Smart Biosphere

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The Economic Development Strategy

  • provides a policy statement that is easily understood and clearly explains the philosophy behind why we do what we do
  • is realistic, achievable and sufficiently resourced
  • is capable of evolving
  • is market driven
  • clearly expresses Council’s role which includes facilitating, enabling, connecting, partnering and direct delivery
  • recognises business ecosystems, economic infrastructure and entrepreneurship alongside technology and innovation as a key driver of business growth

Vision:  The evolution of Noosa as a Smart Biosphere that connects the strong environmental values of our community to future focused technology that allows the Noosa community to meet economic challenges.

The Strategy aims to develop of a more diverse and resilient economy that delivers high value employment opportunities.

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It is supported by three Economic Pillars:

  • Future Focused
  • People and Place
  • Evidence Based

And four Growth Enablers

  • Bold Leadership
  • Empowering Business Ecosystems
  • Enabling Infrastructure
  • Encouraging Entrepreneurship


  • Increased number of high value jobs that retain local talent
  • A skilled and talented workforce driving innovation
  • Infrastructure that accelerates industry development and smart precincts
  • Expanded and specialised education and research opportunities
  • Relevant and impactful support is provided to local businesses
  • Enhanced natural assets with technology driving value
  • Collaborative, connected business ecosystems are created
  • Businesses maximise global opportunities and sell to the world
  • Home based businesses and remote workers operate successfully