Mayor to seek overseas investment on roadshow
  • Thursday 14 May 2015
Mayor Jamieson

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson will target attracting new investors to one of the country’s fastest growing economies during a two-week investment roadshow to Hong Kong, Frankfurt and London.

The two-week investment mission supports commitments in the Regional Economic Development Strategy and is part of Mayor Jamieson’s plan to encourage job creating investment in the Sunshine Coast.

“The roadshow will be focussed on three of the world’s leading capital markets. We have a great story to tell – the future is here,” Mayor Jamieson said today before leaving for Hong Kong tomorrow.

“The Sunshine Coast offers the perfect mix for investors and the opportunity to be involved at the ground level in some of the most exciting property, infrastructure and business developments in the country, such as the Maroochydore CBD greenfield site, the expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport and the Kawana Health Precinct adjacent to the Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital.

A British-based investor recently purchased the last full-length waterfront development site in the central Maroochydore – a 2064sq m site fronting Duporth Avenue.

“We have an exciting mix of prospects and leading edge opportunities in what is arguably one of the most beautiful locations in the nation,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“You would be hard pressed to point to another region in Australia that has the same combination of opportunities that are ripe for the discerning investor and this is the story we will telling during the roadshow.”

Mayor Jamieson said this was an important time in the history of the Sunshine Coast as the region seeks to take a leading position as a major Australian urban and economic centre.  

“In doing so, we want to see new investment – from those already here and those from elsewhere – and that’s why a roadshow like this is very important,” he said.

“We must stimulate economic diversity and prosperity.

“This has been at the heart of my agenda as Mayor.

“New investment generates new businesses, offering more enduring employment opportunities for our Coast residents and delivering new facilities and services to meet the needs of our communities.

“At the end of the day, the community are all winners when we attract new investment to our region.”