Fast facts - SunCentral Maroochydore
  • Thursday 11 February 2016
Suncentral site

Background
  • The 53-hectare site was declared a Priority Development Area by the State Government in July 2013.

  • The Council established SunCentral Maroochydore Pty Ltd to oversee development of the site.

  • The new city centre is needed to meet the demands of Australia’s fastest growing region.

  • It is located 10 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport.

Economic and employment benefits
  • Creating 5000 jobs by 2020, 15,000 jobs by 2025 and more than 30,000 jobs by 2040.
  • Expected to value add more than $350 million to the state’s economy in the next five years.
  • Will provide an estimated $4.4 billion boost to the Sunshine Coast economy over the life of the project
  • Project expected to generate an estimated $5.9 billion in total expenditure
Urban design
  • Prime commercial office space, exclusive retail, an entertainment and convention centre, a premium hotel and recreational spaces.
  • More than 40% of the site will be parklands and waterways.
  • A rail corridor into Maroochydore is already designated by the State Government.
  • Potential for light rail to connect Caloundra, Kawana and Mooloolaba with Maroochydore’s new CBD.
  • 150,000m2 commercial gross floor area, 65,000m2 retail gross floor area and 1950 residential apartments.
  • Preliminary construction on stage 1 starts February 2016.
Technology and environmental sustainability
  • High speed fibre optic digital connections
  • A range of ‘smart city’ innovations such as smart lighting and signage and technology that assists parking, traffic management and provides real time information for public transport.
  • Plans for Australia’s first underground pneumatic waste system.
  • Environmentally sustainable building design