October 2020

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 3:13 PM

Development on the Coast is having a destructive impact on wildlife, according to a report ranking the region among the worst for habitat destruction.

‘Wake up call’: Report reveals extent of habitat loss

Development on the Coast is having a destructive impact on wildlife, according to a report ranking the region among the worst for habitat destruction.

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 12:54 PM

In a contest “full of extremes” a Coast MP listed a Sydney author who wants 5G banned and disagrees with the COVID shutdown second on his how to vote card.

Virus views prompt LNP to scrap how to votes

In a contest “full of extremes” a Coast MP listed a Sydney author who wants 5G banned and disagrees with the COVID shutdown second on his how to vote card.

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 6:13 PM

Some Coast businesses are saving up to 40 per cent on internet and phone bills as a result of the $35 million International Broadband Submarine Cable project.

40pc off: New tech brings down bills for Coast businesses

Some Coast businesses are saving up to 40 per cent on internet and phone bills as a result of the $35 million International Broadband Submarine Cable project.

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 3:39 PM

A line of people as long as you’d expect for free ice cream was how one Sunshine Coast polling booth volunteer described the start of early voting for the State Election.

Coast voters turn out in droves for pre-polling

A line of people as long as you’d expect for free ice cream was how one Sunshine Coast polling booth volunteer described the start of early voting for the State Election.

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 12:26 PM

The Sunshine Coast candidates vying for your vote have released their preferences for the upcoming State Election, and there are some surprising results.

State Election 2020: Who your candidate is putting first

The Sunshine Coast candidates vying for your vote have released their preferences for the upcoming State Election, and there are some surprising results.

Published a story 16th Oct 2020 6:13 PM

The Queensland Premier on Friday could not make a call if an application for a $1.2 billion surf ranch and residential development should be approved.

Premier not making waves on controversial surf ranch

The Queensland Premier on Friday could not make a call if an application for a $1.2 billion surf ranch and residential development should be approved.

Published a story 16th Oct 2020 4:55 PM

A $35 million State Government spend on a road upgrade a developer was required to fund has been justified by the premier as being “absolutely vital”.

Premier backs $35m intervention to speed-up road upgrade

A $35 million State Government spend on a road upgrade a developer was required to fund has been justified by the premier as being “absolutely vital”.

Published a story 16th Oct 2020 4:37 PM

A call has gone out to the Federal Government to “come to the party” and chip $20 million in for the Sunshine Coast Stadium expansion.

Stadium upgrade hinges on feds getting in the game

A call has gone out to the Federal Government to “come to the party” and chip $20 million in for the Sunshine Coast Stadium expansion.

Published a story 16th Oct 2020 12:05 PM

The Sunshine Coast Stadium expansion looks imminent, with Queensland Labor making a major commitment to the project

Labor promises $20m for major stadium expansion

The Sunshine Coast Stadium expansion looks imminent, with Queensland Labor making a major commitment to the project

Published a story 16th Oct 2020 11:36 AM

The number of Sunshine Coast households at risk of defaulting on their mortgage has increased by almost 4000 in just three months.

Coast homes with mortgage stress increasing at rapid rate

The number of Sunshine Coast households at risk of defaulting on their mortgage has increased by almost 4000 in just three months.

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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.