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Living in the Biosphere

In our Sunshine Coast Biosphere, we celebrate people and nature.

The Sunshine Coast Biosphere is not just a place; it’s a commitment to a sustainable future. Recognised internationally by UNESCO, we are now part of a world network of biosphere reserves. These reserves showcase how communities and nature can live in harmony together. The Sunshine Coast Biosphere is a way of life, caring for our environment, creating thriving communities and growing our local economy.

What it means to live in the Sunshine Coast Biosphere

In our Sunshine Coast Biosphere we:

There are many benefits associated with living in our Sunshine Coast Biosphere.

  • Lifestyle - ensures we continue to have a healthy environment and thriving community.
  • Environment - continues to maintain and enhance our landscape and character, biodiversity, waterways, wetlands, and coastal areas.
  • Economy and business - attracts more investment to our region and helps local business grow through the creation of niche markets for our region’s products and services, facilities and practices.
  • Agriculture, forestry and fisheries - showcases our regions local growers, producers, products and their commitment to sustainable practices.
  • Development and construction - supports planning principles of urban consolidation and sustainable design to deliver inclusive and vibrant communities.
  • Partnerships - increases collaboration between schools, academia, business and government with a focus on sustainability projects.
  • Tourism - raises the profile of the Sunshine Coast and increases the desirability of our region as a holiday destination (domestically, abroad and to new market segments).

Learn more about the global network of UNESCO biospheres.


For additional information, please contact the project team via email at [email protected]