October 2019

Published a story 22nd Oct 2019 5:17 PM

Sunshine Coast residents’ satisfaction with their waterways is the highest in southeast Queensland, but a new report has found room for improvement.

Report finds Coast residents love their waterways

Sunshine Coast residents’ satisfaction with their waterways is the highest in southeast Queensland, but a new report has found room for improvement.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2019 12:08 PM

After downpours, hail and damaging winds the Sunshine Coast can look forward to settled weather into the weekend.

Wet weather clears in time for hot, clear weekend

After downpours, hail and damaging winds the Sunshine Coast can look forward to settled weather into the weekend.

Published a story 21st Oct 2019 5:29 PM

The State Government has rejected certain requests from rural firefighters after a stand-off over demands the volunteers apply for Blue Cards.

Outraged rural firefighters in Blue Card stand-off

The State Government has rejected certain requests from rural firefighters after a stand-off over demands the volunteers apply for Blue Cards.

Published a story 21st Oct 2019 5:12 PM

A Brisbane court has rejected a bid to adjourn an appeal against Sekisui's approval forcing community groups to make a desperate plea for financial support.

Groups fighting Sekisui approval cry for help

A Brisbane court has rejected a bid to adjourn an appeal against Sekisui's approval forcing community groups to make a desperate plea for financial support.

Published a story 21st Oct 2019 2:33 PM

List reveals full extent of PFAS contamination on the Sunshine Coast but university says it doesn’t have problems at its new campus

University says it has no PFAS contamination

List reveals full extent of PFAS contamination on the Sunshine Coast but university says it doesn’t have problems at its new campus

Published a story 21st Oct 2019 10:24 AM

A Sunshine Coast MP claims the government has cut the number of public transport safety officers while fare evasion and poor behaviour escalates.

MP fires up over 'outrageous' bus safety officer cuts

A Sunshine Coast MP claims the government has cut the number of public transport safety officers while fare evasion and poor behaviour escalates.

Published a story 21st Oct 2019 9:34 AM

The skies opened overnight when a weather system that caught even the Bureau of Meteorology by surpriseddelivered up to 94mm of rain.

Huge rainfall totals as storms catch BOM by surprise

The skies opened overnight when a weather system that caught even the Bureau of Meteorology by surpriseddelivered up to 94mm of rain.

Published a story 20th Oct 2019 7:19 PM

A Sunshine Coast community group will ask a court today for more time to raise cash to pay for its appeal against the Sekisui development approval.

Last ditch bid to stall Sekisui court date to raise cash

A Sunshine Coast community group will ask a court today for more time to raise cash to pay for its appeal against the Sekisui development approval.

Published a story 20th Oct 2019 5:38 PM

A peak residents’ group says Local Government Act principles that underpin its legal regulation are being ignored.

Community group’s push to throw open doors of govt

A peak residents’ group says Local Government Act principles that underpin its legal regulation are being ignored.

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Whether taking on developers hell-bent on destroying the Coast’s natural appeal or a Prime Minister indifferent to the plight of the poor, Bill Hoffman has never been one to mince his words. Bill’s been a journalist for 32 years, 29 of those on the Coast. Love him or hate him, he'll get you blogging.