Positive response from community about new city heart for Maroochydore
  • Thursday 20 March 2014
Aerial view of Maroochydore City Centre site

Sunshine Coast Council’s community consultation on the proposed development scheme for the Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area ended yesterday.

Regional Projects Portfolio Councillor Tim Dwyer said the community response has been overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of a new dynamic city heart for the Coast,” he said.

“In the last few days council received numerous formal submissions from the community and we’ll now be taking a close look at all the feedback, ideas and responses provided.”

Cr Dwyer said the majority of feedback from the community had been in support of establishing Maroochydore as the leading business, employment and community services hub on the Sunshine Coast.

“During the six weeks of consultation many interested people took the opportunity to visit council’s display office to better understand the long-term plans for the Maroochydore City Centre,” he said.

“We had more than 300 visitors attend the display office at Horton Park Golf Club and the information sessions at Sunshine Plaza and Millwell Rd Community Centre.

“A large mail-out with information about the city centre proposal and the public notification period was sent to more than 22,000 residents seeking their input.

“Council also gave presentations to industry groups including the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce, Urban Development Institute of Australia, Property Council of Australia Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Business Council and the Maroochydore Revitalisation Association,” Cr Dwyer said.

“The city heart of the Sunshine Coast at Maroochydore will be delivered over the next 20 years, with early staging intended to deliver major roadways, community infrastructure and future transport outcomes.”

The Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area is another example of Sunshine Coast Council striving to make the region the most sustainable place in Australia – a sustainable economy, environment and community.