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.

DASSI AGM 2018

DASSI AGM 2018

Lorrell and I attended the DASSI AGM at Bli Bli along with Cr Steve Robinson, this morning. The committee and community of the Descendants of Australian South Sea Islanders have had a great year in retaining and advancing their cultural heritage...
Ocean 6 Series Coolum

Ocean 6 Series Coolum

The Ocean6 series is on at Coolum Beach Sunshine Coast and the competition is fierce amongst our Iron Men and Iron Women. I joined organisers and sponsors in the Kennards Marquee in front of Coolum SLSC this afternoon to enjoy the action. Another...
Melbourne Cup 2018

Melbourne Cup 2018

Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer and I welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison to our Sunshine Coast yesterday. The PM @ScottMorrisonMP was well received by Coast residents. We look forward to his return with details on infrastructure investment in the lead...