The following Sunshine Coast projects are set to reach a significant milestone or completion in 2018.
Last year around 120+ tenders related to various Sunshine Coast projects were published on Australian Tenders.
We had also highlighted some key sunshine coast projects like; Submarine Cable Connecting World to Sunshine Coast and Yaroomba Beach Project - Sunshine Coast.
The following projects are set to reach a significant milestone or completion in 2018.
The Sunshine Plaza $400 million redevelopment consist of more than 100 new shops, major retailers and a new waterfront dining precinct. The stores are set to open this year as part of the Sunshine Plaza redevelopment. Centre manager Michael Manwaring reported that if all goes to plan, the redevelopment will be ready for shoppers in time for Christmas this year. A development application for a high ropes course and zipline over Cornmeal Creek as part of the redevelopment remains under consideration.
2) The Shore, Marcoola
In November 2017, Sunshine Coast Council had given the green light on the multi-million dollar beachfront development in Marcoola. And according to Sunshine Coast Daily new reports, works are under way, with titles on the first release of homes due to be issued by May this year. The first stage of the development includes 33 direct-access beachfront homes, followed by a 114-room hotel resort, 144-bed residential aged care facility and a retail centre. Shore Marcoola is set to become one of the premier locations on the Sunshine Coast due its easy access to the beach as well as everything the region has to offer including major employment.
3) Suncentral Maroochydore
Since 2016, several tenders had been released for the SunCentral Maroochydore. The first round of civil works on the new Maroochydore CBD have already been completed, with construction to begin this year. The first development sites are expected to reach settlement and the automated waste system commissioned by the end of the year, before businesses begin moving into the new CBD in 2019.
4) Bokarina Beach
The $174 million Bokarina beach project is a beachside community and mixed-use development located on the eastern side of the Nicklin Way at Bokarina. This residential development will be ready for buyers in the first stage of the development to start building their homes this year. Earthworks are well under way on the 20 hectare site on the Nicklin Way, which will house 2500-3000 people in 800 apartments and 300 homes by 2020.
5) Birtinya Retirement Village
The first residents are expected to move into the brand-new Birtinya Retirement Village in the middle of the year. The Stockland project offers 140 units designed for the elderly, along with a two-storey clubhouse and wellness centre that will include a gym, yoga studio, hair salon and bar lounge.
6) Funlab at Big Top
A new entertainment centre is set to launch at the Big Top Shopping Centre this year, as Strike Bowling and Holey Moley Golf Club join forces for the first time in Queensland. The new mega-entertainment concept will commence fit-out construction soon ready for launch this year. The precinct will feature 10 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, an 18-hole mini golf course, cocktail bar and escape rooms.
7) Brisbane Road Carpark
After years of discussion over a development on the Brisbane Road car park site at Mooloolaba, developers have lodged an application to build a multi-storey car park, retail precinct and hotel on the block. In early January 2017, Mayor Jamieson also highlighted that the project is expected to revitalise the popular precinct and help expand the $2.4 billion local tourism industry.
If approved, the massive project will be completed in seven stages over the coming years, but developers hope to have the first swathe of car parks opened to the public in time for the beginning of the holiday rush in December.
The 700 council-controlled car parks will be managed under a paid parking system, but council and developers are yet to hash out the details of that arrangement.
8) The Avenue at Maroochydore
Stage one of the at Maroochydore is set to be finished mid-2018, with the luxury four-storey retirement village now under construction on the 9254sq m block at Anzac Ave.
The construction project based in Maroochydore QLD with an approx budget of $30m - $50m tendered. Stage one will include 49 apartments, while stage two will add another 68.
The complex will boast facilities including a heated pool, community courtyard, gym, library, craft room, billiards room and cafe. Related tenders can be viewed here.
9) Baringa State Primary School
Baringa State Primary School ready to open this year. The Government has invested $34 million in developing Baringa State Primary School. The first school in the Aura development at Caloundra South will open for its first year, taking enrolments for Prep to Year 6.
According to a media statement in October last year, the school forms part of a wider $118 million investment enabling the construction of three schools in Queensland’s southeast corner, all of which will open next year. Baringa State Primary School will offer a robotics laboratory, recording studio and innovation hubs.
Education Minister Kate Jones said Baringa State Primary School would initially open with 22 classrooms, with another 12 classrooms to be built during stage two of construction ready for the 2019 school year.
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