Transcript of YouTube clip - State of the Region
  • Last updated:
  • 05 Dec 2018

What a year it’s been for our Sunshine Coast.

Every day, we are realising our vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region.

A region that is Healthy, Smart, Creative.

We have remained focussed on what is important for the success and liveability of our region - By encouraging a sense of purpose and resilience in our communities.

Maintaining and enhancing our outstanding natural environment. And getting the economic settings right to generate jobs and prosperity.

In 2018, we saw what can be achieved from having a clear plan, and delivering what we say we plan to do.  With more jobs created. Higher household incomes. An expanded conservation estate. And more customised services available to our community.

The Sunshine Coast continues to be the ideal location to live, work and visit. 2018 was a year of achievement.

Our Sunshine Coast Lightning won their second Suncorp Super Netball title.

Council adopted a 20 year Arts Plan to support our creative endeavours and embraced our 10 day Horizon Festival.

We continued to grow our land for wildlife program - the largest program delivered by any local government in Australia.

And expanded our conservation estate by a further 405 hectares, which is a great legacy for current and future generations.

We watched in excitement as work started on our new international runway.

Our plans for an international submarine broadband cable became a reality.

And our Maroochydore city centre continued to come alive.

2018 has been a fantastic year for our Sunshine Coast and we have a Healthy, Smart, Creative future to look forward to.