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Today’s headlines: weather, Olympic venues, future Caloundra

Good morning Sunshine Coast.

Here's your daily wrap of the most important local stories and everything happening across the region.

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WEATHER REPORT

The weather bureau has predicted partly cloudy conditions with a max of 30C in Maroochydore and Caloundra. Temperatures are expected to reach 31C in Nambour, 29C in Noosa Heads and 28C in Maleny.

Light winds are predicted to become easterly 15 to 20km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon.

The weather is expected to stay similar across the weekend.

Best mates Indi Wayland 8, and Ivy Buswell 8, cool off at Coolum after school on a sweltering day across south east Queensland. Photo Lachie Millard
Best mates Indi Wayland 8, and Ivy Buswell 8, cool off at Coolum after school on a sweltering day across south east Queensland. Photo Lachie Millard

TIDES

High tide at 7.28am at 1.88m

Low tide at 1.59pm at 0.12m

High tide at 7.42pm at 1.32m

TRAFFIC

Traffic is still looking good this morning. Roadworks remain on Erbacher Rd in Nambour, Mons Rd in Forest Glen, and Frizzo Rd in Palmview.

PETROL

The cheapest price for unleaded was available at Kenilworth Garage (120) this morning, followed by Puma Traveston (124.7), Sommer's Fuel Supplies in Witta (124.9), Liberty Maleny (126.7) and Watson's Petrol Station in Maleny (126.7).

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Forced sales of prime real estate in road project path

By Tegan Annett

Multiple commercial properties will be knocked down as Sunshine Coast Council looks to add to the $16 million spent so far on Mooloolaba land for a major road upgrade.

The council is negotiating with property owners to acquire 101 and 103 Brisbane Rd and 21 Bindaree Cres for the fourth and final stage of construction of its Brisbane Rd upgrade project.

Jake James Mcdonald leaving the Maroochydore Court house on February 25
Jake James Mcdonald leaving the Maroochydore Court house on February 25

Drug dealing dad uses codes to sell meth

By Maddie Manwaring

An early morning raid on a family home in Woombye which uncovered meth, marijuana and cutting agents was triggered by a suspicious phone call, a court heard.

At 5am on December 3, 2018, police raided Jake James Mcdonald's house after intercepting a phone call the then 28-year-old received about a drug deal.

VISION: Concept plans for the Coast venues with the Maroochydore CBD.
VISION: Concept plans for the Coast venues with the Maroochydore CBD.

Coast venues revealed for Olympics as bid takes major step

By Scott Sawyer

The Sunshine Coast is set to become a major piece of the Olympic puzzle with four competition venues and an athletes' day village slated for the region.

It comes after the International Olympic Committee named Brisbane as the preferred host of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Coast rider dies after highway off ramp crash

By Tom Threadingham

A motorbike rider has died following a major two-vehicle crash on a Bruce Highway off-ramp.

A Queensland Police Service report stated around 9.40am a motorbike was travelling south on the Bruce Highway at Elimbah before exiting and colliding with a four-wheel-drive at the intersection of the off-ramp and Pumicestone Road.

Upgrades to mountain bike trails, a 4.5 star hotel, revamped CBD and the Aura masterplanned community are just some of the major projects at Caloundra .
Upgrades to mountain bike trails, a 4.5 star hotel, revamped CBD and the Aura masterplanned community are just some of the major projects at Caloundra .

11 huge projects to shape Caloundra

By Tegan Annett

From skate parks to a 4.5 star hotel and a CBD facelift, here are the multimillion-dollar mega projects that will shape Caloundra within coming years.


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