April 2021

Published a story 3rd Apr 2021 8:05 AM

Plenty of onlookers lined the shore at Moffat Beach as heats started for the Pa and Ma Bendall Memorial Surfing Contest.

Lots of photos: Epic surf contest draws eager crowd

Plenty of onlookers lined the shore at Moffat Beach as heats started for the Pa and Ma Bendall Memorial Surfing Contest.

Published a story 1st Apr 2021 5:55 PM

Buderim dentists are brightening more than just smiles with an initiative that has coincidentally helped raise spirits during the past week of COVID drama.

Dentists’ bright gift inspires community spirit

Buderim dentists are brightening more than just smiles with an initiative that has coincidentally helped raise spirits during the past week of COVID drama.

Published a story 1st Apr 2021 5:19 PM

A worker seriously injured when a car crashed into the back of the car he was driving as he waited at a Sunshine Coast intersection has been awarded $456k.

Worker's $456k payday four years after Sunshine Coast crash

A worker seriously injured when a car crashed into the back of the car he was driving as he waited at a Sunshine Coast intersection has been awarded $456k.

March 2021

Published a story 26th Mar 2021 5:19 PM

The operator of a longstanding Coast service station says major flooding damage has delayed reopening of the prominent site.

Flood-stricken servo under pump to reopen ‘within weeks’

The operator of a longstanding Coast service station says major flooding damage has delayed reopening of the prominent site.

Published a story 19th Mar 2021 4:43 PM

Coast roads and a busy walkway will be upgraded after the state and federal governments announced about $5m in works to be spread across 12 projects.

$5m boost to pave way for better Coast travel

Coast roads and a busy walkway will be upgraded after the state and federal governments announced about $5m in works to be spread across 12 projects.

Published a story 15th Mar 2021 4:05 PM

Developer Evans Long says its proposed new $10m, six-level office space will cater for 300 people every day despite only featuring 34 carparking spaces.

Developer doubles down in CBD with new $10m building

Developer Evans Long says its proposed new $10m, six-level office space will cater for 300 people every day despite only featuring 34 carparking spaces.

Published a story 12th Mar 2021 4:27 PM

Residents at a Coast over 50s resort are angry about unexpected changes they say were not on the brochure when they bought their forest retreats.

Nature’s Edge residents angered by major expansion

Residents at a Coast over 50s resort are angry about unexpected changes they say were not on the brochure when they bought their forest retreats.

Published a story 12th Mar 2021 10:50 AM

New documents reveal how a shortlist of four options to build a fast rail link between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane was whittled down to one.

Airport, Nambour left off ‘best’ fast rail route

New documents reveal how a shortlist of four options to build a fast rail link between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane was whittled down to one.

Published a story 11th Mar 2021 4:55 PM

Infrastructure Australia has left the North Coast Connect fast rail proposal off its funding priority list, saying the $5.3bn cost outweighed the benefits.

Funding snub as $5.3bn Coast fast rail fails to stack up

Infrastructure Australia has left the North Coast Connect fast rail proposal off its funding priority list, saying the $5.3bn cost outweighed the benefits.

Published a story 7th Mar 2021 6:00 PM

A Coast business couple have been awarded more than $200,000 in damages after an investment scheme went sour.

Couple awarded $200k after investment scheme fails

A Coast business couple have been awarded more than $200,000 in damages after an investment scheme went sour.

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Stuart studied journalism at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. He worked briefly at Central Queensland News and Warwick Daily News. He has worked as a reporter at The Chronicle since July 2009.