Council’s free one-stop online community groups directory
  • Tuesday 01 November 2016
ImageThe Community Groups Directory is Sunshine Coast Council’s new, free online directory for local not-for-profit community groups, cultural, environmental, sporting clubs and government services.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council’s Sunshine Coast Social Strategy highlighted the importance of ensuring people and places are connected.

“The Community Groups Directory is one important tool of ensuring our community remains connected,” Cr McKay said.

“The directory has been designed to help Sunshine Coast residents to get the right service at the right time.

“Community organisations can list their information and the good news it is free for the public to access.

“A connected community is one where individuals, groups and organisations are able to interact and contribute to the development of a shared sense of wellbeing, where social infrastructure programs and services meet community needs.

“Being connected also means that residents can develop strong social networks both in the physical and virtual world. These networks will support people finding local solutions in their community.”

Cr McKay said the Community Groups Directory provided information that can be used by the public, community organisations and governments to find help, get involved and stay connected locally in a single, simple to use platform.

“It is also a useful resource for both public users and the community sector to create short listings,” she said.

“The directory lists more than 900 not-for-profit service providers and organisations across the Sunshine Coast.

“Registration with the directory is free but is limited to those organisations and individuals who meet the required criteria of providing services that can be accessed by people in the community.”

To find out more email community@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone council on 5475 7272 and ask to be connected to the Community Groups Directory Support Officer.

The Community Groups Directory can be accessed 24 hours seven days a week via council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.