Expression of Interest
Council invited nominations for membership on the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy Leadership Group.
The Sunshine Coast Community Strategy Leadership Group will consist of members that reflect the community and the community sector on the Sunshine Coast who are actively contributing to building a stronger Sunshine Coast community.
Membership is open to:
- Any community representative who lives on the Sunshine Coast and who is contributing to the strengthening the Sunshine Coast community
- Representatives of government, community groups, organisations, agencies and service providers who have a focus on provision of local social and community services
- Specialists and academics on social planning and community development on the Sunshine Coast.
To nominate, interested community leaders were asked to:
- Read the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 and associated Action Plan
- Review the Community Strategy Leadership Group Terms of Reference
- Complete the online Nomination Form.
In 2019, Sunshine Coast Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 as its long term framework to advance our shared goal of a strong community. Council is committed to the vision of the Community Strategy:
“Together we thrive. In all of our communities people are connected, included and feel welcomed. At the heart of our communities are our people who come together and actively participate in their community and contribute to the social, cultural and creative life of our region. People are welcoming, caring and respectful and equal opportunities are available to all.”
The Sunshine Coast Community Strategy Leadership Group is an initiative that brings together key partners in the implementation of the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041, providing a structure for the delivery of the Community Strategy priority areas and actions. The Group will lead and guide the delivery of the Community Strategy Action Plan, and track and report upon its progress and impact.
Founded in 2020, the current membership of the Community Strategy Leadership Group will come to the end of its term in June 2022.
The Community Strategy Leadership Group is based on the principles of participatory leadership and shared action. The leadership of the Group will be shared amongst its members so that there is collective responsibility of the Group and its actions.
The members of the Leadership Group will be representative of a range of key interest areas as reflected within the Community Strategy, and will represent a diverse cross-section of the community.
The roles and responsibilities of the Community Strategy Leadership Group are detailed in the Community Strategy Leadership Group Terms of Reference.
Where to from here
Submissions closed on Friday 15 April 2022.
Nominations will be reviewed and successful applicants notified in late April 2022.
Sunshine Coast Council’s corporate vision is to be Australia’s most sustainable region. Healthy. Smart. Creative. The Sunshine Coast Corporate Plan 2021-2025 sets the pathways we will pursue on behalf of our community for the next five years to realise this vision. It is underpinned by five goals, including “A Strong Community”. A strong community is a place where people consistently do a variety of simple things together that give them opportunities to connect with others, building trust and social connection. A strong community is one that keeps itself informed and feels empowered to respond to local issues together. This web of trusting relationships and local awareness fosters greater connection, collaboration, innovation and strengthens resilience.
The Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 is one of three regional strategies that contribute to a triple bottom line approach to sustainability, governance and community.
The Community Strategy provides a longer-term framework which reflects a shared responsibility for how council and our community will work together to advance our shared goal for a strong community through to 2041.
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