Sippy Downs taking shape to accommodate student growth
The approved complex will house a mix of one, two and three-bedroom dwellings and will provide 237 car park spaces for residents and visitors. Read more
“Our unique ‘university town’ vision for Sippy Downs is now being realised.
“I am confident to say that Sippy Downs is steadily becoming a vibrant and active town centre - an ideal place to learn, earn, live and play” Cr Dicksn said.
Sunshine Coast Open for Business
Coast shoppers, and visitors to the region, are about to get a lot more choice with the latest round of retail developments.
Kawana Shoppingworld and Sunshine Plaza are both currently undergoing redevelopment with new entertainment, retail and dining precincts in sight for the Birtinya Town Centre and Caloundra region. Read more
Council approves Brisbane Road renewal project
The development that is the subject of the approval will deliver a five-storey car park with 704 public parking bays, plus a retail component, a hotel, residential and retirement facilities. Read more
“Our Place Making Mooloolaba Master Plan, produced with the help of the local community, will help ensure Mooloolaba is a world-class beachfront destination at Mooloolaba,” Cr Dickson said.
Home Values Rise In QLD's Coastal Markets
World-class beaches, a sophisticated and laidback lifestyle, and the lure of affordability are drawing many interstate migrants—the majority from New South Wales—to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Home values have surged nearly 7% on the Gold Coast and by more than 7% on the Sunshine Coast, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. Read more
Peregian Springs community invited to comment on play space design
Council has developed a draft concept design for a multi-purpose play space to be located at Coolum Ridges Sports Complex at Ridgeview Drive.
The proposed design has incorporated the community’s priorities for the play space and includes multi-sports court, rebound wall, skate facilities, seating and shade trees.
Sunshine Coast on top for dwelling approvals
The region is outperforming all other regions with strong performance in both the residential and non-residential areas.
The Sunshine Coast had 574 dwellings approved during the month of September, an increase of 58.1 per cent from the 363 recorded the previous month.
Sunshine Coast remains top property market
Despite quarterly contractions, the Sunshine Coast remains one of the top performers in the Queensland market, according to the REIQ’s Queensland Market Monitor
report for the June quarter.
Market trends show characteristics of a market favouring vendors, with falling supply and increasing demand and also seeing a shortening of days on market from 54 days in May last year to 46 days in May this year and the second-smallest vendor discount, at just 3.7 per cent. Read more
RBA makes cash rate decision
The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced its official cash rate for October following its monthly board meeting.
Consistent with current industry predictions, the RBA has decided to keep the official cash rate at the record low of 1.50 per cent.
The last time the cash rate moved was in August 2016, where it ticked down 25 basis points. Read more
Sunshine Coast international visitors hit record high
Not only has the Sunshine Coast experienced its hottest winter on record, but it has broken another record and attracted the highest ever increase in international visitors with 296,000 arrivals visiting to the year ending June 2017, up 11.6% and contributing $249 million in visitor expenditure to the economy. Read more
Mooloolaba foreshore moves to its next phase
The Mooloolaba foreshore area will move into its next phase with Sunshine Coast Council unveiling plans for a revitalised Mooloolaba foreshore and Esplanade precinct, part of the Place Making Mooloolaba Master Plan.
More than 6200sq m of Mooloolaba foreshore parkland will eventually return to community use with a kiosk, an outdoor gym, a new amenities building, shaded picnic and barbecue facilities, a modern adventure playground and spacious grassy areas just some of the features we have to look forward to. Read more
Will the 'Aldi Effect' impact Sunshine Cove ?
Sunshine Cove property owners who have homes or investments near German budget supermarket Aldi could have very valuable homes on their hands.
According to a study conducted by mover and conveyance service My Home Move, the opening of a new Aldi branch has almost always sparked an incredible surge in the prices of nearby properties in the UK. Read more
$71.5 million dollar Sunshine Coast housing boost
The Sunshine Coast is set to share in a $1.8 billion housing investment by the Queensland Government, which will deliver more than 5,000 extra homes and thousands of jobs across the state in the next 10 years.
Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said that under the Strategy, 243 social housing dwellings were scheduled to be built in the Sunshine Coast, at a cost of $71.5 million. Read more
Maroochydore CBD boosts regional jobs and economy
A 53 hectare greenfield site in the heart of Maroochydore, the capital of the Sunshine Coast, is being transformed into a city centre for the 21st century, offering unparalleled investment and development opportunities in Queensland’s thriving south-east corner.
The Maroochydore City centre is expected to service a wider catchment of over two million people by 2030. Read more
$18 million for Maroochydore Intersections Upgrade Project
More than $18 million will be invested in major intersection upgrades to provide greater access to the heart of the visionary Maroochydore City Centre community.
An agreement has been reached between the Palaszczuk Government to invest $12.6 million alongside $5.6 million from Sunshine Coast Council for vital intersection upgrades. Read more
Central Sunshine Coast tipped to BOOM !
According to a new report by Australia’s leading demographer Bernard Salt, The Activated City: Imagining the Sunshine Coast in 2040, 550,000 people will be living in the region by 2040, attracted by its entrepreneurial spirit, "hipster" culture and connectivity. Read more
Mr Salt said direct flights from Maroochydore into Asia, expected from the expanded Sunshine Coast Airport from 2020, would see the region become as connected to Asian markets as it was to the rest of the country.
Australia's first underground waste collection system - in Maroochydore !
The Sunshine Coast is again taking a nation leading position by unveiling Australia’s first, high-tech, automated waste collection system for a CBD, to be installed in the new Maroochydore City Centre.
Rather than using wheelie bins, waste will be transported from commercial buildings and apartments at up to 70kmh through a 6.5km system of underground vacuum pipes located beneath Australia’s newest city centre. Read more
New town square slated for Palmwoods
A new town square will soon create a green community space for people to gather in the heart of Palmwoods, adjacent to the Memorial Hall, with construction due to start later this month. Read more
To allow construction to be undertaken safely, Main Street will be temporarily converted to one way (heading south) between Margaret Street and the IGA.
Parklands Blvd set for rehabilitation
Parklands Blvd in Little Mountain is scheduled for around $400,000 of improvements, starting this week as part of council’s $23 million Road Reseal and Rehabilitation Program. Read more
A section of road pavement between Little Mountain Dr and Ivadale Blvd will be rehabilitated.
Coast secure during nationwide decline of new dwellings
Approvals for new dwellings remain steady on the Sunshine Coast despite a nationwide decline, according to council’s latest annual report. Read more
The report documents local development activity that took place in 2016 and demonstrates that development on the Coast continues to remain stable.
$445 million worth of building boosted by Birtinya boom
Birtinya’s construction activity is significantly contributing to the region’s overall construction boom, according to council’s building data which has revealed the region recorded its highest dollar value of construction for a December quarter since 2009. Read more
During the October to December 2016 quarter, the Sunshine Coast recorded a total building construction value of $455 million.
Sold in 11 days for $40,000 more than the list price !
We sold this fantastic Buderim property for $40,000 more than the vendor's asking price, prior to the property being marketed on the internet ! Read more
The price agreement was reached with the buyer just seven days after the agency’s appointment and the home was sold in 11 days.
Sunshine Coast on track with smart city technology
Over the past 14 months, council has begun to implement its Smart City Framework in a bid to make it easier to live, work and do business in our region – and with a number of smart integrated technologies and initiatives already in place, it’s off to a great start. See what's next. Read more
Council's draft plan for 73km of scenic coastal pathway
Anyone who loves to walk, run or ride along the Sunshine Coast’s coastline should take a look at council’s Draft Coastal Pathway Master Plan and have their say on the proposed route.
Providing feedback on the draft master plan will also put you in the draw for prizes such as bike shop vouchers and restaurant vouchers for surf clubs along the Coastal Pathway route. Read more
Mooloolaba’s transformation gains clarity
Sunshine Coast Council’s vision to transform Mooloolaba into a world class beach destination has taken another step forward and the community is invited to have a say on future planning intentions for the popular tourist hub. Read more
“The Place Making Mooloolaba Master Plan ... will deliver a world class beachfront destination at Mooloolaba,” Cr Dickson said
New hotspots identified by Sunshine Coast council maps
Development and investment activity on the Sunshine Coast shows no signs of slowing down, according to the council's annual building approvals heat map.
Planning portfolio councillor Christian Dickson said the updated heat maps show building approvals are at the highest level they have been for seven years — and are a great gauge of ‘hotspots’ of activity. Read more