Project Updates

Creating a high-tech city centre for the future

Mon Jan 30, 2017

This year will see a dramatic transformation of Maroochydore’s new CBD site but much of the work will be occurring underground, not above it.

Civil construction works will commence on the first stage of the development next month, which will include installing the most technologically- advanced foundations of any city centre in Australia.

Because our 53-hectare site is essentially a
blank canvas, SunCentral can install innovative infrastructure that would simply be too expensive to retrofit in older, established CBDs.

A great example of this is our underground Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS), which will use vacuum power to transport waste from apartments, businesses and public areas through a 6.5km network of underground pipes.

This will ensure wheelie bins and garbage trucks won’t be seen or heard on the streets of the new CBD.

AWCS contractor Envac has now delivered the first shipment of pipes from South Korea and a specialist engineer will be on site to oversee the installation.

This task will begin when civil construction commences on the core commercial precinct of the CBD.

The civil works contractor will not just install the Envac system - the scope of works is extensive.

Conduits for three separate telecommunication systems will be installed for NBN Co, Telstra and the new CBD’s dedicated Smart City fibre optic network.

These will ensure the city centre has unrivalled connectivity without the disruption to roads and utilities often involved in installing broadband services.

This year will also see powerlines, water mains and stormwater drains installed, while on the surface the first roads and pavements will be laid down, a new park will be created and a stunning new east- west waterway will be built.

There’s a lot to do and we are excited by the challenges of 2017.

The great foundations we lay now will ensure our CBD becomes an exceptional place for Sunshine Coast residents, workers and visitors to enjoy for many years to come.

I look forward to keeping you up to date as we progress but, as always, please feel welcome to contact us on (07) 5452 7274 or email admin@ if you have any questions or would like more information about the Maroochydore City Centre project.