Sunshine Coast Lightning loom as this season’s big Super Netball improver after starting their campaign with a shock 66-50 trouncing of the Giants at USC Stadium. Key points: The Lightning outscored the Giants in each quarter Cara Koenen led the scoring for the Lightning with 51 goals The Thunderbirds defeated the Firebirds 59-44 In Sunday’s other … Read more

Two powerhouse Noosa women join forces

Aged care expert Megan D’Elton has joined forces with Renee Blake, manager of Laguna Estate. By Abbey Cannan Two powerhouse Noosa women have joined forces to be able to support the community to live as long as they can in their homes. Aged care expert Megan D’Elton and Laguna Estate manager Renee Blake jumped at … Read more

Gold Coast home damaged as car ploughs through living room

Live it, Love it! myGC is an online go-to for the Gold Coast. Along with our radio station 1029 Hot Tomato, we are at the heart of the GC community. While Hot Tomato is what you listen to on the Coast, myGC brings the Coast to life with breaking news, traffic and weather updates when … Read more

Worried residents want better security, but some say surveillance trend in homes is alarming

Security companies across Queensland are being inundated with requests from fearful residents for home security systems. Key points: Security companies say demand for home security systems has been high  Many attribute the spike to the high-profile crimes that have rocked the state over the past year There are calls for Queensland’s privacy laws to be overhauled as … Read more

Hip-hop artist MC Wheels gets a thrill every time he performs. The Sunshine Coast artist, whose real name is Nathan Tessmann, takes the stage at festivals and events, bringing a “golden-era style” of rap that combines DJ mixing. “We have a blast on stage, no matter who’s there,” Mr Tessmann says. “One person or 50, doesn’t matter. … Read more

New tracking data has found that bull sharks are travelling further south along Australia’s eastern coastline due to a strengthening current. Key points: Bull sharks have been tracked as far south as Lakes Entrance in Victoria A strengthening East Australian Current could be contributing to the population’s distribution More than 250 sharks have been tagged and … Read more

Port Kembla is firming up as the mostly likely option as the home for Australia’s first nuclear submarine base, but it is still far from a done deal. As well as the port south of Wollongong, the Department of Defence is also considering Brisbane and Newcastle. All three locations have common features which make them … Read more

A debate is raging over what role carbon offsets and agriculture will play as Australia deals with the complicated task of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Key points: The federal government wants changes to its Safeguard Mechanism policy passed by the end of the month It will force about 215 of the biggest polluters to reduce emissions by … Read more

Council to seek community input on Lions Park carparking

Noosa Council will seek State Government approval to again provide paid parking in Noosa Heads Lions Park. Council has honoured a commitment to return Noosa Heads Lions Park to the community on long weekends and school holidays once COVID restrictions had eased. The decision at Thursday’s Ordinary Meeting could also see this greenspace eventually no … Read more

Charged with community batteries

The ZEN team. Supplied. By Zero Emissions Noosa Zero Emissions Noosa is proud to announce they are leading the charge in the implementation of community batteries in the shire, and they want you to be part of it! Noosa and Hinterland residents are invited to come along to interactive sessions about community batteries being held … Read more

Landscape plan revealed for seaside parks

Artist impression of the southern entry to the park. One of the most consistent surf breaks on the Sunshine Coast is fringed by a grassy beachfront and popular parkland, which is a delight for locals and visitors alike. Backed by a shopping and entertainment strip and fronting the sparkling foam of Coolum Beach are Lions … Read more

A bidding war is underway for the rights to build the proposed Brisbane Live 2032 Brisbane Olympics Arena as Redlands City Council reveals plans for its proposed Birkdale community precinct. Key points: A consortium led by Live Nation Entertainment is in a bidding battle against ASM-Global to build the Brisbane Live stadium  The Birkdale Community Precinct draft … Read more

Service counter relocates as part of council’s revitalisation of Caloundra CBD

After opening 28 years ago and helping more than half a million residents, a council customer service centre is relocating. Sunshine Coast Council’s Caloundra customer service counter at Omrah Avenue has closed for refurbishment and will tomorrow open at its new location at 77 Bulcock Street. Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg said the move was … Read more

Ripples. March 19th, 2023

The SS Noosa Council was listing and leaking again this week as it grappled with a different ‘Short Stay’ problem… the surprising announcement of the departure of CEO Scott Waters.    (see our coverage here)  Mayor Stewart & departing CEO Scott Waters Just 14-months since Noosa ratepayers provided his ticket back to Queensland from Darwin, … Read more