Mayor welcomes economic rating
The Sunshine Coast is ranked as the second highest performing economy in Queensland in the new State of the Regions report published by the Australian Local Government Association.
Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the release of the 2015-16 report, prepared by National Economics, and officially launched at the Regional Cooperation and Development Forum in Canberra.
The report analyses data from every local government area in Australia.
“As far as Queensland is concerned, the Sunshine Coast is second only to Moreton Bay – and they are only marginally ahead of us – when it comes to best performing regional economy,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“This is very good for a region that makes up about 8% of the State’s population and has not had the investment attention that other major cities and regions have had from other levels of government.
“It also shows that our regional economic development strategy, which has been in place now for about 20 months, is delivering results.