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Local News – Coolum Beach and surrounds

Jack Morgan Park

In the heart of our beachside town Jack Morgan Park $1million renovation has been completed after the controversial removal of the Coolum Community Centre.  The park now offers an open space adjoining the Coolum Library’s new deck and shaded reading area, a new table tennis table and new arbour. There is plenty of space for future markets, community events and music and entertainment performances, with electricity and lighting available.  It will be great to see some events over summer.

Airport Expansion Update

The sand pumping has now been completed at the new airport expansion.  The Nile River barge that has featured for the last 6 weeks in Marcoola is now on its way home to Singapore.  The airport expansion project continues.


The Planning and Environment court have dismissed the appeals for the Bunnings site at the entrance to Coolum on the motorway at the old Llama Farm.  They have a timeline to appeal to the Supreme court. For now the project is dead.

Twin Water Resort Sale

The Shakespeare Property Group has completed the $100 million purchase of Novotel Twin Waters Resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from the Abacus Property Group.

Warrack St Park

Jason OPray Councillor reports Shade sails to be installed to the park this year