The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is the regional government serving the residents of the Sunshine Coast.
Formed in 1967, the SCRD is one of 27 regional districts that were designed to establish a partnership between electoral areas and member municipalities within their boundaries.
The SCRD is made up of distinct small communities within the territories of the shíshálh and Skwxwú7mesh Nations, each with their own identity and values, with a shared love of this beautiful place, a wealth of cultural activities, and a respect for our history and natural environment.
Through the electoral area and municipal partnerships, the SCRD provides services that can be regional (supplied to the whole region), sub-regional (supplied to two or more members within the region) or local (provided to electoral areas, or within a subset of an electoral area, within the region).
The SCRD is governed by the Local Government Act and Community Charter and is run by a Board of Directors. SCRD Board members also sit as members of the Regional Hospital District Board.
Our main roles are to:
- Provide a ‘vehicle’ for advancing the interests of the region as a whole.
- Provide governance for the rural areas.
- Provide services for some or all areas.