Sunshine Coast Council

Council Of Mayors | South East Queensland

Sunshine Coast

This is an important time in the history of the Sunshine Coast as we take a leading position as a major Australian urban and economic centre.

The combination of the region’s competitive business environment, accessibility to markets, new infrastructure, highly-skilled workforce and idyllic lifestyle makes the Sunshine Coast a location of choice for business and investment.

The Sunshine Coast economy has doubled in size in the last decade, with a current Gross Regional Product of more than A$13 billion. The economy is predicted to grow in a strong and sustainable pattern over the next 20 years to reach A$33 billion in 2033, accompanied by an increase in high-value employment, export and household income.

Positioned on the doorstep of Asia and the Pacific Rim, the region is well connected to national and international markets through its major transport networks – the Bruce Highway, the national rail network and the Sunshine Coast Airport – and is close to Brisbane airports and the Port of Brisbane. Supply lines and distribution networks are well established and it is easy to stay connected both domestically and internationally.

The Sunshine Coast is a highly competitive business location compared with the majority of other Australian and international cities. With stable government, strong intellectual property protection and a legal framework that is conducive to doing business, the Sunshine Coast offers an ideal choice for establishing and operating a business. The Sunshine Coast’s low business costs also make it a cost-effective place to do business.

Sunshine Coast’s competitive business environment, accessibility to markets, proposed new infrastructure, a highly-skilled workforce and idyllic lifestyle are the winning combination that is attracting national and international investment.

Mayor Mark Jamieson

Mayor Mark Jamieson

+61 7 5441 8242

Cr Mark Jamieson was elected Mayor of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council in April 2012. Mark’s vision for Council is to build a united team which delivers a robust economy, creates jobs, provides value for ratepayers and delivers quality services. The Mayor has enjoyed an extensive career in senior leadership roles with strategic and operational responsibilities and accountabilities for customer satisfaction, staff development, business performance/expansion and shareholder growth.