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Local News – 28/9/17

Heatwave to hit the Coast

You might be GLAD to be stuck at work inside in the aircon today — with temps of close to 40 degrees expected on some parts on the coast.

NAMBOUR’S getting up to a scorching 37 — GYMPIE 37… while thankfully the sea breeze will keep Caloundra down around 33 and 34 in Maroochydore..

The WEATHER BUREAU is expecting to see some record breaking SEPTEMBER temps further inland..

Yesterday at Birdsville it got up to 42.8 degrees.


University Graduation

Hundreds of USC students are pulling on their graduation robes today.

Four ceremonies will be held at Buderim, with students to cross the floor to receive their degrees and certificates from USC’S new Chancellor Sir Angus Houston.

The Chancellor’s medal for achieving exceptional academic results- will be presented to mother-of-three SAM WILLCOCKS who has completed a combined degree in Arts and Science.


Speed limit reduction

The 35 THOUSAND drivers who use Caloundra Road every day—will now have to double-check their speedo.

The Department of Main Roads and Road Safety Minister MARK BAILEY have decided to reduce the speed limit along the stretch between Bellvista Boulevard and the Bells Creek Arterial/Caloundra-Mooloolaba Road roundabouts.

The limit will now be 70 kilometres per hour, down from 80.

A number of factors were considered as part of the review, including the crash history of the area, and traffic volumes.


Wishlist garden appeal

A fundraising call-out for WISHLIST.

The foundation is hoping to raise $5 thousand to install a sensory garden in the Older Persons Mental Health Unit at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Staff say a lot of patients suffer from depression and anxiety, and small levels of exposure to nature can help to improve health outcomes.

You can donate through the Wishlist website.