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Local News – 12/9/17


Construction to begin

Construction work at Lend Lease’s Sunshine Plaza is expected to resume today.

Last week work was shut down when material containing asbestos was discovered at three of the Plaza’s 30 construction sites as part of its $400 million dollar expansion.

Lend Lease set-up an exclusion zone and had a specialist contractor remove the material, while as many as 50 construction workers filled out asbestos exposure forms.

Air monitoring will continue until remediation works are completed.


Historic charges

A Palmwoods man is due to be sentenced in November…over historic sex offences.

The 62-year old pleaded guilty in the Maroochydore District Court to 16 child sex offences committed between 1989 and 2000.

The charges included 10 counts of indecent treatment of a child under 12 years, and four counts of maintaining an unlawful relationship with a child.


Lake entrance to re-open

Lake Currimundi is being re-opened later today.

It was closed off earlier than usual this year to see if the timing was better at reducing midge larvae numbers.

If the trial isn’t successful, the lake could be flooded again later this month.


Touch championships

The Sunshine Coast is about to become touch football central.

About 1400 athletes are arriving here ahead of the National Youth Championships, National Schools Cup, the Alliance Cup and the Masters Trans-Tasman test series from tomorrow.

The events will be hosted by Sunshine Coast Stadium.