Saving Cooloola was just the beginning

When rain falls on the Cooloola Sand Mass, the blessed water freshens the foliage of the forest trees, their vines and their epiphytes, dripping through to the sandy floor or running down the bark of the tree trunks to penetrate

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Noosa’s traffic woes need smart solutions, not bandaids

When it comes to addressing our transport, traffic and congestion problems, Vivien Griffin’s appeal in Noosa Today recently for candidates to “get specific” seems to have fallen – mostly – on deaf ears. As has the community’s calls for “transformational”

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The Noosa we know and love hangs in the balance

OPINION by Noel Playford. Former Noosa Mayor for 11 years. Voting for the future of Noosa starts tomorrow.  That might sound dramatic. Some no doubt will say alarmist. But look how resident amenity and quality of life for so many

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The STA nightmare in our streets is real, and it’s personal

“ Now we  know what Gaslighting feels like”.  One Noosa resident with lived STA experience is responding to the characterisation of Short-Term Accommodation (STA) problems as being ‘imaginary’.   Health practitioner Dr Alison Asher, and her family live in a duplex impacted by Short-term Letting of the adjoining property.   

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Chance for candidates to discuss key hinterland issue

There’s another chance to meet some or maybe all the council election candidates, this time in Pomona.  But unlike some recently organised meets, this one does not have advance questions for candidates to answer, nor a restricted audience demographic. Not

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Saving Cooloola was just the beginning

When rain falls on the Cooloola Sand Mass, the blessed water freshens the foliage of the forest trees, their vines and their epiphytes, dripping through to the sandy floor or running down the bark of the tree trunks to penetrate

READ MORE

Noosa’s traffic woes need smart solutions, not bandaids

When it comes to addressing our transport, traffic and congestion problems, Vivien Griffin’s appeal in Noosa Today recently for candidates to “get specific” seems to have fallen – mostly – on deaf ears. As has the community’s calls for “transformational”

READ MORE

The Noosa we know and love hangs in the balance

OPINION by Noel Playford. Former Noosa Mayor for 11 years. Voting for the future of Noosa starts tomorrow.  That might sound dramatic. Some no doubt will say alarmist. But look how resident amenity and quality of life for so many

READ MORE

The STA nightmare in our streets is real, and it’s personal

“ Now we  know what Gaslighting feels like”.  One Noosa resident with lived STA experience is responding to the characterisation of Short-Term Accommodation (STA) problems as being ‘imaginary’.   Health practitioner Dr Alison Asher, and her family live in a duplex impacted by Short-term Letting of the adjoining property.   

READ MORE

Chance for candidates to discuss key hinterland issue

There’s another chance to meet some or maybe all the council election candidates, this time in Pomona.  But unlike some recently organised meets, this one does not have advance questions for candidates to answer, nor a restricted audience demographic. Not

READ MORE