Our Community Plan: looking forward to 2030

The Sunshine Coast's draft Community Plan details our community's vision, values and aspirations for the next 20 years. It recognises that we are a community of communities and it acknowledges and respects our unique environment, our rich heritage, our diverse people and our shared values.

The plan will establish a path that enhances our region's liveability, its strong sense of community, its character and environment. It will establish strategies that strengthen our capacity to balance our expanding population and demand for services and infrastructure. The plan will also facilitate the development of strategies to diversify our economy and create local employment opportunities, stimulate investment in education and training, and ensure our ability to move around the region safely and easily through quality public transport systems.

Your thoughts and ideas about the future of our region are important! Have your say in the discussion topics below. We want you to tell us what's important to you and how working together, we can create the place you want the Sunshine Coast to be in the future!

The Sunshine Coast's draft Community Plan details our community's vision, values and aspirations for the next 20 years. It recognises that we are a community of communities and it acknowledges and respects our unique environment, our rich heritage, our diverse people and our shared values.

The plan will establish a path that enhances our region's liveability, its strong sense of community, its character and environment. It will establish strategies that strengthen our capacity to balance our expanding population and demand for services and infrastructure. The plan will also facilitate the development of strategies to diversify our economy and create local employment opportunities, stimulate investment in education and training, and ensure our ability to move around the region safely and easily through quality public transport systems.

Your thoughts and ideas about the future of our region are important! Have your say in the discussion topics below. We want you to tell us what's important to you and how working together, we can create the place you want the Sunshine Coast to be in the future!

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    One of the key elements that people living in our region wish to retain into the future is our relaxed lifestyle and sense of wellbeing.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'retaining our lifetsyle' and tell us what needs to be done to improve our health and wellbeing and ensure our communities are safe places? What do we need to do to enhance our open spaces, beaches, foreshores?

    One of the key elements that people living in our region wish to retain into the future is our relaxed lifestyle and sense of wellbeing.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'retaining our lifetsyle' and tell us what needs to be done to improve our health and wellbeing and ensure our communities are safe places? What do we need to do to enhance our open spaces, beaches, foreshores?

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    Managing growth has consistently been ranked as a key issue of concern to Sunshine Coast residents and is recognised as being critical to achieving our vision of becoming Australia's most sustainable region.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'managing growth' and tell us what you think are the key issues in managing future growth on the Sunshine Coast? What must we do ensure that the necessary infrastructure, suitable housing, community facilities, and investment and employment opportunities are provided on the Sunshine Coast?

    Managing growth has consistently been ranked as a key issue of concern to Sunshine Coast residents and is recognised as being critical to achieving our vision of becoming Australia's most sustainable region.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'managing growth' and tell us what you think are the key issues in managing future growth on the Sunshine Coast? What must we do ensure that the necessary infrastructure, suitable housing, community facilities, and investment and employment opportunities are provided on the Sunshine Coast?

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    Achieving ecological sustainability involves integrating environmental considerations into all of our decision making.

    Read what the draft community plans says about 'becoming ecologically sustainable' and tell us how we can all change our lives to live more sustainably in the future? What do we need to do to preserve our natural environment and waterways? What renewable energy sources and initiatives do we need integrate into our future living?

    Achieving ecological sustainability involves integrating environmental considerations into all of our decision making.

    Read what the draft community plans says about 'becoming ecologically sustainable' and tell us how we can all change our lives to live more sustainably in the future? What do we need to do to preserve our natural environment and waterways? What renewable energy sources and initiatives do we need integrate into our future living?

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    Developing a robust and resilient economy, including supporting existing local businesses and rural industries, is essential for the region to thrive.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'developing our economy' and tell us what we need to do to attract new industries, diversify our economy, generate a wider range of secure jobs and facilitate sustainable economic growth? How do we ensure there is a strong local food production industry supplying our region with local produce? What types of new businesses and industries should we attract? Are there new ways of doing business that need to be adopted in the future?

    Developing a robust and resilient economy, including supporting existing local businesses and rural industries, is essential for the region to thrive.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'developing our economy' and tell us what we need to do to attract new industries, diversify our economy, generate a wider range of secure jobs and facilitate sustainable economic growth? How do we ensure there is a strong local food production industry supplying our region with local produce? What types of new businesses and industries should we attract? Are there new ways of doing business that need to be adopted in the future?

