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New building doubles city centre’s residential capacity

The Maroochydore city centre will soon be home to about 300 more residents, after the opening of a two-tower development. The Corso Residential Apartments, by More

Group calls for mass changes at camping hotspot

A group of government, tourism and environment representatives has called for widespread changes to improve management of a booming camping destination. The Teewah and Cooloola More

New boardwalk opens along Coastal Pathway

A 160m section of beachfront boardwalk has opened to the public after nine months of construction. The Caloundra Headland boardwalk, near Kings Beach, has replaced More

Boy, 11, dies after collision between bike and bus

An 11-year-old boy has died following a bus crash in Buderim this afternoon. Preliminary inquiries indicate a bus was travelling along Jingellic Drive near Karawatha More

Ultimate field trip inspires students to consider further study

Two Sunshine Coast Year 12 students have seen where tertiary education can take them during the field trip of their lives, thanks to the More

Glamping retreat and century-old homestead for sale

A 20-hectare property with glamping sites and a 100-year-old homestead has hit the market. Kanimbia estate, at 27 Innalls Road at Obi Obi, has attracted More

Sunday, June 2, 7.10am: One stable patient with minor injuries has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on the Bruce highway south bound at Corbould Park at 2.26am.

Sunday, June 2, 7.10am: One stable patient with a head injury and one stable patient with neck injuries have been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a vehicle and e-scooter incident on the corner of Graf Drive and Aura Boulevard at Baringa at 6.22pm last night.

Friday, May 31, 4.50pm: The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew airlifted a woman to hospital, after she was trampled by a horse at Conondale.

The aeromedical crew were tasked to a private property at around 1pm. The pilot and aircrew officer landed the helicopter on a grassy area close to the incident.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue critical care doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service flight paramedic worked with local paramedics to treat the patient on scene.

The woman, aged in her 40s, sustained chest injuries and was flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital for further treatment.

Friday, May 31, 3.50pm: A stable patient was airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after they were knocked over by a horse on a private property at Conondale at 12.48pm.

Friday, May 31, 7.15am: Paramedics transported a man in his 50s to Nambour Hospital in a stable condition with burns to his arm after an incident involving a fire pit at a private address at 12.41am.

Friday, May 31, 6.05am: It should be a relatively wet weekend to start winter. The BOM expects a shower or two on Friday (0mm to 2mm), rain (3mm to 20mm) on Saturday and a shower or two (0mm to 10mm) on Sunday with the chance of a thunderstorm. There should be just light winds.

Thursday, May 30, 2.15pm: Two stable patients were transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a vehicle and bicycle incident on Nicklin Way at Currimundi at 9.08am.

Thursday, May 30, 7.15am: A man in his 40s suffered a head injury and was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious condition following a two-vehicle crash on Nambour Connection Road at Woombye 6.21pm last night. Another man in his 50s sustained a shoulder injury however declined hospitalisation.

Wednesday, May 29, 5.30pm: Police have renewed their appeal for public assistance to locate a 63-year-old Monto woman missing since February 29.

Wendy Hansen was last seen driving south on the Bruce Highway at Wild Horse Mountain on the Sunshine Coast about 2.30pm on February 29.

Missing woman Wendy Hansen and her vehicle.

She was travelling in her silver 2007 two-door Mitsubishi Pajero with Queensland registration plates 645TCZ.

Police and family hold concerns for her welfare as her disappearance is out of character.

Wendy is described as Caucasian, around 165cm tall, with a slim build, hazel eyes and light brown hair.

Despite numerous inquiries and attempts to contact Wendy, neither she or the vehicle have been sighted since February.

Investigators are appealing to Wendy, or anyone with information to contact police.

Wednesday, May 29, 2.20pm: A stable patient was transported to Nambour Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on Lamington Terrace, Nambour, at 1.10pm.

Wednesday, May 29, 1.30pm: The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct planned burn operations in Cooloola Recreation Area starting from Thursday.

As a result, smoke may be seen in Teewah Village, Teewah Beach Camping Area, Upper Noosa River and Como areas.

The aim of the burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels, helping reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and providing favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

Wednesday, May 29, 7.15am: Paramedics transported one stable male patient with minor injuries to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a motorcycle crash on Arthur Street and Canberra Terrace, Kings Beach, at 5.47am.

Wednesday, May 29, 7.15am: A man in his 40s was transported to Nambour Hospital in a stable condition with hip pain after falling from an e-scooter on Matthew Street, Nambour, at 12.30am.

Tuesday, May 28, 10.30am: Police have released further images of a 34-year-old man who has been missing from Doonan since Sunday, May 12.

