Committee Members, News

RDA Sunshine Coast Committee member profile: Leanne Layfield

Leanne worked in the tourism industry until 2012 when she became manager of the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce. She loved her six years there and developed a great respect for the contribution that local Chambers make to the vitality of their local community. Now retired, when Leanne’s not travelling, she’s volunteering and lending a hand […]


New $2 million Mooloolaba Boardwalk unveiled

After five months in the making, the new $2 million Mooloolaba Boardwalk was unveiled on December 10. Gone is the 20-year-old timber boardwalk, with a 3.4m-wide, long-lasting and organic-styled pathway made with aluminium and stainless steel in its place, expected to last 50 years. The upgrade also includes new lighting, improved beach access points, seating […]


Tickets on sale for National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition

The Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year and leading sustainable business expert, Arron Wood, has been announced as the MC of the National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition coming to the Sunshine Coast in 2019. The event will be held at the Events Centre, Caloundra from May 29-31, 2019. It is expected to attract more […]


Petition calls for State Government action over Caloundra congestion

Caloundra’s traffic woes are the subject of a new community petition. Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace has launched the petition after calls from frustrated residents. The Caloundra Rd-Nicklin Way roundabout and Caloundra Rd congestion are his two biggest areas of concern. “We need to work together to find a solution and put pressure on […]


Read all about it: RDA Sunshine Coast December newsletter

Find out about all the latest and greatest digital innovation happening in the region in RDA Sunshine Coast’s latest, digital-themed newsletter. It’s our last newsletter for the year, so read all about it! Visit and follow the links. Please get in touch if you’d like to be added to our subscription list via Happy reading!


Sunshine Coast Airport fastest-growing airfield in Australia

The Sunshine Coast Airport has again been named as Australia’s fastest-growing airfield by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). In the BITRE report for September 2018, Sunshine Coast Airport recorded a 7.2 per cent increase in passenger movements compared to September 2017. For the year ending September 2018, the airport recorded 12.3 […]