It’s official! The Sunshine Coast has officially been recognised internationally as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The region now proudly stands as an international site of excellence and an area of natural beauty. 

A biosphere is a special place where responsible development and people living sustainably sits along-side active conservation. 

Council has a clear vision for what we’re hoping to achieve for our region. A UNESCO Biosphere credential supports us to protect and enhance our economy, lifestyle and environment for future generations. It aligns with our vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region — healthy, smart, creative.

Becoming a biosphere gives the Sunshine Coast further national and international recognition. Biospheres create niche markets for products, services, facilities and practices. This is significant for the agricultural, forestry, fisheries and tourism sectors. A biosphere helps local businesses grow while attracting more investment to our region. That means more jobs for local people.

 Learn more about the Biosphere.