Almost 1,000 junior gymnasts – including athletes from Sunshine Coast Gymnastics Academy, YMCA Caloundra Gymnastics Club, Maroochy Beach Gymnastics and Cooroy Gymnastics Club – will compete for the title of state champion as part of the Gymnastics Queensland Junior State Championships taking place in Brisbane between 21 and 25 September. The junior state championships is […]
It’s been a productive week for the Sunshine Coast Business Council, with the peak business body welcoming the Leader of the Opposition Deb Frecklington MP to address more than 120 business leaders over breakfast on Wednesday morning, as well as completing its fourth think tank series with 20 key stakeholders on Tuesday.
More than 130 gymnasts aged from six to eighteen will showcase their rhythmic gymnastics skills in the 2018 Gymnastics Queensland Rhythmic Gymnastics Multiples Challenge being held at Stretton State College this Saturday. The Multiples Challenge is a visual feast, with pairs, trios, and groups of four presenting spectacular routines with apparatus including balls, hoops, clubs […]
The complicated world of finance is not for the faint-hearted and finding advice that can be trusted is often challenging and confronting. As a starting block to address this matter, Director of Ferguson Financial Planning, Tracey Ferguson, aims to open discussion with key business leaders when she and Lindy Kelly from Kelly and Co lead […]
Almost 300 female gymnasts from across the North Brisbane region are putting the final touches to their routines as they prepare to compete in the 2018 Brisbane North Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Junior Regional Championships in Kedron this weekend. To be held at Delta Gymnastics Brisbane on 1 and 2 September, the event is a stepping […]
Sunshine Coast Business Council members are preparing their sleeping bags ahead of the Vinnies Corporate and Community Sleepout Sunshine Coast 2018 this Thursday, 23 August on Maroochydore beach.
Leader of the Opposition, Deb Frecklington MP, will present her vision for Queensland and what it means for the Sunshine Coast economy at a business breakfast at the Maroochy RSL on Wednesday, 12 September. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Business Council, in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance, the breakfast will give local Sunshine […]
More than 500 people – including riders and their support crews – will head to the Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex in Imbil from 24-26 August to participate in one of eight rides across distances of 160km, 120km, 80km, 40km and 20km. The event, hosted by Stirling’s Crossing Endurance Club, will see riders tackle the diverse […]
Acclaimed fashion designers, wearable art masterpieces, designer workshop stations and fashion parades are just part of the line-up of Runaway Art – the official launch of the Australian Wearable Art Festival – being held at the Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, Sunshine Coast on Friday 31 August. Sunshine Coast Council’s Horizon Festival has proved the perfect opportunity […]
Almost 700 gymnasts from across Queensland will head to the Gold Coast for the Gymnastics Queensland State Championships for acrobatic, aerobic, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics, between Friday, 17 and Sunday, 19 August. Gymnastics Queensland CEO Kym Dowdell said that following the success of the revised format in 2017, this year the four gymnastics disciplines would […]
Sunshine Coast students can now start kick start their career in year 10, with the opening of the region’s first trade and industry-focused independent senior school, the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) Sunshine Coast campus. Local industry and community leaders drove the introduction of the school, which aims to give Year 10, 11 and 12 […]
Sunshine Coast Business Council is calling on local businesses to put their hands in their pockets to support the Vinnies Corporate and Community Sleepout Sunshine Coast 2018 on Thursday, 23 August. A group of local dignitaries, business people and community members are gearing up to sleep rough in the name of charity, to help raise […]
This weekend one of Australia’s most impressive equestrian properties will go under the hammer and its owner — former Ladbrokes CEO and Managing Director of gambling site Neds — Dean Shannon, says while it’s no longer home for his family, the future is bright for the buyer who snaps up Montana Park.
Attendees at the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group’s next Shared History seminar – Archaeology – Adding to Australia’s First Nation’s Stories – on Thursday, 2 August, are set to be taken on a unique journey exploring how Australian archaeology has the opportunity to develop the foundations for a shared identity. Event co-organisers Meredith Walker and Helen […]
The Sunshine Coast put on spectacular weather over the weekend making for a great day out for the 40,000-plus visitors to the 34th annual Queensland Garden Expo held at the Nambour Showgrounds from Friday to Sunday. Event Manager Marion Beazley said the Expo — which is the Sunshine Coast’s biggest annual event — attracted exceptional […]
Ten high performance surfing coaches hit the tumbling mats and trampolines last Friday when Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre hosted a gymnastics professional development workshop, to give Australia’s best surfers the competitive edge on the international stage. The full-day workshop, which was delivered by Gymnastics Queensland, gave coaches the opportunity to master a range of […]
It was one of Imbil’s coldest nights as over 150 riders competed in the Queensland Endurance Riders Association State Championships on Saturday at the Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex in Imbil in the Mary Valley. Those participating in the 160km event set off in icy conditions at midnight on Friday night and it took Matthew Gadsby […]
Last year Australia’s largest sub-tropical garden expo attracted record crowds with over 40,000 visitors and this year the over 360 exhibitors — including 55 nurseries selling about 40,000 plants — are preparing for similar crowds when the 34th Queensland Garden Expo opens its gates tomorrow, Friday 13 July. Event Manager Marion Beazley said the Nambour […]
The Queensland Garden Expo will come alive next week with a host of captivating creatures perfect for gardens big and small making an appearance on the program during the three-day event at the Nambour Showgrounds from 13-15 July 2018. This year the dedicated Living Backyard zone will return to provide Expo visitors with a wealth […]
The 2018 Queensland Endurance Riders Association (QERA) State Championships will be hosted in Imbil next week and has attracted riders from as far afield as Scotland and Japan as part of the 180-strong contingent of riders tackling the course at Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex.
