Property

Million dollar farm snapped up by the council

RESERVE EXPANDED: Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson and Cr Jenny McKay celebrate the purchase of a $1.2 million tract of land beside Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.
RESERVE EXPANDED: Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson and Cr Jenny McKay celebrate the purchase of a $1.2 million tract of land beside Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Stuart Cumming

RATEPAYERS have purchased a $1.2 million tract of hinterland farming property to extend the footprint of a popular Coast reserve.

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said the 26.8 hectare property, which runs from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve's north-eastern boundary through to Landsborough Maleny Rd, would prove valuable to future generations.

"That's a sizeable sum of money, however, into the future, that'll be considered a modest investment in my view," Cr Jamieson said.

The purchase comes after the council also bought land at Burgess Ave in Maleny, 27.5 hectares of land in the foothills of Buderim and 4.8 hectares of land in Buderim.

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve's footprint was 55 hectares before the neighbouring land was recently purchased.

"We are fortifying and adding to what already is a strong conservation estate here and that will be to the benefit of everybody who calls the Sunshine Coast home, not to mention the millions of visitors who come here every year," Cr Jamieson said.

The purchases were funded by the council's environment levy.

Cr Jamieson said the council had allocated about $9.3 million from the levy this year to conservation projects in the region.

"For us to be able to act and make these sort of purchases we need to have the available funds," Cr Jamieson said.

Topics:  farm maleny mary cairncross scenic reserve property purchase sunshine coast sunshine coast council



Controversial legal policy left for further debate

Under the controversial policy currently proposed, the mayor and CEO would have final say on all applications for council funding for legal action, including against third parties.

Motion passed to let matter of funding lie on the table.

Local Partners

Aly defends support for Richmond player banned for striking

The Project Host Waleed Aly defends character reference for suspended Richmond player Bachar Houli

No filter on talk in everyday Aussie workplaces

Hairdressers Nikki and Kathy star in Common Sense, the new TV series from the makers of Gogglebox.

Common Sense is like eavesdropping on water-cooler talk.

What's on the big screen this week

Jason Mantzoukas, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in a scene from The House.

WILL Ferrell and Amy Poehler play two naughty parents in The House.

Cleverman in a battle for survival

Hunter Page-Lochard stars in season two of the TV series Cleverman.

Will Koen become the hero everyone needs him to be in season two?

Game of Thrones: Crucial details you probably forgot

Emilia Clarke in a scene from season 7 of Game of Thrones.

There are some crucial story points to remember before season seven.

Pregnant Serena Williams nude on cover of Vanity Fair

"My heart dropped. Like literally it dropped,”

Housing pain as one in five Gladstone homes empty

DEPRESSING DATA: Census data has revealed Gladstone vacancies are on a rise.

Census data reveals number of unoccupied homes.

Agent judged among the world's best

Century 21 on Duporth principal Damien Said with team members Ryan Tomlinson, Jamie Smith, Kristie Cannon, Andrew Richardson and Sarah Beckman at the Maroochydore office.

Sunshine Coast real estate agent named in world-wide group's top 25

Island caretaker has weeks to live, abandons paradise

St Bees managing director Phil Webb, has been struck with illness and it has prompted the sale of the island.

His health has deteriorated in the past couple of months

Prime CBD site sold as laneway culture progresses

The Longs building Ruthven Street has been purchased by a group of investors to be renovated into a series of shops/eateries.  June 2017

How investors and council plan to transform the Toowoomba CBD

Gateway opens to $3b Coast mega estate

VISION: An artist's impression of the Palmview development 'Harmony' and its linear park.

New road provides link from the past to the future

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!