Project Updates

Maroochydore CBD leads 30 minute city plan

Tue May 31, 2016

You may have recently heard the Prime Minister announce his ambitious Smart Cities plan to build ‘30 minute cities’ across Australia.

Essentially, the concept acknowledges that we all should be able to access employment, education, health services and recreational facilities within a half hour commute from home​.

This principle was one of the driving forces behind planning for the new Maroochydore central business district and will be a reality for those who live and work in our new smart city.

The commercial hub, currently in the early stages of development, will offer business, professional, education, retail and other services, with the new CBD expected to generate more than 30,000 jobs by 2040.

A central dining and leisure precinct will include restaurants, bars and entertainment facilities as well as parks and public space for everyone to enjoy.

To this end, we are currently constructing a major new waterway that will provide a high amenity backdrop for the office buildings and restaurants in the commercial precinct of the development.

Plans are also progressing for improved roads and public transport so the new CBD is easily accessible to city workers, residents and visitors.

As a result, the new Maroochydore city centre will be a template for the Government’s plan to provide Australians living in regional areas with the same opportunities as those in metropolitan cities.

In relation to work on site, the bulk earthworks are continuing and we expect to award the contract for civil works in coming months.

Those works will include embedding technology into the very foundations of the CBD to enable ‘smart city’ features including smart lighting and signage.

We are also preparing to unveil our new marketing material which showcases plans for the vibrant, sophisticated city we are creating in the Sunshine Coast capital.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in this exciting project and we look forward to providing you with further updates as the new city centre takes shape.