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.

Thompson Institute Opening

Thompson Institute Opening

Official opening of the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute. Well done to Greg Hunt MP Federal Health Minister, Greg Hill USC Vice-Chancellor and Sunshine Coast philanthropists Roy & Noela Thompson Brent Miller provided a...
Woombye Scout Group AGM

Woombye Scout Group AGM

Very well attended by parents, grandparents and supporters paving the way for their Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers, who were outside cooking damper. Fantastic SunshineCoast

ANZAC Day 2018

ANZAC Day 2018

I had the pleasure of laying a wreath at three ANZAC Day Ceremonies on the Coast this year. The first was the Dawn Service in Mooloolaba where I was proud to join our service men & women. Thanks Brian Jones and Police Superintendent Darryl...
Opening of Maroochy Beach Gymnastics Centre

Opening of Maroochy Beach Gymnastics Centre

I reminded all those in attendance at the opening of the new Maroochy Beach Gymnastics Club that “It is an ill wind that blows no good” After the devastation of a ‘fire’ in May 2017 like a ‘Phoenix from the Ashes’ we officially re-opened the...