Sunshine Coast Council is undertaking an exciting new project to check-in with all community venues located across our region.

Our local community venues provide important spaces for our community to meet and connect. They bring people together, and support individuals, families and communities to grow and thrive.

Council recognises the need to ensure our network of community venues are well supported, so that they can be active and vibrant spaces in our communities.

Community engagement

Do you run a community space for hire in a hall, clubhouse, school, place of worship or similar?

Council is asking all community venues to check-in with us, and complete the online survey below.

Any type of community venue can fill out the Check-In survey. Examples of community venues include:

  • Community halls and centres
  • Halls and meeting rooms in schools
  • Sports club houses
  • Spaces in places of worship, such as church halls
  • Any other hirable space that are accessible by the community.

If your organisation owns or runs a community space, but allows little or no access to the general community, let us know that too! It will help give us an idea of what is available for hire in the region.

The Community Venues Check-In closes on 3 December 2021.

Overview

The Sunshine Coast is home to a wide range of community venues. These community venues provide important spaces for activities, programs, services, events and community life to occur.

Community venues come in all shapes in sizes, and are facilitated through a range of providers. Along with council, providers of community venues include community organisations, sport and recreation clubs, cultural organisations, schools and places of worship.

Council is running the Community Venues Check-In so we can better understand the vast range of community venues operating on the Sunshine Coast. We are also seeking to learn more what each venue offers and how well they are used.

The Community Venues Check-In will help council to:

  • Identify what opportunities, gaps, trends and/or issues and opportunities are occurring within the network.
  • Connect hirers to community spaces. By understanding more about the region's spaces (including capacities, equipment), we can direct enquiries more effectively.
  • Support the region’s community venues in becoming well-used and activated, and
  • Plan for community venues more effectively, by better understanding what's happening on the ground.

Where to from here

On completion of the Check-in period, council will gather and analyse all the responses received. Keep up to date with the progress of the project by checking back into this page.

Through the Check-In, council is also seeking to understand whether there is community interest for an online platform to be created, to help community venues promote their spaces. If we hear that there is a need for an online platform, we will explore this further. Make sure you tell us what you think!

Contacts

For more information, contact council’s Community Planning Officer via email: engage@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Community Venues Survey


If your organisation runs multiple community venues, then please fill out a new survey for each community venue.