Live healthier and happier

Community strategy action plan refreshed and open for community consultation

THE SUNSHINE Coast Community Strategy has been formulated to ensure Sunshine Coast residents live healthier and happier lives.
It aims to promote active lifestyles, better community connections and ensure vibrant and connected places and spaces. Creativity, along with First Nations culture and heritage is celebrated as a cornerstone of the strategy.
The strategy has recently undergone a refresh after vital feedback from more than 1800 community members. Collaborative solutions to transport and housing and homelessness support, more emphasis on community facilities and local activities to bring communities together, and a renewed focus on inclusion and diversity in all its forms are some of the priorities highlighted.
Other priorities suggested by residents include ensuring balance in the built and natural environment, strengthening community connections as the Sunshine Coast grows, and developing further recognition of First Nations people.
Sunshine Coast residents are invited to provide their feedback on the draft refreshed Community Strategy and Action Plan 2024-29.
Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli encouraged all members of the community to have their say on this important strategy for the region.
“The draft refreshed Community Strategy reflects our changing Sunshine Coast community priorities,” Cr Natoli said.
“Here on the Sunshine Coast, we’re connecting and engaging with our communities to build a better future for everyone.
“Residents can provide their feedback by attending one of our community sessions, completing the online survey or, for more detailed feedback, using the feedback template before June 10.
“Residents can also get creative and enter the photo competition by sharing a photo that represents our strong Sunshine Coast community.”
Community members who enter the photo competition can win gift vouchers of up to $500, with open and junior categories available.
There will be a range of opportunities to provide feedback during the engagement period, including community sessions held during May and June. There is also online community survey or feedback templates available on Council’s Have Your Say website. More details, registration information for the community sessions and updates available at