I love the Sunshine Coast – our fantastic natural assets, our landscapes and the outstanding lifestyle we enjoy. It is why I choose to live here. But the Sunshine Coast is much more.

Right now, we are writing a significant new page in the history of our region. We are shaping a strong community with a 20-year plan to help our region thrive, we are ensuring we remain second to none when it comes to our environmental credentials and we are building a smart economy that will deliver jobs and opportunities for our community in the digital age.

As one of Queensland’s fastest growing regions and a key contributor to the productivity of the Australian economy, the Sunshine Coast is becoming one of Australia’s leading city-regions for the 21st century.

A healthy, smart and creative city-region with its own identity but intimately connected to the world.

This is my vision for the Sunshine Coast – and one that has not changed since I was first elected as Mayor in 2012.

I am working hard to make this vision a reality. Building on the past, being decisive now and charting a clear, prosperous and inclusive future for our community.

We have a long and proud history on the Sunshine Coast – stretching back over tens of thousands of years during which the spectacular Glass House Mountains were formed and the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara peoples made this their home.

Today, we are a community of over 320,000 people that welcomes all and offers outstanding opportunities. Through the efforts of the Council I lead, we will continue to build a Sunshine Coast that is an idyllic environment, has a great sense of community and an economy that delivers job, services and facilities for our residents.

That vision is fast becoming the reality.

Mayor Mark Jamieson