November 2019

Published a story 16th Nov 2019 9:08 AM

Transport Minister says department would respect Spit Master Plan ‘absolutely’ as documents reveal bid for major tourism development

Spit Master Plan will be respectful: Minister

Transport Minister says department would respect Spit Master Plan ‘absolutely’ as documents reveal bid for major tourism development

Published a story 15th Nov 2019 6:50 PM

Strong winds and a hidden danger keep fire fighters on the ball as they enter unprecedented territory

‘Underground’ flames the next threat for fireys

Strong winds and a hidden danger keep fire fighters on the ball as they enter unprecedented territory

Published a story 15th Nov 2019 4:13 PM

A Sunshine Coast councillor has declared Spit redevelopment plan dead in the water ... but lifts the lid on another equally controversial move

Connolly says Spit development proposal will not happen

A Sunshine Coast councillor has declared Spit redevelopment plan dead in the water ... but lifts the lid on another equally controversial move

Published a story 15th Nov 2019 3:36 PM

Twelve mayors have called on governments to listen to experts on the front line and to accept the link between climate change and the bushfires raging across Australia

Mayors call for proper climate action on bushfire emergencies

Twelve mayors have called on governments to listen to experts on the front line and to accept the link between climate change and the bushfires raging across Australia

Published a story 15th Nov 2019 12:49 PM

As firefighters call for a massive boost in their ranks, Minister calls on QFES Commissioner to review resources

Climate change may bring boost to ranks of firefighters

As firefighters call for a massive boost in their ranks, Minister calls on QFES Commissioner to review resources

Published a story 15th Nov 2019 11:57 AM

Bill Hoffman says our fire fighters are a special breed who deserve the respect of a serious approach by all levels of government to the harsh realities of climate change.

Of course there’s a link between fires and climate change

Bill Hoffman says our fire fighters are a special breed who deserve the respect of a serious approach by all levels of government to the harsh realities of climate change.

Published a story 15th Nov 2019 11:49 AM

Coolum residents have shown there is bite in their bark, withstanding through the courts a 10-year challenge to the planning scheme.

Residents celebrate as Bunnings appeal refused

Coolum residents have shown there is bite in their bark, withstanding through the courts a 10-year challenge to the planning scheme.

Published a story 14th Nov 2019 5:36 PM

Documents have revealed State Government plans to redevelop the end of the Spit with the proposal to include an integrated high-rise resort development

Documents reveal secret Spit high-rise development plans

Documents have revealed State Government plans to redevelop the end of the Spit with the proposal to include an integrated high-rise resort development

Published a story 14th Nov 2019 12:06 PM

Fire bugs are reportedly out to create havoc as police and QFES launch an investigation into series of blazes on the Noosa North Shore.

Arson investigation under way as fire bugs strike again

Fire bugs are reportedly out to create havoc as police and QFES launch an investigation into series of blazes on the Noosa North Shore.

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 3:43 PM

A Sunshine Coast firefighting chopper has crash landed near Peachy during operations fighting fires at the Darling Downs.

Coast chopper in Toowoomba fire crash landing

A Sunshine Coast firefighting chopper has crash landed near Peachy during operations fighting fires at the Darling Downs.

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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.