The 2023–24 Queensland Budget supports good jobs, provides better services for all Queenslanders and protects our great lifestyle. On the Sunshine Coast it provides:

$959.7M on infrastructure

for productivity enhancing infrastructure and capital works, estimated to support around 2,800 jobs in this region.

$1.6B on health 

for the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.

$84.2M on education

to maintain, improve and upgrade schools on the Sunshine Coast.

$44.4M for social housing

to expand and improve social housing on the Sunshine Coast.

$8.3M for homelessness services

to provide essential housing and support services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness on the Sunshine Coast.

$5.4M for Skilling Queenslanders for Work

to fund more training opportunities and increase workforce participation.

Delivering better services for the Sunshine Coast region

Growth from March 2015 to March 2023


1,289 extra nurses up 90%


387 extra doctors up 76.7%

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113 extra teacher aides up 20.4%

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479 extra teachers up 16.2%

Delivering for the SUNSHINE COAST REGION

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First Home Owner Grant

5,016 grants worth $85.2 million paid to home buyers to help them buy their first home on the Sunshine Coast.

(July 2015 to April 2023)

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Advance Queensland

$13.7 million in grants awarded to 688 applicants to drive innovation, build on our natural advantages, and help raise the Sunshine Coast’s profile as an attractive investment destination.

(July 2015 to March 2023)

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Apprentice and Trainee Payroll Tax Rebate

$9.5 million of rebates claimed by 615 businesses to reinvest into their business and support employment on the Sunshine Coast. 

(July 2015 to May 2023)

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Back to Work

$7.7 million of payments have been paid to 427 employers on the Sunshine Coast to employ 623 eligible unemployed jobseekers.

(July 2016 to April 2023)


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Growing and learning at Kawana Waters


Credit: Department of Education

Kawana Waters State College’s $6.5 million 2-storey learning centre – an investment by the Queensland Government – continues to take the college’s ‘growing and learning’ culture from strength-to-strength.

The new learning centre opened on the first day of the 2023 academic year and has given the college’s 1,933 students 5 learning areas, a specialty learning area, accessible bathrooms, amenities and collaborative space. The building also includes a staff work room, meeting room, office and other spaces for future use as the school community grows.

The centre is a priority project of the government’s Growth Learning Spaces program. With the college’s strong community connections, the project provided opportunities for local businesses and workers, and boosted training hours for tradies and apprentices.


Total concessions in 2023-24


Total capital program over 4 years


Total health funding in 2023-24


Jobs supported by the capital program in 2023-24


Investment in regional Queensland supported by coal royalties

over $16B

Percentage of capital spend outside of greater Brisbane in 2023-24


Additional funding for social housing infrastructure and housing and homelessness support over 5 years

over $1.2B

Total capital investment to support the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan over 4 years


Last Updated: 13 June 2023