Celebrate People and Nature - Biosphere Nomination for the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Council is leading a nomination for the local government area to become a UNESCO Biosphere. A biosphere is a special place. It's where responsible development and people living sustainably sits alongside active conservation - just like our region.

Becoming a biosphere would further enhance the Sunshine Coast’s national and international reputation.

It can create niche markets for products, services, facilities and practices. This is significant for the agricultural, forestry, fisheries and tourism sectors. It will assist businesses to grow while attracting more investment to our region. That means more jobs for local people.

Sunshine Coast Council has a clear vision for what we’re hoping to achieve for our region. A UNESCO Biosphere credential will support us to maintain and enhance our economy, lifestyle and environment for future generations. It aligns with our vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - healthy, smart, creative.


Expressions of interest to join the Community Reference Group

A key aspect of community engagement for the proposed Sunshine Coast UNESCO Biosphere is to create a Community Reference Group (CRG) that will advise council on the nomination. The CRG will include people from a range of interest areas across the Sunshine Coast, so that it is representative and inclusive of our broad community.

To find out more and submit your Expression of Interest to join the Community Reference Group by 17 June, click on the links below:


Have your say

You are invited to contribute to informing council’s proposal to nominate the local government area to become a UNESCO Biosphere via the survey below.

You can also:

Join us in celebrating people and nature, so we can open our doors to the world and showcase the best of the Sunshine Coast.

Survey submissions close Friday 28 June at 5 pm.

Contact

For further enquiries email Biosphere@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Sunshine Coast Council is leading a nomination for the local government area to become a UNESCO Biosphere. A biosphere is a special place. It's where responsible development and people living sustainably sits alongside active conservation - just like our region.

Becoming a biosphere would further enhance the Sunshine Coast’s national and international reputation.

It can create niche markets for products, services, facilities and practices. This is significant for the agricultural, forestry, fisheries and tourism sectors. It will assist businesses to grow while attracting more investment to our region. That means more jobs for local people.

Sunshine Coast Council has a clear vision for what we’re hoping to achieve for our region. A UNESCO Biosphere credential will support us to maintain and enhance our economy, lifestyle and environment for future generations. It aligns with our vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - healthy, smart, creative.


Expressions of interest to join the Community Reference Group

A key aspect of community engagement for the proposed Sunshine Coast UNESCO Biosphere is to create a Community Reference Group (CRG) that will advise council on the nomination. The CRG will include people from a range of interest areas across the Sunshine Coast, so that it is representative and inclusive of our broad community.

To find out more and submit your Expression of Interest to join the Community Reference Group by 17 June, click on the links below:


Have your say

You are invited to contribute to informing council’s proposal to nominate the local government area to become a UNESCO Biosphere via the survey below.

You can also:

Join us in celebrating people and nature, so we can open our doors to the world and showcase the best of the Sunshine Coast.

Survey submissions close Friday 28 June at 5 pm.

Contact

For further enquiries email Biosphere@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Survey

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Tell us what degree you agree or disagree with the statements below. *
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1. The Sunshine Coast deserves to be internationally recognised for its outstanding values and credentials.
2. International recognition can help support the Sunshine Coast community hold onto those values long into the future.
3. Maintaining and enhancing the liveability of the Sunshine Coast for future generations is essential.
4. Raising the profile, values and reputation of the Sunshine Coast internationally will benefit tourism as an important part of our economy.
5. International recognition of the Sunshine Coast as a premium brand region producing clean, green and sustainable produce will benefit agribusiness as an important part of our economy.
6. It is important to maintain and further enhance our landscape and character, and our natural environmental values including our biodiversity, waterways, wetlands and coastal areas.
7. International recognition will help local business grow through investment attraction and the creation of niche markets for our region’s products, services, facilities and practices.
8. Achieving planning principles of urban consolidation and sustainable design to deliver inclusive and vibrant communities is necessary.
9. Increasing collaboration between schools, academia, business and government, with a focus on sustainability projects is important.
10. I am aware of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Program.
11. I would be proud to live in a region with UNESCO Biosphere status.
Would you like to be updated on the progress of the biosphere nomination? * required
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