’s next.Mayor Mark Jamieson said th...
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Council's draft plan for 73km of scenic coastal pathway

Anyone who loves to walk, run or ride along the Sunshine Coast’s coastline should take a look at council’s Draft Coastal Pathway Master Plan and have their say on the proposed route. Providing feedback on the draft master plan will also put you in the draw for prizes such as bike shop vouchers and restaurant vouchers for surf clubs along the Coastal Pathway route. Mayor Mark Jamie...
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Mooloolaba’s transformation gains clarity

Sunshine Coast Council’s vision to transform Mooloolaba into a world class beach destination has taken another step forward and the community is invited to have a say on future planning intentions for the popular tourist hub. The council is proposing a planning scheme amendment to support the community’s goals for the area and the vision to grow the economy and increase employment ...
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New hotspots identified by Sunshine Coast council maps

  ‘Heat maps’ showing the latest building activity could provide insights into up-and- coming boom suburbs – with three suburbs in particular feeling the burn. Development and investment activity on the Sunshine Coast shows no signs of slowing down, according to the council’s annual building approvals heat map. Based on the number of building application approval...
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Canstar Blue announces First National Australia's leader for customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction research and ratings agency, Canstar Blue, has announced First National Real Estate the winner of its 2016 ‘Most Satisfied Customers’ award, following customer research about the experience of homeowners, tenants and landlords with Australia’s largest real estate brands.In assessing quality of service delivery nationwide, Canstar Blue focused on a series ...

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