Clean Technologies
  • Last updated:
  • 24 Sep 2018

The clean technologies industry on the Sunshine Coast represents approximately 12% of the industry in Queensland, employing nearly 1,770 people and contributing an estimated A$212 million to the Sunshine Coast economy annually. 

The clean technologies industry includes renewable energy, water, waste and recycling, construction materials, energy efficiency, carbon trading and environmental services. With one of the highest concentrations of clean technology businesses in Queensland, the Sunshine Coast has developed credentials in sustainability and clean technology innovation and is home to award-winning applications and research capabilities. 

As part of its vision to be Australia's most sustainable region, the Sunshine Coast Council has also developed a 15 megawatt utility scale solar farm, which will cement the region’s reputation as the solar industry capital of Australia.

Investment in our Future

Council is Australia's first local government to offset its entire electricity consumption across all its facilities and operations from renewable energy generation at the 15MegaWatt Sunshine Coast Solar Farm. Click here to find out more about the Solar Farm.

The Sunshine Coast is again taking a nation leading position by unveiling Australia's first, high-tech, underground automated waste collection system for a CBD, to be installed in the new Maroochydore City Centre. Click here to find out more about the Waste Collection System.

Key clean technologies on the Sunshine Coast include:

  • Architecture and green building design
  • Green building materials
  • Renewable energy (solar) and energy efficiency (LED lighting)
  • Engineering and scientific consulting services
  • Green accounting and marketing services
  • Cleantech water management
  • Ecologically sustainable waste management.

Key clean technology enterprises on the Sunshine Coast include:

  • SPS Energy
  • Worms Downunder
  • Ozzi Kleen
  • IMEMS Environmental
  • AlgaEnviro
  • Empyrean Lighting



Why invest in clean technologies on the Sunshine Coast?

  • The region has the only dedicated and active cleantech industry association in Australia, with around 150 clean technology businesses now calling the Sunshine Coast home. 
  • The region is renowned for its excellent solar weather conditions. 
  • Sunshine Coast Council is committed to being ‘Australia's most sustainable region - healthy, smart and creative' and the University of the Sunshine Coast hosts the Sustainability Research Centre – making the Sunshine Coast the natural home for the clean technologies industry.

To find out more information about the industry, please download the Clean Technologies Brochure.[946KB]

To view the strategic direction for each of the seven High-Value Industries please visit the Industry Investment Plans.

Case Studies

The Sunshine Coast is becoming the environmental centre of the world. We enjoy a beautiful, diverse environment, dedicated staff and a network of innovative companies all striving to leave the world in a better state than how we found it.

Bob Cameron | Managing Director, ROCKCOTE[341KB]

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 Cleantech in Action
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Montessori International
Cleantech in Action
Sunshine Coast Airport[5666KB]