Cr OPray - Win a trip to Auckland
  • Friday 01 August 2014

Have you heard the big news? The Sunshine Coast will host the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in 2016! It’s another step to becoming the major events capital of regional Australia – a worldwide spotlight will be on our region, and small businesses will get a boost from the 3000 competitors and the people travelling with them.

Speaking of great events – a huge thank you to everyone who got came along to the first Sunshine Coast Beach Bash or helped with dunal planting in Marcoola for National Tree Day.

Win a trip to Auckland

Head to Sunshine Coast Airport’s Facebook page and follow the link to enter the draw for a trip to Auckland worth over $2000! There are two fantastic prize packages up for grabs – each includes return flights for two people, three nights’ accommodation and some awesome activities. Air New Zealand is flying to and from the Coast until October 19 this year.

Grants programs galore!

Three terrific council grants programs are now open for applications.

Artists can apply for a Regional Arts Development Fund grant, which offers funding towards concept, skills and career development, while not-for-profit community organisations with a project to benefit the Coast community can apply for a Community Grant of up to $30,000.

Applications are also open for Environment Levy Grants with up to $5,000 funding to help projects that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the region’s biodiversity and waterways. Visit council’s website for further details.

Have your say

Council has just approved the draft Domestic Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Strategy 2014-2020 and you are invited to have your say.

The strategy will act as a tool for promoting and enhancing responsible pet ownership, while informing the community about Council’s role and future priorities in animal management. You can provide input until 5pm August 22 via Council’s website, libraries or customer service centres or email feedback directly to

First appeared in Coolum North Shore News on August 1