What does a strong community mean to you?

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As our region grows, Sunshine Coast Council is embarking on creating a new Social Strategy to 2041. The community is invited to help shape the future social direction for our region and go in the draw to win some amazing prizes.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said council wanted to ensure that the Sunshine Coast remained one of the best places on earth to live.

“That’s why we are asking residents and visitors alike for your stories and views about what a strong community means to you,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“In 2015, council adopted its first Social Strategy which recognised our greatest social attribute is our people and the way they participate and get involved in community life.

“It also set a vision that our community will continue to thrive and enjoy a lifestyle that sets us apart and in all of our communities, people are included, treated with respect and opportunities are available to all.

“By working together we will ensure we build and support an even stronger Sunshine Coast community – living in what we hope will be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart and creative.”

Community Portfolio Cr Jenny McKay said the new Social Strategy would build on the successes of the past three years that came from the inaugural strategy.

“The strength of our community affects all aspects of our life from health and wellbeing to connections with our local economy and environment,” Cr McKay said.

“Our new Social Strategy is sure to touch all of us in some way and we’re keen to hear what the community thinks is important to them – what does a strong community entail?

“It could be getting out and about and exploring our scenic trails and bikeways, enjoying the wide range of local events on offer with family and friends, understanding and connecting with our culture and history or that your views are valued and heard.

“We are inviting all of our Sunshine Coast community members and our visitors to share their thoughts to help guide and build an even stronger community towards 2041.”

Council will be reaching out to the community through a number of methods, including online, by hosting displays in Sunshine Coast Libraries and pop-ups at a range of events and locations, and facilitating community focus groups.

By sharing your views, you can go in the draw to win one of three great prizes, including: a recreation mountain bike; tickets to the Sunshine Coast Stadium ‘Under the Southern Stars’ concert headlined by the Hoodoo Gurus; or a painting by Lyndon Davis, local Traditional Owner (Kabi Kabi).

Let us know what is important to you by visiting council’s website and click on ‘have your say’ or to get involved, head to one of the following Social Strategy pop-ups:

09 September 2018 - Family Day
Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Kings Beach Caloundra (from 10.00 am)
14 September 2018 - Disability Expo
Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina (from 9.30 am)
14 September 2018 - Maleny Youth Festival
Maleny Neighbourhood Centre (from 3.00 pm)
22 September 2018 - Festuri
Happy Valley Park, The Esplanade, Caloundra (from 10.00 am)
23 September 2018 - Sunshine Coast Collective Market
Coolum State Primary School, Barns Lane, Coolum Beach (from 8.30 am)
07 October 2018 - Caloundra Street Fair
Bulcock Street, Caloundra (from 8.00 am)
13 October 2018 - Hinterland Harvest Market
Bury Street, Nambour (from 7.00 am)
21 October 2018 - Maleny Market
Maleny RSL Hall, Bunya Street, Maleny (from 8.00 am)

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
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