September 2019

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 1:34 PM

Council officers fear proposed new north-south road east of Bruce Highway will compromise the inter-urban break by opening up new areas for development.

Claims new highway plan is a Trojan horse for development

Council officers fear proposed new north-south road east of Bruce Highway will compromise the inter-urban break by opening up new areas for development.

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 11:56 AM

State Governments are still to develop a framework for PFAS-testing of the greatest source pumping it into the ocean.

Government PFAS testing all at sea as concern grows

State Governments are still to develop a framework for PFAS-testing of the greatest source pumping it into the ocean.

Published a story 17th Sep 2019 10:48 AM

Forecasters will carefully monitor the potential for afternoon thunderstorms to cause lightning strikes as the fire danger rises to very high.

Erratic winds, lightning strikes boost fire danger

Forecasters will carefully monitor the potential for afternoon thunderstorms to cause lightning strikes as the fire danger rises to very high.

Published a story 16th Sep 2019 3:10 PM

Why Noosa Council is warning residents the risk of fire is far from over and won’t be for a long time.

Noosa fire threat to linger over coming months

Why Noosa Council is warning residents the risk of fire is far from over and won’t be for a long time.

Published a story 16th Sep 2019 2:04 PM

Increased humidity may be a saving factor as the Sunshine Coast faces a heightened fire risk due to rising temperatures and north westerly winds.

Fire boss says humidity to change risk level

Increased humidity may be a saving factor as the Sunshine Coast faces a heightened fire risk due to rising temperatures and north westerly winds.

Published a story 16th Sep 2019 10:08 AM

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of a renewed fire risk with temperatures and winds set to rise considerably in southeast Queensland.

Wind, temperatures bring new fire risk

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of a renewed fire risk with temperatures and winds set to rise considerably in southeast Queensland.

Published a story 14th Sep 2019 10:13 AM

The near catastrophy of this week should be sharpening politicians’ focus on climate change. Our brave fire fighters on the front line deserve nothing less Bill Hoffman says.

Climate risk now very real

The near catastrophy of this week should be sharpening politicians’ focus on climate change. Our brave fire fighters on the front line deserve nothing less Bill Hoffman says.

Published a story 13th Sep 2019 5:00 AM

Fire crews will remain in Peregian and on the fire ground over the coming days as life returns to normal after a near disaster.

How fire crews are still keeping Peregian safe

Fire crews will remain in Peregian and on the fire ground over the coming days as life returns to normal after a near disaster.

Published a story 12th Sep 2019 12:45 PM

A Sunshine Coast doctor fears the health impacts of bushfires will intensify if climate change is not addressed.

Doctor fears climate change health impacts worsening

A Sunshine Coast doctor fears the health impacts of bushfires will intensify if climate change is not addressed.

Published a story 12th Sep 2019 12:31 PM

Community groups demand more sustainable solution than ocean discharge for the removal of ponded PFAS-water from runway construction site.

Groups reject ocean discharge from runway project

Community groups demand more sustainable solution than ocean discharge for the removal of ponded PFAS-water from runway construction site.

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Whether taking on developers hell-bent on destroying the Coast’s natural appeal or a Prime Minister indifferent to the plight of the poor, Bill Hoffman has never been one to mince his words. Bill’s been a journalist for 32 years, 29 of those on the Coast. Love him or hate him, he'll get you blogging.