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.

Opening of Stockland, Baringa

Opening of Stockland, Baringa

There was a huge crowd in attendance for the opening of the Stockland, Baringa, Shopping Centre including the brilliant Whites IGA creating 100 new jobs on our Sunshine Coast. Well done Roz, Michael & team White. Deputy PM Michael McCormack...
The Curated Plate

The Curated Plate

‪Fabulous foodie festival dishes up mouth-watering morsels The Curated Plate’s inaugural four days of food events kicked off in style and locals and visitors alike jumped at the chance to be part of it. The emphasis on ‘local’ was integral to the...
2032 Olympic Games Committee

2032 Olympic Games Committee

‪Following a tri-partite meeting today in Cairns all three levels of government have committed to work towards building and submitting a proposal for the 2032 Olympic Games. It’s reassuring to hear the enthusiasm of the Prime Minister, Scott...
SEQ32 Olympic Games Bid

SEQ32 Olympic Games Bid

‪Not surprisingly the prospect of an SEQ32 Olympic Games bid continues to attract the interests of the media. Today I was interviewed by Jacob Chicco WIN News and Jacqui Azzopardi SCC Media about what the Games could mean for us. Infrastructure...
Caloundra Chamber of Commerce

Caloundra Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to the forward thinking Caloundra Chamber Of Commerce, President Michael Shadforth and their enthusiastic members for turning out in force this morning to listen to former Facebook A&NZ CEO Stephen Scheeler. We must all have...
The Avenue Maroochydore Retirement Community

The Avenue Maroochydore Retirement Community

Delighted to officially open our latest retirement living location ‘The Avenue’ in Maroochydore for Mark, Tim and the team from Aura. Thanks to the enthusiastic residents and visitors for their welcome. With 26% of our population over 60 these...
Sod Turning AVALON, Mosaic Group

Sod Turning AVALON, Mosaic Group

A busy day on the shovel as I turn the first sod on “AVALON” with the Directors of Mosaic and Cr Jason O’Pray at 100 Duporth Ave Maroochydore SunshineCoast. Brook Monaghan is very excited about this unique residential development on the Maroochy...
Sunshine Coast Mass Transit System

Sunshine Coast Mass Transit System

Council to consider Strategic Business Case for Sunshine Coast mass transit system The draft strategic business case for a new mass transit system to cater for a growing region will be considered by Sunshine Coast Council at its July Ordinary...