Golden Beach, Caloundra Bar

Photo credit: Z. Jone


Explore by theme

Our 12 themes shape and support the growth of our region.

Explore our themes to see how we’re delivering a healthy environment and liveable Sunshine Coast.

You’ll learn about the theme, its vision and what we're planning to achieve by 2041 to support the growth of our region.

Yandina sunset

Landscape and character

Landscape and character define the essence of our region that define our identity and culture.

Mary Cairncross Reserve


Biodiversity is the variety of all life plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms.

Twin Waters Mangroves at sunset

Waterways and wetlands

Waterways and wetlands are our rivers, canals, lakes and water bodies.

Currimundi Honest Sunset


Coastal areas extend from our coastal plains and lagoons to our sand dunes and rocky shores.


Open space

Open space is our network of sport and recreation, trails and paths, and nature spaces.


Flooding and stormwater

Flooding occurs when water flows over land that is normally dry. Stormwater is runoff from rainfall.


Neighbourhoods and housing

Our region is a mix of coastal living and a relaxed, productive and rural lifestyle.


Social infrastructure

Social infrastructure is our spaces, places and services that support the community.

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Sustainable design

Sustainable design supports healthy, cost effective and functional buildings.

Maroochy River Free Energy

Energy and resources

We all use energy and natural resources, yet can do more to reduce our impact on the environment.

Farmers market

Sustainable living

Sustainable living is a lifestyle that leaves little impact on the environment.

Mooloolah River National Park

Adaptation and resilience

Adaptation and resilience is our community’s ability to respond and adapt to a changing climate.