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Sunshine Coast representatives at the QTIX Awards in Cairns
Queensland tourism hotspots recognised for outstanding achievements

Sunshine Coast tourism operators shine at the Queensland Tourism Awards held on November 24, a tropical night of glamour in the beautiful tropical city of Cairns in North Queensland.

Australian Outrigger Championships at Lake Kawana this weekend
Australian Outrigger Championships at Lake Kawana this weekend

The Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA) are excited to host this year’s National Sprint Championships November 17-19 at Lake Kawana.

Coast’s screen industry shines bright, takes centre stage
Coast’s screen industry shines bright, takes centre stage

Plans to propel the region as a centre of artistic excellence and complement the thriving Queensland screen industry have been unveiled in a landmark report at the recent Sunshine Coast Screen Summit.

Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast.
Bold plan for Coast’s $33 billion economy unveiled

The Sunshine Coast is striding forward with a clear plan for a new economy that sees the region on track to generate thousands of jobs, increasingly higher incomes for locals, plus an expansion of high-value industries honing in on areas such as digital tech, production and the circular economy.

Sunshine Coast residents can now access the most accurate flood mapping and information available online, after updates were endorsed at Council's Ordinary Meeting last Thursday (September 21). Council has a range of flood mapping tools to inform emergency preparedness as well as land use planning and build our region’s resilience.

Festival patrons sitting in the Main Bar area enjoying a beverage and the music.
Boost to local businesses as festival excitement swells

Favourite songs, new music and memories are up for the taking, as the Caloundra Music Festival program has been released with the full line-up of artists and the schedule allowing you to plan your weekend (Sep 29-Oct 1), so you don’t miss a beat.

Queensland Environment Minister Leanne Linard and Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson address media at the new recycling facility.
Recycling revolution: $40m facility helps get us sorted

A revolutionary new $40.5 million material recycling facility (MRF) is close to completion on the Sunshine Coast, with the new facility set to be operational by the end of the year.

Sunshine Coast Marathon - drone shot of racers on the coastal road route
Future-focused multimillion-dollar major events’ blueprint released

Councillors unanimously voted in favour of the Sunshine Coast Major Events Strategy 2018-2028 (2023 refresh) at this month’s Ordinary Meeting (August 24), which will continue to drive high economic benefit back to the region.

A $16 million marina offering the Sunshine Coast’s very first dry-boat storage for up to 160 vessels and 126 wet berths has set sail at Pelican Waters. The state-of-the-art marina boasts the only fully enclosed dry stack boat storage facility in the region.

Daniel Flynn co-founder of Thankyou, one of Australia’s most successful start-ups
Forward Fest reimagines Sunshine Coast’s best and brightest

More than 600 people connected with Australia’s top entrepreneurs, industry experts, visionaries, global futurists and trailblazers at this year’s Forward Fest (August 2-3). The two-day innovation festival at Venue 114, Bokarina offered a jam-packed program with 99 guest speakers delivering dynamic presentations and exploring ground-breaking ideas, trends and strategies.

Our SC - Local Sunshine Coast Council and Community News

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the important role First Nations people continue to play within the Sunshine Coast community.

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