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Council scores major sport and recreation park goal

Land acquisition at Bli Bli critical step in delivering future sport and recreation precinct.

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Mountain ‘forever home’ secured for koalas, cockatoos

A parcel of untouched native bushland in the Sunshine Coast hinterland will be protected for conservation, supporting endangered koalas as well as the vulnerable glossy black cockatoo and Richmond birdwing butterfly.

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Wetlands to be restored and protected

Council has secured 120 hectares of land in the Blue Heart for restoration and conservation of wetlands for habitat, a healthier Maroochy River and a place to connect to nature.

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New weapon detects bushfires in minutes

The Sunshine Coast has a world-leading tool to help safeguard people, properties, and our natural assets.

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Action plan gives new hope to endangered species

A plan set to help protect our region’s “ancient mariners’’.

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Sunshine Coast Resource Recovery Strategy 2023

A strategy to drive the rubbish revolution.

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World-first ecosystem services mapping

A mapping product to explore and understand the different services provided by our ecosystems.

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Cool Homes for the Sunshine Coast

Get your hands on the Cool Homes booklet and compass to help you discover what makes a comfortable home all year round.

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Our housing and homelessness response

Council’s Housing and Homelessness Action Plan was endorsed in July 2023.

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A forest adventure at Sippy Downs

Sippy Downs Forest Park provides green relief and social opportunities.

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The sustainability projects defining Sunshine Coast’s future

The Environment and Liveability Strategy Annual Report 2022/23.

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The Environment and Liveability Strategy Refresh Project 2023

New inclusions for the Sunshine Coast’s blueprint setting the future for our environment and liveability.

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Upgrade to North Shore Sports Complex

Providing community facilities where and when they are needed. North Shore Sports Complex $2.7m upgrade encourages local teams plus host teams from throughout the region, state and nation.

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Scoot in style as e-transport trial begins

Sustainable transport comes to town.

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Region-wide

Let’s beat heat in the street

Climate research is cool, in more ways than you might think.

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What’s better than gold stars? Green Stars.

City Hall building shines with 5 Green Star building accreditation

Hermione the Koala, Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Environment Levy project

Region-wide

Koala conservation

Implementing the Sunshine Coast koala conservation plan.

Point Cartwright Lighthouse

Environment Levy project

Region-wide

Coastal Health Report for the Sunshine Coast

The Coastal Health Report is the first coast-wide assessment of the environmental condition and use of our beaches, headlands, lower estuaries, and coastal lagoons.

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How ‘liveable’ is your neighbourhood?

Council’s ‘Living on the Sunshine Coast’ survey investigates.

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Climate Action Roadmap

Creating our climate ready future.

Meridan Plains land acquisition

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214 hectare land acquisition - Meridan Plains

Council has made a $9.5 million land acquisition to expand our green spaces.

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Mooloolaba Northern Parkland

The Northern Parkland at Mooloolaba, a community space for all to enjoy and access.

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A snapshot of achievements for 2021/22

Counci has released the Environment and Liveability Strategy Annual Report.

RESET project

Environment Levy project

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Regional Erosion and Sediment, Education and Trial (RESET)

A purpose-built erosion and sediment control training facility and education program.

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Coastal Discovery Van

A mobile education tool that celebrates the uniqueness of the Sunshine Coast as it moves between coastal locations and schools.

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Kawana Aquatic Centre renovations

World class pool provides more great places and spaces

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Beerwah Community Meeting Place open for business

New meeting space in Beerwah opens to meet current and forecast future community needs

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CoastSnap Community Beach Monitoring Program

A citizen science project to capture changing coastlines

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Upgraded Nambour Splash Park opens

Your water wonderland awaits.

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Environment Levy project

Region-wide

Becoming a zero-net emissions organisation

Working towards achieving our organisational zero-net emissions target.

Rec Park plan

Region-wide

Council endorses recreation parks plan

Green step forward for Sunshine Coast parks.

Bribie Island

Environment Levy project

Region-wide

Monitoring the health of our much-loved catchments

2021 Healthy Land and Water Report Card results released.

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Caloundra’s future library is one step closer

New chapter for council’s administration building

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Updated flood mapping

New online mapping - building our region's resilience.

