Economic Resurgence Plan
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Apr 2021

Sunshine Coast Council has developed a resurgence plan to support the economy over the next 12 - 18 months. The plan aims to return the economy to the level of growth experienced in the 2019 - 2020 financial year. View the plan[2838KB]

To help the region bounce back, Council will focus on actions that:

  1. win back consumer trust and confidence
  2. connect the labour market and opportunities
  3. support business assistance and renewal
  4. enhance digital connectedness, and support supply chains.
Two key components of the Economic Resurgence Plan are the Economic Resurgence Taskforce and digital skills collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Economic Resurgence Taskforce

The role of the Sunshine Coast Economic Resurgence Taskforce (SCERT) is to provide advice and guidance to Council on how to deliver the highest value results in the shortest timeframe in light of COVID-19. 

Members

Name  Organisation Rationale
Cr Jason O'Pray Economic Development Councillor, Sunshine Coast Council  Portfolio Councillor
Cr Terry Landsberg Economic Development Councillor, Sunshine Coast Council
Portfolio Councillor
Roz White Chair of SCBWN and owner of White’s IGAs
Prominent small business leader, Chair of major Chamber and links to USC and other institutions as well as various pathways and HVIs
Feda Adra Developer behind Vitality Village
Prominent business leader, successful track record and link to Health and Wellbeing HVI
Heidi Walker CEO, Walker Seafoods Prominent business leader, successful exporter, link to Local to Global Connection pathways
Kris Carver CEO, ENTAG Prominent business person, tech entrepreneur, business solutions and networks developer with links to the Knowledge and Health industries and international broadband cable opportunities
Andrew Squires Area Manger - Sunshine Coast, ANZ Largest small business lender on Sunshine Coast with connections to pathways and all HVIs
Nicola Scott Regional Manager - Sunshine Coast, Master Builders Australia Large membership based organisation for building and construction
Terrianne Foale Owner/Director of Mondo Floral Designs Dedicated wedding and events floral designer. Representing hinterland businesses with linkages to the Tourism Industry.

Digital skills collaboration

Sunshine Coast Council has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS Educate) and TAFE Queensland to develop the ‘Next Level program’, a free education learning platform focussing on higher level digital upskilling. 

“This suite of training, combined with our region’s global connectivity through the International Broadband Submarine Cable Network, makes the Sunshine Coast the perfect choice for remote workers to upskill themselves in the current climate, and for companies looking to on-shore their services and systems.” Iain Rouse, Country Director for Public Sector, Australia and New Zealand at AWS.

Access the Next Level site.