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Childcare centre proposal sparks debate over location

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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

Saturday, June 8, 3.40pm: A bushfire warning, to avoid smoke, has been cancelled at Weyba Downs near Noosa, as of 12.24pm. Fire conditions have eased. Crews will continue to monitor the situation.

Saturday, June 8, 3.40pm: A stable patient was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a motorcycle crash at a location off Glass House Woodford Road at Glass House Mountains at 12.37pm.

Saturday, June 8, 11.15am: Paramedics transported three stable patients to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, all with neck pain, following a truck and vehicle crash on Burnett Street at Buderim at 5am.

Saturday, June 8, 11.15am: A stable male was transported to Nambour Hospital with minor injuries following a single-vehicle crash into a tree on Noosa Road and Old Noosa Road at Cooran at 10pm.

Saturday, June 8, 7.15am: Two patients were transported in a stable condition to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a single vehicle incident on Walter Hay Drive at Noosaville at 1.44am.

Friday, June 7, 1pm: Police are investigating a serious traffic incident on Oceanic Drive in Warana on Friday, June 6.

Initial investigations indicate at about 4.30pm, an altercation occurred which led to a 17-year-old boy allegedly hitting a 16-year-old boy with a Volkswagen Transporter. The 17-year-old boy was taken into custody and the 16-year-old was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The boys are known to each other.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam or CCTV footage of the incident is urged to contact police. Investigations are ongoing.

Friday, June 7, 10am: A bushfire warning, to avoid smoke, has been issued near Noosa.

Smoke is affecting Weyba Downs and surrounding areas. This is from a hazard reduction burn in the Noosa National Park. This fire is under control.

Friday, June 7, 6.40am: It should be a near-perfect weekend on the Sunshine Coast, with sunny conditions. Expect temperatures between 8 to 23 degrees Celsius and just light winds becoming SW to 20kmh.

Friday, June 7, 6.20am: One patient was transported in a stable condition to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a single vehicle incident on Hinkler Parade at Maroochydore at 7.42pm.

Thursday, June 6, 3.45pm: Two stable patients were transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a vehicle and pedestrian incident on Bulcock Street at Caloundra at 2.20pm.

Thursday, June 6, 11.20am: The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct a planned burn in the West Weyba section of Noosa National Park on Thursday and Friday. Smoke may be seen in the nearby areas.

Visitors to Noosa National Park have been urged to observe signs, barriers, and directions from rangers, and to avoid driving through smoke where possible and be aware of firefighters working in the area.

Meanwhile, a bushfire warning, to avoid smoke from a planned burn, has been cancelled at Doonan. Fire conditions have eased. Crews will continue to monitor the situation.

Thursday, June 6, 8.15am: A 17-year-old boy has been charged after he allegedly stole an Audi Q3 from a Bli Bli address between May 16 and 17.

He was one of 11 young people that were charged with 24 offences as part of Taskforce Guardian, a seven-day blitz targeting youth offending across the Wide Bay Burnett district.

The Eli Waters boy was charged with one count each of enter dwelling and commit, receiving tainted property and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Hervey Bay Children’s Court on June 19.

Wednesday, June 5, 10.55pm: Paramedics assessed three patients after a three-vehicle incident on David Low Way at Bli Bli at 6.36pm. One patient was transported in a stable condition to Nambour General Hospital.

Wednesday, June 5, 10.55pm: Paramedics transported one patient in a stable condition to Caboolture Hospital after a single-vehicle incident on McCabe Road, Stanmore, at 6.27pm.

Wednesday, June 5, 3.35pm: A patient in a stable condition was taken to Gympie Hospital following an e-scooter incident on Tablelands Road, Cooran, at 2.51pm.

Wednesday, June 5, 12.05pm: A bushfire warning, to avoid smoke, has been issued near Noosa.

Smoke is currently affecting Doonan, Verrierdale, and surrounding areas, from a hazard reduction burn in the Fellowship Drive Bushland Reserve. The fire is under control.

Wednesday, June 5, 6.15am: A stable female patient in her late teens with a significant leg injury and an arm injury was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, and a male patient in his 20s was also transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries, following a motorcycle crash on Malumba Drive, Currimundi, at 11.03pm last night.

Wednesday, June 5, 6.15am: A stable female patient in her 20s with a hand injury was transported to sunshine Coast University Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on Mulloka Esplanade, Wurtulla, at 8.17pm last night.

Wednesday, June 5, 6.15am: One stable patient was assessed for smoke inhalation but declined transport following a house fire on Doonan Bridge Road, Verrierdale, at 7.14pm last night.

Wednesday, June 5, 6.15am: One stable patient was transported to Buderim Private Hospital following a vehicle and pedestrian incident on Bellflower Road, Sippy Downs, at 5.48pm yesterday.

Tuesday, June 4, 10.20am: A whale was trapped in a shark net off the Sunshine Coast, before being cut loose on Tuesday morning.

A Department of Agriculture and Fisheries spokesperson said the whale was “briefly caught in a net off Caloundra” and that a Shark Control Program contractor “safely released” it.

The whale swam away strongly.”

The spokesperson reminded people not to approach or try to release entangled animals, and to instead call the Shark Control Program hotline on 1800 806 891.

A total of 113 creatures were inadvertently caught in nets off the Sunshine Coast last year.

Tuesday, June 4, 9.15am: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a vehicle and scooter incident on Indigo Road at Caloundra West at 8.15am.

Tuesday, June 4, 6.45am: One stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Sippy Downs Crescent, Sippy Downs, at 6.03pm last night.

Monday, June 3, 4.50pm: Police are appealing for public assistance to identify a woman who may be able to assist with an alleged assault investigation.

On May 9, a woman was allegedly hit in the foot with a pram and spat in the face by a woman, not known to her, after a verbal altercation on a bus travelling from Maroochydore to Coolum.

The woman is described as being 20-25 years old, 168cm tall with brown hair. She also has many tattoos including a tattoo containing the numbers ‘777’ on her left shin. At the time of the incident, she was pushing a black pram with a young child.

Anyone who recognises this woman or has information that may assist the investigation is urged to contact police.

Monday, June 3, 2.15pm: A small section of Doonan Creek Environment Reserve will undergo a planned burn on Tuesday, June 4, weather permitting, between 9am to 1pm as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Bushfire Management Program.

A 0.3-hectare section will be burnt. Smoke impacts to surrounding residents and road users should be minimal. A corridor will be maintained for wildlife. The aim of the burn is to reduce the volume of grass fuels in preparation for a revegetation project.

Monday, June 3, 2.10pm: Four stable patients were assessed following a three-vehicle crash on Wises Road at Buderim at 1.30pm. Two stable patients have been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Monday, June 3, 10.25am: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a fall from a ladder at a private address at Eumundi at 8.56am.

Monday, June 3, 7.25am: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on the Sunshine Motorway northbound at Maroochydore at 5.51am. 

Monday, June 3, 7.25am: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a fall from a bicycle on Rod Smith Drive at Coes Creek at 3.49pm.

Sunday, June 2, 3pm: One stable patient has been airlifted by helicopter to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with spinal injuries following a motorcycle crash at Manar Supercross track at Boondoomba at 11.04am.

Sunday, June 2, 3pm: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a three-vehicle crash on the corner of Caloundra Street and Railway Street at Landsborough at 12.14pm.

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.

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