Council recognises that creating an accessible city is a key factor in improving the lives of residents and visitors.
Council is committed to working with our community in providing accessible places and a range of options for travelling across the Sunshine Coast.
Mobility mapping Sunshine Coast
Council partnered with Briometrix to undertake a revolutionary pilot project focused on inclusivity and mobility which will change the way our community travels across popular areas of the Sunshine Coast.
Using modern mapping technology, wheelchairs were turned into mapping tools with specially trained ‘pilots’ and devices installed to track routes from Maroochydore to Mooloolaba.
This project has become a nationally recognised award winning project, for connecting community through infrastructure. Our latest release now includes 2km of footpaths, accessible parking and accessible routes around the Sunshine Coast University Hospital precinct.
The next phase of mapping will include the Maleny, Caloundra, Kawana, Buddina and Currimundi areas.
This mobility map identifies footpaths, shared pathways, and trails accessible for people of all abilities, from mums and dads with toddlers in tow to the elderly with walkers, people using mobility aids, and anyone with wheels on pathways.
The paths are graded by the effort required to travel the pathway by an average wheelchair pilot.
*Effort is based on the slope of the path, the surface condition, and the cross slope of the footpath.
Open the Sunshine Coast Mobility Map to find your best path, given your needs and ability.
*Effort ratings are a guide and may vary depending on the physical condition of the wheelchair pilot, and any power assistance available.
The paths were surveyed by local wheelchair pilots and some help from Spinal Life. Path conditions may change without notice.
Watch the video to see how the pilots used innovative technology to collect information about our footpaths, public transport and parking, amenities, boardwalks, beach accesses and more.
Learn how we used innovative technology to create the maps.
Council will join other local governments and transport authorities across Australia including Brisbane, Townsville, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Wollongong, Sydney, Melbourne and Public Transport Victoria in deploying Briometrix Mobility Maps.
Find out more about council's Accessible Beach Program in the mapped area.
Find a range of options for travelling across the Sunshine Coast on council’s Transport and mobility page.
Accessible Australia web app is a free online resource that gives you the ability to know what services and infrastructure are available at a destination before you visit.
- Wheels in motion for inclusive-mapping pilot project (February 2022)
- Your accessible Sunshine Coast (April 2022)
- Wheelie great cause all in a days work for Council
- Project wins national accolade
- 2022 Productivity through infrastructure award
For more information, please contact council.