August 2020

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 6:21 PM

Liquidator reveals the century-old store was breaking even at the time it closed

Bigger story behind closure of popular Gympie shop

Liquidator reveals the century-old store was breaking even at the time it closed

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 6:15 PM

A developer’s bid to subdivide a block in a rural Sunshine Coast suburb has been rejected again, because it would significantly change the street’s character.

Development rejected to protect area’s ‘character’

A developer’s bid to subdivide a block in a rural Sunshine Coast suburb has been rejected again, because it would significantly change the street’s character.

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 3:34 PM

A strangely quiet period for the region’s insolvency accountants should serve as a warning for Sunshine Coast businesses.

Warning to Coast businesses as insolvencies spike ‘a given’

A strangely quiet period for the region’s insolvency accountants should serve as a warning for Sunshine Coast businesses.

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 12:37 PM

Sunshine Coast Council’s attempts to protect subcontractors have been criticised for not being tough enough to make a meaningful difference to the construction industry.

Council’s extra support for subbies ‘lacks detail’

Sunshine Coast Council’s attempts to protect subcontractors have been criticised for not being tough enough to make a meaningful difference to the construction industry.

Published a story 3rd Aug 2020 11:23 AM

Competition from major supermarkets made survival impossible for two small grocers.

Coast grocer owner collapses with $600k debt

Competition from major supermarkets made survival impossible for two small grocers.

July 2020

Published a story 31st Jul 2020 2:28 PM

A small Noosa business of 11 years will be forced to close under stricter, government-imposed building standards the owner claims favours large corporations.

Rule change leaves septic boss up creek with no paddle

A small Noosa business of 11 years will be forced to close under stricter, government-imposed building standards the owner claims favours large corporations.

Published a story 31st Jul 2020 1:08 PM

A court appeal, an alternative low-impact development or a gift to the community? Speculation is mounting on what’s next for Stockland’s huge parcel of land.

What’s next: Key groups weigh in after Twin Waters rejection

A court appeal, an alternative low-impact development or a gift to the community? Speculation is mounting on what’s next for Stockland’s huge parcel of land.

Published a story 29th Jul 2020 5:47 PM

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has revealed its pitch for Coast votes ahead of the Queensland Election, after confirming its five candidates for the region.

Hanson’s One Nation locks in five Coast candidates

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has revealed its pitch for Coast votes ahead of the Queensland Election, after confirming its five candidates for the region.

Published a story 29th Jul 2020 1:11 PM

New cameras detecting drivers using their phones or not wearing a seatbelt are on Sunshine Coast roads as part of a statewide trial of new technology.

Cameras detecting phone use, seatbelts on major Coast roads

New cameras detecting drivers using their phones or not wearing a seatbelt are on Sunshine Coast roads as part of a statewide trial of new technology.

Published a story 29th Jul 2020 10:37 AM

The rejection of Stockland’s controversial Twin Waters West development could cause a “major blow” to investor confidence, a Sunshine Coast business group has warned.

Councillors slammed for causing ‘major blow’ to investment

The rejection of Stockland’s controversial Twin Waters West development could cause a “major blow” to investor confidence, a Sunshine Coast business group has warned.

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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.