Help to shape growing region

By Sonia Isaacs

Ten community representatives wanted

Sunshine Coast community members will be able to have a greater say in shaping the future of the region, with applications for local representatives keen to make a difference and advocate on behalf of community’s needs and priorities, now open.

As part of the ongoing commitment to regional priorities, the Queensland government is looking for 10 passionate representatives for the Sunshine Coast Community Forum. Local community representatives are invited to apply now to become forum members through a formal expression of interest process, with the first meeting to be held before the end of the year.

The forums are a way to strengthen partnerships between community, industry and government and provide a further mechanism for locals to directly engage with government to identify opportunities to grow the local economy and respond to community priorities.

Interested residents are encouraged to fill out an expression of interest (EOI) registering to join. Forum members will have opportunities to connect with each other, industry, and government to help make their communities an even better place to live and work.

Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said the Sunshine Coast was one of Queensland’s fastest-growing regions, and this was an ideal time to continue building the region’s economy. She said the new community forum program would provide an opportunity to hear directly from Sunshine Coast residents on the issues that matter most, which would drive investment agenda.

“Ministers and local State Members of Parliament have been actively involved at each regional community forum and we look forward to continuing our collaborative approach with Sunshine Coast community forum members,” she said.

Caloundra MP, Jason Hunt, said the forums would be a place for community members from all walks of life to come together and contribute their ideas to a brighter Sunshine Coast.

“We know how much the Sunshine Coast community is growing and changing, which is why it’s key that our region has its own dedicated community forum,” he said.

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