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.

Official Opening of Baringa Community Centre

Official Opening of Baringa Community Centre

Baringa Community Centre officially opened today to serve a rapidly growing community. A wonderful delivery partnership between Sunshine Coast Council, Education Qld and Stockland. The Caloundra Community Centre is responsible for operational...
2019 Maleny Show

2019 Maleny Show

Maleny Show Day, what a magnificent event. Perfect weather, tremendous community volunteers, all the thrills and spills of side show alley plus the ring events, pavilion displays and food. Thanks to President Ivan Hankinson and his Executive...
Sunshine Coast City Hall Design Unveiling

Sunshine Coast City Hall Design Unveiling

Announcing the concept designs for the new Sunshine Coast City Hall in our new CBD in Maroochydore. A 5 star Green Star rating will ensure it is environmentally friendly as well as a leading edge technological workplace and our seat of local...
National Clean Technologies Conference Launch

National Clean Technologies Conference Launch

The first ever National Clean Technologies Conference is underway at the Events Centre Caloundra Sunshine Coast. Visitors from all over the eastern seaboard attending and the event is chaired by Cr Aaron Wood, Deputy Lord Mayor, Melbourne. Great...
Sunshine Coast Lightning vs Giants

Sunshine Coast Lightning vs Giants

Sunshine Coast Lightning christened our new USC Stadium with a ‘come from behind win’ over GWS Giants. Fantastic night with a record crowd of 3000. Sunshine Coast take a bow! ‪Thanks to supporters, volunteers, coaching staff and players for a...
Sunshine Coast Falcons Training Session

Sunshine Coast Falcons Training Session

I dropped in on the Sunshine Coast Falcons final training preparation ahead of taking on the Ipswich Jets (away) this weekend. We are aiming for 11 from 11. I wish coach Eric Smith, captain Dane Hogan and our team all the best. Proud #1 ticket...
Citizenship Ceremony – Marcoola

Citizenship Ceremony – Marcoola

Last evening we welcomed 60 new Australian citizens from 17 countries at our Marcoola Sunshine Coast Citizenship Ceremony. As always a wonderful welcome from the Kabi Kabi dance troupe. I was assisted by Councillors Steve Robinson Div 9 and Greg...