- 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
Neighbourhoods and housing
The settlement pattern of the Sunshine Coast is a mix of vibrant coastal living and a relaxed, productive and rural lifestyle.
Where we live, what facilities and services are in our neighbourhood and the lifestyle we lead are important to both community and personal wellbeing.
The majority of us reside in low density houses located along the coastal strip with access to employment, activity centres, shops, schools and sport and recreation facilities.
New communities are also emerging in the coastal strip, generally these houses are being built on smaller lots and have a strong focus on walkability.
The hinterland and rural towns provide a rural lifestyle serviced by central activity hubs and villages.
There is a strong sense of community across this diverse mix of neighbourhoods and towns that gives the Sunshine Coast its identity.
Developing houses and neighbourhoods that promote and provide a diversity of affordable and sustainable living options for all members of our community is our goal.
We set the policy direction for our neighbourhoods. This includes the layout, housing form, infrastructure and transport networks. We do this through the planning scheme.
Council takes out first place in sustainability award two years runningCouncil’s Environment and Liveability Strategy has been announced a winner of the Banksia Sustainability Awards.
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.
- Coastal Coastal areas extend from our coastal plains and lagoons to our sand dunes and rocky shores. View more
- Social infrastructure Social infrastructure is our spaces, places and services that support the community. View more
- Sustainable living Sustainable living is a lifestyle that leaves little impact on the environment. View more