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Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area (PDA)


Maroochydore is fast tracked to become the business, community and employment hub of the Sunshine Coast.


The state government has announced that the Maroochydore City Centre will be a Priority Development Area (PDA). This declaration was made on 19 July 2013, and at the request of council. The declaration of a PDA at Maroochydore will renew the region by:

  • supporting economic development
  • providing much needed infrastructure
  • creating a new central business district for the Sunshine Coast.

Council and Economic Development Queensland will now prepare a development scheme for the area to guide future development. Development will reflect the regional role of the city centre and include:

  • opportunities for commercial, retail, mixed use and residential development
  • new road transport, public open space and community facilities infrastructure.

The PDA is approximately 60 hectares, covering council owned land including the Horton Park Golf Club site and state government owned land in Dalton Drive, Maroochydore.


Maroochydore – the Coast’s new capital city

Maroochydore will be developed as a thriving city centre with a mix of commercial, retail and residential development, parklands, walkways and public transport. Maroochydore will be one of the most exciting locations for investment and employment growth in Australia.

Sunshine Coast Council adopted the Maroochydore Principal Activity Centre (PAC) Structure Plan on 17 December 2010. The structure plan provides an integrated land use, infrastructure and master planning framework for approximately 200 hectares of land in the central Maroochydore area.
The final plan:

  • creates employment opportunities through the allocation of 150,000 m2 of new commercial floor space by 2031
  • allocates 65,000 m2 of new retail floor space by 2031
  • proposes 4000 new dwellings within the principal activity centre
  • retains 40 per cent of the golf course site as public open space
  • proposes significant community facilities such as a regional arts and entertainment centre, a transit plaza, regional library, public amphitheatre and civic plaza and urban open space
  • mandates sub-tropical design that embraces Maroochydore’s unique sub-tropical, coastal and waterfront qualities.

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