Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2019-2041


In 2015 council adopted its first Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015. It recognised that our greatest social attribute is our people and the way they participate and get involved in community life. Council is now developing a new Social Strategy for the region.

Purpose

Having a Social Strategy provides council and the community with:

  • a long term social direction that builds upon the region’s positive social attributes as our community grows, and
  • a focus for building the capacity of communities to respond to social challenges, together with government agencies and community organisations.

Have your say

Community engagement

Throughout September and October 2018, we asked for your stories about what a strong community means to you.

You could take a photo to share a strong community story or complete the survey.

Entered photos now appear in the Photo Stories Library.

You told us that a strong community means a community that is connected with people, places and spaces. You felt that a strong community is about having:

  • inclusion, diversity and equity
  • a supportive, helpful and caring community
  • opportunities for participation, and
  • a safe community.

The Social Strategy Community Engagement Fact Sheet gives an overview of the community feedback received.

Stakeholder engagement

During November 2018, council, in partnership with Engagement Plus, ran a stakeholder engagement event to facilitate conversations and ideas to inform the development of the new Social Strategy. Participants included more than 70 representatives from organisations with interest or influence across a range of issues relevant to enhancing a strong Sunshine Coast Community.

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


Where to from here

Feedback from this first phase of community engagement will help to inform the development of a draft Social Strategy.

On completion of the draft Social Strategy, an additional community engagement phase will occur to refine the document. The finalised Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2019-2041 will then be presented to council for adoption.


Contact

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



In 2015 council adopted its first Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015. It recognised that our greatest social attribute is our people and the way they participate and get involved in community life. Council is now developing a new Social Strategy for the region.

Purpose

Having a Social Strategy provides council and the community with:

  • a long term social direction that builds upon the region’s positive social attributes as our community grows, and
  • a focus for building the capacity of communities to respond to social challenges, together with government agencies and community organisations.

Have your say

Community engagement

Throughout September and October 2018, we asked for your stories about what a strong community means to you.

You could take a photo to share a strong community story or complete the survey.

Entered photos now appear in the Photo Stories Library.

You told us that a strong community means a community that is connected with people, places and spaces. You felt that a strong community is about having:

  • inclusion, diversity and equity
  • a supportive, helpful and caring community
  • opportunities for participation, and
  • a safe community.

The Social Strategy Community Engagement Fact Sheet gives an overview of the community feedback received.

Stakeholder engagement

During November 2018, council, in partnership with Engagement Plus, ran a stakeholder engagement event to facilitate conversations and ideas to inform the development of the new Social Strategy. Participants included more than 70 representatives from organisations with interest or influence across a range of issues relevant to enhancing a strong Sunshine Coast Community.

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


Where to from here

Feedback from this first phase of community engagement will help to inform the development of a draft Social Strategy.

On completion of the draft Social Strategy, an additional community engagement phase will occur to refine the document. The finalised Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2019-2041 will then be presented to council for adoption.


Contact

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