Local Economic Growth


Local economic growth is a vital aspect of ensuring a prosperous and sustainable community. This policy aims to work with all levels of government and the community to foster economic growth at the local level by leveraging various resources, promoting entrepreneurship, creating job opportunities, and enhancing overall quality of life. This policy aims to create an environment where businesses thrive, residents prosper, and the community as a whole benefit from increased economic activity.


    1. Infrastructure Development:

    I aim to facilitate and promote investment in robust infrastructure, which is essential for attracting businesses and supporting economic growth. This includes improving transportation networks, upgrading utilities, and enhancing digital connectivity. By creating an efficient and reliable infrastructure system, the community can accommodate new businesses, encourage trade, and improve overall liveability.


    1. Business-Friendly Environment:

    Through my actions I aim to creating a business-friendly environment which attracts and retain businesses. This includes promotion of community events showcasing local business, and reactivation of spaces through suburban centre improvement programs.


    1. Diversification of Industries:

    Facilitating a diverse range of industries provides the local economy with greater resilience to economic fluctuations and stresses. I aim to actively facilitate and encourage the growth of various sectors, such as technology, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, and services on the Sunshine Coast. By supporting a mix of industries, the community can capitalise on opportunities and mitigate risks associated with relying on a single sector.


    1. Sustainable Practices:

    Sustainability is a crucial component of long-term economic growth. I aim to facilitate and encourage eco-friendly practices and support businesses that prioritise environmental responsibility. Sustainable practices not only contribute to economic growth but also improve the community’s overall quality of life.


    1. Marketing and Branding:

    Effective marketing and branding strategies can attract investment and tourism. I aim to focus on creating a strong local brand identity that highlights the community’s unique strengths, cultural heritage, and economic opportunities. A well-defined brand image can attract businesses, investors, and visitors who are aligned with the community’s values and objectives.


    1. Collaboration and Networking:

    Collaboration between local businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and community organisations is essential for a thriving economy. I will facilitate and encourage networking events, business associations, and collaborative projects that foster a sense of unity and shared purpose. This collective effort can lead to cross-sector partnerships, knowledge sharing, and innovative solutions to local challenges, and aid in a sense of community ownership of solutions to regional challenges.



    By implementing this comprehensive local economic growth policy, I will foster an environment that nurtures entrepreneurship, supports businesses, and enhances the overall quality of life for the community. Through strategic investments in infrastructure, workforce development, innovation, sustainability, and collaboration, the community will position itself for sustained economic growth, prosperity, and resilience in an ever-evolving global economy.