The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia's top ten significant urban areas with a population of over 300,000. The region has a vibrant and growing economy, competitive business conditions, accessibility to major national and international markets, and a quality lifestyle for residents and businesses. Situated approximately 100 kilometres north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is a diverse subtropical region with stunning beaches, lush hinterland and scenic mountains.
Positioned on the doorstep of Asia and the Pacific Rim and in close proximity to Brisbane, the region is well connected to national and international markets through its major transport networks - the Bruce Highway, the national rail network and the Sunshine Coast Airport.
The Sunshine Coast economy is one of the largest regional economies in Australia. High- value industries support the region's major infrastructure projects, and offer exciting investment opportunities in response to demand from global markets. Under strong regional leadership, the Sunshine Coast economy is strengthening and expanding core industries of tourism, construction and retail, and diversifying into the new high growth sectors based on the natural strengths and competitive attributes of the region.
Food and agribusiness is the biggest export sector with more than 900 businesses located in the region and an industry value of A$670 million. The health and wellbeing industry is one of the largest economic generators on the Sunshine Coast and the largest employer in the region.
INNOVATIVE AND EMERGING INDUSTRIES
The region has a ﬂourishing innovation ecosystem that is driving entrepreneurial activities across many sectors including: sports, major events and leisure; innovative and functional foods; aviation and aerospace; medical technologies, health and wellbeing; and clean technologies and professional services. With a passion for innovation and collaboration, the Sunshine Coast region is emerging as an exciting innovation hub.
Thousands of innovative businesses, high- performing export companies and global executives are beneﬁting from calling Sunshine Coast home and enjoy being part of a local community with a rapidly expanding global reach.
The region also hosts a number of world-class international events including the Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Food and Wine Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and the Sunshine Coast Ironman.
The Sunshine Coast offers investors the opportunity to be part of some of the most exciting developments in Australia:
Commercial, residential and mixed-use precincts providing opportunities for development across a range of community and commercial uses, including the largest residential development project in Australia.
The combination of the Sunshine Coast region's competitive business environment, unrivalled mix of quality investment opportunities, prime commercial and residential locations, accessibility to global markets, diverse economy, new infrastructure, focus on innovation, highly-skilled and educated workforce, and an idyllic environment and lifestyle makes the Sunshine Coast a location of choice.