Sunshine Coast Sustainable Transport Strategy
  • Last updated:
  • 23 May 2016

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Sustainable Transport Strategy 2011-2031 on 2 February 2011 taking a step closer to a sustainable, efficient, integrated and safe transport system for the Sunshine Coast.

This Strategy was refreshed in August 2014 replacing the 2010 version.  The intent of the refresh was to deliver cosmetic changes and reflect the new Sunshine Coast local government area whilst maintaining the approved policy content.


The Sustainable Transport Strategy identifies what is required to provide a sustainable, integrated and safe transport system.


About 85 per cent of trips made by residents are by private motor vehicle. As the population grows, this will have a big impact on the Coast's lifestyle and environment. 

The strategy:

  • outlines how council will deliver a sustainable transport system—increasing the number of trips made by public transport and active transport (eg cycling and walking)
  • explains how a transport system for the Coast will be designed and managed into the future. 

Council will ask the state government to support the provision of good quality, fast, frequent and reliable public transport to service the region. 

The Sunshine Coast Active Transport Plan 2011-2031 supports the strategy and has more details regarding walking and cycling. It was also adopted by council on 2 February 2011.

Community engagement

The strategy is shaped by feedback on the Sustainable Transport Discussion Paper and the Draft Sustainable Transport Strategy during public consultation in 2009 and 2010.

Council also established the Transport Community Group and the Cycling Reference Group  to provide input and community feedback on all aspects of achieving a sustainable, integrated transport system for the region. The groups play a key role in the implementation and delivery of the strategy.


For more information please contact council's customer service.