SCRD Board Strategic Plan Focused on Water and Solid Waste

Tags:  2023 | News Release
Date Released: December 14, 2023

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) Board has adopted the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan to guide decision making for the Region for the next four years and beyond.

“The process for developing this plan began in June and included several meetings with a wide range of employees from across the SCRD to take an ‘environmental scan’ and learn about our organization’s challenges,” says SCRD Board Chair, Leonard Lee.

Following these meetings and through a number of workshops, the Board identified two service delivery focus areas for 2023-2027 — water stewardship and solid waste solutions.

“We need to continue to secure reliable and diverse water sources across the Sunshine Coast and support efficient water use while fostering responsible stewardship of this critical resource,” says Chair Lee. “These are mission-critical challenges that the Board and staff felt needed to be urgently prioritized for the health and safety of the community.”

In addition to the two focus areas, the Board identified four lenses that provide a framework for how the SCRD will approach all services, initiatives, and projects, to meet the economic, social, and environmental challenges of the day.

The lenses are:

  • Service Delivery Excellence
  • Climate Resilience & Environment
  • Social Equity & Reconciliation
  • Governance Excellence

“We will monitor and measure the implementation of this plan through regular updates to the Board as well as ongoing dialogue to capture successes and work through challenges,” says Chief Administrative Officer, Dean McKinley.

The plan supports and encourages collaboration among SCRD partners and community stakeholders in the pursuit of regional goals and aspirations.

“Working in partnership with staff and the community, your elected board is committed to making the best decisions we can for all residents of the Sunshine Coast, including future generations,” says Lee.

The 2023-2027 Strategic Plan is available to view at