• There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.  As one of the largest employers on the Coast, council’s workforce is its greatest asset. With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of major regional projects that will see the Sunshine Coast become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy. Council offers a diverse range of careers, having a culture of learning and improvement we encourage innovation and efficiency. The passion and willingness of our people to go above and beyond sets us apart from other councils. If you are looking for work / life balance, a step into local government on the Sunshine Coast is a must for your next career move.

  • The Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project represents the ongoing development of an airport that has been operating and evolving for more than 50 years. As the region continues to grow, the airport must expand to meet the needs of the community and to continue to support the development of the region’s economy.
    The expansion project will deliver a new 2450m x 45m runway compliant with regulatory standards, runway end taxiway loops, an expanded apron and terminal facilities, new access roads and utilities.
    The project will enable direct flights to more destinations across Australia, Asia and the Western Pacific, enhancing national and global connections. It will generate jobs and economic growth, boost tourism, help export businesses and secure air access to the Sunshine Coast for generations to come. 

  • Addressing the Sunshine Coast’s public transport needs is a crucial component in securing the future liveability and prosperity of our region. To achieve that goal, council needs a major boost to our public transport network and a solution that encourages people to get out of their cars as their preferred mode of travel. The Sunshine Coast Mass Transit project aims to provide a sleek and modern rapid transit system as the backbone of our region’s future public transport network. Council will continue to build its case for the development of an integrated mass transit system to service the Sunshine Coast’s growing population.

  • The new $4.7 million world class Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre at Maleny features an elevated viewing platform and boardwalk and the Rainforest Education Centre with a combination of traditional interactive displays, multi-sensory experiences and exhibits. There is also a theatrette, a conservation research area, offices and modern amenities.

    Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is a living museum of plant and animal life. This 55-hectare subtropical rainforest is a remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range and delights visitors with its tranquillity and beauty.


We’re committed to protecting and enhancing our region, our communities, our economy, our built environment and our natural assets.  Council is leading a nomination for our region to be recognised by UNESCO as an international site of excellence, known as a biosphere.

A biosphere is a special place where responsible development and people living sustainably sits along-side active conservation. Just like our region.

Becoming a biosphere will give the Sunshine Coast further national and international recognition. Biospheres create niche markets for products, services, facilities and practices. This is significant for the agricultural, forestry, fisheries and tourism sectors. A biosphere will help local businesses grow while attracting more investment to our region. That means more jobs for local people.