June 2021

Published a story 16th Jun 2021 6:03 PM

Noosa Council has made a public apology after a “messaging mistake” left some thinking it was cutting tourism funding.

‘Miscommunication’ blamed after uproar over tourism funding

Noosa Council has made a public apology after a “messaging mistake” left some thinking it was cutting tourism funding.

Published a story 16th Jun 2021 4:35 PM

Holiday homeowners at a major tourism hotspot are likely to pay higher rates from next month as the council seeks to claw back funds for increased services.

Holiday homeowners to be hit with higher rates

Holiday homeowners at a major tourism hotspot are likely to pay higher rates from next month as the council seeks to claw back funds for increased services.

Published a story 15th Jun 2021 5:10 PM

A public transport debate is heating up with a Sunshine Coast MP calling on his own government not to provide any funding towards a $1.5bn light rail proposal.

Funding war: MP urges government to snub light rail

A public transport debate is heating up with a Sunshine Coast MP calling on his own government not to provide any funding towards a $1.5bn light rail proposal.

Published a story 15th Jun 2021 4:01 PM

A popular sushi train and Japanese restaurant has surprised its loyal customers with an announcement it will close within weeks.

Popular Plaza sushi train to close ‘within weeks’

A popular sushi train and Japanese restaurant has surprised its loyal customers with an announcement it will close within weeks.

Published a story 15th Jun 2021 3:22 PM

An auditor uncovered a “significant deficiency” in the council’s payroll system that put the organisation at risk of fraudulent transactions.

Audit uncovers ‘significant deficiency’ in payroll system

An auditor uncovered a “significant deficiency” in the council’s payroll system that put the organisation at risk of fraudulent transactions.

Published a story 15th Jun 2021 11:02 AM

Sunshine Coast Council is set to agree to a three-year funding deal for a flagship sporting event that pumps millions of dollars into the region.

Council to splash cash on flagship sporting event

Sunshine Coast Council is set to agree to a three-year funding deal for a flagship sporting event that pumps millions of dollars into the region.

Published a story 14th Jun 2021 7:58 PM

A “mini” instalment of a popular New Year’s Eve festival is on the cards as organisers tell supporters to "keep their diaries open".

Festival organisers look to New Year’s after $160k blow

A “mini” instalment of a popular New Year’s Eve festival is on the cards as organisers tell supporters to "keep their diaries open".

Published a story 14th Jun 2021 3:54 PM

Sunshine Coast Council is pushing ahead with a $1.16 million road upgrade despite concerns from businesses that will lose on-street parking.

Parking debacle: Businesses at a loss in $1.16m upgrade

Sunshine Coast Council is pushing ahead with a $1.16 million road upgrade despite concerns from businesses that will lose on-street parking.

Published a story 14th Jun 2021 11:07 AM

A Gold Coast-based developer is proposing a rural tourist accommodation business at a large Sunshine Coast block to offer something different for families.

Gold Coast developer launches Sunny Coast cabin bid

A Gold Coast-based developer is proposing a rural tourist accommodation business at a large Sunshine Coast block to offer something different for families.

Published a story 2nd Jun 2021 6:59 PM

The short stay accommodation industry has slammed Noosa’s bid to introduce higher rates for holiday homeowners, similar to Sunshine and Gold Coast councils.

Council doubles down on rates hike for holiday homes

The short stay accommodation industry has slammed Noosa’s bid to introduce higher rates for holiday homeowners, similar to Sunshine and Gold Coast councils.

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Tegan Annett has been a journalist at the Gladstone Observer since 2012. She started as a cadet reporter, while studying at CQUniversity. A Tannum Sands resident since 2005, this year she took on the role as deputy editor.