June 2020

Published a story 1st Jun 2020 5:29 PM

Jobs will be lost at University of the Sunshine Coast as the education provider braces for a $44 million budget blackhole.

Staff cuts flagged as USC braces for $44m loss

Jobs will be lost at University of the Sunshine Coast as the education provider braces for a $44 million budget blackhole.

Published a story 1st Jun 2020 5:25 PM

A number of improvements have been made to the Sunshine Coast’s sexual health services.

Coast’s new walk-in sexual health clinic

A number of improvements have been made to the Sunshine Coast’s sexual health services.

Published a story 1st Jun 2020 12:43 PM

The time has finally come to drag out the camping gear and enjoy a getaway that will make you really unwind. Here are 13 of the best camping spots on the Coast.

13 of the best places to pitch a tent on the Coast

The time has finally come to drag out the camping gear and enjoy a getaway that will make you really unwind. Here are 13 of the best camping spots on the Coast.

May 2020

Published a story 29th May 2020 5:52 PM

THE new contractor payment scheme being introduced for council construction projects next year has been described as an “administrative burden”.

New subbies pay scheme an ‘administrative burden’

THE new contractor payment scheme being introduced for council construction projects next year has been described as an “administrative burden”.

Published a story 29th May 2020 4:29 PM

A Sunshine Coast councillor worries concerns may not be addressed about the $6.7 million Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway.

Coast councillor’s worry for future of M2M project

A Sunshine Coast councillor worries concerns may not be addressed about the $6.7 million Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway.

Published a story 29th May 2020 1:35 PM

A Sunshine Beach mansion formerly owned by tennis champ Pat Rafter has sold for a whopping $17 million after being on the market for more than six months.

Tennis champ’s former Coast mansion sells for $17m

A Sunshine Beach mansion formerly owned by tennis champ Pat Rafter has sold for a whopping $17 million after being on the market for more than six months.

Published a story 28th May 2020 5:24 PM

Sunshine Coast Council’s revenue has suffered a multimillion-dollar blow as holiday parks and venues remain closed due to the global virus pandemic.

Virus fallout burns $4.5m hole in council pocket

Sunshine Coast Council’s revenue has suffered a multimillion-dollar blow as holiday parks and venues remain closed due to the global virus pandemic.

Published a story 28th May 2020 11:15 AM

Sunshine Coast Councillors have voted unanimously to put an annual wage increase on hold in recognition of the impact COVID-19 has had on the region.

‘Right thing to do’: Councillors put wage increase on hold

Sunshine Coast Councillors have voted unanimously to put an annual wage increase on hold in recognition of the impact COVID-19 has had on the region.

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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.