Sunshine Coast news: Top five stories to catch up on
LIGHT rail, a controversial flight path and a young drug dealer were among the top stories on the Sunshine Coast in the past week.
Each week the Daily publishes snippets of the five biggest stories released in the last week.
1. 21m high-rise in heart of Buddina beach angers residents
Buddina residents were up in arms over the potential development of an eight-storey, multiple-dwelling apartment block in the heart of the beach-side precinct.
Plans were lodged to Sunshine Coast Council in July last year for the high-density unit complex that would house more than 100 residents.
2. Transforming Coast to a 30-minute city
Sunshine Coast Council is on the verge of releasing the business case for a mass transit-style public transport system to transform the Coast into a "30-minute city".
The ambitious project was outlined in the working draft of the Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Project Strategic Business Case, obtained by the Sunshine Coast Daily under the Right to Information Act.
3. Outraged residents demand controversial flight path axed
Sunshine Coast Council played down residents' fears over aeroplane noise under proposed flight paths for the new 2450m runway.
Community groups had banded together in response to the release of proposed flight paths, which show low-flying jets passing over populated suburbs in the northern Sunshine Coast and Noosa shires.
4. Jail time for young man caught dealing drugs to mates
A young man who was involved in drugs since he was 13 years old broke down in tears when he was sentenced to serve jail time after trafficking marijuana to his friends.
Matthew Donald Spinks, 22, was overcome with emotion when he was ordered to spend four months in jail for supplying marijuana to a social group of 15-20 people over six to seven months.
5. Man in 90s trapped underneath car in serious crash
A man in his 90s was seriously injured in a crash at Buddina, where he was trapped underneath his vehicle for some time.
The man was pinned between the wall inside his own garage, but was in a stable condition when he was taken to hospital.