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New City Centre Taking Shape

Tue Jan 19, 2016

SunCentral Maroochydore has made great progress in planning and designing the Sunshine Coast’s new CBD with the first stage of construction about to begin.

The demolition phase of the project was completed late last year and bulk earthworks will commence in February, followed by civil works including new streets, landscaping and public spaces.

Showcasing excellence in urban design, innovation and technology, the 53-hectare CBD will feature commercial, retail, residential and cultural precincts. More than 40 per cent of the site will be made up of parklands and waterways.

The new CBD supports urban consolidation and will offer significant opportunities for innovative and sustainable design, including energy efficiency, water cycle management and public transport infrastructure.

Stage one of the project will include a mix of commercial, retail and residential development with approximately 30,000m2 Gross Floor Area (GFA) of retail, 50,000m2 GFA of commercial and 600 apartments. The map attached shows the location of preliminary construction works for stage one in relation to the entire CBD site.

This unique development is necessary for a region coming of age, with the new $2 billion university hospital and health precinct at Kawana due for completion at the end of this year and the planned expansion of the Sunshine Coast airport.

Population growth on the Sunshine Coast continues to eclipse the Queensland average. Business confidence is also strong with the Sunshine Coast economy ranked the second best-performing non-capital city region in Queensland for 2015/16 and the fifth highest nationally.

Independent expert analysis suggests construction and ongoing operation of the city centre will create more than 15,000 jobs by 2025 and inject $5.9 billion into the Queensland economy over the 20-year life of the project.

Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in the Sunshine Coast’s new city centre. I will continue to keep you informed as construction progresses.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate to contact me or the SunCentral team on (07) 5452 7274 or

John Knaggs 

It’s time to turn the concept into reality

Sat Jan 09, 2016

Greenfield start to new CBD means chance to define city’s culture.

Click here to view an article on SunCentral Maroochydore published in The Sunshine Coast Daily.