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.

Ticket Announcement for Sharks V Cowboys

Ticket Announcement for Sharks V Cowboys

Snap up your tickets to Sharks v Cowboys! Sunshine Coast footy fans can jump the queue for tickets to the Sharks v Cowboys NRL clash at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday May 16. Sunshine Coast residents can log on to the Ticketek website and use...
Release of Sunshine Coast Design Book

Release of Sunshine Coast Design Book

Sunshine Coast Design book released Buildings, streets, parks and spaces that complement and enhance the natural environment and celebrated Sunshine Coast lifestyle are among the designs captured in a new book produced to inspire and guide great...
2020 Citizenship Ceremony

2020 Citizenship Ceremony

Brent Millar from the Kabi Kabi dance troupe and I, as the presiding officer welcomed 198 people from 38 countries at a Citizenship Ceremony at the Events Centre, Caloundra today. A great occasion for all despite the need to evacuate for a fire...
Sunshine Coast Cup Race Day

Sunshine Coast Cup Race Day

At Corbould Park (surely one of Australia’s best racing facilities) for the Sunshine Coast Cup with Mayoress Lorrell. We were delighted to see our friend Col Part have a winner in an earlier race. We have a great racing facility and it was well...
Australia Day Awards 2020

Australia Day Awards 2020

endED founder Mark Forbes earns top honour at Australia Day Awards 2020 At a special ceremony attended by more than 400 dignitaries, nominees and their guests, Mark Forbes, the founder of endED, a Sunshine Coast service that now provides...
Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

The Mayoral Prayer Breakfast 2020 at the Church of Christ Campus, Little Mountain was a great combination of the work and services of Sunshine Coast Council and the Caloundra Pastors Network. Our common cause is to look out for the good and...
A splash of colour for Palmwoods

A splash of colour for Palmwoods

A splash of colour for Palmwoods Palmwoods State School students have played their part in breathing new life into an amenities block in Palmwoods, with a bright mural and new welcome sign. Palmwoods State School Year Five students worked closely...