Annual report highlights Sunshine Coast progress

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The Sunshine Coast community will soon be able to check on council’s progress from the past 12 months thanks to the release of its annual report for 2017/18.

The award-winning Sunshine Coast Solar Farm features on the front cover of this year’s annual report which is one of the key ways council makes the community and stakeholders aware of the services it has delivered, the projects it has undertaken, and its achievements during the financial year.

It was endorsed by councillors at today’s November Ordinary Meeting of council.

The annual report includes messages from Mayor Mark Jamieson, CEO Mike Whittaker and key statistics and information on the Sunshine Coast and council.

Mayor Jamieson said the Sunshine Coast was evolving as one of Australia’s leading city regions.

“Our council is playing its part in shaping a future that maintains and enhances the region’s outstanding environmental assets, strengthens the social fabric of our communities and generates jobs and prosperity for current and future generations,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“This is at the heart of our vision for the Sunshine Coast to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative.

“It underpins what we do every day in responding to the needs of our community, but also shapes our planning for a future where the liveability, community attributes and environmental assets we enjoy continue to be a hallmark of the Sunshine Coast.”

Once published, hard copies of the annual report will be available for viewing at council libraries and customer service centres and it will also be able to be downloaded from council’s website from next week.

The major achievements for 2017/18 included:

A smart economy
• Sunshine Coast Airport $303 million expansion progressed
• Major events generated approximately 68.9 million in economic activity
• Development of the Maroochydore City Centre has been substantially progressed
• Palisade Investment Partners became new operators of the Sunshine Coast Airport

A strong community
• Sunshine Coast’s 50th Anniversary was celebrated with approximately 35,000 people enjoying 98 events
• Over $4.6 million in grants were awarded to more than 1000 community applicants
• 2017 Caloundra Music Festival attracted more than 32,000 attendees and generated significant economic and promotional benefit for the Sunshine Coast
• More than 54,000 attendees took part in the 2017 Horizon Festival

A healthy environment
• Sunshine Coast Solar Farm performed above expectations
• Several key centres throughout the region revitalised through place making design, upgrades and capital investment
• $7.3 million invested in environmental land purchases
• The 1000th landholder on the Sunshine Coast joined the Land for Wildlife Program

Service excellence
• 182,470 phone calls from customers attended to at council’s main call centre
• Around 41,800 development enquiries received and responded to
• More than $230 million of total purchasing spend was awarded to local business
• 1039 hectares of recreational parks maintained across the region

Outstanding organisation
• New organisation structure adopted to position council for future success
• Unqualified financial audit report awarded for the 10th consecutive year
• A record $864 million budget was adopted for 2018/19
• Excellence through services for Sunshine Coast Council staff and projects were recognised with 21 awards

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