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Council showcases $12.8 million green investment

The Environment Levy—maintaining and enhancing our natural assets and the liveability of our Sunshine Coast.

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Liveability of streetscapes recognised nationally

Caloundra’s Bulcock Street wins award

Sunshine Coast Biosphere

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Biosphere

Sunshine Coast officially becomes a UNESCO biosphere.

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Swapping out single use plastics

Cleaning up the environment

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Solar machine learning

Capturing solar data through the computer’s artificial intelligence.

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Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs) tell a story

What goes down the drain can end up in our waterways.

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Sippy Downs park adds to council’s open space

Albany Lakes Park provides new facility for community.

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Using E-bikes for inspections

Smart, quiet, clean… and just a bit of fun – Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

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Solar water pump – Managing dust through recycling

Managing dust through water recycling.

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Data to drive smarter decision making

Using smart sensors to improve the delivery of services and facilities.

Shorebird mural

Environment Levy project

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Sharing our shorelines

Key resident and migratory shorebird species featured in mural.

Turtle hatchling clean up Buddina

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Cleaning up to give hatchlings a clear run

Working together to remove rubbish from waterways and beaches.

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Stormwater management

Adoption of council’s first Stormwater Management Strategy.

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Off-leash area adds more to open space network

Muller Park ever more popular.

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Council takes out first place in sustainability award

Council’s Environment and Liveability Strategy has been announced a winner of the Banksia Sustainability Awards for the second year running.

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Collaboration continues to protect our Passage

Take part in the Pumicestone Catchment Covergence 2021: Insights for a healthy future.

Climate Watch app

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Citizen scientists hit Coast wetland to help ClimateWatch

ClimateWatch walking trail launched at Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary.

Electric vehicle fast charger

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Electric vehicle fast charger plugs at Forest Glen

Charging up on the electric super highway.

Maroochy River Autumn sunrise over Mount Coolum

Region-wide

Blue Heart Sunshine Coast receives award

Project awarded through the Cities Power Partnership.

Bells Creek, Glass House Mountains

Major

Environment and Liveability Strategy recognised for planning excellence

The Queensland winners of the Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) Awards for Planning Excellence 2020 have been announced with the strategy taking home an award.

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Sport and Recreation Precinct planned west of Caloundra

Council drafting new master plan for Honey Farm Road.

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Free online tool building a circular economy

Connecting businesses to exchange waste as a resource.

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Sunshine Coast Open House celebrates the region's architecture

Sunshine Coast building design.

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Environment Levy project

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Restoring the Mary River

Riparian restoration project complete.

Russell Family Park

Local

Play time in Montville

Fun, bright and lively new playground for Russell Family Park in Montville.

Giant barred frog (Mixophyes iteratus)

Environment Levy project

Local

Establishment of Annie Hehir Environment Reserve complete

A 63-hectare purchase through the Environment Levy.

Birds eye view

Environment Levy project

Major

Blue Heart Sunshine Coast

Protecting and managing the most critical areas of the floodplain.

Coolum Creek Environmental Reserve River, Maroochy River

Environment Levy project

Region-wide

Buying land for habitat conservation and restoration

Environment Levy funds support land acquisition to expand our conservation estate.

Belli Park

Environment Levy project

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Environment Levy Program

Levy funds are a key funding source supporting the delivery of ELS outcomes.

Doonan Open Data Expo

Environment Levy project

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Connecting through conservation

Events held on Environment Levy reserves to connect people and nature.

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New Eumundi pathway to benefit all

Upgraded Lonergan Lane adds to liveability.

Bells Creek, Glass House Mountains

Region-wide

Sunshine Coast Biodiversity Report 2020

Providing valuable data to inform planning and delivery of conservation outcomes.

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Investment in beach safety supports Sunshine Coast liveability

Support of lifeguards continues.

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Region-wide

A snapshot of achievements for 2019/20

Council continues to invest in environment and liveability initiatives, so our region remains a great place to live, work and raise a family.

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Sunshine Coast Ecological Park

Project update.

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New sports complex open in Aura

Delivering on community needs in a growing neighbourhood.

