Grants & Funding

Local community groups have received a funding boost through Round 107 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). Approximately $82,726 in grants will be paid to local groups in the Maroochydore electorate, including: Equity Works Association will receive $15,000 for a solar and hot water system IFYS will receive $8,025 to upgrade their facility Queensland…

Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill

The Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment bill was passed through Parliament.  This means that from 1 September 2021 a ban on single-use plastic and polystyrene items.  The following single-use plastic will be banned in Queensland: straws: regular straws, flexible straws, straws with a scoop, cocktail straws and bubble tea straws cutlery: knives, forks,…

Housing Update

There’s a phenomenon at the moment causing extra challenges. On one hand there is no doubt we are experiencing population pressure with the Sunshine Coast one of the most popular places to be, but on the other we are seeing some local schools actually lose student numbers. This isn’t uniform but it shows some of…