- Last updated:
- 01 Feb 2017
The Sunshine Coast offers investors an unrivaled mix of quality investment opportunities, prime commercial and coastal locations and an idyllic lifestyle and environment.
As one of Queensland's fastest growing regions and Australia's top ten significant urban areas, the Sunshine Coast is becoming one of Australia's leading regional economies having nearly doubled in size in the last decade.
The Sunshine Coast is building a new economy based on a clear 20-year economic plan, which presents investors with multiple opportunities and opens new avenues for business growth, development and expansion.
Significant capital investment is already underway. A new city centre - the only greenfield CBD development in Australia at this time - will be established in Maroochydore and a new A$1.8 billion tertiary teaching hospital will open in 2017. The Sunshine Coast Airport is to be expanded to deliver Australia's next international airport and the A$81 million expansion of the University of the Sunshine Coast was completed in 2015. More than A$2.5 billion in direct investment has been committed across these four major projects, in addition to significant private investment fueling growth in a number of high-value industries across the region.
The region has built strong investment and business connections, with growing interest from the Asia Pacific and Middle East, and increasing domestic and global demand for its products and services.
The Sunshine Coast is also well connected with road, rail, sea and air links providing a direct gateway to local, national and global markets.
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.
Visit council's Invest website for an array of information about doing business in the region including local success stories, investment opportunities and support, and why now is the time to invest in the Sunshine Coast.