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Emporio Development Strives to Becoming Health Hub

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The development of Emporio doesn’t only address business and cultural problems, but more importantly, medical problems. It is built to cater best medical services in the coast.

With the Maroochydore CBD on track to become the Sunshine Coast’s principal activity centre, the addition of three allied health practitioners at the Emporio development has indicated the suburb will not only be a thriving business and cultural centre, but also a burgeoning health hub.

Reed Property Group Head of Development Jay Emmerton said Flourish Psychology, Sunshine Coast Paediatric Dentistry and Sunshine Dental Care had signed up to open their doors at Emporio, and would join existing Emporio tenant Premier Chiropractic in delivering a range of health services to the region.

Flourish Psychology, Sunshine Coast Paediatric Dentistry and Sunshine Dental Care have signed up to open their doors at Emporio

“We’re delighted to welcome such a strong contingent of health-related businesses to Emporio as we see momentum building within the local health sector,” Mr Emmerton said.

“With the health and wellbeing industry having been identified by Sunshine Coast Council as one of the high-value industries that will play an integral role in driving the Sunshine Coast economy now and into the future, it’s really no surprise that more and more allied health businesses are setting up shop in the heart of the region’s designated principal activity centre.”

Sunshine Coast Paediatric Dentistry Director Nymphia Naik said location had proved the major drawcard when deciding to relocate the business from Kawana, and she had jumped at the chance to purchase a commercial lot within the CBD.

“The Maroochydore area is set to grow exponentially over the coming years so it made good business sense to get in early and purchase centrally located premises that also offered adequate car parking,” Dr Naik said.

While Emporio is now home to two dental practices, Dr Naik said each business focused on different areas of dentistry. “As the name suggests, Sunshine Coast Paediatric Dentistry specialises in the oral health of children from infancy through to teenage years,” Dr Naik said.

“Children and teenagers require different approaches in guiding their dental growth and development, and paediatric dentists must undergo an additional two-to-three years of training to specialise in this area.

This equips us to understand the behavioural aspects of children and also treat those with special needs so youngsters can feel calm and happy in the dentist chair.”

A biological dentist, Sunshine Dental Care will cover all aspects of dentistry and all age groups. They are focused on delivering a holistic and toxin free approach and offer a range of services from dental implants and oral surgery, right through to cosmetic dental services.

They, like Sunshine Coast Paediatric Dentistry and Flourish Psychology, have also elected to relocate to Emporio after having previously operated elsewhere on the Sunshine Coast.

Flourish Psychology Directors and Clinical Psychologists Dr Gabriel Roux and Dr Gemma Roux said they were looking forward to moving into the precinct in the coming weeks.

“For us, it was paramount that we find a professional work space that was easy for our clients to access,” Dr Roux said.

“So much planning has and will continue to go into making the Maroochydore CBD the business heart of the Sunshine Coast, so we could see the benefit in moving now and avoiding the inevitable rush when the CBD is established.”

Flourish Psychology provides clinical, community-based and corporate psychology services to clients of all ages across the Sunshine Coast.

Source: Sunshine Coast Daily

There is so much advantage in having an excellent medical service in the coast. After all, health is an important element of the city’s growth.

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Palmview’s largest masterplanned community releases land and park ahead of schedule

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Palmview’s largest masterplanned community releases land and park ahead of schedule

An artist’s impression of Harmony’s grand linear park.Source:Supplied

A SUNSHINE COAST developer has fast-tracked the latest land release to meet demand from locals and interstate sea-changers.

AVID Property Group general manager Queensland Bruce Harper said their development Harmony was the largest masterplanned community in Palmview, which is about 85km north of Brisbane.

Palmview’s largest masterplanned community releases land and park ahead of schedule

Once complete, Harmony, is expected to house about 4500 new residents.Source:Supplied

He said they released the latest neighbourhood Unity, which brought 34 more blocks of land, ranging in size from 250sq m to 505sq m, to meet the demand.

“Residential property demand is surging in the region and as prices continue to rise, buyers are increasingly looking for affordable land options in desirable locations,” Mr Harper said.

“Over the past year, demand in the region has grown exponentially as more people look to build their own homes in well-known property ‘hot spots’.”

Along with the early land release, AVID Property Group opened the community space Grand Linear Park three months ahead of schedule.

Palmview’s largest masterplanned community releases land and park ahead of schedule

Bruce Harper, Cr Tim Dwyer, Laura Scherian, Cameron Holt and Cr Rick Baberowski open Grand Linear Park in Palmview.Source:Supplied

Mr Harper said the park was five times the size of other standard parks on the Sunshine Coast.

“The Grand Linear Park will serve as a catalyst for wellbeing and connectivity for residents and tourists alike,” he said.

The first $3.1 million phase consists of 2ha of community space and features three separate play areas for locals to explore.

Harmony’s new facilities includes a set of six swings, two table tennis tables and a 30.2m multi-play structure with a slide, spider’s web, swinging ropes and stepping stones.Source:Supplied

A set of six swings, two table tennis tables and a 30.2m multi-play structure with a slide, spider’s web, swinging ropes and stepping stones was available for children of all ages and abilities.

