It's great to have our Sunshine Coast team back home as champions from the Xiamen youth football tournament in China. Captain Tyler Morse showed off the winning cup to Cr Jenny McKay at a welcome home...
New Marcoola mixed use development announced The 5.5 hectares of vacant beachfront land next door to the Surf Air resort on David Low Way at Marcoola is set to be transformed into a mixed use development which will ultimately create hundreds of local employment opportunities during construction and upon completion.
The Marcoola Sands project which will include 33 detached residential beach front homes, a 3 level, 144 bed aged care facility, a 115 bed motel as well as boutique retail shops and a 60 site caravan park.
Division 8 Cr. Jason OPray said while the Marcoola Sands project still required DA approval it was the type of project that he would support.
Damon Falcongreen of Falcon Projects said a number of local firms have already been engaged in the project including Project Urban, Sprout Architects, Core Consultants, Future Plus Environmental, Element Design and ADG Engineering.
“Where possible we want to engage as many local suppliers as possible. We are creating a significant project which will provide lasting economic benefits for many generations to come,” Damon said.
Alex Sandy SmithBrolliant. This is exactly what the coast needs.....job creating development and less reliance on driving down the bruce highway to brisbane for so many of us sunshine coast folk. Great news!!!!
Vietnam Veterans remembered on the Sunshine Coast Today is Vietnam Veteran's Day. This year commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the most costly single engagement for the Australian armed forces during the Vietnam War. Eighteen Australians were killed, 24 were wounded in the defence of Nui Dat in the face of overwhelming numerical superiority.
Over the years Vietnam veterans have not been given due recognition for their courage and selflessness. Today was a opportunity to continue righting that wrong.
Marine Hacquin filed this story from the service at the Cotton Tree Cenotaph.
High-performance sports hub set for Lake Kawana The Sunshine Coast is one step closer to facilitating a world-class high-performance sporting hub following council’s unanimous decision to approve the master plan for the project on the shores of Lake Kawana.
The design includes a licensed sporting clubhouse with dining and conference rooms, short-term accommodation for visiting sporting organisations, athletes and teams, and an integrated indoor sports training facility, sports medicine facilities and administration space.
Cr Peter Cox - Division 3 said the Sunshine Coast high performance sports and community hub would deliver massive economic and social benefits to the region.
“This facility will cater for the needs of both the Sunshine Coast community and athletes across all sporting codes and I am pleased to welcome this sporting centre to Division 3,” Cr Cox said.
“The approved development application meets the intended use for the site, which is a sports house within the Kawana sports precinct.
“Given the scale and nature of the project, it will occur in five stages.
“The first stage includes sports administration facilities, a restaurant and function centre to be built and used by local sporting clubs, providing a facility for current clubs to use for socialising.
“It is also anticipated parts of the facility will be leased to specialised service providers and sports and community organisations.
“It’s going to provide enormous regional benefits as it’s delivered in stages across the coming years.”
Tourism, Sport and Major Events Portfolio Cr. Jason OPray said a complex dedicated to providing short-term budget accommodation for visiting athletes was a must for the Sunshine Coast.
“Short-term budget accommodation is what we need to grow our sports tourism sector because many sporting teams have difficulties meeting the cost of accommodation. This new facility has the potential to provide a key solution,” Cr O’Pray said.
“The hub will be the latest asset to the Kawana sports precinct and will undoubtedly have a significant impact when attracting interstate and international athletes to our region.
“Tourism, sport and leisure is one of the seven high-value industries identified as offering the greatest potential to succeed as our regional economy grows.
“The sporting hub will provide an inclusive facility for locals and athletes of all ages to develop and progress while directly and indirectly creating jobs in the sport, recreation, sports medicine, sports education and sports science sectors.”
“I look forward to seeing future Olympic stars and local sporting achievers taking advantage of this wonderful facility and all it will offer the region. I am proud that we are already delivering on our election commitments. The Sunshine Coast Community Sporting Hub will benefit the entire community and I am delighted it has been given the green light by the Sunshine Coast Council,” Mr Wallace said. ... See MoreSee Less
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