Noosa Shire Council

Noosa Shire Council is a local government area about 130 kilometres (81 mi) north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast region of South East Queensland, Australia. The shire covers an area of 868.7 square kilometres (335.4 sq mi) has a resident population of 56,000 people and 420 staff (369.8 FTE as at December 2018).

The Council existed as a local government entity from 1910 until 2008, when the Queensland state government amalgamated Noosa with the Shire of Maroochy and City of Caloundra to form the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. The amalgamation occurred despite a 2007 plebiscite in Noosa Shire by the Australian Electoral Commission where 96% of voters rejected amalgamation.

The Noosa Shire Council was restored on the 1st January 2014 after a change of state government and after 81% of residents there voted in a plebiscite in March 2013 to leave the amalgamated Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

The Council has a mayor, six Councillors and does not have divisions (wards).

The Council runs three holiday parks (Boreen Point Camping Ground, Munna Point Holiday Park and Noosa North Shore Camping Ground), an event centre (The J), an Aquatic Centre, a Leisure (sports) Centre, a community care centre (respite care for the aged or people with disabilities), a rubbish tip, two rubbish transfer stations, two libraries (Noosaville and Cooroy libraries) and a mobile library. The Council also manages the Noosa Waters boat lock.

Council is organised into five directorates: Infrastructure Services, Executive Services (including customer service and community engagement), Environment and Sustainable Development, Community Services (including libraries, gallery, local laws and waste) and Corporate Services.

Water and sewerage services in Noosa Shire are provided by Unitywater. Unitywater is a statutory authority formed under the South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009. Unitywater is governed by an independent board and has participation agreements with the Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council and the Noosa Council.

Noosa Council began live streaming Council meetings on YouTube in February 2019.

Locality Plan

Software Systems

Noosa Council has an ICT as a Service strategy with a preference for Software as a Service (SaaS). Noosa Council runs most of its computer systems from data centres located in Sydney, over 800 kilometres from Noosa. Noosa Council was the first customer of the TechnologyOne Cloud SaaS.

Social networks used: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Neighbouring Councils

Contact Information

Street Address: 9 Pelican St, Tewantin, Queensland
Postal Address: PO Box 141, Tewantin, Queensland, 4565
Telephone: 07 5329 6500
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External Links & References

  1. Council Website
  2. Noosa Aquatic Centre Website
  3. Noosa Leisure Centre Website
  4. Libraries Website
  5. The J Event Centre Website
  6. Noosa Community Support Website
  7. Wikipedia
  8. Council Facebook page
  9. Libraries Facebook page
  10. The J Event Centre Facebook page
  11. Noosa Council YouTube channel
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