Sunshine Coast Community News

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Happy 50th Anniversary Sunshine Coast!


Today marks the official 50th Anniversary of the Naming of Sunshine Coast and celebrations are in full swing.

“It was exactly 50 years ago today that the words “Sunshine Coast” became our official name, taking over from the Near North Coast – and as everyone would agree it was a very wise decision by our forebears,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Council has worked together with a wide range of passionate local community groups to produce a calendar of special and diverse 50th Anniversary celebration events and activities. Read more
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Sunshine Coast Solar Farm goes live in Australian first


The Sunshine Coast Solar Farm is now live and feeding electricity into the power grid, making Sunshine Coast Council the first local government in Australia to offset 100% of its electricity consumption with energy from a renewable source.

“We are the first council in Australia to build and operate a 15MW utility scale solar farm which will deliver $22 million in savings, after all costs, for our ratepayers over the next 30 years." said Mayor Mark Jamieson Read more
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Increased Council Transport Levy to delivery Light Rail


This year the Transport Levy will move to $42, raising an estimated $5.7 million, taking the Transport Futures Fund to an estimated $9 million.

Sunshine Coast Council Transport Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the $15 increase in the annual Transport Levy would go directly towards building the Transport Futures Fund to focus on delivering the Sunshine Coast Light Rail Project. Read more
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2017 Vinnies Corporate & Community Sleepout Sunshine Coast


We have accepted the challenge to experience what it's like to be homeless for one night. On the night of 29 June 2017 we're going to sleep rough for the night to help raise awareness and important funds in support of homeless services in our region.

With your help we can fight the issue of homelessness together. Read more
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Our Award Winning Team - First National Real Estate Qld Annual Awards


Our hard-working team of 20 were very lucky to receive a whopping total of 9 awards at the annual Queensland First National Real Estate Awards Night gala at the Sofitel, Brisbane.

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Have your say on the Council's draft parking management plan

A draft framework to proactively manage car parking across the Sunshine Coast was unveiled today and residents are invited to have their say.

Feedback received during the community consultation period will inform the final Sunshine Coast Council Parking Management Plan, which will then be presented to council for consideration.

Community feedback will close on Friday May 5, 2017.

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50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast – big birthday bash!

A special concert, a poetry trail, sand sculpture festival and a women’s AFL carnival are just a few of the ways we will celebrate our region’s naming anniversary, with events funded by the 50th anniversary grants endorsed today by council.

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Construction to start on two skate park upgrades in April

Skaters, BMX riders and scooter riders will enjoy two improved facilities later this year, with construction on a major skate park upgrade at Alexandra Headland and minor works at Coolum due to start in late April.

Construction is expected to be completed in November.
 

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New bus network in motion for hospital opening

Additional routes, improved frequency and reduced fares are just some of the benefits to come as the Sunshine Coast gears up for the official opening of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).

From 23 January, bus services will change for Sunshine Coast locals following the opening of the SCUH to staff.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !


Are you decorating your house for Christmas this year?

Let us know and will let the families of the Sunshine Coast know, so they can one and visit your display.

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Summer of Surf ‘First National Real Estate Board Series’

The Summer of Surf 2016/2017 series kicked off today at Alexandra Headland, proudly hosted by Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club. A great crowd turned out to see Harriet Brown win the Women's Board, and Rhys Burrows take out the Men's Board in the First Round of the First National Real Estate Board Race.

Catch all the action on FOX Sports.
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More than 500 jobs on show ! Wed 19 Oct 2016

19 October 2016 | Wed 10:00am - 4:00pm | TAFE Queensland East Coast Mooloolaba Campus

If you’re looking for a job, a different job or even your first job, make a date with the Sunshine Coast JobShow on Wednesday October 19. The JobShow will bring together employers and prospective employees at the TAFE East Coast campus and offer everything from entry level to professional jobs as well as apprenticeships and traineeships across a wide range of industries. Job seekers can also upload their resumes now via the event website to have them matches against suitable available jobs.
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2016 Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo

21-23 October 2016 | Fri & Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm | Kawana Sports Precinct

The Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo at Bokarina next Friday to Sunday is expected to draw over 13,000 visitors during the three days.

The Sunshine Coast Home Show will host an extensive range of quality home and lifestyle products including building, renovating, green living, home improvements, homewares, kitchenware, electrical, pools, spas, finance, gardening and loads more.

Caravan, Camping and Boating lovers are also catered for with the Expo. 
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Cash in on your clutter at the Garage Sale Trail - Sat 22 Oct 2016

Sunshine Coast households, schools and community groups will have the great chance to declutter and make some money at the same time by joining hundreds of thousands of people across the country on Saturday, October 22 as a part of the sixth annual Garage Sale Trail. Last year, Garage Sale Trail sellers on the Coast pocketed an average of $318 with total sales for the region on the day surpassing $61,000.

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The AP&ES Games Torch is on it's way !

Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games: Sat 08 - Sat 15 October 2016

Like no other event on the Emergency Services calendar, the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games builds camaraderie and promotes a healthy life style through the participation in sport, while heightening the public's awareness of Police and Emergency Services. The games are conducted every second year at a new location which also provides competitors the opportunity to travel and enjoy a holiday at numerous locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. Read more
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Submissions open for Hackfest 2016

Here’s a great chance to be part of the Sunshine Coast’s Smart City and help our region become one of the most innovative and modern in the world.

After a successful inaugural event last year, Sunshine Coast Hackfest is back in 2016 as we link up community members keen to make a difference with coders, digital creatives, data analysts, story tellers and entrepreneurs to create apps, visualisations, websites and tools from government data sets.

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First National Mooloolaba & Maroochydore Prepares Community for Emergencies

First National Real Estate Mooloolaba & Maroochydore has signed up to support a major fundraising partnership that will benefit communities around Australia. The First National Foundation’s partnership with Red Cross involves First National’s 400 offices around Australia in raising money to support Red Cross Emergency Services. Red Cross Emergency Services offers a combination of information initiatives aimed at helping households and communities across Australia to prepare for, respond to and recover from a range of potential emergencies more effectively.  
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Our Award Winning Team - Queensland First National Real Estate Awards 2015

Our hard-working team of 18 were very lucky to receive a whopping total of 9 awards at the annual Queensland First National Real Estate Awards Night gala at the Sofitel, Brisbane. Read more