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    $830m town centre approved for Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

    Nicholas Rider

    Stockland has received planning approval for its proposed $830-million Birtinya Town Centre masterplan development.

    As part of the $5-billion Oceanside community on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the plans are proposed across an area of 18 hectares. The proposal incorporates a subregional retail town centre, a new civic plaza, a walkable waterfront along Lake Kawana and open green space. This will be integrated with commercial, health related research facilities and high density residential.  

    “[The] masterplan approval defines the shared vision for a vibrant mixed-use precinct for the $5-billion Oceanside community on the Sunshine Coast,” says Mark Steinert, Stockland managing director and CEO.

    “With the regions’ above average population growth, 130,000 residents are forecast to live within the main trade area by 2031. Our vision for the Birtinya Town Centre is to deliver a true people’s place, with lifestyle amenity for the community now and into the future.”

    The first stage of the town centre masterplan is the $87-million Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre, with works expected to commence before Christmas. Stockland has committed to a 5-star Green Star As Built rating for the new shopping centre, featuring sustainability initiatives such as solar panels and end of trip facilities.

    “This new subregional retail town centre will be consciously different, designed to embrace its coastal location with architectural finishes, extensive landscaping and natural ventilation, offering a relaxed atmosphere and representing the culture of the Sunshine Coast,” says John Schroder, Stockland group executive and CEO of Commercial Property.

    “Stockland Birtinya will be the heart of this vibrant and thriving future town centre featuring a flagship Coles and Aldi supermarket, two mini-majors, an open-air, late night dining precinct, some 30 specialty retailers and 522 car parking spaces.”

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