Former Australian tennis champion Mark Kratzmann has more than Wimbeldon on his mind this week, with commencement of his riverfront Sunshine Coast apartment development, The Ivy Picnic Point, soon to start. To date, almost 50 percent of The Kratzmann Group’s 37 luxury residential apartments have been sold off the plan, with strong interest from Brisbane, […]
Where it was once only imagined in sci fi movies, facial recognition is fast becoming common place. And it seems we are embracing it with open arms, with many prepared to forgo privacy in return for the convenience it purports to provide us. Yet the law is lagging seriously behind when it comes to keeping […]
The Queensland Garden Expo has kids covered these school holidays, with plenty of action scheduled just for young budding green thumbs across the three-day event at the Nambour Showgrounds from 13-15 July 2018. With kids under fifteen entering the expo for free, show favourites such as the Kids Garden Patch, giant playground and a range […]
In excess of 1,000 talented gymnasts from across Queensland and beyond will descend on the Sunshine Coast to represent their club in the annual State Club Championships between 29 June and 3 July. Talented gymnasts from over 30 clubs around Queensland – including Sunshine Coast Gymnastics Academy, YMCA Caloundra Gymnastics Club, Maroochy Beach Gymnastics and […]
The Sunshine Coast may not be a popular winter destination for its ice and snow, however kids visiting Noosa Civic this July will experience the magic of ice skating and snowflakes while raising funds to grant wishes to sick children through Make-A-Wish. Noosa Civic centre manager Monica Lord said the school holiday activity will offer […]
Tourists and workers travelling to popular tourist destination Plantation Island, Fiji, are set to benefit from safer access when marine channel dredging is completed at the end of June 2018. The works — which are being undertaken by Australian dredging and civil construction company Hall Pacific — began in early June and are expected to […]
Renowned cook and TV personality Paul West will share his celebration of home grown food as he joins an already impressive line-up of presenters to make his first appearance at the Queensland Garden Expo from 13-15 July this year. Best known for his role as the host of four seasons of ‘River Cottage Australia’ on […]
Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said that while the boost in infrastructure funding in today’s Queensland state budget was good for jobs, the increase in borrowings was concerning — especially given the annual surplus was set to triple to $1.51 billion thanks to a strong injection of mining royalties. “The stronger economy in […]
The contemporary and vibrant Sunshine Coast townhomes at Locale in Maroochydore are being snapped up with more than 85 percent of the development already sold, of these, 20 percent selling to first home buyers wanting to take advantage of the government’s grant before it expires on 30 June. Construction is due to be completed in […]
An Australian company has been tasked with delivering one of the world’s most remote civil and marine construction projects, with Hall Contracting having been contracted by the Government of Tokelau to upgrade reef passages and construct four new wharves in the remote island nation of Tokelau. The works — which will see Tokelauan locals benefit […]
Just as Uber has disrupted the taxi industry and Airbnb has impacted on the accommodation sector, retail is facing its own disruptions. Last year, we saw the collapse of many leading retail brands and this instability in the retail landscape appears to be continuing in 2018. In a period of increased competition, rising business costs […]
Upcoming changes to legislation within the Queensland building and construction industry will have serious implications to developers, builders, sub-contractors and suppliers, if not properly understood. Brendan Bathersby, Partner at Garland Waddington, Maroochydore, warns that significant penalties, including jail time, could be imposed for failure to comply with the new legislation. “These changes are complex and […]
Australia’s largest sub-tropical garden expo is back for another bumper year, with organisers announcing the 2018 Queensland Garden Expo will be held on the Sunshine Coast between 13 and 15 July. The event – now in its 34th year – is expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. […]
Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich today said there were many initiatives to be commended in the federal budget thanks to the $35 billion increase in revenue, largely due to more people participating in the workforce and more small businesses contributing taxes. “It is a reflection of a stronger economy and it’s the best […]
Buderim is set to welcome a brand new collection of six luxury terrace homes, with developer HMR Projects today unveiling The Terraces at Sage Landing, following the success of the first stage of the boutique enclave.
As the Commonwealth Games draw to a close later this month, more than 200 female gymnasts from across South East Queensland will showcase their strength, agility and skill as part of the 2018 South East Queensland Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Senior Regional Championships being held at the Sleeman Sports Complex on 14 and 15 April. […]
The Sunshine Coast economy is set to receive another significant boost, with construction officially commencing at the Sage Landing residential development in Buderim this week. Michael Kain, Managing Director of Devcon Building Co — the builder appointed to construct the 13 designer homes — said more than 100 jobs would be created throughout the construction […]
With the 70th anniversary of World Health Day taking place on Saturday, 7 April, local aged care home Estia Health Encounter Bay is championing the importance of keeping active in later life through the delivery of an aged care exercise program that encourages regular movement. Estia Health Encounter Bay Executive Director Karen Smith said with […]
Estia Health Kogarah’s new $25 million aged care home will open its doors to the public this month, and the local community is invited to come and have a look at the purpose-built facility on Saturday, 14 April. Estia Health CEO and Managing Director Norah Barlow said the company was delighted to showcase the home, […]
With the Regional Universities Network recently conducting an in-depth study into the contribution regional universities make to local economies, more than 60 Sunshine Coast businesspeople will come together in Caloundra on 17 April to hear the research findings. Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said Nous Group Director Jonathan Chew would deliver aspects of […]