18 April 2019

Biosphere Nomination for the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast Council

Proposed Sunshine Coast biosphere will celebrate people and nature 

Sunshine Coast Council is proposing a nomination for the whole local government area to receive UNESCO recognition as an international site of excellence known as a biosphere.

A biosphere is an area of natural beauty where people live and work. They are places, just like our region, where active conservation sits alongside responsible development and people living sustainably. A biosphere is non statutory and does not over ride or replace existing local, state or federal legislation.

Becoming a biosphere would further enhance the Sunshine Coast’s national and international reputation. A UNESCO Biosphere credential would seek to leverage benefits and opportunities such as providing a significant point of difference for our agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism sectors while recognising and preserving our outstanding natural assets for current and future generations.

Please visit our “Have Your Say” website for more information and share your voice – haveyoursay.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Survey submissions close Friday 28 June at 5 pm.


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