- Landscape and character
- Waterways and wetlands
- Open space
- Flooding and stormwater
- Neighbourhoods and housing
- Social infrastructure
- Sustainable design
- Energy and resources
- Sustainable living
- Adaptation and resilience
The Sunshine Coast has rich biodiversity including native plants, animals and ecosystems. You can see this throughout our natural areas set within rural and urban landscapes.
Our subtropical climate and breadth of landforms support our plants and animals. The Sunshine Coast is home to 142 rare and threatened plant and animal species. For example, the koala and unique Buderim holly.
Our Land for Wildlife Program is the largest run by a local government in Queensland. It has more than 1100 private landowners managing wildlife habitat on their properties. This shows the community’s continued appreciation for our region’s natural assets.
You can experience our region’s biodiversity through a range of nature-based recreation activities.
Photo credit: M. Worcester
Photo credit: O. Holmes
Photo credit: H. R. Francis
Council works with all sectors of the community to promote biodiversity protection. Council also manages a network of environment reserves to enhance and protect values.
Blue Heart Sunshine Coast receives awardProject nationally recognised as a transformative climate solution.
The Environment and Liveability Strategy has been recognised for planning excellenceThe Queensland winners of the Planning Institute of Australia’s Awards for Planning Excellence 2020 have been announced with the strategy taking home an award.
- Waterways and wetlands Waterways and wetlands are our rivers, canals, lakes and water bodies. View more
- Open space Open space is our network of sport and recreation, trails and paths, and nature spaces. View more
- Adaptation and resilience Adaptation and resilience is our community’s ability to respond and adapt to a changing climate. View more