Home & Garden

How to turn your garden into a wild wonderland

“Rewilding” backyards has become popular as residents look to entice bees, birds and butterflies into their gardens and a Sunshine Coast environment community group is teaching our community how to achieve this. Recognising an increasing interest from people wanting to swap their perfectly manicured lawn for a more natural one, Barung Landcare created the Gardens […]

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Sunshine Coast Family Embarks on Journey to Build an Inclusive Home

A local Sunshine Coast family, Dane and Stacey Cross, along with their three children, are embarking on an inspiring journey to build their dream accessible family home, setting a powerful example for inclusive living and driving change in their community. Their passion for creating an environment that caters to everyone’s needs is driving their efforts

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Garage Sale Trail: where to find best deals

Forget the Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales – the best deals will be found in front yards across the Sunshine Coast during November. The Garage Sale Trail sees two weekends of garage sales held simultaneously around the nation on November 11-12 and 18-19. With more than 280 households registered right here on the Sunshine

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New Australian made world-leading tool detects bushfires in minutes

The Sunshine Coast faces one of its most threatening fire seasons but now has a world-leading tool to help safeguard people, properties, and our natural assets. Developed by local company exci (formerly Fireball International), this AI-assisted program analyses satellite images and on-ground cameras to swiftly spot heat and smoke. exci, which means “alarm’’ in Latin,

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Consumers warned to switch off potentially dangerous LG solar batteries immediately

All households with a solar storage system need to urgently check if the system has a recalled LG battery installed and should switch off affected batteries immediately, the ACCC has warned. When these batteries malfunction there is a serious risk of injury or death due to the affected batteries overheating and causing a fire. LG

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Rare chance to see inside region’s dream homes

A revived 1960s beach treasure -, a family tree house inspired by a Californian dream and a historic homestead where you can walk through time are among the amazing buildings being opened to the public as part of a popular festival. Sunshine Coast Open House is the region’s largest public architecture and design festival, offering

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How your property can help someone needing a home

Council recognises that, like many places in Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is in the midst of a housing crisis.  At the July 2023 Ordinary Meeting of Council, 11 petitions were tabled by Councillor David Law, requesting a reconsideration of Council’s approach to providing for caravans, buses and tiny homes. This work is now under way

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Are you ready for bushfire season?

Sunshine Coast’s bushfire season is here. Council has been getting ready by doing hazard reduction burns across the coast – but are you prepared?  Sunshine Coast Council’s Disaster Management Lead Wayne Sunderland is encouraging our residents to familiarise themselves with understanding fire weather and how to prepare and protect your family and property. “While bushfires

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