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New Independent Supermarket Opens on the Coast

A NEW supermarket has opened on the Coast and it has created 15 jobs. Sunshine Coast Daily | 31 August 2018   Imran Bandi has opened a Foodworks on the ground level of the Moko waterfront apartments at Birtinya. Mr Bandi said the store would provide fresh fruit and vegetables, pre-prepared 'Grab and Go' meals as well as a range of community services. He said the store would employ up...

QLD’s Sunshine Coast – The best place to invest

The Best Place to Invest in Australia is Right Here in QLD | Courier Mail extract | 20 Aug 2018 EXPERTS are hailing Queensland’s Sunshine Coast as the hottest place in the nation to invest in property right now. A lack of housing, a tight rental market and a rapidly growing population mean supply is failing to keep up with demand in the region — creating perfect conditions for investors. Leading...

Coast’s newest shopping centre close to big brand reveal

Sunshine Coast Daily article | by Amber Hooker | 20 August 2018 A BIRD'S-EYE view of Stockland's Birtinya Shopping Centre reveals the scale of the first half of the two-part project. Negotiations for leases in the 10,648sq m building are ongoing, but the developer remains tight-lipped on who will take up shop in the 30 speciality stores and two mini-majors. A mini-major is a retail outlet of 600-1500sq m which...

Restaurants, Servo & 750 Jobs at $87m Retail Centre

Sunshine Coast Daily Article | by Amber Hooker | 7 August 2018 DRIVE-through Guzman Y Gomez and Oporto restaurants, plus a new Caltex, will become the newest tenants of a rapidly-developing Coast suburb. Stockland today announced construction has begun on the Birtinya Service Centre off Kawana Way, located adjacent to the $87 million shopping centre to feature Coles and Aldi stores. Combined, the developments are expected to generate about 750...

Units becoming a popular choice as Coast population grows

With Queensland’s population hitting the five million mark, experts say the housing market is set to benefit. MyWeeklyPreview | 17 May 2018 | Roxanne McCarty-O'Kane The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows Queensland’s projected population is set to reach five million this month, translating to a strong demand for property throughout the state. REIQ chairman Rob Honeycombe says the real estate market, and the wider economy, will benefit from such...

Update on the Coast Projects

Extract from the Sunshine Coast Daily | 24 May 2018 Sunshine Coast has been busy with excellent growth and developments with major infrastructure projects under way in the region.  Below is a status report on these projects. Sunshine Coast Airport - new east-west runway The $347 million runway extension when completed it will open the region to more domestic and international destinations, including Singapore and Perth. It includes a new...

New shopping centre to bring new brands to the Coast

Tenants for Birtinya - Stockland set to announce big outside brands for $87m centre Sunshine Coast Daily Article | by Stuart Cumming | May 14 2018 NATIONAL brands not yet established on the Coast and some grown from the region will be among the tenants at a new shopping centre expected to open before Christmas. Stockland Sunshine Coast regional manager Ben Simpson said he couldn't yet reveal which tenants would join...

Few budget surprises for Coast residents

Sunshine Coast Daily Article | Sherele Moddy and Rae Wilson | 8 May 2018 IT was slim pickings in the Federal Budget for Sunshine Coast residents on Tuesday. The region's big spending commitments - $390 million for the region's rail duplication between Beerburrum and Nambour and the $3.3 billion for key Bruce Highway upgrades were announced in the weeks leading up to the budget. The Federal Government is continuing to fund the...

Major new Coast steel plant to employ 80 workers

Sunshine Coast Daily News Article | 18 April 2018 A MAJOR new manufacturing plant has opened on the Sunshine Coast which will soon provide 80 full-time jobs. Network Steel and Aluminium's new base at Kunda Park was officially opened today by Mayor Mark Jamieson. It will employ 12 workers in the short term with ambitions to expand to 80 as it duplicates the scale of its Brisbane factory. The company has been...

Campus to accommodate foreign students

Sunshine Coast Daily Article | 6th April 2018 | Stuart Cumming FOREIGN dollars are expected to flow back to benefit Coast university students with the launch of a new metropolitan campus. The University of the Sunshine Coast has solidified its stake in central Sydney with the opening of a campus to accommodate foreign students. It comes after the university partnered with Australian Technical and Management College in 2016 to open campuses in...

New Coast Shopping Centre will be a blast from the past

Sunshine Coast Daily Article | 14 Mar 2018 | by Stuart Cumming AN OLD idea recycled on the Coast with modern flair will demonstrate the future of retail hubs in Australia, according to an industry boss with 35 years experience. Stockland group executive and CEO of commercial property, John Schroder, touted his company's Birtinya Town Centre as a shopping blueprint for the future. He toured the Kawana Way site on Wednesday morning. His...

2200 jobs to come in $300m, region-defining Coast project

Sunshine Coast Daily Article | Updated 1 Mar 2018 | by Stuart Cumming THE "majority" of the 2200 jobs expected to be created in the coming years of construction at Sunshine Coast Airport will go to local workers. That was the best explanation John Holland Group Queensland and Northern Territory general manager Jim Salmon could offer at the announcement of his firm's $225 million contract win on Thursday. "The key focus...

New runway construction contract winner

SCD article | 24 Feb 2018 | by Stuart Cumming SUNSHINE Coast Council has chosen the winning bidder for construction of a new runway at Sunshine Coast Airport. But the council is not expected to announce contract details of the major works until next week. Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion project director Ross Ullman told councillors at a special meeting on Thursday five tenders received in November last year had been...

Huge Changes Coming to Sunshine Plaza

Sunshine Coast Daily Article | 2 Feb 2018 | by Sarah Barnham CONSTRUCTION has begun on the next phase of the $400 million expansion of Sunshine Plaza. The expansion will include construction of 100 new speciality stores including a David Jones and Big W. The Plaza will expand from 73,000 square metres to more than 107,000 square metres and several stores inside have had to relocate to make way for...

Construction set to start on $22.5 million Coast Sport Hub

Sunshine Coast Daily Article |  31st Jan 2018 | by Stuart Cumming WORK on a $22.5 million Coast sporting hub is set to begin with ground expected to be turned in coming weeks. A new high-performance gym, O2 Performance, will be the main tenant for the first stage of the Birtinya development. Sunshine Coast Community and Sporting Club director Darryl Van de Velde said the milestone was significant, considering discussions...

Revealed: When first streets of new Coast CBD will open

Sunshine Coast Daily Article | 25th Jan 2018 | by Scott Sawyer FROM the second half of this year the first streets of the region's new city centre will be open to the public. Work is rolling on at the Maroochydore City Centre site and development manager SunCentral's CEO John Knaggs said the first commercial buildings would also start to rise from the ground in the latter half of this year....

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