Whether you are looking to lodge a development application or just undertaking initial research, this page includes links to handy tools and external services.
Sunshine Coast Council provides extensive information relating to all aspects of development in the region. You can access the Council’s full Development Advice Services webpage by clicking the link or button below.
We’ve provided these handy quick links below to some of the most relevant development resources.
Development applications fee estimate calculator
You can produce a fee estimate for your development applications.
Chat with a development information officer
Council’s development information officers (DIO) look after general development, building and plumbing enquiries. You can book an appointment to chat about your matter at city hall.
Planning and property information
All development applications for the Sunshine Coast Council area can be accessed through Development.i which provides easy access to past and current applications details and basic property information. In addition, the system allows you to navigate, visualise, track and receive alerts about development applications.
Development.i allows you to:
- Generate a site report with development related information applying to a site.
- Visualise results on a map and get a region wide, localised or site specific view of information you’re interested in.
- Set up alerts for development applications in the area near a specific property.
- Save searches, properties and applications and set preferences to be automatically notified of new applications in an area or on and around a property or changes to specific applications of interest.
Market data and research
Find out more about current development activity, growth areas, the region’s local gross domestic product (GDP) and much more.
Comprehensive economic profiling of local government areas, drawing on 11 different datasets to build a cohesive story of the area’s local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other areas.
Development Indicators Report
Find out more about the amount and the types of development on the Sunshine Coast, including; the value of building construction, growth suburbs, statistics for key stages of development and comparisons from previous years.
SQM Research – Property
Comprehensive property data, automated property valuations and insights on the Australian residential property market for institutions, corporates and individuals.
Statistics and maps
The Sunshine Coast Council’s website also includes information on development activity, economic profiling, population and demographic reports.
Connecting your land or property to water and sewage, power and data is a critical and exciting stage of development. Here’s a quick guide to help you navigate through the approvals process for each service.
Water and waste connection
Unitywater provide water supply and sewage treatment services to the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions of South East Queensland. Browse through our shortlist of resources available for businesses relocating or establishing on the Sunshine Coast.
Energex is the Distribution Network Service Provider for the Sunshine Coast. Browse through our shortlist of resources available for businesses relocating or establishing on the Sunshine Coast.
Future fast data
Maroochydore City Centre: council digital infrastructure
The Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network is feeding data hungry businesses. The 18 Tbps submarine data cable provides the fastest east coast connection from Australia to Asia.
Sunshine Coast Council has created a fact sheet that provides design specifications for existing and future developers to connect carriers and private networks to their development lot and buildings via the council’s broadband infrastructure network.