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Local news – 27/7/17

Bus drivers to strike

Bus commuters across the Coast are being encouraged to plan their journey today through the Translink website to avoid major delays due to strike action.

SunBus drivers are set to walk off the job for 4 hours until 2pm.

They claim Translink isn’t doing enough to keep them safe from assaults.

The Union is also fighting for better pay for drivers.


New police station for Nambour

The State Government has committed $300,000 for plans to be developed to build a new multi-million dollar police station at Nambour.

The actual delivery of the new station is expected to cost more than 9 million dollars.

The site of the proposed new police complex is on the existing police reserve in Curry Street.


Man accused of attempted carjacking

A 23-year old man is due to face court, accused of threatening a motorist at Mountain Creek with a gun.

It will be alleged the accused from Golden Beach- approached a vehicle on Frogmouth Circuit at Mountain Creek early Wednesday morning, asking the 60-year old male driver for a lift to Sippy Downs.

When the driver refused, the man allegedly threatened him with the weapon and ordered the driver to step out of the car.

The motorist refused and drove off.

It will also be alleged a police officer was assaulted and suffered facial injuries while trying to take the accused into custody.


Turtle protection program nominated

The Sunshine Coast Council’s Turtle Care program is certainly making a difference.

The program has just been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards in the Government Stewardship Award category.

Volunteers on the Coast are being credited for the programs success- they work tirelessly to monitor turtle nests and collect scientific data on nesting loggerhead and green turtles.