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Nicklin Way set for urban boom

Sunshine Coast Daily Article | 25 July 2019 by Scott Sawyer COUNCIL can't say how many people it hopes to accommodate along a potential light rail corridor, or what heights it may increase building limits to, despite wanting to have the first stage of a mass transit system operating by 2026. The Coast's population is set to swell by 200,000 people by 2041, and the Nicklin Way has been earmarked in...

New battery system’s too cool for school

My Weekly Preview article 18 July 2019 Electric cars are plugging in at the University of the Sunshine Coast as the precinct’s innovative solar project enters the final construction stage. The University of the Sunshine Coast’s innovative ‘water battery’ is a major step closer to being switched on, with new car park covers fitted with hundreds of solar panels at the Sippy Downs campus. The solar panels are among 6000...

National Clean Technology Conference and Exhibition

The National Clean Technology Conference 2019 was a tremendous success for the Sunshine Coast with 250 delegates, 40 exhibitors and 55 keynote speakers attending from around the globe. To hear from the exhibitors and gain an understanding on how you can get involved in the 2020 Conference, watch the wrap up video here.

Queensland Budget 2019: What’s in it for the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Daily Article 11 June 2019 by Sherelee Moody EDUCATION, health and road upgrades are the key priorities in the Queensland Government's state budget for the Sunshine Coast. Treasurer Jackie Trad allocated around $6.6 billion  to the Sunshine Coast-Moreton Bay region on Tuesday, with most of the cash - $4.9b - heading towards health services.The government has also set aside $1.5b for infrastructure and $218.3m for education.By far the...

Never-before-seen images of $430m CBD’s next stage

Sunshine Coast Daily News article extract 16 May 2019 TOP tier investment and development firms are being targeted to partner the next stages of the Sunshine Coast's $430m CBD, one of Queensland's largest urban regeneration projects. SunCentral Maroochydore, the company charged with designing and delivering the new CBD, has launched an Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI) campaign for more than 15 hectares of pre-approved developable land in the master-planned...

Premier announces public transport expansion

Sunshine Coast Daily extract | 8 May 2019 THE State Government has announced up to $7.5 million to fund a study into the largest expansion of public transport on the Sunshine Coast. A detailed business case will be prepared in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council, which will match the funding. It will provide a blueprint for the first stage of an integrated urban public transport solution, including pricing options for...

New Five Year Deal secures 120 Sunshine Coast Jobs

Sunshine Coast Daily news article extract | 22 April 2019 MORE than 120 jobs will be supported by the renewal of road maintenance contracts on the Sunshine Coast. Transport Minister Mark Bailey said Downer EDI Works was recently awarded the contract to maintain state-controlled roads in the Sunshine Coast region for the Department of Transport and Main Roads. "Southeast Queensland is home to about 2595km of state-controlled roads and the...

Public transport system to transform the Coast into a 30-minute city

Sunshine Coast Daily news article extract | 10 Apr 2019 by Kristen Booth SUNSHINE Coast Council is on the verge of releasing the business case for a mass transit-style public transport system to transform the Coast into a "30-minute city". The ambitious project is outlined in the working draft of the Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Project Strategic Business Case, obtained by the Sunshine Coast Daily under the Right to Information Act. The...

Sunshine Coast Invest App

Sunshine Coast Council has launched a newly updated Invest Sunshine Coast app! Whether you're looking at expanding or relocating, this app will help you discover what makes the Sunshine Coast the smart place for business. The Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, is a smart, healthy and creative place to live and work. This free app provides up-to-date news on business opportunities and insights about the Sunshine Coast, Qld. The Sunshine Coast, Queensland,...

Sunshine Coast Submarine Cable Landing Station

Sunshine Coast Council News Release | 11 February 2019 Construction is underway on the $6.6 million cable landing station, which is the major land-based facility for the $35 million Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable network. The submarine cable landing station, located at Maud Street, Maroochydore, will help deliver Australia’s fastest data and telecommunications connection to Asia from the east coast of Australia and the second fastest to the United...

$87 million Stockland Birtinya opens

Shopping Centre News article | 10 Dec 2018 $87 million Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre Opens Hundreds of local residents joined Jarrod Bleijie MP State Member for Kawana, Cr Peter Cox Sunshine Coast Council and the Stockland team last Friday 7 December to celebrate the official opening of stage one of Stockland Birtinya shopping centre – an all new retail destination on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast retail landscape is...

Massive new shopping centre to deliver 800 jobs

Sunshine Coast Daily News Article | by Amber Hooker | 22 November 2018 MORE late-night dining options and Flight Centre have joined the list of Stockland Birtinya's retailers. The developer revealed Vietnamese cuisine from SG Cafe, poke bowls at Suki Birtinya, as well as On a Roll Sushi, Kebab Zone and Sushi Ichiban had joined the line-up. Centre manager Shane Monro said they had reached out to the local community...

First look at Coast’s new cinemas

Sunshine Coast Daily News Article | by Scott Sawyer | 22 November 2018 FALLING asleep during a movie won't matter anymore with day beds part of the fresh experiences on offer at the Sunshine Coast's newest cinemas. Event Cinemas staff are working rapidly to have the new theatre ready by November 29, when it will be opened to the public. The Kawana Shopping world cinemas will have three Gold Class...

National grower pitches new $60m Coast facility

Sunshine Coast Daily | View article | 14 Sept 2018 | by Stuart Cumming A HIGH-TECH horticultural hub could bring up to 155 new jobs to the Coast as a major interstate producer evaluates a potential expansion to the region. Victorian-based firm Katunga Fresh has lodged plans with Sunshine Coast Council to build a $60 million facility on a Maroochy River property. It wants to build six greenhouses which when complete...

Coast cable deal to deliver more than 800 jobs, $927 million

Extract from Sunshine Coast Daily | 11 Sept 2018 | by Sarah Dionysius AN UNDERSEA broadband cable connecting the Coast to the rest of the world is expected to deliver 864 new jobs and bring $927 million in to the economy. Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said last week's announcement confirming the Coast's connection to an international submarine broadband cable was exciting news for the local economy. The...

New Independent Supermarket Opens on the Coast

A NEW supermarket has opened on the Coast and it has created 15 jobs. Sunshine Coast Daily | 31 August 2018   Imran Bandi has opened a Foodworks on the ground level of the Moko waterfront apartments at Birtinya. Mr Bandi said the store would provide fresh fruit and vegetables, pre-prepared 'Grab and Go' meals as well as a range of community services. He said the store would employ up...

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