Sunshine Coast Daily News article extract 16 May 2019

TOP tier investment and development firms are being targeted to partner the next stages of the Sunshine Coast’s $430m CBD, one of Queensland’s largest urban regeneration projects.

SunCentral Maroochydore, the company charged with designing and delivering the new CBD, has launched an Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI) campaign for more than 15 hectares of pre-approved developable land in the master-planned city centre.

Sun Central CEO Mr Knaggs said the Sunshine Coast had attracted billions of dollars in public and private investment in recent years, making the regional economy one of the strongest in the state.

“Some of this investment includes the new international sub-sea broadband cable that will deliver unprecedented global data connectivity in 2020, the Sunshine Coast International Airport expansion that will double passenger capacity into Maroochydore and plans for the new passenger rail / light rail network – all of which will transform connectivity for business and community,” he said.

Apart from the new international broadband cable that will connect to a landing station located alongside the new CBD, more than $10 million in underground telecommunications and services capacity has been installed beneath the city centre’s new streets.

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