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 […]

Garden Expo delivers in spades for 40,000-plus visitors

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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 […]

Gymnastics and surfing making waves together

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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 […]

Endurance champion retains title in freezing conditions

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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 […]

40,000 plants for 40,000 people

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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 […]

Gardens will come alive with creatures at Queensland Garden Expo

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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 […]

Maroochydore developments drive Sunshine Coast property growth

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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, […]

Plenty of holiday fun for budding green thumbs

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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 […]

State’s best gymnasts tumble to the Sunshine Coast

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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 […]

Time to get your skates on!

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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 […]

QUEENSLAND STATE BUDGET COMMENTARY

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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 […]