Press Releases

Sunshine Coast Solar Farm project wins national award • Sunshine Coast Council wins one of 10 categories of the 2018 National Awards for Local Government • The council is Australia’s first local government to offset its entire electricity...

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Ted O’Brien MP, Federal Member for Fairfax, have welcomed the announcement of the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review that will examine communication issues in regional...

15,000 trees will be planted on the Sunshine Coast by June 2020 thanks to a $110,000 boost from the Federal Government for new revegetation projects that directly help recover threatened ecological communities or threatened species. Ted O...

An ingenious Sunshine Coast invention that is being snapped up by the world’s top food and product brands has been awarded a sizeable federal grant. Snapsil Australia , based at Forest Glen, has developed ‘world-first’ packaging which...

Residents in Fairfax who are most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season can now access a free influenza vaccine, under the Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program. Member for Fairfax, Ted O'Brien MP said 2017 had...

Students at one of Coolum’s fastest-growing schools are counting down the days to the opening of their much anticipated state-of-the-art Science Centre. The new building at Coolum Beach Christian College is supported by a $440,000 Federal...

Schools in the electorate of Fairfax will take a stand against bullying today, with students set to participate in the country’s key annual anti-bullying event. Federal Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien, said that nothing riles him more than...

Team Queensland has applauded the Commonwealth for today’s decision to award the Land 400 Phase 2 contract to Rheinmetall Defence Australia which will base its operations in Queensland. The announcement comes after months of advocacy by...

Liberal MP Ted O’Brien welcomed the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja to visit a local manufacturer of innovative medical equipment on the Sunshine Coast. Smartline Machinery is a Sunshine...

Construction on the Sunshine Coast Airport expansion project is set to commence with a major construction contract awarded today. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the project...