Moving into your new place is an exciting chapter in your life; with so many options to choose from, there’s a lot to consider.
The Sunshine Coast’s newest city, Aura, has been officially unveiled. Set to take shape over the next three decades, the $5 billion project, to be delivered by developers Stockland, will spread along the Bruce Highway from Bells Creek Road north to Caloundra and house 50,000 people upon completion.
The result will be a city the size of Gladstone, aptly dubbed the city of colour, as it delivers massive parks, public space, cycleways and an environmental conservation network. With 700ha of rehabilitation and conservation designated, as well as innovation hubs, a public Southbank-style beach and sport and recreational facilities, the project is set to change the face of the Coast and the way urban design is carried out in sensitive areas.
Reflecting the region’s strong commitment to creating diverse employment opportunities, Aura is set to become the Sunshine Coast’s largest employment generator, creating more than 1,700 jobs in the first year of construction and 20,000 over the next three decades.
Aura will include a major regional-scale industrial and business hub positioned to attract and deliver a range of employment uses and will accommodate more than 410,000sq m of industry and commercial floor space and 40,000sq m of high-exposure retail showroom floor space.
The master plan also makes provision for more than 20 schools and education centres to be developed as the community grows, which will create new jobs for teachers and childcare professionals.
Establishing its green credentials, more than 2 million trees will be planted across the 24sq km site, as well as more than 200km of cycleways, while the requirements stipulate rainwater harvesting design and compulsory water tanks for every home.
With its proposed educational facilities, sporting and cultural centres, recreational parks and biking path network, Aura represents the nexus where world class contemporary living meets a relaxed coastal lifestyle. Drawing inspiration for some of the world’s most liveable cities, Aura’s master plan will enhance the unique liveability and lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast, providing affordable and sustainable modern housing in one of Queensland’s fastest-growing areas.