MEDIA RELEASES

Sporting clubs to receive a financial boost and expert advice

Sporting clubs across the Sunshine Coast are set to benefit from $648,015 through council’s Sports Field Maintenance Funding Program to ensure their fields are in top condition.   read more

Budget for Division 4 invests in the future, while delivering now

Residents and visitors who love to use the parks in Division 4 have received plenty of good news in Sunshine Coast Council’s $864 million budget for 2018/19 delivered today (June 21).   read more

Migrant swim program designed to improve beach and water safety

The region’s migrant community can enjoy the Sunshine Coast’s quintessential beach and water-based lifestyle safely thanks to the new Migrant Swim and Beach Safety Awareness Program starting in February.   read more

Major Community and Environment Levy Grants now open
 
The Koala Rescue Queensland ambulance service will continue its vital service saving our much-loved furry friends thanks to a Major Community Grant from Sunshine Coast Council.   read more

Mooloolaba foreshore moves to its next phase

The Mooloolaba foreshore area will move into its next phase with Sunshine Coast Council unveiling plans for a revitalised Mooloolaba foreshore and Esplanade precinct, part of the Place Making Mooloolaba Master Plan.       read more
 

Council continues to prepare for heavy rain and strong winds

With heavy rain, strong winds and up to 200-300mm predicted for the Sunshine Coast from Thursday morning, Sunshine Coast Council's field crews are undertaking additional maintenance and preparations to help minimise the impact on our community.   read more

Barking dog seminar back by popular demand

The recent Park the Bark barking dog seminar run by Sunshine Coast Council was so successful, another one is being planned for June.    read more

Analysis, forward planning and equity underpin draft parking management plan

A draft framework to proactively manage car parking across the Sunshine Coast was unveiled today (March 27) and residents are invited to have their say.    read more

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.   read more

50th Anniversary - come help us celebrate!
 
It’s time to celebrate our region’s milestone year and local community groups and not-for-profit organisations are invited to help stage the party by applying for a 50th Anniversary grant.     read more  

Community encouraged to clean-up beaches for turtle hatchlings

As the first turtle hatchlings of the season begin to make their way from their nests to the ocean TurtleCare groups and wildlife experts are calling on the Sunshine Coast community to join in the effort to clear local beaches of rubbish and debris.    read more

New river section of joint funded Mooloolaba–Minyama bikeway complete

The latest stage of Sunshine Coast Council’s flagship separated bikeway, along River Esplanade in Mooloolaba, is now available for bike riders of all ages and abilities to enjoy.    read more

Sunshine Coast community say NO to domestic violence

The community, in partnership with the Sunshine Coast White Ribbon Committee and council, today (November 25) gathered at Nambour to join the global campaign to stop men’s violence against women.   read more

Draft master plan outlines 73km route of scenic coastal pathway

Anyone who loves to walk, run or ride along the Sunshine Coast’s coastline should take a look at Sunshine Coast Council’s Draft Coastal Pathway Master Plan and have their say on the proposed route.    read more

Mooloolaba’s transformation gains clarity
 
Sunshine Coast Council’s vision to transform Mooloolaba into a world class beach destination has taken another step forward and the community is invited to have a say on future planning intentions for the popular tourist hub. read more

Good reads at bargain prices at Kawana Library Spring book sale

Avid readers can grab a bargain at council’s Kawana Library Spring book sale hosted by the Friends of Kawana Library from 9am-4pm on Friday, September 23.    read more

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon races to raise $1 million
 
More than 8000 competitors are set to take to streets this weekend as part of the fifth annual 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon.    read more

Another step forward for Sunshine Coast’s own netball team

Mayor Mark Jamieson is looking forward to welcoming New Zealand’s most successful ANZ Championship netball coach, Noeline Taurua, to the Sunshine Coast following her appointment as the inaugural head coach of the Melbourne Storm – University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) backed netball franchise.   read more

Have your say on draft concepts for Alex Skate Park upgrade

Skaters, BMXers and scooter riders are invited to provide feedback on two draft concept plan options for an upgrade to the popular Alexandra Headland skate park.   read more

Join regional transport community group

Council is seeking community members to provide a reference point for discussion on the region’s future transport challenges.   read more 

Funding now available through Council grant programs

If your not-for-profit community group has some great projects planned, but doesn’t have the funding, Sunshine Coast Council’s grant programs might be able to help.   read more

Explore the new look Kawana Library

Be some of the first library lovers to experience the vibrant, inviting and modern refurbished Kawana Library at a free morning tea on June 30 at 10am.    read more

Kawana Shoppingworld to add cinemas, stores, parking

Sunshine Coast Council has approved a major extension to the Kawana Shoppingworld which will add a cinema with up to 10 screens, more specialty stores and around 750 additional carparks to one of the Coast’s main shopping centres.   read more

Solar Sunflower to debut at the WED Festival

Music will be powered by the sun at the World Environment Day (WED) Festival this Sunday June 5, as Sunshine Coast Council supports the Solar Sunflower mobile power generator’s local debut as part of a commitment to showcasing clean technologies and the greening of events on the Coast.   read more

More than $1 million in grants support local community projects

The final round of Major Community Grant funding for the financial year was endorsed by council today and will see community groups across the Sunshine Coast benefit from almost $500,000 in grants.    read more

Sunshine Coast on track to score own national netball league team

Sunshine Coast’s dream to have our own national sporting team remains on track, with Netball Australia today confirming Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club is a preferred bidder in the expanded National Netball League (known as the ANZ Championship).   read more

Netting the Sunshine Coast’s first national sporting team

Dreams of the Sunshine Coast having our own national sporting team may soon become a reality, with the Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club confirming it is seeking a licence for a Sunshine Coast based team to participate in the expanded National Netball League (currently known as the ANZ Championship).   read more

Help council shape the new Alex Skate Park

Now is the time for Sunshine Coast skaters, BMXers and scooter riders to share their ideas on the changes they would like to make for the upgrade to the popular Alexandra Headland skate park.   read more

Applications for community grants closing soon

Imagine what an extra $2000 could do for your community group?   read more

Council hours over ANZAC weekend

Sunshine Coast Council has the essentials covered over the Anzac weekend   read more

Come on, Sunshine Coast, let's get behind this fantastic cause

If you can help our wonderful farmers who are doing it tough by donating some toiletries, please see the list below for collection points. Sunshine Coast Council has partnered with 92.7 Mix FM to be a collection point for the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners Toiletry Drive.    read more 

Portfolios endorsed for the new term of Council

New portfolios were allocated to all councillors at the Sunshine Coast Council meeting today.   read more

Mooloolaba Foreshore Tender

The plan to turn Mooloolaba into a world class beach destination has taken a step forward, with Sunshine Coast Council calling for local, national and international design specialists to tender for the detailed design of the foreshore.   read more