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.

Huddle Insurance Official Office Opening

Huddle Insurance Official Office Opening

Huddle, a high-tech insurance platform opened in Kawana Sunshine Coast with an initial 30 new jobs They could have chosen anywhere in Australia but chose us to capitalise on the international broadband sub-marine cable Utilising Artificial...
Deadly Espresso, Eumundi Visit

Deadly Espresso, Eumundi Visit

Images from my visit to Deadly Espresso, Eumundi, SunshineCoast yesterday, to meet Terri Waller and locals to discuss Social Enterprise, indigenous opportunities and community well-being. Remember National Reconciliation Week starts on May 27 and...
Sunshine Coast Lightning 2019 Season Launch

Sunshine Coast Lightning 2019 Season Launch

Sunshine Coast Lightning launched their season tonight in Mooloolaba. Our ‘two time premier team’ has a genuine and determined winning attitude. Coach Noelene Taurua and her players are wonderful Sunshine Coast ambassadors. We all look forward to...
Helimods Tour

Helimods Tour

Helimods tour of precision engineering/manufacturing facility followed by dinner, with host Will Shrapnel. On hand were some of our Sunshine Coast’s most innovative business’s Intelligent Community Forum Chairman John Jung was our special guest...
Kilcoy Global Food (KGF) Australia

Kilcoy Global Food (KGF) Australia

Dean Goode is the Group Executive Officer -Kilcoy Global Food (KGF) Australia and he is bringing 60 plus executive jobs to our Sunshine Coast with the prospects of many more in the future! Our Lifestyle, Food and Agri sector, International...