A strong economy

  • A clear blueprint has been put in place to transform the Sunshine Coast economy through the Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033.
  • Our Strategy is contributing to record levels of business confidence and more than $10 billion in new public and private investment is either committed or in the pipeline
  • A strong focus on jobs:
    – the Maroochydore City Centre is underway – will provide 10,000 jobs over the life of the project
    – the Oceanside Health Hub – the public hospital is coming out of the ground and the entire Health Hub will provide approximately 6,000 jobs when completed and
    – generating nearly 2,000 jobs from businesses that we have attracted to the Coast or encouraged to expand (eg. Youi).
  • A new Planning Scheme for the whole Sunshine Coast has been put in place, providing greater certainty for the community and for investors.
  • Opening the Sunshine Coast up to the world – supporting more Sunshine Coast businesses (like RADAQUA) to access new export markets.
  • Assisting local businesses to access opportunities – last year alone, our Council spent $169 million with local businesses given our commitment to spend locally to help business grow and prosper.

Sunshine Coast Major Events 2020

Sunshine Coast Major Events 2020

2020 vision brings events galore for the Sunshine Coast The Sunshine Coast local government area is on track for a $68 million injection into the economy from more than 60 Sunshine Coast Council sponsored major events in 2020. Headlined by two...
NAB Sunshine Coast and Spire Law

NAB Sunshine Coast and Spire Law

‪Speaker today as a guest of #NAB and #SpireLaw on Sunshine Coast Economic Development Overview/Major Projects Completed and Future Projects. Australian and Sunshine Coast Economic Overview (Tapas Strickland NAB). Sunshine Coast Property Market...
Official Opening of Sunshine Coast Cider

Official Opening of Sunshine Coast Cider

Officially opening the Sunshine Coast Cider’s new commercial premises at Kunda Park. Originally from Switzerland Martin and Regine Rellstab have a 25 generation family history in producing Cider. They’ve invested $1m and created 7 jobs and will...
UNESCO Biosphere Sunshine Coast

UNESCO Biosphere Sunshine Coast

One step closer to a biosphere for the Sunshine Coast Thursday 24 October will be noted as a momentous day for the Sunshine Coast. At a Special Meeting today (24 October), Sunshine Coast Council unanimously endorsed a nomination for the local...
Cable Landing Station Official Opening

Cable Landing Station Official Opening

Tonight I joined with many others to acknowledge the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Consul-General Dr Xu Jie hosted a great gathering including Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. The Chinese Choir singing the respective anthems...
Energex Offsets Launch

Energex Offsets Launch

Your Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with Energex announced a $1.5m vegetation offset at Verrierdale on a 250 hectare site owned by Council. The planting of several thousand Gums and Mahogany will revegetate the area make it more attractive...
Nitro Circus Returns to Sunshine Coast

Nitro Circus Returns to Sunshine Coast

Nitro Circus primed for Sunshine Coast return Global sports entertainment leader Nitro Circus will return to the Sunshine Coast for the first time in three years next fall with their latest world tour, You Got This. Coming to Sunshine Coast...