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.

A ‘Big Day In’ store for IT careers

A ‘Big Day In’ store for IT careers

Some of Australia’s sharpest performers in the Information Technology industry will provide career advice and expertise to local secondary school students at Thursday’s Big Day In event at the University of Sunshine Coast. The BiG Day In™ is a IT...

Bold idea could light up state: LGAQ

A bid for the state’s councils to own and upgrade the technology behind Queensland’s street lighting network has attracted significant community support, the Local Government Association of Queensland has said. LGAQ President Mayor Mark Jamieson...
Business confidence remains high

Business confidence remains high

Business confidence on the Sunshine Coast remains high according the latest regional survey. Findings from the November 2016 Sunshine Coast Business Confidence Survey announced today, revealed a consistently positive sentiment amongst businesses...
Statement from Mayor Mark Jamieson

Statement from Mayor Mark Jamieson

Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace and Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien have made a range of claims about the allocation of medical school places for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and the campaign that has been implemented by...
Learn new skills whilst getting paid

Learn new skills whilst getting paid

If being paid to gain valuable skills and work experience, whilst completing a certificate qualification appeals to you, apply for a Sunshine Coast Council traineeship now. Traineeships are an excellent opportunity for people with limited...