Strategic land bank top up for our sporting future
  • Thursday 17 March 2011

A strategic move to buy a 75 hectare parcel of land in Caloundra has secured valuable sports and recreation space to cater for future generations as the Sunshine Coast grows.

Sunshine Coast Council finalised the significant purchase of the Caloundra Road land, which will now become part of the region’s strategic land reserve, last Friday.

Deputy Mayor, Tim Dwyer said the purchase was a fantastic outcome for both current and future Sunshine Coast communities.

"The purchase demonstrates this council's commitment to ensuring the Sunshine Coast meets the demands of the future," Cr Dwyer said

"I personally would like to look at the potential of this site to be the future location of a major sports stadium – one which would, in time, complement the regional grandstand facility at Stockland Park. It might sound like a dream but we need to start somewhere.

"The land is not only highly visible and accessible from a major arterial road, its location opposite another regional attraction - Corbould Park racecourse – makes this land parcel perfectly placed to serve the sports and recreational needs of a growing region.

"This really is fantastic news for both Caloundra and the wider Sunshine Coast community.

"With the Sunshine Coast Turf Club across the road, Stockland Park nearby and now this major land parcel - what a future for sporting events here on the Coast."

The $5.1 million purchase is part of a long-term Strategic Land Reserve Program. The parcel will be developed in stages.