Sunshine Coast Council reflects upon another successful year of our region’s Environment and Liveability Strategy with the release of three annual reports.

These reports include the region’s Environment and Liveability Strategy Annual Report 2018-2019, Environment Levy Program Annual Report 2018-2019 and council’s Organisational Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking Annual Report 2018-2019.

Together the reports set the scene for how our council demonstrates its forward-thinking and real actions – by taking advantage of today’s opportunities, while looking ahead to 2041.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Environment and Liveability Strategy helps to preserve our natural environment, while retaining our much-loved Sunshine Coast way of life.

“Through the Environment and Liveability Strategy we invest in programs, such as the Environment Levy and council’s own sustainability initiatives, to make our region a great place to live,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“The 2018-19 financial year was our second year implementing the Environment and Liveability Strategy.

“The Environment and Liveability Strategy Annual Report demonstrates how we’ve delivered projects that preserve and enhance our natural environment, provide a well-connected built environment and enable a good quality of life for residents.

“From securing more than 100 hectares of new land for conservation and recreation purposes, to unveiling the Sunshine Coast City Hall design incorporating sustainable building design outcomes, the breadth of council services that underpin the Environment and Liveability Strategy is truly impressive.

“Last year, in a Queensland first, council delivered a Disaster Resilience Plan to ensure the safety of our community in times of need.

“We also launched the Adventure Sunshine Coast website, to connect people with nature by making it easier for the community to find free, self-guided walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding and canoeing activities.

“Council maintained its focus on great places and spaces by opening the vibrant Baringa Community Centre.

“And of course, work on the ‘Our Resilient Coast. Our Future’ program to help manage the impacts of coastal hazards and the UNESCO Biosphere nomination also progressed.”