What factors do you see as the most important in making where you live ‘liveable’? Council undertook a survey to determine the community’s perceptions of liveability.

Council is seeking ways to maintain and improve the liveability of its residents - how we live, work, and play. Feedback from the community helps council track the impacts of planning and advocacy. 

Over 1500 residents completed the 2022 Living on the Sunshine Coast community survey in March 2022. They told council what things matter the most, what is working well, and what could improve. They also told council how they feel their local area is currently delivering.

The survey results provide a valuable insight into the needs of the community - both now and into the future. In 2022, the community told council the most important need was access to the environment. The Sunshine Coast score (71%) was higher than the national benchmark (48%). The community also named community safety and less road congestion in their top five. To improve liveability, more affordable housing and better connectivity scored the highest.

These findings align with the vision of our Environment and Liveability Strategy. The Sunshine Coast needs a sustainable community, environment, and economy. The results of this five-year survey will guide planning for a more liveable future.

A summary of the survey is available here.