Council hacks at Urban Food Street

After months of arguing and negotiating with residents, Sunshine Coast Council today removed and destroyed the original fruit trees growing onto the verge in Buderim’s Urban Food Street. Hitting the community garden initiative at its heart, the property affected belonged to the Urban Food Street founders, Caroline Kemp and Duncan McNaught. The reason for the … Continue reading Council hacks at Urban Food Street

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Mother, nurse and now Sunshine Coast’s Young Business Woman of the Year

STANDING at the podium she looks out into a room filled with the best women in business the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Still amazed that she’s been placed in the same category as them, this mother of three takes a deep breath as she prepares to accept the award for Young Business Woman of … Continue reading Mother, nurse and now Sunshine Coast’s Young Business Woman of the Year

Do school fees match a child’s outcome?

SUNSHINE Coast parents with teenagers in independent and catholic schools paid on average 10 times the amount that state school parents did in 2014. My School statistics show the average fees, charges and parental contributions per student was $600 for Sunshine Coast government schools, whereas non-government schools came in at an average cost of over … Continue reading Do school fees match a child’s outcome?