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Business

The Sunshine Coast is one of the most exciting business destinations in Australia. The region offers a skilled and educated workforce, focuses on innovation, an increasingly diverse economy and well-planned areas for business growth. Council provides services to enable local business to thrive and to support investment in the region.

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Permits and licences

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Starting your business

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Supporting your business

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Supporting local business

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Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033

Find out more about the 20-year vision and blueprint for sustainable economic growth.

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Invest Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast offers an unrivalled mix of quality investment opportunities, prime commercial and coastal locations, a dynamic, innovative ecosystem and an idyllic lifestyle and environment.

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Level Up

Find information, resources, programs and other support that can help you overcome challenges and realise opportunities in your business.

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ASPIRE - circular economy marketplace

Re-purpose unwanted waste and make new business connections with the ASPIRE tool.

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Starting a food business

Starting a new food business or taking over an existing food business? You may need a food licence.

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    Starting your business

    Find out what you need to know to start your business on the Sunshine Coast.

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    Supporting your business

    Resources, tools and support for your business.

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    Preparing your business

    Find out how to prepare your business for emergencies or disaster.

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    Business news and events

    Stay up to date with the Sunshine Coast business community.

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    Invest Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast offers an unrivalled mix of quality investment opportunities, prime commercial and coastal locations, a dynamic, innovative ecosystem and an idyllic lifestyle and environment.

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    Regional innovation

    Discover how council is supporting innovation and entrepreneurs.

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    International relations

    Fostering local to global connections in order to raise awareness of the region's investment and export opportunities and better position the Sunshine Coast in key international markets.

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    Major events sponsorship program

    Council aims to position the Sunshine Coast as Australia's premier regional major events destination.

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    Tenancy opportunities

    We have a number of tenancy opportunities in council-owned and managed properties throughout the region.

Business News

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Council urges State election parties to commit

Council has developed a small number of core commitments we are seeking at the 2024 Queensland State Government election. These will shape the future of Queensland, and the future of our Sunshine Coast.

Council urges State election parties to commit
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Jetstar flights take off after Bonza closure

Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli’s call to the Queensland Government for a lifeline following Bonza Airline’s closure has been met with a positive step forward.

Jetstar flights take off after Bonza closure
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'Fundies' steal the show at innovation awards

Amazing student ideas including functional underwear, digital aps and a self-sorting recycling bin have triumphed at the 2024 Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards.

'Fundies' steal the show at innovation awards