Draft Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041


In 2015 Sunshine Coast Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Social Strategy. Council was the first Queensland local government organisation to develop a Strategy of this kind, outlining our commitment to contribute to a strong community.

Council is now developing a 20 year vision with our community through the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 (to replace the current Social Strategy). The Community Strategy will ensure that the Sunshine Coast continues to be a strong community as we grow.

Local residents, business and community organisations hold great insights into the challenges and opportunities in our region. Council is now looking to collaborate with our community and our stakeholders to identify actions that will make us an even stronger community – by working together.

Purpose

In late 2018 during the first phase of community engagement, we asked people what a strong community means to them. You can read more about this in “Past community engagement”.

Shaped by the feedback received, the draft Community Strategy outlines a framework for how our community will advance their aspirations for a strong community through to 2041. Specifically, the purpose of the Community Strategy will be to:

  • strengthen connection, inclusion and opportunity for all people in our communities
  • build the capacity of the community to respond to local issues
  • make sure that community places and spaces are inclusive, accessible, adaptable and meet the needs of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds
  • empower the community to live healthy, active and engaged lifestyles
  • nurture creativity and innovation
  • work with our community (and our partners) to measure outcomes and report progress regularly.

Have your say

The community were invited to take a look at the draft Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041, and to let us know their ideas and feedback to help support a strong Sunshine Coast community over the next 20 years. Submissions closed 19 July 2019.


Past community engagement

In late 2018, as part of the process for developing the draft Community Strategy, we asked for your stories about what a strong community means to you. You told us that you envision the Sunshine Coast as a place of connection, inclusion and collaboration, where our people and communities are welcoming and opportunities are available for all. A place where together we thrive.

The Community Engagement Fact Sheet gives an overview of the community feedback received in the first phase of engagement.

We also engaged with a wide range of stakeholders and partners to generate conversations and ideas that have informed the development of the new Community Strategy.

The Stakeholder Event Engagement Summary Report gives an outline of the key findings.

The feedback received from this first phase of community engagement has been central in informing and shaping the draft Community Strategy.


Where to from here

Feedback from this final phase of community and stakeholder engagement will help to finalise the Community Strategy and develop an action plan.

The finalised Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 is scheduled to be presented to council for adoption in October 2019.


Contact

For more information, contact Council's Community Development and Engagement Team on (07) 5475 7272 or email commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.



In 2015 Sunshine Coast Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Social Strategy. Council was the first Queensland local government organisation to develop a Strategy of this kind, outlining our commitment to contribute to a strong community.

Council is now developing a 20 year vision with our community through the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 (to replace the current Social Strategy). The Community Strategy will ensure that the Sunshine Coast continues to be a strong community as we grow.

Local residents, business and community organisations hold great insights into the challenges and opportunities in our region. Council is now looking to collaborate with our community and our stakeholders to identify actions that will make us an even stronger community – by working together.

Purpose

In late 2018 during the first phase of community engagement, we asked people what a strong community means to them. You can read more about this in “Past community engagement”.

Shaped by the feedback received, the draft Community Strategy outlines a framework for how our community will advance their aspirations for a strong community through to 2041. Specifically, the purpose of the Community Strategy will be to:

  • strengthen connection, inclusion and opportunity for all people in our communities
  • build the capacity of the community to respond to local issues
  • make sure that community places and spaces are inclusive, accessible, adaptable and meet the needs of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds
  • empower the community to live healthy, active and engaged lifestyles
  • nurture creativity and innovation
  • work with our community (and our partners) to measure outcomes and report progress regularly.

Have your say

The community were invited to take a look at the draft Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041, and to let us know their ideas and feedback to help support a strong Sunshine Coast community over the next 20 years. Submissions closed 19 July 2019.


Past community engagement

In late 2018, as part of the process for developing the draft Community Strategy, we asked for your stories about what a strong community means to you. You told us that you envision the Sunshine Coast as a place of connection, inclusion and collaboration, where our people and communities are welcoming and opportunities are available for all. A place where together we thrive.

The Community Engagement Fact Sheet gives an overview of the community feedback received in the first phase of engagement.

We also engaged with a wide range of stakeholders and partners to generate conversations and ideas that have informed the development of the new Community Strategy.

The Stakeholder Event Engagement Summary Report gives an outline of the key findings.

The feedback received from this first phase of community engagement has been central in informing and shaping the draft Community Strategy.


Where to from here

Feedback from this final phase of community and stakeholder engagement will help to finalise the Community Strategy and develop an action plan.

The finalised Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 is scheduled to be presented to council for adoption in October 2019.


Contact

For more information, contact Council's Community Development and Engagement Team on (07) 5475 7272 or email commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.