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Sunshine Coast Council aims to provide the most outstanding investment support from any council in Australia.

Council offers an innovative range of non-financial and financial incentives to eligible investment projects in the region.

This includes a single point of contact and a dedicated client manager who provide free assistance with site selection, relocation advice, connections to the local telco community, streamlined development applications, assistance with other regulatory requirements and introductions to the local business community.

Investment support

Council financial incentives

Sunshine Coast Council has developed a Business Investment Framework to secure targeted and suitable investment and reinvestment in the regional economy. The Business Investment Framework provides for a range of activities including a dedicated client manager in council for each investor and - for major investment proposals - potential access to an investment incentive scheme.

The Sunshine Coast Investment Incentive Scheme seeks to assist in diversifying the regional economy, creating a platform for sustained economic growth and encouraging the creation of employment opportunities for the region.

The scheme is intended to encourage business investment by helping offset various relocation / establishment costs. Offers of incentives are conditional, subject to contractual agreements and require regular reporting to council.

Eligibility for assistance under the Sunshine Coast Investment Incentive Scheme will be in accordance with specific criteria which include (but are not limited to), industry sector, number of employment opportunities created and proposed capital expenditure.


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Understanding government support programs in Australia

The Australian and state and territory governments provide selected grants and support programs to assist investors of new and established businesses set up and run a business in Australia. The form of assistance available will vary by location, industry, and the nature of the business activity.

If you’re doing business in Australia, the Australian Government’s Business webpage provides a guided search to help you find grants, funding and support programs from across the government.

Whether your an established business or looking to expand or migrate to Queensland, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Queensland Government grants and assistance programs currently available.

What's new?

Sunshine Coast Council has ‘opened its doors’ to businesses looking to test and trial technology in a real world environment*.

The Maroochydore CBD’s digital infrastructure provides the ideal technology testbed, supported by the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network, Queensland’s fastest direct international data and telecommunication connection to global markets.

This initiative is a unique demonstration of Sunshine Coast Council’s proactive approach to driving innovation and increasing investment in the region.

*Subject to commercial arrangements

Geospatial intelligence 'Centre of Excellence' ideation

In collaboration with the Australian firm Geospatial Intelligence, the Sunshine Coast Council is eager to investigate the possibilities of establishing a Geospatial Technology Centre of Excellence on the Sunshine Coast. This centre aims to collaborate with local, national and international entities to implement geospatial solutions for intricate challenges. Its unique capacity to access near-real-time geospatial data enhances prompt and efficient decision-making for clients at all levels, from local to international.

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