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Highway mayhem following crashes in both lanes

The Bruce Highway was closed for more than three hours this morning following crashes both north and southbound. Twelve people were injured in the accidents, More

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Sugarcane is being planted on a Sunshine Coast farm for the first time in 20 years as members of a local family pioneer a More

Childcare centre proposal sparks debate over location

Councillors have debated the need for new childcare centre that would deliver an “essential service” to a burgeoning business district. A development application was submitted More

Application seeks increased number of units on vacant block

The real estate trio behind a proposed unit complex at Caloundra hopes to almost double the number of units approved for the site. About M, More

Division by division: what your suburb gets in council budget

The newly-elected Sunshine Coast Council yesterday handed down its first budget, with mayor Rosanna Natoli saying it was focused on “improving transport, roads, pathways More

Sunday, November 26, 6.15pm: Two stable patients were transported to Nambour Hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Howard Street, Nambour, at 4.27pm.

Sunday, November 26, 1.15pm: An 82-year-old man has died following a motorcycle crash at Ridgewood, west of Cooroy.

Initial investigations indicate a motorcycle was travelling on Skyring Creek Road near the intersection of Cooroy Belli Creek Road at 11.15am when it left the road and crashed into a fence.

The rider, a Maroochydore man, died at the scene.

Forensic Crash Unit investigations are continuing.

Sunday, November 26, 1.15pm: Paramedics and a rescue helicopter were at the scene of a single-vehicle rollover on Teewah Beach on Noosa’s North Shore at 11.57am.

Sunday, November 26, 1.15pm: Paramedics transported a stable patient to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a motorcycle crash on Eudlo Road, Eudlo, at 8.41am.

Saturday, November 25, 5.45pm: Paramedics transported two patients in stable conditions to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a post-immersion incident off Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore, at 3.44pm.

Saturday, November 25, 12.20pm: Paramedics attended a motorcycle crash on Sugar Bag Road and Sunset Drive, Little Mountain, at 7.56am. One patient was transported in a stable condition to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Saturday, November 25, 12.20pm: A stable patient was transported to Nambour Hospital after a single-vehicle crash on Elm Street and Yurol Forest Drive, Pomona, at 7.53am.

Saturday, November 25, 6.25am: A patient in a stable condition was transported to Nambour Hospital following a motorcycle and vehicle crash on Memorial Drive, Eumundi, at 5pm yesterday.

Friday, November 24, 12.30pm: A burns incident was reported at a private address at Doonan at 8.43am. One patient was transported in a stable condition to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Friday, November 24, 5.35am: Expect partly cloudy conditions this weekend, with just a slight chance of a shower and temperatures from 18 to 28 degrees Celsius. There should be light to NE winds of up to 20km/hr. Warmer and wetter conditions are expected midweek. The Sunshine Coast received some significant rainfall figures during the past week, with Nambour receiving 59mm, Caloundra 36mm, Noosa 35mm and Maroochydore 22mm.

Thursday, November 23, 3.50pm: A large tree fell on to two parked cars at Bilby Court in Nambour at about 7am. No-one was injured.

Thursday, November 23, 3.30pm: A patient in a stable condition was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Landsborough Maleny Road and Upper Mount Mellum Road at Landsborough at 2.20pm.

Thursday, November 23, 2pm: A patient in a stable condition was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a reported snake bite at Little Mountain at 1.18pm.

Thursday, November 23, 11.30am: A patient in stable condition was transported to Nambour Hospital following a semi-trailer rollover on the corner of Quandra and Yandina Coolum Road at Coolum Beach at 10.55am.

There was an oil spill on the road and motorists were advised to show caution.

Thursday, November 23, 7am: In Nambour, a vehicle crashed into a tree on Bli Bli Road at 5.53pm on Wednesday. Paramedics transported one patient in a stable condition to Nambour Hospital.

Wednesday, November 22, 8.15am: The CEO of Sunshine Coast-based airline Bonza has made a statement after one of its aircraft hit severe turbulence on a flight yesterday afternoon.

“Last night, a flight from Rockhampton to the Sunshine Coast experienced unexpected and severe turbulence leading some Bonza crew members needing to be assessed at Sunshine Coast University Hospital,” Tim Jordan said.

“All crew were cleared to return home last night and no customers have presented with injuries. Our priority is always the safety of our staff and customers and we will be supporting our in-flight legends as they need.”

The Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed an aircraft incident was reported at a location off Friendship Avenue, Marcoola, at 4.33pm yesterday. Paramedics transported three stable patients to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, it said.

Wednesday, November 22, 7.55am: The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has airlifted an elderly woman to hospital, after she was impaled through the neck on a garden stake.

The woman, aged in her 80s, was gardening at a property in the Fraser Coast region, when she fell onto the tool, on Tuesday afternoon.

Paramedics drove her to hospital, where doctors were unable to safely remove the long metal bar protruding from her neck.

