Where the Jobs Will Be in 2023

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With the Sunshine Coast’s population expected to reach just short of 400,000 by 2026, the Sunshine Coast Business Council is focusing on job and industry growth this year, starting with a lunch briefing on Tuesday 2 April. Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said that gaining a current understanding of the national and state […]

Competition springs into action in Central Queensland

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Senior Regional Championships (CQ) Nineteen female senior gymnasts will spring into action this weekend for the 2019 Central Queensland Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Senior Regional Championships being held at Yeppoon Gymnastics on Sunday 24 March. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said athletes from four clubs – including Gladstone Gymnastics, Gymfinity […]

Queensland Gymnasts shine on the world stage

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Gymnastics Queensland congratulates Queensland gymnasts’ performances at World Cup Gymnastics Five Queensland gymnasts have done themselves, Queensland and their country proud at the World Cup Gymnastics event held in Melbourne from 21 to 24 February 2019. Heath Thorpe, Mitchell Morgans, Michael Tone, Georgia Rose-Brown and Kate Sayer were selected to represent Australia at the event […]

City Centre off to sustainable start with approval of landmark Foundation Place development

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Foundation Place, a $30 million energy efficient office complex, has become the first development to be approved for SunCentral’s new Maroochydore City Centre. The eight-level project is being delivered by experienced locally-based developers Evans Long, with construction expected to be commence later this year. Carrying serious eco-credentials, Foundation Place will be the first private building […]

Sunshine Plaza grand opening date revealed

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Sunshine Coast, 14 February 2019: Sunshine Plaza today announced the grand opening of its $440 million redevelopment will take place on 28 March 2019. Since construction works commenced in September 2016, the centre has secured the region’s first David Jones and H&M stores, as well as a new Big W which will all open as […]

Lawyer calls for Lime to introduce insurance

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Prominent Queensland compensation lawyer Travis Schultz has warned that pedestrians may be the biggest losers from the uptake of Lime electric scooters, and has called for the company to provide public liability insurance that covers both the rider and footpath users. “Lime is valued at more than a billion dollars yet by not insuring their […]

Tennis champs reunite at prestige Picnic Point property

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London-based Aussie tennis legend Pat Cash was a surprise visitor to Maroochydore this week, dropping by to check out the latest waterfront development by friend and fellow tour champion Mark Kratzmann. The Kratzmann Group recently commenced construction of The Ivy Picnic Point, a luxury 37-unit complex on the banks of the Maroochy River. Pat Cash, […]

Entries now open for Australian Wearable Art Festival

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Encouraging art to collide with fashion and costumery, the 2019 Australian Wearable Art Festival is now calling all artists and fashion designers to submit an Expression of Interest to be a part of this year’s event on Friday 24 May in Eumundi on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. A visually spectacular parade will showcase over 60 wearable […]

The House The Coast Built construction underway!

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Mayor and local businesses celebrate the start of this incredible community project. More than 30 local businesses have put their hand up to help Wishlist and Ausmar Homes commence work on The House The Coast Built, with the official sod turn happening today, Tuesday 5 February 2019. In late 2018, Ausmar Homes put out the […]

Pill testing questions still need to be answered

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Following another spate of music festival drug overdoses on the weekend, high profile compensation lawyer Travis Schultz has questioned whose responsibility it is to keep patrons safe from harm at these events. Pill testing has been used at music festivals in Europe since the 1990s to monitor the quality and content of illicit drugs and […]

Luxurious Latitude penthouse snapped up in Coolum

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Boutique development Latitude Coolum Beach is making its mark in Coolum with three of the seven apartments ― including the exclusive, premium penthouse ― selling within a month of the development being launched. HMR Projects Director Ken Reed said he was confident those buyers who have already made the decision to live at Latitude Coolum […]

Gymnastics Queensland celebrates record participant numbers

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Gymnastics Queensland celebrated record participant numbers at their Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday night at the Pullman Brisbane. More than 300 representatives from gymnastics clubs across Queensland attended the gala event where individuals and clubs were recognised and celebrated for their contribution to the sport. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said the awards […]

Free back-to-school foot assessments for Coast kids

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This week Dan Everson Podiatry is offering free back-to-school foot screenings at multiple locations across the Sunshine Coast in a continued effort to combat the greatest contributing factor to poor foot health in children – improperly fitted shoes. No two feet are the same – a fact the team at Dan Everson Podiatry are well […]

Stage One of Sage Landing now complete

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Developer of the popular Sage Landing development in Buderim, HMR Projects is celebrating the completion of the sold-out Stage One with the final owners taking possession of their luxury home today just in time for Christmas. Ray White Buderim Real Estate Agent Lew Pottinger said it he was thrilled to see the successful project come […]

Latitude already making waves in Coolum

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Launching just two weeks ago, new boutique development Latitude Coolum Beach is making waves, with two of the seven luxury apartments being snapped up within five days of going to market. HMR Projects Director Ken Reed said he was thrilled with the strong interest in the property, which offers seven spacious apartments, including an expansive […]

Reuse to keep Noosa beautiful this Christmas

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Each year, Australians spend more than $500 million on bottled water and with temperatures set to soar over the Christmas holidays, more and more people will be reaching for plastic bottles of water to quench their thirst. Sadly, the majority of these plastic bottles will end up in landfill or polluting our waterways, with only […]

Travis Schultz again named one of Qld’s top lawyers

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High profile litigation lawyer Travis Schultz has maintained his standing as one of Queensland’s top ranks compensation lawyers for the third year running. The principal of Travis Schultz Law, who has offices in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, was again identified by the highly respected Doyle’s Guide as one of the pre-eminent plaintiff […]

Conference to reveal the economic drive in Sunshine Coast projects

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The Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) will host a conference where a newly created framework to categorise projects of regional significance will be presented. The conference will feature Dr Steven Boyd, Program Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Property Economics & Development, University of the Sunshine Coast, as he presents findings from research into how significant […]

Bringing art to life with animation on the streets of Caloundra

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Augmented reality is changing the way we view art and internationally recognised artist, illustrator and muralist, George Rose’s new work is set to be the Sunshine Coast’s first animated mural in Caloundra – fast-becoming the Sunshine Coast’s cultural hub with its vast array of street art, galleries and laneways. Commissioned by Sunshine Coast Council, this […]

Construction commences on luxury Maroochydore development

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Construction commenced last week on luxury riverfront Sunshine Coast apartments The Ivy Picnic Point, developed by former Australian tennis champion Mark Kratzmann. In contrast to much of the apartment product available on the Sunshine Coast that has a mix of holiday letting and owner-occupiers, The Ivy Picnic Point has been specifically designed for owner-occupiers and […]

Almost 1000 junior gymnasts heading to State gymnastics championships

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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 […]

Business Council looks to the future

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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.

Rhythmic gymnasts set to impress

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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 […]

Business leaders discuss financial security for all

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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 […]

Local gymnasts set sights on podium

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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 […]

Leader of the Opposition Deb Frecklington to address business leaders

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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 […]

Stirling’s Crossing to host international endurance events

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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 […]

Gymnasts set to thrill at Queensland State Championships

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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 […]