Maroochydore City Centre is Australia’s newest greenfield CBD and aims to be Australia’s first truly smart city, just 10 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport and 20 milliseconds from Asia via the new broadband submarine cable.
Master-planned from the ground up, the new CBD will offer capital city infrastructure and has been designed for the Sunshine Coast lifestyle, with almost 18 hectares of parklands and waterways. The multi-billion-dollar greenfield CBD will feature a mix of commercial, retail, residential and dining precincts.
The Queensland Government approved Priority Development Area is being delivered by Walker Corporation, SunCentral Maroochydore and Sunshine Coast Council.
Greenfield CBD with smart city technology
The new Maroochydore City Centre will be embedded with smart technology, creating a cleaner, greener, dynamic city.
Opened in late 2020, Foundation Place is the region’s first five-star NABERS energy rated building, located in the heart of the new Maroochydore CBD.
All five levels of commercial space are fully leased. The ground floor is a bustling dining precinct, with popular restaurants Giddy Geisha and Market Bistro and the Market Wine Store.
The region’s natural assets are the inspiration behind the $59.9 million Sunshine Coast City Hall in the Maroochydore CBD, currently under construction.
Energy and water efficiency and shading treatments will deliver a landmark building with a five-star Green Star rating which aligns with the vision for the Sunshine Coast to be Australia’s most sustainable region.
“Our city hall will reflect our healthy, smart creative vision, representing our people, culture, natural elements and our success as one of the fastest growing and most progressive regions in Australia.”– Mark Jamieson, Sunshine Coast Mayor.
The 10-storey building will be home to around 600 council employees and is set for completion in 2022.
Due for completion in August 2022, A1 has been designed to epitomise the modern inner-city office building.
Prominently situated on a corner site with three frontages, the Cottee Parker designed building features a striking glass façade and abundant natural light.
It will have three levels of ultra-modern architecturally designed office space, extensive end of trip facilities and a rooftop terrace.
Walker Corporation has begun construction on 50 First Avenue, a luxurious office tower in the Maroochydore CBD.
According to the Courier Mail, Walker Corporation executive chairman Lang Walker said “This is a signature statement from Walker with a beautiful facade that is both attractive and functional, offering exceptional facilities in a prominent coastal location opposite Sunshine Coast Council’s new city hall.”
Large 1000m2 + floorplates are available for lease. The building will be complemented by exceptional end of trip facilities, a ‘sky-garden’ rooftop and boutique retail opportunities.
Walker’s first project was slated for approval in October 2020. It will be a nine-storey carparking, retail and dining high-rise.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites located on First Avenue will feature 181 rooms, a rooftop swimming pool, bar and dining venue along with parking, retail options and conference facilities. The hotel is due to open in 2022.
The emerging Maroochydore CBD will gain yet another healthy injection with the approval of the Maroochydore Private Hospital. The $100 million eight-storey hospital will accommodate medical and teaching facilities with high-end amenities and a rooftop relaxation area for staff.
According to Sunshine Coast News “It will be an “epicentre” for surgical research and innovation with anchor tenants including the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and leading international orthopaedic company, Medacta.”
Riverside commercial opportunities
Stunning views, easy access to amenities and a convenient central location are fuelling consistent demand for riverside retail and office space in Maroochydore and Cotton Tree.
Businesses seeking to relocate or open a second regional office can take advantage of lower costs, a high value economy and a growing population.
Spaces are available for sale and lease in the popular Duporth Avenue area and riverside Cotton Tree strip. Join the diverse community of
multinational businesses, local creatives and a vibrant hospitality sector.