What's Happening in our Region

Lifestyle is why people choose to live on the wonderful Sunshine Coast, and to many, the ultimate lifestyle is living on the waterfront.

One of the main draw-cards to the waterfront for many years has been the aquatic lifestyle of sailing, fishing, surfing and now paddling which is taking over, plus the beauty of the natural environment of the area and the strong sense of community.

Deep waterfront properties are defined by the fact that there are no bridges to go under, so they’re ideal for yachts and large power boats. There’s limited supply with only 791 deep waterfront properties on the canal system of the Sunshine Coast with safe, direct ocean access, minutes to the Pacific Ocean.

Looking for a fresh outlook on life, then apartment living on the deep waterfront could be an option. Deepwater and Bluewater Point Resorts set in a serene inlet offer private marina berths for the serious boatie, with glorious northern views to the water, Mooloolaba and Hinterland. Loved by many for the first-class facilities and convenient location, these apartments are only moments to local shops, Jessica Park, Kawana Shoppingworld, and only 5 mins’ drive to beaches and the new hospital precinct.

Then there are waterfronts located behind bridges, commonly known as low water. Mooloolaba has a good canal system where you can still get reasonable size sedan type boats which don’t have large fly bridges to your waterfront, and you’re still so close to the heart of Mooloolaba.

There are waterfront properties behind the lock on the Parrearra Canal that consists of Kawana Island and Parrearra (also known as Buddina or The Quays precinct) where you can still berth a large 45ft. cruiser at your front door.

Many people just want to live on the water with no intention of owning a boat. They love the wonderful waterfront lifestyle on offer and the future capital gains that will come about by living in a beautiful suburb, where deep waterfront properties are limited.

The waterfront market is moving again, with Mooloolaba is a great example of homes being bought and sold within 12 months at a good profit, this “flipping” has not occurred on the waterfront for many years. Sydney and Melbourne’s families are once again making the pilgrimage north to our sunny shores as well as expats setting themselves up to return home, so their children can finish school in such a great environment.

Locals are also showing their confidence on the waterfront with quite a few older homes been bulldozed to make way for substantial modern homes taking full advantage of this wonderful waterfront lifestyle.

Within a 15 kilometre radius of Sippy Downs, we’ll be seeing many billions of dollars being spent on the Sunshine Coast, directly benefiting all the residents of the coast who’ve been waiting and waiting for something BIG to happen here for a long time.

The Sunshine Coast is building a new economy based on a clear 20-year economic plan, which presents investors with multiple opportunities and opens new avenues for business growth, development and expansion.

Sunshine Coast’s competitive business environment, accessibility to markets, proposed new infrastructure, a highly-skilled workforce and idyllic lifestyle is the winning combination that is attracting national and international investment. www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Business

The message is very clear – the future is here on the Sunshine Coast. Some projects include:

*The investment of $2.3 billion to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) that includes $60.8 million to the Skills, Academic and Research Centre (SARC) bringing over 3,500 staff, many high net worth individuals and families.  Prof. Mike Heffernan of SCUH says there will be between $1.25 & $1.5 million spent on these projects each day for the next 5 years:

  • Sunshine Coast Private Hospital and Medical Precinct at a cost of a minimum of $150 million dollars –  opened on 4 November 2013.
  • Birtinya Town Centre will be centrally located on Kawana Way adjoining the Sunshine Coast Health Precinct, which incorporates the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, and the Sunshine Coast Health Institute, collectively making up Australia’s single largest investment in health infrastructure.
  • Sunshine Coast University Founded in 1994 – the ambition is to have 20,000 students in 2020.
  • Kawana Beach Project; the Jewel of Stockland, east of Nicklin Way, with dreams of turning it into another Manly Corso with Surf Club and up-market homes and shops.
  • Stockland has over $5 billion worth of developments now in this area alone.
  • Kawana Town Centre with a network of community facilities.
  • Kawana Shopping Centre has expanded with a $73 million-dollar facelift by Mirvac.
  • Brightwater State School off Kawana Way – opened in Feb 2012.
  • The huge Palmview Development, which once again will house thousands of people.
  • Maroochy City Centre which will include a 4,000 seat Convention Centre.
  • Sunshine Cove, Maroochydore to be home to over 6,000 new residents including a huge apartment retirement complex by Living Choice.
  • The new $40 million dollar Maroochy River Golf Club at Bli Bli near the Sunshine Coast Motorway and river is now open.

We’ve haven’t yet mentioned what’s happening in Caloundra heading south and what’s on the menu North of Twin Waters to Noosa, it can only be good. All these developments slated to start over the next couple of years will finally put the Sunshine Coast back on the map as a vibrant up-and-coming area to reside.

Our future infrastructure in Kawana and Maroochydore will attract many wealthy professionals who will love our great waterfront lifestyle. This is the time to jump in and buy property and get ready to reap all the benefits the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

For more information on living on our beautiful waterways, please call Trevor & Glenys Martin on 0400 818 777 or (07) 5444 4444 and we’ll endeavour to help you with your real estate needs, wants and dreams!

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