Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033

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

The Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) was officially adopted in 2013, with a forward-looking 20-year timeframe. With a decade now passed since its adoption, a comprehensive review of the REDS has been conducted and the direction redefined.

The REDS Refresh, adopted at the Ordinary Meeting on 26 October 2023, provides the strategic pathways to transition into a regional economy that is innovative, adaptive, resilient and climate ready. It encourages a more sustainable and equitable future economy, attracting investment and supporting local businesses to innovate, grow and enable diverse employment opportunities.  View the Strategy (PDF, 3,949KB).

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Current documents

REDS 2013-2033 Refresh and Five-Year Implementation Plan 2023-2028

The updated Strategy provides a program of action over the next five-year block of implementation (2023-2028) to drive further progress towards the delivery of a continued strong, new economy for the Sunshine Coast region to 2033. View the snapshot here (PDF, 272KB).

REDS 2022-23 Annual Report

The REDS Annual Report highlights the program of activities delivered during 2022-2023 against the Strategy’s five critical pathways and their respective priorities.

The REDS Annual Report 2022-23 (PDF, 2836KB) draws together a range of data, information and insights to identify and demonstrate the valuable work achieved over the past year in delivering on the priorities of the Regional Economic Development Strategy, in collaboration with our signatories and partners.