The Sunshine Coast Infrastructure Coordination Plan (PDF, 1.6MB) focuses on the Sunshine Coast urban corridor, from Maroochydore in the north to Caloundra in the south, an area which is anticipated to accommodate significant population and employment growth:
- the plan is the result of community engagement and stakeholder support for a coordinated approach and is a genuine collaborative partnership between the Queensland Government and council
- it provides information and looks at ways to better coordinate infrastructure in collaboration with energy and water infrastructure providers, Queensland Government infrastructure agencies and council to maximise project coordination opportunities
- the plan aims to understand the current situation in the corridor including accommodating significant growth around key centres including Caloundra, Birtinya, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore and identifying potential opportunities to better coordinate infrastructure.
By taking a more coordinated approach to infrastructure planning, we can help shape the growth of the urban corridor in a way that benefits the region’s community, environment, liveability and economic development.
About infrastructure coordination plans
Infrastructure coordination plans improve the way infrastructure is planned in the regions, providing opportunities to integrate infrastructure, land use, transport, energy, water, education, health and additional social infrastructure requirements for economic and community benefits:
- as more people move to our region, we aim to ensure growth happens in the right way and enhances the liveability of our communities and lifestyle
- the infrastructure coordination plan is a priority action of the state infrastructure strategy which supports the creation of liveable communities through clear objectives for infrastructure for the next 2 decades
- the plan embraces a genuine collaborative partnership approach with a renewed focus on integrated place-based infrastructure and regional planning to deliver sustainable liveability and prosperity outcomes
- council will continue to work with the Queensland Government to ensure we have the tools we need to make our communities great places to live, tailored to our unique regional needs.