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.

Maleny Historical Society

Maleny Historical Society

‪Some of our regions best assets are on display at the Maleny Historical Society. I was delighted to visit today and in particular to inspect GlenFerna which has received significant support from our Sunshine Coast Council and was recently opened...
Maleny Men’s Shed

Maleny Men’s Shed

‪In Maleny, Sunshine Coast this morning with the Mens Shed to see what they are up to and have a yarn over “smoko”. All agreed it’s a great club that contributes to their well being and self esteem. This is our Community at its best and I thank...
2032 Olympic Games Committee

2032 Olympic Games Committee

‪Following a tri-partite meeting today in Cairns all three levels of government have committed to work towards building and submitting a proposal for the 2032 Olympic Games. It’s reassuring to hear the enthusiasm of the Prime Minister, Scott...
Meeting with Minister Mark Coulton

Meeting with Minister Mark Coulton

‪Meeting in Brisbane this morning with Federal Local Government Minister, Mark Coulton and Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner. The Minister has an impressive history in local government and is a former Mayor of Gwydir. He shares our concerns around...
Beerwah Aquatic Centre Upgrade

Beerwah Aquatic Centre Upgrade

The Beerwah Pool is being expanded and new facilities will be opened by summer. A total of $1.8m is being invested in this important Sunshine Coast Council regional facility. I was joined by Cr Rick Baberowski and Federal member for Fisher Andrew...
Harvard Civic Innovation Masterclass

Harvard Civic Innovation Masterclass

Innovation Masterclass with Dr David Ricketts from Harvard University ( Cambridge USA) and Jemma Greene CIO City of Canning (WA) at Twin Water SCCC. Disruption is coming at an increasingly rapid rate as we intuitively search for new ways to...
National Tree Day

National Tree Day

Hundreds of hands plant 3000 native plants for National Tree Day “We are definitely coming back again next year” was the phrase heard repeatedly at Sunshine Coast Council’s National Tree Day celebrations. More than 350 pairs of willing hands...
STEPS Grand Winter Ball

STEPS Grand Winter Ball

Enjoying ourselves at the Steps Winter Ball. The 30th anniversary event at the new SCCC Twin Waters attracted a record crowd of 550 and was a great credit to founder, Carmel Crouch and her team. Congratulations.