May 2021

Published a story 7th May 2021 4:54 PM

Armed with dozens of buckets and keen to get their hands dirty, members of a Yandina community group are turning trash from local businesses into treasure.

15 tonnes in 9 months: Food trash turned to treasure

Armed with dozens of buckets and keen to get their hands dirty, members of a Yandina community group are turning trash from local businesses into treasure.

Published a story 7th May 2021 4:50 PM

Airbnb executives will be in Noosa next week to highlight their concerns with the controversial proposed rules for holiday homes and units.

Party’s over: Airbnb execs in Noosa to talk local laws

Airbnb executives will be in Noosa next week to highlight their concerns with the controversial proposed rules for holiday homes and units.

Published a story 7th May 2021 3:29 PM

Queensland’s transport minister has been accused of “making a mockery” of community consultation after he criticised calls for heavy rail to be prioritised over light rail on the Sunshine Coast.

Minister accused of ‘making a mockery’ of Coast consultation

Queensland’s transport minister has been accused of “making a mockery” of community consultation after he criticised calls for heavy rail to be prioritised over light rail on the Sunshine Coast.

Published a story 6th May 2021 5:03 PM

Preparations are being made for the final works on a $662.5 million upgrade to one of the busiest stretches of the Bruce Highway in Queensland.

Final contract locked in for Coast’s $662.5m highway upgrade

Preparations are being made for the final works on a $662.5 million upgrade to one of the busiest stretches of the Bruce Highway in Queensland.

Published a story 6th May 2021 2:13 PM

Residents have been told to ignore “misleading political propaganda” as Coast politicians push for heavy rail to be prioritised over light rail.

Bailey blasts Coast MPs for derailing light rail plans

Residents have been told to ignore “misleading political propaganda” as Coast politicians push for heavy rail to be prioritised over light rail.

Published a story 6th May 2021 11:12 AM

Some community groups operating on council land will pay up to $10,000 rent in return for not having to raise funds for maintenance works.

Devil in the detail: Groups to have rents quadrupled

Some community groups operating on council land will pay up to $10,000 rent in return for not having to raise funds for maintenance works.

Published a story 6th May 2021 9:47 AM

Sunshine Coast Council has spruiked the benefits of paid parking after mapping out proposed options for public transport and 12 new parking facilities.

Five Coast suburbs slated for paid parking revealed

Sunshine Coast Council has spruiked the benefits of paid parking after mapping out proposed options for public transport and 12 new parking facilities.

Published a story 5th May 2021 5:08 PM

Sunshine Coast and Noosa councils are confident in future development plans despite projections showing the regions have a low rate of approved lots.

Coast, Noosa have among state’s lowest rate of approved lots

Sunshine Coast and Noosa councils are confident in future development plans despite projections showing the regions have a low rate of approved lots.

Published a story 5th May 2021 1:44 PM

Residents have a further two weeks to have their say on plans aimed at cracking down on short-stay holiday homes and units in Noosa.

Consultation extended on plan to silence party houses

Residents have a further two weeks to have their say on plans aimed at cracking down on short-stay holiday homes and units in Noosa.

Published a story 5th May 2021 10:35 AM

An ambitious advocate for women in business has stepped down from leading a Sunshine Coast organisation after three years in the role.

Coast businesswoman steps down from influential role

An ambitious advocate for women in business has stepped down from leading a Sunshine Coast organisation after three years in the role.

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Tegan Annett has been a journalist at the Gladstone Observer since 2012. She started as a cadet reporter, while studying at CQUniversity. A Tannum Sands resident since 2005, this year she took on the role as deputy editor.