Situated at the northern tip of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa Shire covers an area of 871km2 and is home to more than 55,000 people. The Traditional Owners and original custodians of the land were the Kabi Kabi / Gubbi Gubbi people.
Noosa Shire Council was re-established as a local government on January 1, 2014. It followed a hard-fought community campaign over several years to restore its shire following the amalgamation of three sunshine coast councils in 2008.
Noosa Shire has an economy that is diversifying beyond a thriving tourism industry. It is recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere and has a proud history of preserving its natural environment. Thirty five percent of the Shire is protected as either national park, reserve or conservation area.
The Noosa Cultural Plan outlines a wide range of strategies and actions designed to grow and develop the arts, cultural and heritage sectors, including:
Increased use of cultural venues and facilities
Increased number of new participants in cultural activities
Increased number of cultural activities occurring in non-traditional spaces
Higher satisfaction levels within arts, culture and heritage sector
Improved perception of Noosa as a cultural destination with visitors
Improved sustainability of community organisations in arts, cultural and heritage sectors
Increased growth of people employed in cultural and creative sectors
Improved awareness of indigenous cultural heritage
Other local plans and policies:
Events Applications on Public Land
There is a range of cultural infrastructure, venues and facilities within Noosa Shire including:
Noosa Council supports their local creative sector through professional development and funding opportunities including: