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.

Sunshine Coast Community Hub

Sunshine Coast Community Hub

Community groups collaborate to help region’s most vulnerable through COVID-19 Local community groups have joined forces with the Department of Housing and Sunshine Coast Council to provide support services for those experiencing housing crisis –...
Visit to endED Butterfly House

Visit to endED Butterfly House

Mayoress Lorrell and I visited EndED Butterfly House at Mooloolah Valley today and we were impressed by the progressMark and Gaye Forbes have done a remarkable job.Their supporters in the trades and business community should be proud of their...
Backslap “Melanoma March”

Backslap “Melanoma March”

Yesterday I joined our community to see them off the Backslap “Melanoma March” from Alex to Mooloolaba and return.Raphael McGowan started the march after loosing his own sister to this dangerous cancer.I met a number of people impacted by...
Friendship Force

Friendship Force

Friendship Force is a world-wide club with a focus on sharing experiences by travelling and hosting.I was delighted to join President, David Allan, co-patron Fiona Simpson and FF CEO Jeremi Snook in MooloolabaThere are 360 clubs with 24 in...
Sundale Community Foundation Grants

Sundale Community Foundation Grants

With the team from Compass Institute at the Sundale Community Foundation grants function at Nambour RSLOver $50,000 in grants was distributed to 12 community groups.Thanks to Caroline Hutchinson, Brett Mills and Danielle McKenzie or your great...
100 years of QANTAS with CEO Alan Joyce

100 years of QANTAS with CEO Alan Joyce

Tonight we celebrated 100 years of QANTAS with CEO Alan Joyce.With less than 100 days till QANTAS lands on our new Sunshine Coast Airport Runway (weather being kind to us) it was great to see prominent Sunshine Coasters at the celebration and...
WOTSO Visit

WOTSO Visit

WOTSO is s commercial shared work place occupied by a large and diverse range of businesses at Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast I welcomed the opportunity to visit, engage and encourage the progress and development of contemporary business. All...
Kenilworth Amenities

Kenilworth Amenities

Work completed on iconic amenities at Kenilworth With final landscaping touches recently added, Kenilworth’s famous designer dunny at Isaac Moore Park is now complete. The architecturally designed amenities have created a unique entry statement...
Conondale Amenities

Conondale Amenities

Council delivers great new amenities to Conondale Whether you are enjoying a relaxing walk to the creek, indulging in a family picnic or competing on one of Australia’s top motocross tracks, some great new public facilities are now available at...
Expansion of Maleny Golf Course

Expansion of Maleny Golf Course

Expansion a hole-in-one for scenic hinterland golf course One of the Sunshine Coast’s most picturesque golf courses has raised its game, with the public golf course now boasting an 18-hole course with completion of the final six holes. Sunshine...