May 2020

Published a story 28th May 2020 5:24 PM

Sunshine Coast Council’s revenue has suffered a multimillion-dollar blow as holiday parks and venues remain closed due to the global virus pandemic.

Virus fallout burns $4.5m hole in council pocket

Sunshine Coast Council’s revenue has suffered a multimillion-dollar blow as holiday parks and venues remain closed due to the global virus pandemic.

Published a story 28th May 2020 11:15 AM

Sunshine Coast Councillors have voted unanimously to put an annual wage increase on hold in recognition of the impact COVID-19 has had on the region.

‘Right thing to do’: Councillors put wage increase on hold

Sunshine Coast Councillors have voted unanimously to put an annual wage increase on hold in recognition of the impact COVID-19 has had on the region.

Published a story 26th May 2020 6:17 PM

With some talk about a gradual return to the office it’s had me thinking of the pros and cons of working from home.

The pros and cons of working from home

With some talk about a gradual return to the office it’s had me thinking of the pros and cons of working from home.

Published a story 26th May 2020 5:04 PM

Plans for an over-50s village which caused division among a Sunshine Coast hinterland community have been shelved.

‘Relief’ as developer shelves hinterland project

Plans for an over-50s village which caused division among a Sunshine Coast hinterland community have been shelved.

Published a story 26th May 2020 4:47 PM

Ten-year-old Hugo Barnhurst’s parents didn’t truly realise how many lives their youngest son had touched until the day of his funeral.

Happy, funny boy remembered as short life ends too soon

Ten-year-old Hugo Barnhurst’s parents didn’t truly realise how many lives their youngest son had touched until the day of his funeral.

Published a story 26th May 2020 3:21 PM

The Sunshine Coast’s Scott Hillier has been recognised for his contribution to the Queensland seafood industry.

Coast fishing icon gains Qld champ status

The Sunshine Coast’s Scott Hillier has been recognised for his contribution to the Queensland seafood industry.

Published a story 26th May 2020 12:52 PM

A rise in distressed home sales is expected in coming months, but experts say the Coast will be better off than other cities.

Distressed home sales expected to rise in tourism hotspots

A rise in distressed home sales is expected in coming months, but experts say the Coast will be better off than other cities.

Published a story 26th May 2020 12:46 PM

School camp facilities are resembling empty resorts and losing thousands of dollars every month, and there is still no word on when they can reopen.

School camps desperate for certainty as they lose thousands

School camp facilities are resembling empty resorts and losing thousands of dollars every month, and there is still no word on when they can reopen.

Published a story 25th May 2020 3:48 PM

Residents called emergency services after a car “spontaneously” caught fire on Monday morning.

Firefighters called as car suddenly catches fire

Residents called emergency services after a car “spontaneously” caught fire on Monday morning.

Published a story 25th May 2020 9:48 AM

A former LNP minister and her husband have put their 204ha Mount Kilcoy property, which features an architecturally-designed home, on the market.

Former MP’s ‘Mt Kilcoy dress circle’ farm on market

A former LNP minister and her husband have put their 204ha Mount Kilcoy property, which features an architecturally-designed home, on the market.

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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.