A hub of activity
With the region's economic activity supporting over 35,000 businesses on the Sunshine Coast, its gross regional product (GRP) exceeds $10 billion. A snapshot of major projects includes:
the Sunshine Coast Enterprise Corridor (extending from south of the Sunshine Coast Airport at Marcoola to Caloundra South and west to the Bruce Highway) will represent a key area for commercial and residential growth over the next 20 years
Aura, a new Sunshine Coast master planned community with the potential to enhance regional amenity, prosperity and liveability
an $80 million road interchange project south of the Caloundra turnoff on the Bruce Highway
Queensland Health’s $1.8 billion Kawana Health Campus project
the Sunshine Coast Airport expansion project
expanded University of the Sunshine Coast
declared Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area.
Key drivers of this economic growth have been strong population increases and growth in the key coastal industries such as tourism, retail and construction. There has also been business growth in the financial and insurance services, professional, scientific and technical services, health care and social assistance and education and training.