Liveability in Noosa

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In November 2021 Noosa Council in conjunction with Place Score conducted our first Liveability Survey. This survey allows us to gain an understanding from community members about what they value most about their neighbourhood and how they rate their neighbourhood. These scores were then combined to provide an overall Liveability Index for each neighbourhood.

These results allow us to focus on the things most valuable to our community. It helps us plan and make decisions that will have the biggest impact on your wellbeing. It also recognises that each neighbourhood is different with individual values and experiences. By planning for liveability, we provide safe, healthy, active and resilient communities and places.

What is a Liveability Index?

Liveability is simply what a place is like to live in. Understanding the relationship between people and their places is the key to understanding local liveability, and how it can be enhanced. The survey provides us with an overall Shire wide score as well as individual locations across the shire. These can be found in the Liveability Snapshots below. 

Liveability Index score for Noosa Shire is 70, which is above the national average score of 68.

This score shows that Noosa Shire is performing well in terms of overall Liveability.

Find out more about Noosa Shire’s Liveability including our strengths and priorities in this Liveability Report.

You can also view a two page summary of the results for Noosa Shire.

Neighbourhood Liveability Snapshots

Benefits of a Liveability Index

The Liveability Index shows us our community's priorities and how places are performing. It helps us prioritise projects that will have the biggest impact on wellbeing.

Baseline and trend data — we can measure change in wellbeing before and after projects. We can also compare this with other streets and towns in Australia.

Quantitative measures — we can now measure the strengths and weaknesses of places. We can also track their performance over time.

Evidence-based investment — we can identify the priorities of each local community. This helps us to invest in places based on what is most important to residents and their wellbeing.

Interactive map

Use this interactive map to see what the liveability snapshot is in each of the localities in Noosa.