March 2015

Commented on a story 31st Mar 2015 1:24 PM

PETER Slipper lost his job, his reputation, his wife and nearly his life during court cases which have now been dropped.

Slipper freed of final court case, but not without harm

"You are wrong John. Slipper repeatedly used the Minchin protocol over many years."

Published a story 18th Mar 2015 10:29 AM

THE Council’s bid to become Australia’s most sustainable region was being sold short by its draft waste strategy.

Council's rubbish strategy lacks the basics

THE Council’s bid to become Australia’s most sustainable region was being sold short by its draft waste strategy.

Published a story 9th Mar 2015 8:10 AM

Subcontractors caught up in the Walton Construction collapse will join Nicklin Independent MP Peter Wellington in April, at meeting with new Housing Minister.

Subbies to meet new Housing Minister over Walton collapse

Subcontractors caught up in the Walton Construction collapse will join Nicklin Independent MP Peter Wellington in April, at meeting with new Housing Minister.

Published a story 7th Mar 2015 7:26 AM

HOW do you retain what’s best about living here in architecture that can accommodate the Sunshine Coast’s projected growth over the next 50 years?

Planning to make more fit into the Coast

HOW do you retain what’s best about living here in architecture that can accommodate the Sunshine Coast’s projected growth over the next 50 years?

Published a story 6th Mar 2015 9:06 AM

FLOOD mapping and fully functioning flood-level reading systems completed by Sunshine Coast Council drove its disaster management response to the recent Tropical Cyclone Marcia deluge and reinforced significant planning decisions.

Cyclone Marcia cements flood mapping decisions

FLOOD mapping and fully functioning flood-level reading systems completed by Sunshine Coast Council drove its disaster management response to the recent Tropical Cyclone Marcia deluge and reinforced significant planning decisions.

Published a story 5th Mar 2015 9:05 AM

SMALL lot housing,  the new way of living on the Sunshine Coast, is drawing baby boomer downsizers not ready to commit to a unit.

Why less is more for mobile boomers

SMALL lot housing, the new way of living on the Sunshine Coast, is drawing baby boomer downsizers not ready to commit to a unit.

Published a story 3rd Mar 2015 1:18 PM

A PEAK ratepayer group has condemned the Council’s multi-million dollar Build and Benefit scheme as an attempt to pick winners in the market place.

Ratepayer group bags ‘slush fund’

A PEAK ratepayer group has condemned the Council’s multi-million dollar Build and Benefit scheme as an attempt to pick winners in the market place.

Published a story 3rd Mar 2015 9:38 AM

A MELBOURNE company has received a ratepayer-funded boost of more than $18m for a Buderim residential project.

Firm reaps lion’s share of discounts

A MELBOURNE company has received a ratepayer-funded boost of more than $18m for a Buderim residential project.

Published a story 2nd Mar 2015 7:18 AM

THE Coast’s increasing aged population will demand government at all levels deliver infrastructure to safely accommodate mobility scooters.

Mobility issue ramps up on the Coast as more need scooters

THE Coast’s increasing aged population will demand government at all levels deliver infrastructure to safely accommodate mobility scooters.

February 2015

Published a story 28th Feb 2015 6:49 AM

ORDER in the House as opposed to sneering, arrogant bickering will be the order of the day in the new Queensland Parliament, according to Peter Wellington.

Wellington wants an end to the ‘bickering’ as speaker

ORDER in the House as opposed to sneering, arrogant bickering will be the order of the day in the new Queensland Parliament, according to Peter Wellington.

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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.