Coast Life

Well-loved seaside park begins $1.6 million makeover

Following three rounds of community engagement and a community-led new landscape plan, a popular seaside park is about to undergo a $1.6 million transformation. Much-loved and exuding ‘classic’ local character, Lions and Norrie Job Park in Coolum Beach is located between an iconic surf beach and a bustling entertainment strip. Sunshine Coast Council Division 9 […]

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‘Where do they go?’ Mysterious shorebirds in spotlight

Two tiny trackers are helping to uncover the secrets of the Sunshine Coast’s resident shorebirds. In a collaboration with the Queensland Wader Study Group and with the assistance of the Queensland Bird Research and Banding Group, Sunshine Coast Council recently fitted two tiny satellite trackers to Sooty Oystercatchers. These resident shorebirds live on our rocky

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Ferris Wheel returns in spectacular new spot

The Skyline Attractions Ferris Wheel is back for the first time in three years and will be based at Kings Beach Water Fountain, next to the surf club. The towering structure will provide spectacular 360-degree views of Caloundra and the hinterland’s mountains from its 35-metre-high peak until July 21. With 24 gondolas seating up to

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Legendary Surfer Mark Occhilupo and Filmmaker Jack McCoy Bring ‘The Occumentary’ Tour to Australia’s East Coast starting with Noosa

To celebrate the 25th anniversaries of Mark Occhilupo’s 1999 ASP World Title and multi award winning film The Occumentary, legendary surf film maker Jack McCoy and Occhilupo will be hitting the east coast of Australia. It will be the first time ever the film has been shown in cinemas on the big screen and to

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Surf safety a life-saver during Easter long weekend 

Rough autumn surf conditions have prompted a reminder to beachgoers that a dip in the ocean can be deadly if they aren’t swimming at patrolled beaches. Following a summer of increased drownings in Queensland, thousands of volunteer surf lifesavers and professional lifeguards funded by Sunshine Coast Council, are bracing for what is expected to be

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Mooloolaba Surf Club wins Queensland Masters Surf Lifesaving Championship

On Friday, March 15th 2024, 36 Surf Lifesaving Clubs and around 500 competitors from around Queensland competed in the 2024 Queensland Masters Surf Lifesaving Championship at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast. Mooloolaba Surf Club took out the Title with 341 points, followed by Alexandra Headlands with 259 points. It was a hard-fought battle, with

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