Sunshine Coast Community Events and Celebrations Strategy
  • Last updated:
  • 09 Apr 2021

Council adopted the Community Events and Celebrations Strategy in October 2010 at an Ordinary Meeting.

View the strategy:


The strategy outlines council’s role in community events. It is a way for council to assist the Coast in becoming a more event-friendly region.


The strategy is guided by the Events Policy.

The policy guides:

  • the role council plays in the support, partnership and delivery of events
  • any future strategies council develops regarding major events.

This strategy (and Events Policy) will be reviewed in late 2014 – early 2015 and the community will be invited to provide feedback.

Community engagement

In 2010, council ran a community engagement process that included:

  • consultation of over 640 people of which the results were also used to shape the Creative Communities Plan
  • a major youth engagement project, Speak Up Engage, which included 2,500 surveys of youths on the Coast
  • a series of meetings related to community events that occur during the festive season.

The strategy addresses findings from the engagement process to help recognise:

  • benefits identified by the community
  • issues raised by the community
  • council’s goals in dealing with those issues.


Council wanted the heritage and character of the region's communities to be celebrated and protected by:

  • preserving the cultural heritage and history of the region
  • acknowledging the traditional owners of this land
  • encouraging responsible event management to protect the natural environment
  • respecting the local amenity of public open spaces
  • providing access to a variety of cultural venues
  • providing access to a large number of sport and recreation facilities
  • offering market and street performance sites for the community.

The diverse range of public events helps make the Coast an exciting and fun place to live and visit.


For more information contact council - refer to the Team Leader, Civic and Community Events or email