According to Queensland Government’s Queensland Regional Profiles — Sunshine Coast Local Government Area, April 2017, Sunshine Coast’s population is projected to grow from about 311,550 to 453,000 by 2036.

Palmview’s largest masterplanned community releases land and park ahead of schedule

An artist’s impression of Harmony’s pocket park.Source:Supplied

Once complete, Mr Harper said Harmony would account for more than 4800 homes for about 12,000 of those future residents.

“Our new neighbourhood will encourage residents to stay active right on their doorstep with extensive walking and bike trails, a 5ha recreation park and a 1ha local park,” he said.

Sunshine Coast local Alyssa Jackson and her partner James Newcombe who recently moved up from Canberra, have just purchased a block of land in Harmony and hope to move into their new home in early 2019.

“It’s pretty competitive to purchase a block of land at Harmony; there were other buyers lining up for almost two hours before the Sales Centre even opened,” Ms Jackson said.

Harmony’s location was what really encouraged us to purchase in the area — the proximity to the highway, University of the Sunshine Coast, hospital and the shops in the Maroochydore CBD make it a very convenient location to live.”

Ms Jackson said they wanted to enter the property market as soon as possible and decided to build a brand-new home so they could take advantage of the First Home Owners’ Grant.

“We wanted to get into the property market so that we could pay off a mortgage rather than continue to pay money renting,” she said.

Source: www.news.com.au

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Sunshine Coast Golf Course with Approval for 260 Lots Hits the Block

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Sunshine Coast Golf Course with Approval for 260 Lots Hits the Block
A Greg Norman-designed golf course and permit-approved development site on the Sunshine Coast has hit the market with expectations around the $20 million-mark.

The 160-hectare Pelican Waters Golf Course site, which was acquired in 2004 by a Melbourne family that wishes to remain anonymous, has hit the market after receiving development approval for a new residential precinct in the area.

Approved by the Sunshine Coast Council in 2017, the “Lakes Edge” residential precinct is earmarked for 211 residential lots and three medium-density sites subdivided to create up to 259 lots over 20-hectares.

Designed to be delivered over four stages, with stage one approvals in place for 60 lots the development was subject to some controversy by local residents opposing the development.

The residential development was put forward by the owners of the site as a solution to lacklustre turnover at the golf course.

Sunshine Coast Golf Course with Approval for 260 Lots Hits the Block

The approved land use plan for 259 residential lots.

CBRE’s Brendan Robins and Rem Rafter are marketing the asset.

Robins said the property represented an outstanding opportunity to capitalise on the strong demand for quality land and housing in a sought-after area of the Sunshine Coast.

“Lakes Edge offers a diverse range of staged development options, including a large-scale retirement community, which take advantage of the area’s tranquil, picturesque and secure setting.”

Despite being named the top course on the Sunshine Coast by Golf Digest Magazine, documents submitted to council outlined concerns with the club’s profitability.

“Independent forecasts conclude that Pelican Waters Golf Club will not generate an acceptable level of commercial return for at least seven to 10 years,” the proposal said.

Located five minutes to Caloundra and 90 kilometres from Brisbane, population growth in the Pelican Waters area grew 24.5 per cent over the five years to 2016.

The property is being offered for sale via expressions of interest closing 8 August 2018.

Source: theurbandeveloper.com

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Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Program Kicks Off

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Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Program Kicks Off

Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson

The first sod has today been turned on the construction of the new runway as part of the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project, the Sunshine Coast Council informs. 

Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson, was joined by Federal Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien MPState Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson MP, and representatives of the John Holland Group and Sunshine Coast Airport Pty Ltd to mark the commencement of the construction program.
With work started, the new runway will be completed by Christmas 2020, the council said.

Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Program Kicks Off
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson (left), Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien (center) and John Holland Project Manager Berry Freshney

Mayor Jamieson said that the $303 million airport expansion was the Sunshine Coast Council’s single largest construction project and would deliver a wealth of benefits to the region.

“Having this greater capability will unlock more tourism opportunities, new international trade prospects and will provide the springboard our export businesses need to get their products and services to markets faster and more efficiently,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“The new longer, wider runway will enable direct access to new markets in Asia, the Pacific and other locations in Australia which cannot currently be serviced with direct flights to and from the Sunshine Coast. 

“The Airport Expansion Project is also forecast to contribute $4.1 billion to the Sunshine Coast economy through to 2040 and revolutionize access to and from one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.”

From mid-year, a vessel from contractors Dredging International will dredge one million cubic meters of sand from the Spitfire Realignment Channel in Moreton Bay.

After making its way north, the sand will then be pumped from the vessel moored off Marcoola, onto the project site via a pipeline that will run underneath David Low Way.

Ahead of the start of dredging, the project team’s focus has been on protecting the land and sea environment, and ensuring community safety during the dredging works.

According to the council’s announcement, the project team will be speaking directly with local residents and stakeholders in the coming weeks to keep them informed of the timeline.

The Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project is being supported by loans from the Australian Government and the Queensland Treasury Corporation, which will be repaid from the proceeds that Council receives from its commercial partner, Palisade Investment Partners, in 2022.

Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Program Kicks Off
Image source: sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Source: www.dredgingtoday.com

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