Council focused on delivering the Maroochydore CBD
  • Wednesday 23 March 2011

Sunshine Coast Council remains focused on delivering the Maroochydore CBD, following the Horton Park Golf Club members acceptance of its $39 million offer to purchase the site.

The Horton Park Golf Club has now officially advised council that it has accepted the offer to purchase the golf club site, and a meeting between council and the club has been planned to finalise the agreement.

Acting Mayor Cr Tim Dwyer said council will now get on with the job of building the CBD to deliver one of the most liveable and vibrant cities in the country.

“Council remains focused on delivering the benefits of a new city centre for our region and we will continue to work with the club ahead of the handover on 31 August,” he said.

“Our city centre will attract new investment to the region, create jobs and will be a highly desirable place to do business.

“Forty per cent of the site will be open space — that’s 20 hectares allocated to park, pathways and plazas, creating a great place for workers, residents and visitors to gather and enjoy the heart of Maroochydore."

Cr Dwyer said the Maroochydore Principal Activity Centre needed to be developed with the first buildings ready for tenants within the next five years.

“Council will now move to set up the local government-owned corporation to progress development of the Horton Park Golf Club site,” he said.

“This will be overseen by an independent board, which will include a representative nominated by Horton Park Golf Club.

“We want to ensure the land is ready to be developed and built on as soon as possible.”