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    Communities across the Sunshine Coast have been built on the three pillars of individual responsibility, family values and community enterprise.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'ensuring social cohesion' and tell us how we can foster strong, cohesive, cooperative, healthy and safe communities? What can we do to improve opportunities for affordable living and housing choices? What actions do we need to take to provide well-serviced neighbourhoods, that are vibrant and accessible?

    Communities across the Sunshine Coast have been built on the three pillars of individual responsibility, family values and community enterprise.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'ensuring social cohesion' and tell us how we can foster strong, cohesive, cooperative, healthy and safe communities? What can we do to improve opportunities for affordable living and housing choices? What actions do we need to take to provide well-serviced neighbourhoods, that are vibrant and accessible?

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    Our community wants reliable, accessible and affordable public transport that will enable and encourage Coast residents and visitors to leave the car at home.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'being connected' and tell us what needs to be done to improve public transport and rail services? How do we make it easier and safer to get around our region and reduce our dependency on cars? Is the concept of catching public transport anywhere, anytime achievable?

    Our community wants reliable, accessible and affordable public transport that will enable and encourage Coast residents and visitors to leave the car at home.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'being connected' and tell us what needs to be done to improve public transport and rail services? How do we make it easier and safer to get around our region and reduce our dependency on cars? Is the concept of catching public transport anywhere, anytime achievable?

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    Innovation and creativity assist in developing a robust economy, ensuring our ecological sustainability, improving health and wellbeing and managing future population growth.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'tapping into our creativity' and tell us how we can ensure that a dynamic artistic and cultural sector flourishes on the Coast in the future? What needs to be done for the Sunshine Coast to be renowned as a smart and creative region? How will we embrace and support a new entrepreneurial apporach?

    Innovation and creativity assist in developing a robust economy, ensuring our ecological sustainability, improving health and wellbeing and managing future population growth.

    Read what the draft community plan says about 'tapping into our creativity' and tell us how we can ensure that a dynamic artistic and cultural sector flourishes on the Coast in the future? What needs to be done for the Sunshine Coast to be renowned as a smart and creative region? How will we embrace and support a new entrepreneurial apporach?

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  • Suggestion box

    by SCRC Admin, over 8 years ago
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    We would like to hear your thoughts on the look and feel of the Sunshine Coast's first Community Plan.

    Has the plan covered everything that you think is important? Has anything been left out? Is there anything you would like to see added? Do the images capture the essence of the Sunshine Coast?

    We would like to hear your thoughts on the look and feel of the Sunshine Coast's first Community Plan.

    Has the plan covered everything that you think is important? Has anything been left out? Is there anything you would like to see added? Do the images capture the essence of the Sunshine Coast?

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  • Next steps

    by SCRC Admin, over 8 years ago
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    Our collective efforts must now be focused on how best to implement our community plan to realise a sustainable and successful future for the region.  Achieving our aspirations will require a rock solid commitment and partnership between the community, business and government.

    Read what the draft community plan says about the 'next steps' and tell how you would like to see the community plan implemented? How should all levels of government collaborate to achieve the aspirations contained within the plan? Are you or your organisation interested in becoming involved in the proposed community partnership?

     

    Our collective efforts must now be focused on how best to implement our community plan to realise a sustainable and successful future for the region.  Achieving our aspirations will require a rock solid commitment and partnership between the community, business and government.

    Read what the draft community plan says about the 'next steps' and tell how you would like to see the community plan implemented? How should all levels of government collaborate to achieve the aspirations contained within the plan? Are you or your organisation interested in becoming involved in the proposed community partnership?

     

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    Our community recognises that to become more sustainable we must protect our precious natural assets and lifestyle, build our economy, create a fairer society and seize new opportunities as they arise.

    What do we need to do to become Australia's most sustainable region? How will we know whether or not we are sustainable? What are the key areas for improvement in order to make the region more sustainable?  How do we change people's attitudes and thinking?

    Our community recognises that to become more sustainable we must protect our precious natural assets and lifestyle, build our economy, create a fairer society and seize new opportunities as they arise.

    What do we need to do to become Australia's most sustainable region? How will we know whether or not we are sustainable? What are the key areas for improvement in order to make the region more sustainable?  How do we change people's attitudes and thinking?

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