In yet another great achievement for the region, the Sunshine Coast has been named a Smart21 Community by the Intelligent Community Forum for the ninth time in 10 years!

The selection of the annual Smart21 Communities of the Year marks the semi-finalist phase in ICF’s annual awards program
which now leads to the selection of the Top 7 Intelligent Community of 2023.. Read more

Build a better business

Supported by Sunshine Coast Council, he TAFE Build A Better Business program has helped guide over 150 businesses on the Sunshine Coast through their planning and development.  

The program gave local business Dash Academy the confidence to achieve their goals. Read their story and check out more programs and support on Level Up.

Used office furniture up for grabs 

As part of the refurbishment of the Caloundra and Nambour administration buildings, Council has a range of furniture to be re-homed to community groups and businesses.

Register your interest at  SCC ASPIRE or download the ASPIRE app. For more information contact

Bonza takes off to Rocky

Bonza took flight from Sunshine Coast Airport directly to Rockhampton for the first time ever on Monday, marking another milestone for the region.

The airline will also start flying directly to Melbourne (Tullamarine) from March 30 adding to a number of other routes already on offer. 
Read more

Cheese champions

Woombye Cheese Company have won the title of Grand Champion Cheese for their Woombye Blackall Gold cheese at the 2023 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Champions.

 This means their cheese is the best of the best across ALL cheese classes in Australia. Read the full list here.
That’s gold! 

Big congratulations to husband and wife brewers Shaz and Matt Wilson from Moffat Beach Brewing Co for producing the beer judged Australia’s finest at the Royal Queensland Awards.

Well done also to 10 Toes Brewery and Glass House Brewery who also won awards! Check out the full list here.

Naturally Good Expo

Expressions of Interest close March 17 for Sunshine Coast businesses to participate in the largest event for healthy retailers, brands and practitioners in the southern hemisphere. 

EOI and more information

Get Export Ready – Register NOW!

Want to grow your business domestically or internationally?

Attend Council’s Trade Capability Workshop series and walk away with everything you need to be export-ready.

Program consists of three half-day, in-person workshops on March 29, April 19 and May 10 at Maroochy Surf Club. Secure a ticket here.

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