The new-look SunCentral Maroochydore to be developed over the next 20 years. Photo: Supplied
The new-look SunCentral Maroochydore to be developed over the next 20 years. Photo: Supplied Supplied

SunCentral project to create 10,000 jobs for Coast

THE Sunshine Coast's new future begins on Thursday when Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk "turns the sod" on a 50-hectare new development in the heart of Maroochydore.

Over the next 20 years, the old golf course at Maroochydore will become a new Sunshine Coast city CBD, complete with commercial buildings, retail section, a hotel and an exhibition centre, lined with canals and parkland.

Large parts of the Maroochydore CBD will remain open space and waterways under the plan
Large parts of the Maroochydore CBD will remain open space and waterways under the plan

Independent economic analysis says "in the next five years the development of the city centre (SunCentral) will add more than $350 million to the state economy, with $2.3 billion in value added to the Queensland economy over the next 25 years."

Over the 20 years it is expected to create 10,000 jobs in construction, consultancies and engineering design.

SunCentral project director Mark Salmon said a "seven-figure" earthworks contract would completely re-shape the central Maroochydore site as the first part of the 20-year puzzle. Stage 1 includes 450 residential apartments, while overall 40 per cent of the 20-year development will remain open space.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au

What do you think about the plans for the new Maroochydore CBD?

This poll ended on 14 February 2016.

Current Results

Not a moment too soon. Maroochydore needs a face lift.

45%

It might create construction jobs but who's going to set up shop there when it's finished?

35%

Anything that creates jobs is good for the area.

18%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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