Cr OPray Sunshine Coast Anniversary
  • Thursday 06 October 2016

Next year marks the 50th Anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast and local community groups and organisations are invited to the party!

A new, one-off 50th Anniversary Fund is now open to not-for-profit groups and organisations for projects, events and activities that support the 50th anniversary and its legacy.

This special one-off Anniversary Fund will allow community groups and organisations to play a key part in the milestone celebration.

Not-for-profit community organisations that operate within the Sunshine Coast local government area or can demonstrate the project, activity or event will benefit residents of the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area are eligible to apply for a 50th Anniversary Fund grant.

There are two types of grants available, category A Grants up to $2000 and category B Grants up to $20,000.

Applications are also open for the Community Grants – Minor Grants program.

Not-for-profit community groups can apply for grants of up to $2000 in one of seven categories: Community Development, Community Facilities, Cultural Development, Cultural Heritage, Economic Development, Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living and Community Events.

For more information, to discuss your project or for assistance with an application, contact a Grants Officer on 5420 8616, email or visit  If you need extra help, Grants Officers can arrange to meet with you in your local community. Visit for eligibility criteria and application forms.

Have your say on Nambour to Coolum recreation trail

A long term project to deliver a strategic trail that links Nambour to Coolum is underway and we want to hear what you think.

Council’s Draft Nambour to Coolum Strategic Recreation Trail (Draft Trail) offers an excellent opportunity to provide the first East-West recreation link on the Sunshine Coast whilst also connecting the hinterland with the Coastal Path network and Maroochydore.

The Trail is the result of detailed feasibility studies which concluded the trail has merit, and subject to approval, it will be planned and delivered in stages over a 20+ year period.

Predominately on public land, the Draft Trail provides approximately 48kms of diverse trail experiences with multiple route options. A number of strategic links still require on-ground discussions to determine how best to achieve some of the more difficult sections of the proposed trail.

There are a number of opportunities for you to view the Draft Trail and have your say including: on council’s website before 5pm Monday, October 17; at an information session at  Bli Bli Old Church Hall 87 Willis Road, Bli Bli from 5 – 6.45pm,  Wednesday, October 5 or Nambour Council Chambers Forecourt, Cnr Burry and Currie St, Nambour from 9am – midday, Saturday, October 8; in Nambour and Coolum Libraries from Monday, September 19 until Monday, October 17.

Following the community consultation, any relevant amendments will be made to the Draft Trail before seeking council’s approval to commence detailed planning.