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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....

Fast rail: Travel from the Coast to Brisbane in 45 minutes

Sunshine Coast Daily Article | 18th Jan 2018 5:00 AM | Updated: 9:24 AM | Sarah Barnham THE Sunshine Coast has been shortlisted for a fast rail project that would slash travel time to Brisbane to 45 minutes. The project, North Coast Connect, is being pushed by an alliance of Queensland federal MPs, led by Fairfax MP Ted O'Brien, and a high profile corporate consortium, including Stockland, KPMG, Urbis and...

Major support behind coast billion $ fast rail project

18th Jan 2018 12:40 PM | Sunshine Coast Daily Article | Sarah Barnham THE state's leading motoring body is on board with plans to build a fast rail system that would cut travel time from the Coast to Brisbane down to 45 minutes. RACQ spokesman Paul Turner said the organisation would "enthusiastically” back the alliance of Queensland federal MP's and high-profile corporate consortium pushing the Turnbull government for project funding....

Massive airport expansion contract ‘imminent’

27th Nov 2017 11:07 AM | Sunshine Coast Article | Stuart Cumming ANNOUNCEMENT of a winning contractor to build a new runway at Sunshine Coast Airport is "imminent", according to expansion project director Ross Ullman. His team will on Thursday recommend to a Sunshine Coast Council meeting the best way to proceed in regards to five bids short-listed for the runway construction contract. The special meeting, which will be closed...

Construction starts on $87 million Coast shopping centre

14th Dec 2017 5:00 AM | Sunshine Coast Daily Article CONSTRUCTION is under way on a new shopping centre after Stockland's Birtinya Town Centre masterplan development received state and local government approval. Stockland managing director and CEO, Mark Steinert, said the $830 million masterplan defined a vision for a mixed-use precinct for the $5 billion Oceanside community. Stockland group executive John Schroder said earthworks on the $87 million shopping centre...

New Shopping Centre Takes Shape

Sunshine Coast Daily | 4 November 2017 | by Stuart Cumming THE jewel in Stockland's $5 billion Oceanside crown is the development's town centre, which has reached an important milestone. Sunshine Coast Council is considering the developer's Stockland Birtinya shopping centre proposal and overall Kawana Waters Town Centre master plan which were lodged in the past few weeks. Read more...

4 Coast Suburbs to buy in now

THE Sunshine Coast has been singled out as the new real estate hotspot with four suburbs topping a list Queensland's boom areas. Experts predict Sunshine Coast real estate prices will skyrocket on the back of rising infrastructure spending, industry growth, jobs and lifestyle. Analysis of the region's market growth over the past 12 months revealed 14 suburbs where housing achieved capital gains of 10 per cent or better with Buddina,...

Birtinya Becomes the Centre of Attention

Sunshine Coast Daily | 29th July 2017 | by Erle Levey Town centre, beachfront development works under way Photo: Erle Levey |Stockland's Mark McMahon speaking at Birtinya about progress on key infrastructure for the area. THE Birtinya town centre is no longer a concept, it is becoming a reality as part of the $5billion Oceanside precinct. The ripple effect of the health precinct centred around the $1.8billion Sunshine Coast University...

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