Sunshine Coast Heritage Plan
  • Last updated:
  • 15 Nov 2020

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Heritage Plan 2015-2020 at its Ordinary Meeting 20 August 2015. We are currently reviewing a new plan to cover the next 10years.

Heritage Plan 2021-2031

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The draft Heritage Plan 2021-2031[2468KB] is now available for comment. The Plan covers the conservation and management of the important things we want to pass on to future generations.

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Submissions close 13 December 2020.


The Heritage Plan provides council with a framework to guide the identification, protection, conservation and management of the region’s heritage. The Plan will ensure that council effectively manages and conserves the region’s heritage assets.


The Sunshine Coast Heritage Plan 2015-2020[3146KB] covers all aspects of the Sunshine Coast’s cultural and natural heritage, which council has direct responsibility for or influence over.

The Plan's vision declares that ‘our heritage is our gift for the future’. It has been structured around the five outcome areas of:

  • knowledge
  • conservation
  • support
  • communication
  • advocacy.

The Implementation Plan will guide Council’s actions over the next five years.

Community engagement

Extensive consultation was conducted with external stakeholders including:

  • traditional owners and custodians
  • representatives from the heritage sector
  • Sunshine Coast Heritage Reference Group.

Peer reviews were undertaken by:

  • Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Queensland Heritage Council.

The Community were also invited to have their say on the draft Plan. Submissions closed 22 June 2015.


For more information, contact council's Cultural Heritage Services officers on (07) 5420 8600 or email