The Rural Enterprise plan final report and concept papers will be downloadable from this website from 20 March 2021. Please stay tuned!

Country Noosa’s Rural Enterprise Plan Project is a project collaboration between Country Noosa, The University of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa & District Landcare, and funded by the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation.

The Project supports our mission to promote a sustainable rural future towards building a positive future for the Noosa Hinterland and surrounds.

Country Noosa has completed the Rural Enterprise Program (REP) with our partners from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), and Noosa and District Landcare. The program was funded through the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation to foster a range of environmentally and economically sustainable farming and other rural enterprise opportunities that will complement a positive Noosa Hinterland environment.

The project addresses a Hinterland “data gap” by utilising a range of methods to better understand current land use, capacity, and landholder interests. The program explored innovative scenarios that enable both environmental protection and economic prosperity, whilst enabling landowners to develop and implement effective property and business plans.