Priorities Archive

SCBC DIRECTION FOR 2016

SCBC 2016 Focus Areas outlined below are consistent with 2015 and 2014 but with stronger emphasis on communication with the broader community and establishing the case for growth:

  1. Maintaining the focus on the regional job target of 250,000 jobs by 2033 and understanding what industries and projects the jobs will be created and lost.
  2. Communicating to the broader community the need for economic growth and for public and private investment and why it is important for their family’s job and career prospects.
  3. Keeping the focus and pressure on all levels of government to deliver critical infrastructure.
  4. Capitalising on our regional’s strengths and in particular the opportunities presented by the Kawana Hospital and Health Hub.
  5. Being more representative across all industry sectors.

SCBC held its 2016 strategic workshop with members in March and again invited members and invited guests to attend.

SUMMARY OF THE FOCUS AREAS, WHY,
KEY MESSAGES AND ACTIONS

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Focus for 2013-2014

This is an important time for our region. We need to create new jobs, raise living standards and secure long term wealth and prosperity for our community to support our future population. We need a ‘step’ change to a new economy. The updated SCBC Economic Directions research outlines SCBC’s approach to building a new economy. The transition to a new economy will take time. SCBC is supporting government to get the base right over the next 5 – 10 years, the time it will take to get key transformation projects underway.

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Focus for 2012-2013

Our focus is on demonstrating our philosophy of One Vision; One Voice, and working with all levels of government to deliver 5 vital priorities for the Sunshine Coast.

Top 5 Priorities for the Sunshine Coast

State Priorities Local Priorities
State Priority #1
Commit to a jobs target of 250,000 to support a projected population of 500,000.State Priority #2
Commit to regular and on-going engagement with the business community so critical issues facing the business community are understood by government.State Priority #3
Deliver the Sunshine Coast University Hospital by 2016.State Priority #4
Relocate a major government department or service to the Sippy Downs Technology Precinct.State Priority #5
Commit State Government funding to deliver the Health Hub at Kawana, the upgrade of the Sunshine Coast Airport, the development of the Sippy Downs Technology Precinct and the Maroochydore CBD.
Local Priority #1
Commit to a jobs target of 250,000 to support a projected population of 500,000.Local Priority #2
Commit to regular and on-going engagement with the business community so critical issues facing the business community are understood by government.Local Priority #3
Establish an Economic Development and Major Projects Department, reporting directly to the CEO, to assess the economic impact of major projects, and to deliver the region’s four transformational projects:

  • the Health Hub at Kawana,
  • the upgrade of the Sunshine Coast Airport,
  • the development of the Sippy Downs Technology Precinct, and
  • the creation of the Region’s CBD at Maroochydore.

Local Priority #4
Cut red-tape and reduce costs to business and processing time taken for all Local Government approvals by simplifying the planning and approval systems.

Local Priority #5
Investigate the full range of financing options to enable the planned upgrade of the Sunshine Coast Airport to be delivered urgently.