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Foundation reveals most expensive prize home yet

A disability service provider has unveiled its latest multimillion-dollar Sunshine Coast hinterland prize More

Growth plans: church seeks approval for expansion

A Coolum church is aiming to provide more facilities for the community by More

Coast company to build seawall in Pacific Islands

A Sunshine Coast company has been appointed to deliver a 1.81km coastal protection More

Jane Stephens: off-leash dogs a divisive topic

Debate around off-leash dogs quickly runs off the chain. It brings out the animal, More

Roads closed as event draws record number of runners

Roads will be closed this weekend when a record number of runners contest More

Latest news: weekend weather; pedestrian incident

Friday, May 24, 6.30am: Showers are expected this weekend. It should be partly More

Multi-level building and car park proposed to replace shops

Plans are afoot to redevelop a popular shopping hub at Maroochydore. Fernco Pty Ltd wants to build a three-storey commercial and mixed-use building at 86-94 Wises Road. The site is currently occupied by three separate single-level buildings housing a butcher, fruit and vegetable shop, cafe, home brewing supplies business and a More

Fishing report: promising conditions ahead

It’s been a quiet week for fishing, with weather conditions limiting offshore opportunities More.

MP highlights ‘doctored’ letter for in-limbo intersection

A Sunshine Coast politician has scolded the Department of Transport and Main Roads More

Councillors vote to earmark land as potential housing site

A parcel of land in the Noosa hinterland could be set aside for More

Highway roadworks to address landslip risk

A stretch of the Bruce Highway on the Sunshine Coast will be upgraded More

Former Lightning boss named CEO of national group

The inaugural CEO of the Sunshine Coast Lightning has been appointed to lead More

Special event to mark start of reconciliation week

A special event featuring dance and digeridoo will launch National Reconciliation Week on More

Say cheese! Artisan product claims major award

A Sunshine Coast business has been recognised for crafting Australia's best cheese. The Woombye More

Council opposes state’s affordable housing proposal

Noosa Council has challenged an affordable housing proposal that could enable developers to More

Complaints over illegal campers and homeless at river park

Sunshine Coast Council says it is working to address illegal camping and homelessness, More

Trees to make way for turtle nesting site

A stand of native trees is set to be removed from a foreshore More

Teen charged after allegedly performing e-bike stunts

Police have charged a teenager with 36 traffic offences that allegedly occurred across More

Hospitals facing increased emergency numbers

The number of presentations to Sunshine Coast public hospital emergency departments has jumped More

Figures reveal a surge of first homebuyers in booming area

A growing number of first homebuyers are descending on a rapidly expanding community More

Council CEO to step down from role

Sunshine Coast Council CEO Emma Thomas will leave the position next month. After three-and-a-half More

Noise complaints force mill out after 40 years

In with the new has meant out with the old at Mooloolah, where More

‘Queensland’s best oceanfront block’ hits the market

A Caloundra beachfront property described as “one of coastal Australia’s most exciting real More

Fines loom for dog owners after increase in unpaid regos

Dog owners are being reminded to pay their registrations, with the number of More

Brush with the wild: local finds peace on survival TV show

Noosa hinterland resident Tamika Simpson called it quits on the second season of More

Photo of the day

"Early morning beach walkers were treated to a glorious show of colour," said Prue Henschke, who captured this photo at Coolum Beach. If you have a photo of the day offering, email photo@sunshinecoastnews.com.au. Photos must be horizontal/landscape and may need to be cropped to fit the website.

Sunshine Coast Forecast

Cracker of a business scoops fine food awards

A Sunshine Coast business that specialises in crackers and condiments has been lauded More

Council considers changes to village square development

An already-approved two-storey development in a suburb known for its “informal village-like atmosphere” More

Owner pushes on with park plan for rural hills

A property owner has stepped his way through the planning scheme to begin More

Voice coach hooks lead role in musical

Sunshine Coast voice teacher Michelle Bull will star in The Pirates of Penzance More

Humpback highway: whales on their way

The first whales of the annual migration will be off the Sunshine Coast More

Two charged over alleged drug trafficking offences

Two people have been charged over alleged drug trafficking offences, as part of More

Sami Muirhead: massive blow to mum’s ego

Bed, my kids, our dogs, coffee and books. This is pretty much a list More

Misbehaving dogs leave customer questioning safety

A Bunnings customer has taken aim at the hardware giant’s dog policy after More

Your say: backstreet parking, Fluffy the emu and more

Do you have an opinion to share? Submit a Letter to the Editor More

Landmark $300m funding for Coast’s Olympic venues

The starter's gun has fired for the Sunshine Coast's Olympic venues, with a More

Mental health cause lures artist to try exhibiting with success

A Sunshine Coast artist who entered an exhibition that supported a cause close More

Developer to appeal partial rejection of highway centre

The company behind a proposed convenience centre near the Bruce Highway and close More

New plans for revamp of historic hotel revealed

The public can now have their say on a proposed development that would More

Jane Stephens: we can’t all be superstars and that’s okay

Jack of all trades, master of none: the mum of my high school More

Fishing report: cooler weather brings in jewfish

There's been some great catches reported over the past week, with good conditions More

‘Tears to my eyes’: dog trainer’s heartfelt thanks after 40 years

A passionate dog trainer, who has even worked with dingoes at Australia Zoo, More

Pools and pickleball: new over-50s resort proposed

A retirement facility that would feature 113 villas, a clubhouse and “summer pavilion” More

Coastal recovery work required after surf carnival

Sunshine Coast Council is set to repair sections of coastline impacted by an More

Rail link ‘a missing piece in the region’s structural DNA’

Federal government funding for a high-speed rail line has been welcomed by the More

Olympic hero’s bravery award for Coast surf rescue

The term "doing a Bradbury" has taken on a whole new meaning. Steven Bradbury More

Backstreets become defacto city centre car park

Residents living off Maroochydore’s busy Maud Street are fed up with CBD workers More

Council

Is e-transport a good fit for the Sunshine Coast?

Locals can now have their say on whether e-transport is suited to the More

Kick-off: work starts on 75-hectare facility

Work has started in earnest on a regional sport, recreation and community complex. Field More

Council agrees to foot bill for mayor’s Paris accommodation

Sunshine Coast Council will fund $7500 for mayor Rosanna Natoli’s accommodation when she More

Business

Business experts weigh in on region’s investment future

Some of Australia's leading business experts have highlighted the Sunshine Coast's need to More

Mexican restaurant set to open as next store planned

A Mexican fast-food chain is continuing its expansion on the Sunshine Coast, with More

Founder of law firm transitions to new role

The founder of a leading Queensland commercial litigation law firm is set to More

Learning

Students vie for awards with novel ideas

The Sunshine Coast’s young entrepreneurs and creators are rising to the challenge at More

UniSC soars up world rankings for top young universities

The University of the Sunshine Coast has leapfrogged up the global rankings for More

Rare nurse-led service to improve cardiac care

Locals who have suffered a stroke will have better access to potentially life-saving More

Community

Nonagenarian hailed for ‘enormous contribution’ to tourism

A Sunshine Coast 91-year-old has been recognised and celebrated for his lengthy service More

Fitness businesses join the cause to get people moving

Australia’s peak body for the exercise and active health sector has set the More

Group campaigns for changes to tiny home laws

A group of hinterland residents is responding to the ongoing housing affordability crisis More

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