Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Planning for Coast Boom

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Planning for Coast Boom

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Byline: Rebcca Marshall

SUNSHINE Coast Council's new economic development department head Paul Martins is settling into the role he took on just two months ago.

Big news out of council last week saw the unanimous vote to adopt the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme, which will now be gazetted next month.

Mr Martin's previous jobs were with Ritek Building Solutions and Austrade.

When did you start the role at council? At the beginning of March 2014.

What is your background? I have worked in the private and public sector. Most recently I was CEO of a large building materials manufacturer on the Sunshine Coast. Prior to that I spent 10 years offshore helping Australian exporters as well as attracting investment to Australia.

Does your real-world business experience give you an advantage in the local government position? I expect my experience in running a business, and understanding the Coast business conditions, will give me a broad perspective. …

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