A vibrant community

  • Put in place the Sunshine Coast Social Strategy – to ensure our community continues to thrive and our residents continue to enjoy a lifestyle that sets us apart.
  • Improving community access to facilities by allocating more than $22 million since 2012 for new or upgraded community facilities.
  • A massive major events program for the community to enjoy and from which local businesses to benefit.
  • Provided on average, $7.5 million in grants each year to community organisations to help deliver improved services, programs and facilities for our residents.
  • Established the Disaster Management Hub – providing our community with real time access to flood maps and council and state controlled road closures during an emergency situation.
  • Ensuring new communities – like Aura (Caloundra South) and Palmview – are provided with the community facilities they will need, without a residual cost to existing ratepayers.
  • Allocating more than $180 million since 2012 to improve and maintain the accessibility and safety of our local road network.

100,000th Tree Planting

100,000th Tree Planting

Today, Cr McKay & I planted the 100,000th tree at Mooloolah as part of a 4 year project to re-vegetate four crucial catchments in Yandina, Maroochy, Pumicestone and Mooloolah Sunshine Coast Council staff, volunteers and property owners like...
Sinking of the Centaur

Sinking of the Centaur

Today’s the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the hospital ship Centaur off Caloundra I joined a moving ceremony to remember those who perished and the 64 survivors, all who have since passed on. Keith Clegg, who’s father perished provided a...
ANZAC Day 2018

ANZAC Day 2018

I had the pleasure of laying a wreath at three ANZAC Day Ceremonies on the Coast this year. The first was the Dawn Service in Mooloolaba where I was proud to join our service men & women. Thanks Brian Jones and Police Superintendent Darryl...