February 2020

Published a story 27th Feb 2020 6:07 PM

A subbie fears money owed to him is being used by council to do work on a project after builder went broke

Subbie just wants council to pay him what he’s owed

A subbie fears money owed to him is being used by council to do work on a project after builder went broke

Published a story 27th Feb 2020 4:50 PM

A multimillion-dollar deal, years in the making, has been stalled by the resignation of the Sunshine Coast Council CEO

CEO resignation stalls decision on hotel deal

A multimillion-dollar deal, years in the making, has been stalled by the resignation of the Sunshine Coast Council CEO

Published a story 27th Feb 2020 9:05 AM

Sunshine Coast lifeguards have closed a number of beaches due to storm activity and have urged beach goes to not swim. Large hail, damaging winds incoming

Beaches closed as damaging storm bears down on Coast

Sunshine Coast lifeguards have closed a number of beaches due to storm activity and have urged beach goes to not swim. Large hail, damaging winds incoming

Published a story 26th Feb 2020 6:12 PM

The opening of the new runway will ultimately render 12 homes unliveable, according to a community organisation whose members will bear part of the impact.

Airport residents gear up for noise class action

The opening of the new runway will ultimately render 12 homes unliveable, according to a community organisation whose members will bear part of the impact.

Published a story 26th Feb 2020 5:12 PM

A former mayor, an ex-councillor and candidates affiliated to fringe political parties enter council race

Former mayor, councillor join candidates in election race

A former mayor, an ex-councillor and candidates affiliated to fringe political parties enter council race

Published a story 26th Feb 2020 12:37 PM

Potentially severe storms with heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail have been forecast as the Coast’s week of dynamic weather shows no signs of easing.

STORM WARNING: Storms could bring hail, damaging winds

Potentially severe storms with heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail have been forecast as the Coast’s week of dynamic weather shows no signs of easing.

Published a story 26th Feb 2020 9:03 AM

A subcontractor owed $200,000 by a failed builder on three local government jobs has warned the councils involved will be held to account.

Subbie owed $200k slams councils after builder collapse

A subcontractor owed $200,000 by a failed builder on three local government jobs has warned the councils involved will be held to account.

Published a story 25th Feb 2020 12:59 PM

Heavy rain today follows three-hour totals of 84mm as the Sunshine Coast continued to be drenched by February’s late wet season start.

Heavy rain to continue as late wet season batters Coast

Heavy rain today follows three-hour totals of 84mm as the Sunshine Coast continued to be drenched by February’s late wet season start.

Published a story 21st Feb 2020 5:56 PM

Two Sunshine Coast Councillors have spoken out about why they opposed the extension of the CEO’s contract.

Councillors lift lid on CEO contract extension

Two Sunshine Coast Councillors have spoken out about why they opposed the extension of the CEO’s contract.

Published a story 21st Feb 2020 3:31 PM

Bill Hoffman salutes a practical environmentalist who dedicated her time trying to maintain what she could of what ill-defined vision has destroyed.

Less spin, more truth needed in election run

Bill Hoffman salutes a practical environmentalist who dedicated her time trying to maintain what she could of what ill-defined vision has destroyed.

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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.