Dennis Cole, known as Danny, was last seen at an address on Sunrise Road but has not been seen or heard from since.

Dennis ‘Danny’ Cole has been missing since May 12.

It is hoped the images might prompt recognition from someone who might have seen him.

A search and rescue was conducted by police and SES on May 18 and May 24 in the Doonan area but so far there has not been any sighting of him.

Police believe he is known to visit the Yandina Forest, Wappa Falls, Cooran and Pomona areas.

Dennis is described as Caucasian, around 183cm tall, with a proportionate build, brown hair and brown eyes.

Police are appealing to Danny, or anyone who knows where he is, to contact police.

Tuesday, May 28, 10.30am: One stable patient has been transported with a foot injury to Nambour Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on Chevallum Road, Palmwoods, at 8.10am.

Monday, May 27, 4.05pm: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a two-vehicle crash on the corner of Radbourne Road and Palm Creek Road at Tanawha at 3.16pm.

Monday, May 27, 4.05pm: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a fall from a horse on Fraser Road at Beerwah at 1.05pm.

Monday, May 27, 12.20pm: A patient was transported to Nambour Hospital stable with a shoulder injury following a vehicle and pedestrian incident on Mount Pleasant Road at Nambour at 10.45am.

Monday, May 27, 12.20pm: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on Tallow Wood Drive at Kuluin at 9.01am.

Monday, May 27, 7am: One stable man in his 40s with a head injury has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following an e-scooter incident on Nicklin Way at Warana at 5.35am.

Monday, May 27, 7am: A stable man in his 40s suffered chest, leg and foot injuries and was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a motorcycle crash on Lake Cooroibah Road at Cooroibah at 12.10am.

An RACQ LifeFlight helicopter crew from the Sunshine Coast was involved in a mountain rescue in the Scenic Rim. Picture: RACQ LifeFlight.

Sunday, May 26, 6.15pm: The Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters were tasked to extract a group of bushwalkers in the Scenic Rim, with one injured patient airlifted to hospital.

The Sunshine Coast rescue chopper was sent to the scene at first light on Sunday and were met by emergency services who had walked to the injured hiker.

It’s believed the man, aged in his 40s, fell 5-10 metres and suffered shoulder injuries. The injured hiker and three friends stayed on the mountain overnight with first responders, due to poor weather conditions.

Once on scene, the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper winched down the RACQ LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor and QAS Flight paramedic to the patient and stabilised him. The crew winched the injured man and another hiker, as well as the aeromedical crew into the rescue helicopter, before flying the patient to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

Meanwhile, the Sunshine Coast rescue chopper winched two of the uninjured bushwalkers and returned them back to the forward command centre at the base of the mountain.

Sunday, May 26, 1.30pm: One stable patient with a hip injury has been transported to Nambour Hospital following a fall from a bicycle on Yurol Forest Drive at Pomona at 11.27am.

Sunday, May 26, 11.15am: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a fall from a buggy on Steve Irwin Way at Beerwah at 10.10am.

Sunday, May 26, 8.10am: A woman in her 20s, with back and neck pain, was transported to Nambour Hospital following a single-vehicle crash into a tree on the Sunshine Motorway at Mooloolaba at 3.30am.

Sunday, May 26, 8.10am: Two stable patients were transported to Nambour Hospital following a two-vehicle crash on national Park Road at Nambour at 8.06pm last night.

Sunday, May 26, 8.10am: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a fall from an e-scooter on Wood Crescent at Baringa at 5pm yesterday.

Saturday, May 25, 5.45pm: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a fall from a motorcycle on Quarry Road at Aroona at 3.15pm.

Saturday, May 25, 5.45pm: One stable patient with a shoulder injury has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a motorcycle crash on a private property at Glass House Mountains at 3.05pm.

Saturday, May 25, 5.45pm: One stable patient with head and neck injuries was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a fall from an e-bicycle on Drake Street at Golden Beach at 2.28pm.

Saturday, May 25, 1.30pm: One stable patient with a shoulder injury has been transported to Nambour Hospital following a fall from a bicycle on the corner of Charles Street and Mary Street at Kenilworth at 12.45pm.

Saturday, May 25, 1.30pm: One stable patient with back, leg and arm injuries has been airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a motorcycle crash at Manar Park Recreation Area at Boondooma at 8.52am. 

An RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter landed on the highway, before taking a man to hospital. Picture: RACQ LifeFlight.

Friday, May 24, 7.50pm: The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew airlifted a man to hospital after his car plunged down an embankment.

