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.

End of Year Literacy Celebration

End of Year Literacy Celebration

Celebrating the success of our Read And Write For Life program with learners, tutors & organisers. Outstanding success founded on Sunshine Coast Council Libraries. 120,000 card carrying members can’t be wrong. Congratulation to the learners...
Carols at Cotton Tree 2018

Carols at Cotton Tree 2018

Mayoress Lorrell and I joined Pastor Dan and the Calvary Christian Church for Carols In Cotton Tree tonight. The Hot91 team of Sam, Ash & Dave got the crowd revved up for a great community event. Thanks to all who attended this fabulous...
State of the Region 2018

State of the Region 2018

Our State of the Region presentation at Sunshine Coast University Hospital was well attended, well informed and well done My sincere thanks to Council staff & our community presenters Nycole Prowse, Ian & Christine McMaster & Matt...
USC Spartans

USC Spartans

I dropped in on USC Spartans swim training this morning at the University. Head Coach Chris Mooney is a key ingredient in our sporting success. The preparedness of Sports Leaders to work together across disciplines and co-operate is an example to...
Regional Futures Forum

Regional Futures Forum

Our Sunshine Coast Council is always looking over the next horizon for challenges and opportunities. Our monthly ‘Regional Futures Forum’ looked at Australian Free Trade Agreements and their economic, social and community prospects for our region...