Botanical Gardens, Maroochydore

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Creating beautiful organic gardens

Putting the circular economy in practice.

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Beach Clean Up Program

Community working together to clean up the beaches.

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Stormwater to water street trees

Innovation in watering street trees.

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Sustainability Rating for Venue 114

Leading the way in sustainability.

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Monitoring building efficiencies

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through measurement.

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1799 Interpretive heritage trail

A 1799 journey to explore the Queensland coastline.

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Greening our neighbourhoods while cooling our streets

Building resilience in the community to rising temperatures.

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Protecting the native wildlife of our coast

Local organisations working together to control foxes in coastal bushland areas from Bli Bli to Peregian Springs.

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When the rubber hits the road

Supporting the circular economy.

Planktonic life of the Sunshine Coast

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Planktonic life of the Sunshine Coast

Investigating the impacts of climate change on the microscopic life of our waterways

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Landsborough Placemaking Master Plan

Fifteen year vision for Landsborough receives tick of approval.

Glass House Mountains

Local

Inter-urban Break Outdoor Recreation Plan

A strategic framework to guide management of outdoor recreation activities in the Inter-urban Break.

Bulcock Street, Caloundra

Region-wide

Sunshine Coast Design Book

A resource to help design Sunshine Coast homes, buildings, parks, public spaces, streets and neighbourhoods.

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Living Smart

Inspiring sustainable lifestyles

 Caloundra Events Centre

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Redevelopment of the Caloundra Events Centre

A multi-million dollar redevelopment to support the growing community.

Caloundra Town Reserve

Local

Caloundra Town Reserve Mountain Bike Trails

New Caloundra mountain bike trail is the Beez Kneez.

AFL fields, Meridan Plains

Local

Meridan Fields Sports Complex New AFL Precinct

New sporting fields contributing to the health and well-being of Sunshine Coast residents.

Street Tree Master Plan

Region-wide

Sunshine Coast Street Tree Master Plan

Transforming the Sunshine Coast to a greener cooler place.

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Environment Levy project

Region-wide

Reinstating vegetation and habitats

Expanded landfill delivers almost 40 hectares of new habitat.

Asparagus Fern

Region-wide

Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan

A cooperative and coordinated approach to invasive plant and animal management.

City Scape, Caloundra

Region-wide

Housing benchmark report

A point in time snapshot of housing provision.

Sunshine Coast Solar Farm

Major

Sunshine Coast Solar Farm

The Solar Farm has 57,960 panels and generates enough electricity to power approximately 5000 homes.

Plastic bottles

Region-wide

Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking

An annual snapshot of council's environmental sustainability performance.

Bollards

Region-wide

Sustainability and innovation in action

Bollards made from soft plastics.

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Region-wide

Smart sprinklers for our parks and sports grounds

Reducing water consumption through the use of smart sprinklers.

Land for Wildlife, 20th Anniversary

Environment Levy project

Region-wide

Land for Wildlife

Supporting landholders to protect native plants and animals on their property.

Pelicans at sunset

Environment Levy project

Region-wide

Monitoring our waterways

Our ongoing partnership with Healthy Land and Water.

Beach day at Kings Beach

Environment Levy project

Region-wide

Protecting our beaches and headlands

Initiatives to to protect and enhance our coastal areas.

Fortnightly Monitoring

Region-wide

Understanding our Flying-foxes

Council is proactively undertaking monitoring and management of Flying-foxes

Buderim Mountain, Sippy Downs

Region-wide

Disaster resilience plan

A Queensland-first strategy on disaster resilience.

Kids in Action

Environment Levy project

Major

Kids in Action Program

Bringing schools together to explore environmental issues.

Picnic Point, Maroochydore

Region-wide

Adventure Sunshine Coast

A revolutionary online guide to our great outdoors.

Kings Beach

Major

Our Resilient Coast. Our Future

Sunshine Coast better prepared for coastal hazards.

View of Glass House Mountains

Major

Protecting the Regional Inter-urban Break

We are committed to protecting the Regional Inter-urban Break in perpetuity.

Baringa Community Centre

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Baringa Community Centre

Heart of Baringa unites growing community.