The man was driving along the Bruce Highway at Bells Bridge just north of Gympie, where he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to veer off the road and crash into trees

The rescue chopper was called into action shortly after 1pm, where the pilot was able to land the aircraft on a stretch of highway, near the incident scene.

The man was extricated by fire and emergency service personnel. The aeromedical team worked alongside paramedics to treat the man for multiple injuries.

He was flown, in a serious but stable condition, to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Friday, May 24, 8.55am: A bushfire warning has been cancelled for Cootharaba and Boreen Point. Fire conditions have eased. Crews are no longer required on scene at this incident.

Friday, May 24, 6.30am: Showers are expected this weekend. It should be partly cloudy with a medium chance of showers on Friday (0 to 3mm), cloudy with a very high chance of showers on Saturday (2 to 8mm), and partly cloudy with a high chance of showers on Sunday (1 to 4mm). Expect light winds.

Thursday, May 23, 3.10pm: A stable patient was transported to Nambour Hospital following a vehicle and pedestrian incident on Gem Street, Cooroy, at 2.31pm.

Thursday, May 23, 1.50pm: A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a vehicle and bicycle incident on Brisbane Road at Mooloolaba at 12.38pm.

Thursday, May 23, 12.05pm: Paramedics were on the scene of a traffic crash that occurred on Cooyar Street and Langura St at Noosa Heads at 11.30am.

Thursday, May 23, 11.50am: A bushfire warning, to avoid smoke, has been issued for Cootharaba, Boreen Point and surrounding areas.

Smoke in the area is from a hazard reduction burn near Mckinnon Drive. The fire is under control.

Wednesday, May 22, 9.15am: Paramedics were on the scene of a truck rollover on Landsborough Maleny Road at 8.50am. A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following the incident.

Wednesday, May 22, 7.40am: Paramedics transported a male teenager to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with neck pain following a single-vehicle crash into a tree on David Low Way and Hill Street, Sunshine Beach, at 10.40pm last night.

Tuesday, May 21, 12.30pm: One stable patient was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a vehicle and motorcycle crash on Caloundra Road and Nicklin Way at 11.33am.

Monday, May 20, 11pm: A man was airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious condition after a truck and vehicle crash at Federal at 4.30pm. 

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew was tasked to the incident about 5pm and the pilot landed the chopper on the road near the scene, where multiple emergency crews were in attendance.

A man in his 40s was freed from the wreckage by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

He was treated for serious injuries by the aeromedical crew and Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics and airlifted to hospital.

Monday, May 20, 11pm: Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 34-year-old man missing from Doonan since Sunday, May 12.

Dennis Cole.

Dennis Cole was last seen at an address on Sunrise Road but has not been seen or heard from since.

Police and family hold concerns for his welfare, as his disappearance is out of character.

Dennis is described as Caucasian, about 183cm tall, with a proportionate build, brown hair and brown eyes. Police are appealing to Dennis, or anyone who knows where he is, to contact police.

Monday, May 20, 11.30am: Sunshine Coast Airport recorded its coldest temperature in nine months this morning. It dropped to 8.1 degrees Celsius, which was the lowest recording since August 20 (4.3). The apparent temperature dipped below 5 degrees Celsius.

Monday, May 20, 7.20am: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a vehicle and bicycle incident on the corner of Caloundra Road and Nicklin Way at Caloundra at 6.04am.

Monday, May 20, 7.20am: The RACQ LifeFlight Sunshine Coast Rescue helicopter crew airlifted a man to hospital yesterday after a skydiving incident in the Somerset region.

The aeromedical crew was tasked to the incident at around 4pm and landed the chopper at an airbase close to the scene.

A male, aged in his 20s, was treated by the aeromedical crew and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics for a range of severe and complex injuries.

He was airlifted to Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.

Monday, May 20, 7.20am: A woman was airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital yesterday, after a swimming incident in the Gympie region.

It is believed the teenager was swimming at the beach when she suffered a seizure and went under water.

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew was tasked to the scene at around 10.30am and landed the chopper at a nearby sports field.

She was treated at the scene by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics before being transported to the chopper and airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Sunday, May 19, 9am: Two patients were transported from the scene of a structure fire on Aragorn Street, Maroochydore, reported at 5.31am.

This included a woman in her 80s with smoke inhalation who was transported stable to Buderim Private Hospital, and a woman in her 90s who suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns to the feet and was transported in a stable condition to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Sunday, May 19, 9am: A stable man in his 60s suffered a head injury and was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a vehicle and pedestrian incident on Butler Street, Tewantin, at 9.04pm last night.

For older news see here.

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