Cr OPray Nojoor Rd boat ramp
  • Tuesday 30 August 2016

Have you seen the new $1.4 million two-lane boat ramp at Nojoor Road? It’s an absolute ripper for boaties and includes a floating pontoon walkway, a sealed bitumen car park with 45 trailer and car spaces and connecting pathways – and it was finished seven weeks ahead of schedule!

It’s a terrific improvement on the previous gravel entry point that lacked parking facilities. Having the formal car and trailer parking improves safety in the area around the boat ramp and makes it much easier for boaties to get out onto the beautiful Maroochy River.

This project was a great collaboration between the Queensland Government and council with both tiers of government contributing towards the project and it was great to officially open the new facilities with Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Member for Murrumba Chris Whiting.

Celebrating 50 years of Sunshine!

Did you know that 2017 will mark the 50th year of the naming of the Sunshine Coast?

Council has planned celebrations throughout next year to mark our historic 50th birthday 

The 50th Anniversary Fund is a new one-off Community Grants program for new and existing non-council events, projects and programs. It’s been developed especially for for the 50th anniversary and applications open Monday September 5 and are due by Monday October 31. Information on and applications for the Grants Program are available at

A photographic competition for the Still Shining – Celebrating 50 Years 2017 heritage calendar is also open now, so dig out your photo albums and send in your favourite 1960s photo of the Sunny Coast - It could be featured in the calendar!

Visit council’s website and search ‘heritage calendar’ for terms and conditions