DA approval for western Sydney health hub

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Cornerstone Building Developments is celebrating Development Application approval for the Nepean Health Hub — western Sydney’s newest health hub — located in the heart of the Penrith hospital precinct. Adjacent to the Nepean Public and Private Hospitals, the Nepean Health Hub has been designed specifically for medical uses and will complement the $1 billion investment […]

Endurance ride delivers, despite wet weather

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Over 150 riders took to the Imbil State Forest at Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex this weekend participating in multiple rides, including the 160km ride which was the last opportunity in Queensland to qualify for the prestigious 2019 Tom Quilty Gold Cup.

Wearable artwork to take centre stage in Eumundi

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On Friday 24 May Eumundi will play host to one of the Sunshine Coast’s most unique events with the Australian Wearable Art Festival rolling out the catwalk for over 40 wearable works of art designed by artists from Tasmania to Mission Beach. The event will have four main categories as part of its gala parade […]

Wet conditions won’t stop endurance riders

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Excitement is building with over 100 endurance riders from as far afield as Holbrook, NSW taking on the tracks at Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex this weekend for a number of rides, including a much-anticipated 160km ride heading into the Imbil State Forest at midnight on Saturday 4 May.

Business Council hosts pre-election candidates’ panel

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The Sunshine Coast Business Council hosted a Meet the Candidates panel on Tuesday 23 March to provide members with an opportunity to learn more about each candidate’s vision for the Sunshine Coast and their priorities should they represent their constituents in Canberra. The event ― hosted at Surfair Beach Hotel in Marcoola ― was attended […]

Rhythmic gymnasts raring to go at state championships

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Robertson State School will be a sea of leaping, twirling and pirouetting gymnasts this weekend, when more than 100 athletes compete in the Gymnastics Queensland Rhythmic Gymnastics Senior State Championships. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said athletes from 15 clubs – would compete for the title of Queensland Champion on 27 and 28 […]

Centenarian project seeking teenage artists with heart

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It’s not often teenagers get the opportunity to spend time with a centenarian but when they do, special things happen – that’s according to Embraced, the organisers of an inspirational project which sees 100 teenage artists create portraits of 100 of South East Queensland’s oldest residents. After successful events in Melbourne in 2017 and Sydney […]

Estia Health prepares to open new $28 million aged care home in Southport

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Estia Health has reached final stages of construction of their new 110-bed aged care home in Southport, opening at the end of May. Located at 40 William Street, the new state-of-the-art home replaces the original care home built in the 1970s; delivering high quality permanent and respite aged care services. For the local community, the […]

Tom Quilty Gold Cup set to triple Imbil’s population

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Prestigious endurance horse ride brings economic impact of close to $2m to region In July this year Australia’s most prestigious endurance horse riding event will come to Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex, expecting to bring over 2,000 visitors to the Imbil area and provide a significant economic benefit for the region. Over 350 riders and their […]

Senior gymnasts to showcase skills at state championships

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Senior State Championships and State Team Trial Women’s Artistic Gymnastics | Men’s Artistic Gymnastics | Acrobatic Gymnastics The state’s best athletes are preparing for one of the state’s most hotly contested gymnastics events — the Gymnastics Queensland Senior State Championships and State Team Trial — which will take place in Brisbane between Thursday, […]

High-flying trampoline gymnasts set for State Champs

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Trampoline State Championships Almost 150 high-flying trampoline gymnasts will jump into action this weekend for the 2019 Trampoline State Championships being held at Victoria Park Gymnastics & Trampoline Club in Rockhampton on 6 and 7 April. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said athletes from 10 clubs would compete in the […]

Aerobic Gymnasts at the ready for Senior State Championships

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Almost 70 super fit aerobic gymnasts are preparing for the Aerobics Gymnastics Senior State Championships and State Team Trial taking place on Saturday 30 March at Brisbane State High School. Individual athletes and group performers will present their high-energy routines as they vie for a position on the Queensland state team. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive […]

Competition springs into action on the Gold Coast

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Senior Regional Championships (SEQ) Almost 250 senior gymnasts will spring into action this weekend for the 2019 South East Queensland Artistic Gymnastics Senior Regional Championships being held at Gold Coast Gymnastics from 30 to 31 March. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said athletes from 27 clubs – would compete in […]

Competition springs into action in North Queensland

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Senior Regional Championships (FNQ/NQ) More than 50 senior gymnasts are preparing to spring into action for the 2019 North Queensland Senior Regional Championships being held at Gymnastics Townsville on Sunday 31 March. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said athletes from six clubs – including Gymnastics Townsville – will compete in […]

Over 40,000 to flock to Queensland Garden Expo

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Iconic event celebrates 35 years of gardening greatness One of Australia’s most loved gardening events, the Queensland Garden Expo, will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year when over 40,000 visitors converge on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast between 12 and 14 July 2019. The Expo which now boasts 360-plus exhibitors and displays — including 55 nurseries — […]

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 […]