October 2020

Published a story 28th Oct 2020 5:30 PM

The usual spectacle of a state election day will be subdued with tens of thousands of Sunshine Coast residents already casting their vote.

‘Extraordinary’: 60k Coast residents cast early vote

The usual spectacle of a state election day will be subdued with tens of thousands of Sunshine Coast residents already casting their vote.

Published a story 28th Oct 2020 1:12 PM

A storm is brewing between a developer who wants to build a water park and resort and Sunshine Coast Council over a $230,000 fee.

Water park developer wants $230k fee scrapped

A storm is brewing between a developer who wants to build a water park and resort and Sunshine Coast Council over a $230,000 fee.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2020 6:37 PM

A new wave of multimillion-dollar luxury apartments is transforming the Sunshine Coast’s skyline. Here are five projects to watch.

New apartment builds leaving their mark on skyline

A new wave of multimillion-dollar luxury apartments is transforming the Sunshine Coast’s skyline. Here are five projects to watch.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2020 2:05 PM

The final chapter of one of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic surf shops presents an opportunity for a new business to thrive at its prized Cotton Tree location.

New era looms for site of iconic surf shop

The final chapter of one of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic surf shops presents an opportunity for a new business to thrive at its prized Cotton Tree location.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2020 12:42 PM

There are more cranes across the Coast’s skyline now than before the COVID shutdown, and according to a major construction company, more cranes mean more jobs.

Confidence sky high: Coast crane count on the rise

There are more cranes across the Coast’s skyline now than before the COVID shutdown, and according to a major construction company, more cranes mean more jobs.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2020 11:53 AM

Mayor Mark Jamieson has promised to fight for councils after being re-elected as president of Queensland’s peak local government body.

Coast mayor reinstated as LGAQ president

Mayor Mark Jamieson has promised to fight for councils after being re-elected as president of Queensland’s peak local government body.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 5:54 PM

With an increasing number of Sunshine Coast homeowners struggling to repay their mortgage, a financial expert has shared his tips and advice.

Mortgage stress: Expert reveals advice amid worrying times

With an increasing number of Sunshine Coast homeowners struggling to repay their mortgage, a financial expert has shared his tips and advice.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 12:38 PM

A popular Buderim cafe known for its plant based creations has expanded, but there won’t be a bao or burger in sight at the new venture.

Popular cafe expands with opening of sanctuary

A popular Buderim cafe known for its plant based creations has expanded, but there won’t be a bao or burger in sight at the new venture.

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 3:13 PM

Development on the Coast is having a destructive impact on wildlife, according to a report ranking the region among the worst for habitat destruction.

‘Wake up call’: Report reveals extent of habitat loss

Development on the Coast is having a destructive impact on wildlife, according to a report ranking the region among the worst for habitat destruction.

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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.