We can’t do it all alone
MAYOR Mark Jamieson’s State of the Region address paints a picture of a region that is quickly becoming a powerhouse not only in Queensland, but the world.
The Coast has always been renowned for its enviable lifestyle, but lacked in terms of job creation, innovation and economic potential.
Under the leadership of Cr Jamieson, this council is changing that for the better.
While determined to protect the lifestyle for which the Sunshine Coast is renowned, council is delivering game-changing projects to fill the gaps that have held the region back for years.
The new Maroochydore CBD, an international airport and the international submarine cable are just three examples of key projects reshaping the Coast.
Already, we’re witnessing the benefits. Household incomes are improving by the day, employment is surging ahead and building approvals skyrocketing. But Sunshine Coast Council cannot achieve all of this alone. Council has put the region on track to greater things, but getting it across the finish line requires other levels of government to come on board and play their part.
Sadly, this has not happened in recent years, with the Coast all but forgotten, especially by the State Government not willing to help a region from which its own coffers benefit significantly.
It is time for that to change. It is time they recognised the Coast for the powerhouse it has become.