I love the Sunshine Coast – our fantastic natural assets, our landscapes and the outstanding lifestyle we enjoy. It is why I choose to live here. But the Sunshine Coast is much more.

Right now, we are writing a significant new page in the history of our region. We are building a new economy, shaping a strong community and ensuring we remain second to none when it comes to our environmental credentials.

As one of Queensland’s fastest growing regions and increasingly a key contributor to the productivity of the Australian economy, the Sunshine Coast is fast becoming one of Australia’s leading city-regions for the 21st century.

A healthy, smart and creative city-region – with its own identity but intimately connected to the world.

This is my vision for the Sunshine Coast – and I am working hard to make this vision a reality. Building on the past, being decisive now and charting a clear and prosperous future for our community.

We have a long and proud history on the Sunshine Coast – stretching back over tens of thousands of years during which the spectacular Glass House Mountains were formed and the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara peoples made this their home.

Today, we are a community of nearly 300,000 people that welcomes all and offers outstanding opportunities. Through the efforts of the Council I lead, we are building a Sunshine Coast that is a true economic powerhouse in an idyllic environment. A vision that is becoming the reality.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson