Council’s Environment and Liveability Strategy sets the strategic direction to guide the actions of council and its partners to ensure a healthy environment and liveable Sunshine Coast to 2041.

In line with these actions, Council has designed and delivered Australia’s first smart city streetscape in Caloundra. This project won a National award for its innovation at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) 2021.

The project involved using smart technology, catenary lighting, public art installations and opening up the main street to be more pedestrian friendly, transforming the regional main street into a vibrant, smart and liveable community space, and re-energising the precinct.

The jury for the awards recognised the design created a vibrant, green and community focused place and responded to the need for our public spaces to deliver fundamental social, environmental, and economic change. This is one of the core aims of the Environment and Liveability Strategy – to balance the needs of all sectors of the community to create a more liveable Sunshine Coast.

Caloundra Main Street Urban Revitalisation project was awarded the Urban Design and Regional Achievement Award at the 2021 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards in June 2021.

The design and construction of the streetscaping in Bulcock St Caloundra is just another way in which council is working to achieve our vision for the Sunshine Coast to be Australia’s most sustainable region: Healthy. Smart. Creative.