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
The Sunshine Coast 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.