There has been much hype over the plans for the new CBD “SunCentral” in Maroochydore and with works now well underway there is a real buzz in the Sunshine Coast air. Keep an eye out for development updates in following weeks and months – stage 1 is due for completion by the end of the year. Below are some key features of the new coastal city.
Urban Square is designed to be a more intimate, functional space, different to the other parkland areas of the new City Centre. This communal city parkland is a place of lunchtime retreat and local recreation for residents and office workers alike. Designed to be transformed in the evenings and weekends to be the location for smaller community events.
The Corso is the city’s active waterway that will act as an East-West spine through the CBD with the Entertainment and Cultural Centre and Transit Plaza anchoring it at each end. The Corso will be a highly active retail, transport, and dining cityscape where events and performances will bring the public realm to life day and night, and ensure a strong community engagement with the evolving city centre.
The Entertainment Precinct is intended to deliver a new entertainment, arts and convention activity centre comparable to Brisbane’s Southbank. Located on the edge of the central lake and the new city centre, this precinct will accommodate major entertainment, tourism and community events. Featuring architectural excellence whilst incorporating sustainability and energy efficiency targets.
The residential parkland areas will generally be smaller and more local in character, essentially providing access to recreation and green space for residents and workers in the urban village area. City visitors can expect to make use of the recreational facilities in these parks with provisions for small community events such as night cinemas in the park, specialised markets, arts & performances as well as other small local activities.
Civic Park Plaza
Civic Park Plaza is a reflective, celebratory and commemorative open space within the new SunCentral CBD. A highly accessible community gathering parkway that will include the library, a children’s play space, open lawns, sculpture court and pathway connections. Featuring high quality landscape and waterway treatments, public art and plaza spaces, the built form will reflect contemporary, sub-tropical and coastal architecture.
There will be a variety of lake edge experiences, wetlands and waters edges to explore, with the opportunity to get out on the water and launch canoes and kayaks. The plan includes bridges, terraces, high and low level lakeside boardwalks, a range of shelters and bbq sites as well as a signature adventure play area in the central parkland.
The Transit Plaza will be a robust, attractive and shaded public transport hub designed to be a strategic gateway for all modes of commuting integrated with a retail and dining space.
It is planned the Transit Plaza will feature shaded seating, public art and sculpture gardens and will function as the central interchange for:
- The Sunshine Coast’s future light rail system
- The bus network
- Future passenger rail advances
- Safe accessible transport routes
- Disabled access and drop off point
Located just 10 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport and five minutes from world-class beaches, the new SunCentral CBD will feature:
- prime commercial office space
- exclusive retail
- fine dining
- entertainment facilities
- new waterways
- interconnected open space
- recreational spaces
- a premium hotel
- an entertainment, convention and exhibition centre
For any further info or development updates on SunCentral contact us HERE or call Chris anytime on 0434 449 455.