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 new CBD for the Sunshine Coast

A new CBD for the Sunshine Coast

In just a few weeks, the site where golfers have enjoyed playing and competing in their favourite sport for decades will begin its remarkable transformation into a 21st century CBD for our Sunshine Coast. The 53 hectares that have been a much...
Putting more money in your pockets

Putting more money in your pockets

You may have heard the saying, “Nothing changes if nothing changes and if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got”. That message resonated strongly with me last week. A business person...
Sunshine Coast economy is on the move

Sunshine Coast economy is on the move

Sunshine Coast Council is taking centre stage and now, more than ever, we are in the national spotlight for all the right reasons. I am determined we will remain there. Our economy is on the move, with business confidence continuing to grow to...