Landscape and character

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

We use the natural and built environments, and their associated geological, ecological and cultural histories, to describe the landscape and character of our region.

The natural environment is our living network. It's the relationship between the land, waterways, wetlands and coastal areas and the plants and animals they support. waterways. While our built environment includes the structures and places we create in rural and urban settings. Both of these elements provide a sense of place and local identity.

Our region is a 'community of communities', each with its own distinct identity. Separated by the green frame of our conservation and recreation spaces, our towns and neighbourhoods provide a diversity of places for people to enjoy.

We're also lucky to have magnificent landscapes, such as the regional inter-urban break. These create the character of our region through iconic views, scenic corridors, and open spaces. We group our landscapes into 4 zones:

  1. Coast
  2. Coastal plain
  3. Foothills, and
  4. Hinterland.

Related transformational actions

Related transformational actions

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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