Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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On 15 March 2008, Caloundra and Maroochydore/Noosa Shires joined together to form Sunshine Coast Regional Council, boasting many of Australia’s premier tourist spots.

Ungain more insight into Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s financial performance by viewing key ratios and growth data, along with comparisons against similar local government entities.

About us

Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates as a local government authority, offering services such as roads, rubbish collection, public libraries, community art galleries and parks, citizenship ceremonies and support programs for its constituents. In addition, it oversees Birtinya Hospital for emergency care as well as same-day surgery as well as general and obstetric medicine as well as allied health services on its campus in Birtinya and manages the Sunshine Coast University Hospital which offers emergency, cancer care, same-day surgery as well as general medicine & obstetric medicine as well as services & support programs to its constituents.

The Council is led by a Mayor and six Councillors elected for four-year terms and charged with devising policies to enhance safety, environment and economy of their region.

Council maintains one sister city and three friendship city agreements to foster business, cultural and educational exchanges. Gain an in-depth view of council performance using key financial ratios and data on financial growth; compare them against peers. Plus discover exactly how much is spent on things such as roads, rubbish collections and pet registration – it’s all here in our Budget Explorer!

Our vision

Vision Statement : Our aim is to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart and innovative.

Renewables-led local economies thrive when supported by high levels of education and skills development, giving communities the flexibility to work from home, shop local stores for groceries, grow their own food and participate in community events and activities.

Our economy is adaptable and responsive to climate challenges, with businesses quickly adapting and responding to market changes. Communities are prepared for extreme weather events through resilience programs that equip residents to be safe and prepared in case an extreme event happens.

The Sunshine Coast is an innovative, diverse region brimming with history that spans agriculture, timber harvesting and tourism. Many of our towns began as simple ports or jetties to transport timber logs from our forests to markets in Queensland and beyond.

Our strategy

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council area lies to the north of Brisbane and encompasses urban localities like Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Kawana, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Noosa as well as regional centres and towns such as Kenilworth, Yandina Buderim Eumundi Maleny Nambour as well as rural communities such as Beerwah Peregian Springs.

Regional council services operate bus services including zero-fare routes and major park and ride stations throughout its region, while Queensland Rail interurban trains pass along its coast with buses connecting them with the Sunshine Coast.

Regional council is focused on creating sustainable futures. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced through landfill gas flaring and waste diversion programs; its environmental sustainability performance is reported annually; sister city relationships exist as well as friendship city agreements to foster business, cultural and student exchanges; it also belongs to Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC) alongside Bundaberg, Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire, Fraser Coast Gympie Noosa councils.

Our people

Sunshine Coast Regional Council is the local governing body responsible for setting vision and strategic direction across an area spanning 3,126 sq km in South East Queensland. Established by amalgamating Caloundra City, Maroochy Shire, and Noosa Shire councils in 2008, its area encompasses 3126 square kilometres.

Organization Overview : With more than 1,850 employees and providing various services to its local community, this organization employs approximately 1850 staff.

Its areas of responsibility encompass Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Nambour, Cooloola and Noosa. Furthermore, the council maintains one sister city relationship and three friendship city agreements which foster business, cultural and educational exchanges with overseas communities.

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