RACQ LifeFlight Aircrew Officer Scott Reeman said the stake was large.

“The metal garden stake was about 150cm long and sticking out of her neck until the hospital medical team cut it back to about 15cm to make it easier to manage her treatment and transfer,” he said.

The rescue helicopter was tasked to airlift the woman at around 8pm.

She was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

Wednesday, November 22, 7.15am: Paramedics attended a single-vehicle crash down an embankment at the intersection on David Low Way and Heathland Drive, Sunshine Beach, at 7.50pm last night. On arrival, a male in his 40s was able to remove himself from the vehicle. He was transported in a stable condition to Nambour Hospital with a shoulder injury.

Tuesday, November 21, 5.50pm: Two people were transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, in stable conditions, following a two-vehicle crash on Howard Street at Nambour at 3.05pm.

Tuesday, November 21, 12.40pm: A person was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, in a stable condition, following a two-vehicle crash at Buderim at 11.34am.

Tuesday, November 21, 9.40am: Parts of the Sunshine Coast received rainfall totals of more than 25mm during the past 24 hours. Among main centres, Caloundra had 31mm, Nambour 30mm, and Maroochydore and Noosa 15mm. The most rainfall was at Eudlo, with 40mm.

Tuesday, November 21, 8.45am: Paramedics transported a patient with significant facial injuries to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition following a fall from an e-scooter on Nicklin Way, Minyama, at 7.10am.

Tuesday, November 21, 6.45am: Paramedics responded to reports of a serious single-vehicle crash on Landsborough Maleny Road at Maleny at 6.02am. Two patients were reported as being trapped.

A patient in a stable condition with hip pain was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following the crash.

Tuesday, November 21, 6.25am: A woman in her 20s with a foot injury was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition following a fall from an e-scooter on Henzell Street, Dicky Beach, at 9.23pm last night.

Monday, November 20, 4.40pm: A 62-year-old Imbil woman has died following a single-vehicle traffic crash in Belli Park on the Sunshine Coast today.

Initial investigations indicate the vehicle was travelling along Eumundi Kenilworth Road around 10.50am when it crashed into a tree.

The woman, the driver and sole occupant, sustained critical injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances of the crash.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Monday, November 20, 4.40pm: Two men have been charged with murder following the death of a 41-year-old man who was allegedly assaulted outside a licensed premises at Gympie.

Around 2am yesterday morning, members of the public rendered first aid to the man in Mary Street after it is alleged he was punched and fell, hitting his head on the roadway.

It is alleged the man continued to be assaulted while he was on the ground.

The 41-year-old man from Lagoon Pocket was flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a critical condition but today passed away from his injuries.

Two men aged 24 and 21, both from Gympie, were initially charged with grievous bodily harm but the charge was upgraded to murder in the Gympie Magistrates Court today.

Both men have been remanded in custody to reappear in Gympie Magistrates Court at a later date.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QP2301931983.

Monday, November 20, 1.20pm: Surf lifesavers experienced a busy weekend on Sunshine Coast beaches, with more than 80,000 people hitting the sand and surf amid fine weather.

Lifesavers and lifeguards performed 13 rescues and more than 1000 preventative actions with 62 first aid treatments.

Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Lifesaving Services Manager Natalie Edward said high beach attendance figures were set to continue.

“With school holidays and the start of summer just around the corner, we are urging people to remain vigilant, swim only between the red and yellow flags and be sure to supervise your children.”

Monday, November 20, 11.25am: Paramedics were on the scene of a serious single-vehicle crash on Eumundi Kenilworth Road at Belli Park at 10.50am. Motorists were advised that traffic may be impacted in the area.

Monday, November 20, 9.20am: A patient was being assessed for neck pain after a vehicle collided with a tree on Old Emu Mountain Road, Peregian Beach, at 8.24am.

Monday, November 20, 9.20am: A patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition following a single-vehicle rollover on Dean Road, Verrierdale, at 7.20am.

Monday, November 20, 7.25am: A female teenager was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with minor injuries in a stable condition following a vehicle and pedestrian incident on Oloway Crescent, Maroochydore, about 7pm last night.

Monday, November 20, 7.25am: Mapleton archer Ryan Tyack has led the Australian team as flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Sunshine Coast dual Olympian Ryan Tyack.

The 32-year-old dual Olympian led the 71 Australian athletes who are competing across eight sports from November 19 to December 2. The Games bring together more than 5000 athletes and officials from 24 Pacific nations.

Sunday, November 19, 12.30pm: A person was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, in a stable condition, following a single-vehicle rollover on Irving Place at Sippy Downs at 11.41am.

Sunday, November 19, 12.30pm: A patient in a stable condition with a head injury was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a fall from a mobility scooter on Baden Powell Street, Maroochydore, at 10.31am.

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