City Hall doors now open

The new Maroochydore City Hall is now open, and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s the centrepiece for our region’s growing CBD, signaling a new era for business and innovation on the Sunshine Coast. Featuring 10 floors of contemporary community, retail, and workspace with areas available for community groups and businesses to hire. There’s also communal space, end-of-trip facilities, and green zones. Read more!

The Maroochydore Customer Service counter and Development Information counter has moved from 10 First Avenue, Maroochydore, to the new Sunshine Coast City Hall located at 54 First Avenue, Maroochydore. 

Nambour and Caloundra Customer Service counters will continue operating. Please also note the amended hours for the Customer Service counters and the Development Information counters during the Christmas and New Year period.

The Sunshine Coast hinterland’s majestic Glass House Mountains are the inspiration behind the spectacular new Sunshine Coast City Hall design.
Sunshine Coast it’s time to connect, reflect and celebrate 

Sunshine Coast residents are invited to take a moment to look at 2022 in review with Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson in our annual State of our Region online story.

State of our Region provides an update on some of the memorable moments of 2022, key achievements and programs delivered for our community, and highlights what we have to look forward to in the future. 

This year’s story features many inspiring community champions and their stories, including some of their aspirations for the future of our region:

Spinal Life Australia’s Dane Cross was part of council’s award-winning Briometrix Mobility Mapping Project
Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre’s Mark Ellis, Sunshine Coast 2022 Citizen of the Year
Migrant Learn to Swim and Beach Safe participants Moksha Thakral and Akhil Bajaj
Sunshine Coast lifeguard Teisha Jenkins
Biosphere Community Advisory Group Chair Will Shrapnel
Sustainability advocates, Barns Lane founders Jason Grant and Jonathan Leishman
Ali Khan, owner of Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat
Sunshine Coast Youth Council members Sienna Bell and Agnes Jain
Sunshine Coast Council Major Project Achievements for 2022

As one of the region’s largest employers, we have a wide variety of opportunities and workplaces, surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural settings in the country.

Our organisation is innovative, progressive, community-focused and driven by great people. Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We are passionate about wellbeing, health and safety, inclusion and diversity, equity and respect. 

Here are a few achievements we are proud to share.
Sunshine Coast Jobs Hub NOW LIVE

With a great range of work and career opportunities, an entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, a thriving job market, endless coastline and hinterland, and a welcoming community, the Sunshine Coast is home to an amazing and unforgettable work and lifestyle experience.

The new Sunshine Coast Jobs Hub is a joint initiative by Sunshine Coast Council and Study Sunshine Coast as an outcome of the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Strategy. Our mission is to help local businesses and industry grow as well as attract new business and talent to our region.

Phase 1 of the Sunshine Coast Jobs Hub Platform was launched today (Dec 19) with a focus on advising key stakeholders and employers about the platform and how to use it. 

Phase 2 of the platform will launch in March 2023 with a full marketing campaign.

Sunshine Coast Jobs Hub is a smart, cost free way to recruit quality local staff as well as attracting new workers to our region, using this easy online system.
Learn more and sign up today.
Business Sustainability Workshop series (Feb/Mar)

Three workshops will be delivered across the region with Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast. The workshop will help businesses understand how they can cut costs and reduce their environmental footprint.

Participants will analyse their energy, water and waste use to understand where efficiencies can be made and learn how to create a Sustainability Action Plan to implement into their business. This is open to all businesses but will be of particular use to small businesses that have limited resources to investigate and implement.
16 Feb, 4-6:30pm, The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour
23 Feb, 4-6:30pm, Venue 114, Bokarina
2 Mar, 4-6:30pm, Surfair, Marcoola
Cost: $25pp


NEW PODCAST: I Don' t Know How She Does it! 

Hosted by SCBWN President Min Swan and SCBWN Advocacy and PR Chair Lizzie Henebery, this new podcast aims to go behind the scenes with business women, getting deep on life and business, revealing secrets, triumphs and challenges, and helping listeners to believe that anything is possible. Pop those earbuds in and get ready to be inspired!

Listen Here

Want to grow your business domestically or internationally?

Need the know-how, skills and strategy to do so?

Attend Council’s Trade Capability Workshop series and walk away with everything you need to be export-ready, including a step-by-step strategy and tailored business plan that’s ready for implementation.

The program will consist of three half-day, in-person workshops on March 8 & 29 and April 19 at Maroochy Surf Club. Secure a ticket here.

Get your business ready for the summer. with 5 hot tips.

The summer season is different for each business. It may be your busiest period or time to take a break, reflect on the year and set new goals. Either way:

1. Get ready for busy or quiet periods
2. Schedule your marketing and communications
3. Manage your cash flow
4. Prepare for the heat and natural disasters
5. Understand fair work rules and obligations

Create a free employment contract for an employee under Australia's Fair Work system.

Making your employee’s pay and conditions clear from the start can help protect your business in the long term.
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