October 2020

Published a story 1st Oct 2020 6:28 PM

A South Australian couple outbid two locals for the purchase of a Sunshine Coast home built with the help of generosity from local builders and subcontractors.

Interstate bidders snap up Morcombe Foundation home

A South Australian couple outbid two locals for the purchase of a Sunshine Coast home built with the help of generosity from local builders and subcontractors.

Published a story 1st Oct 2020 4:18 PM

A pensioner with severe dementia who is fleeing an unsafe home environment has been denied a request to quarantine at her daughter’s Mudjimba address.

Elderly grandmother with dementia denied home quarantine

A pensioner with severe dementia who is fleeing an unsafe home environment has been denied a request to quarantine at her daughter’s Mudjimba address.

Published a story 1st Oct 2020 11:55 AM

A Coast hospital has defended its hiring practices after concerns were raised about the general manager’s husband being appointed as the hospital’s bus driver.

Hospital denies favouritism in hiring boss’s husband

A Coast hospital has defended its hiring practices after concerns were raised about the general manager’s husband being appointed as the hospital’s bus driver.

September 2020

Published a story 30th Sep 2020 3:27 PM

It has been a brutal start to magpie season, with several reports of the swooping birds causing injury on the Coast. SEE WHERE THEY’RE SWOOPING

Swooped, beaked and clawed: Coast’s vicious magpies

It has been a brutal start to magpie season, with several reports of the swooping birds causing injury on the Coast. SEE WHERE THEY’RE SWOOPING

Published a story 30th Sep 2020 1:24 PM

A Sunshine Coast farmer says common sense has prevailed after arguing with the council for 18 months to keep signs up on his property.

Farmer claims a win as ‘common sense prevails’

A Sunshine Coast farmer says common sense has prevailed after arguing with the council for 18 months to keep signs up on his property.

Published a story 30th Sep 2020 10:56 AM

There will be two Australian firsts at the 1100sq m children’s play centre which is soon to open at Sunshine Plaza.

Opening date nears for epic new $900k play centre

There will be two Australian firsts at the 1100sq m children’s play centre which is soon to open at Sunshine Plaza.

Published a story 29th Sep 2020 12:22 PM

A luxury hinterland retreat is challenging almost a dozen “unreasonable” conditions it says the council has placed on its application for an expansion.

Hinterland retreat’s new owners fight for expansion

A luxury hinterland retreat is challenging almost a dozen “unreasonable” conditions it says the council has placed on its application for an expansion.

Published a story 25th Sep 2020 5:15 PM

New insolvency laws are expected to give the Coast’s struggling small businesses a lifeline while other government subsidies end or are scaled back.

New law to provide timely relief for businesses

New insolvency laws are expected to give the Coast’s struggling small businesses a lifeline while other government subsidies end or are scaled back.

Published a story 25th Sep 2020 3:35 PM

The highly-anticipated new entertainment and night market venue at Birtinya is taking shape after achieving construction milestones in recent weeks.

Coast's newest market reaches final stages of construction

The highly-anticipated new entertainment and night market venue at Birtinya is taking shape after achieving construction milestones in recent weeks.

Published a story 25th Sep 2020 10:46 AM

Work is starting on a unique design for the interior of the Sunshine Coast Council’s $59 million chambers at Maroochydore.

$280k contract awarded for unique city hall design

Work is starting on a unique design for the interior of the Sunshine Coast Council’s $59 million chambers at Maroochydore.

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Tegan Annett has been a journalist at the Gladstone Observer since 2012. She started as a cadet reporter, while studying at CQUniversity. A Tannum Sands resident since 2005, this year she took on the role as deputy editor.