Maroochydore City Centre is Australia’s newest greenfield CBD and aims to be Australia’s first truly smart city, just 15 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 is embedded with smart technology, creating a cleaner, greener, dynamic city.
Opened March 2023, 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 has three levels of ultra-modern architecturally designed office space, extensive end of trip facilities and a rooftop terrace.
The region’s natural assets are the inspiration behind the Sunshine Coast City Hall in the Maroochydore CBD.
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 opened in December 2022.
Market Lane Residences opened June 2022 and forms part of a two-tower project. With 81 apartments across 14 levels, an exciting new retail precinct on the ground level and an array of cafes and restaurants.
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 opened in 2022.
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, Market Bistro and the Market Wine Store.
After receiving approval early 2022, Walker Corporation has commenced its first commercial development in the Maroochydore CBD: a luxurious 15-storey A-grade office tower, called 50 First Avenue.
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.”
The high-tech building will be complemented by exceptional end of trip facilities, a ‘sky-garden’ rooftop, boutique retail tenants and stunning ocean views.
Large expansive 1000m2+ floorplates are available for lease now.
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 (UniSC) 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.