June 2021

Published a story 24th Jun 2021 4:11 PM

Sunshine Coast Council is expected to slash debt by almost a quarter within the next 12 months, but that forecast hinges on one crucial payment.

Council’s debt-busting year hinges on airport deal

Sunshine Coast Council is expected to slash debt by almost a quarter within the next 12 months, but that forecast hinges on one crucial payment.

Published a story 23rd Jun 2021 1:12 PM

Critics of a development proposed for a prime Peregian Beach block have welcomed the owner’s decision to bail out of court action.

Council counts cost after corner store developer bails out

Critics of a development proposed for a prime Peregian Beach block have welcomed the owner’s decision to bail out of court action.

Published a story 22nd Jun 2021 7:21 PM

Construction of a new Sunshine Coast state primary school is in the final stages to have it ready for the first students to walk through the gates next year.

Construction ramps up at Coast’s new $75m primary school

Construction of a new Sunshine Coast state primary school is in the final stages to have it ready for the first students to walk through the gates next year.

Published a story 22nd Jun 2021 3:52 PM

A Sunshine Coast dad had the perfect solution to make children do chores in exchange for screen time. Now his idea has earned him $1 million in government backing.

Coast dad’s savvy screen-time app earns $1m

A Sunshine Coast dad had the perfect solution to make children do chores in exchange for screen time. Now his idea has earned him $1 million in government backing.

Published a story 21st Jun 2021 8:50 PM

Multiple roundtable meetings will be held in coming months to review a controversial climate change plan that had some residents worried for their property values.

Property owners, council unite to review controversial plan

Multiple roundtable meetings will be held in coming months to review a controversial climate change plan that had some residents worried for their property values.

Published a story 21st Jun 2021 8:28 PM

A Sunshine Coast residents’ group is "fairly enthusiastic" about a major tourism and agribusiness proposal slated for a controversial site.

Early support for tourism project on former Bunnings site

A Sunshine Coast residents’ group is "fairly enthusiastic" about a major tourism and agribusiness proposal slated for a controversial site.

Published a story 21st Jun 2021 1:19 PM

Noosa Council has locked in specific climate change actions despite the move being dubbed “unusual” and outside of normal local government processes.

Council’s ‘unusual’ move to lock in climate change actions

Noosa Council has locked in specific climate change actions despite the move being dubbed “unusual” and outside of normal local government processes.

Published a story 21st Jun 2021 11:02 AM

From the hinterland to the coastline and rapidly growing areas, property prices at 11 Coast suburbs have soared to above the million-dollar mark. SEE THE LIST

Million dollar babies: Suburbs with soaring property prices

From the hinterland to the coastline and rapidly growing areas, property prices at 11 Coast suburbs have soared to above the million-dollar mark. SEE THE LIST

Published a story 16th Jun 2021 6:03 PM

Noosa Council has made a public apology after a “messaging mistake” left some thinking it was cutting tourism funding.

‘Miscommunication’ blamed after uproar over tourism funding

Noosa Council has made a public apology after a “messaging mistake” left some thinking it was cutting tourism funding.

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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.