Fired up about the fireworks

It is absurd and so very contradictory that the Sunshine Coast Council is banning helium balloons and disposable chemical glow products to minimise the carbon footprint of tonight's Mooloolaba New Years Eve celebration.

This is laughable considering that this ban is in place whilst they set off thousands of dollars worth of fireworks.

The council states that this ban is to reduce the environmental impact of plastics and chemicals in marine ecosystems. What about the noise and air pollution created by the fireworks?

Such actions, like this ban, are like a spit in the ocean in terms of reducing the environmental impact of such an event.

Not only do fireworks add to the emissions in the atmosphere, they also disturb, spook and kill native and domestic creatures.

It's ludicrous that the Sunshine Coast Council is promoting the espousal of environmentally friendly practices associated with this event.



Clarence take on hit Broadway musical is next to brilliant

Clarence take on hit Broadway musical is next to brilliant

Much-anticipated local production worthy of the hype

ATM stolen, lit on fire

ATM stolen, lit on fire

Staff member catches thieves in the act

Butchery given new lease on life

premium_icon Butchery given new lease on life

Butchers shop reopens after decades

Local Partners