Council parks, play spaces take out top honours

The transformation of a sloped car park into a vibrant green community space and a project to increase public use of urban waterway corridors are among the local government initiatives recognised in recent awards.

Sunshine Coast plans for life without Noosa

By Paul Hemsley Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Council has moved quickly to officially sever ties with its forced-merger bedfellow, Noosa Council, by excluding it from its regional planning scheme after being allowed to decouple by the Campbell Newman government. The previous Noosa council is scheduled to be resurrected in January 2014 after residents in four areas […]

Sun shines on coastal projects

By Paul Hemsley Council endorsed $700000 of funding through the Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program for projects such as hall upgrades and equipment purchasing. Community Policy and Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said this round of grants will support 98 projects for the sustainability in the region. “From Burnside High School P&C that is starting […]

Ray of sunshine for merged council

By Angela Dorizas The governing body of one of Queensland’s most diverse local government areas has been applauded by the State Government for it’s post amalgamation achievements. Local Government Minister Desley Boyle lauded Sunshine Coast Council for its performance following the merger of Caloundra, Maroochy and Noosa Shire councils. Ms Boyle recently visited the Sunshine Coast […]

Traveston Dam rejected

Local residents have welcomed the Federal Government’s proposed decision to reject the Traveston Dam project on the Mary River. Image: Arkin Mackay/ By Angela Dorizas Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has announced a proposed decision to reject Queensland’s Traveston Dam project because the impacts on the environment would be too great. Mr Garrett said the project could […]


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