The Latest News On The Sunshine Coast


All new market a ‘retail revolution’

All new market a ‘retail revolution’

The Big Top Market Fresh shopping centre at Maroochydore has been lauded as a “retail revolution”. The revamped shopping centre, incorporating a farmers’ market managed by Shane Stanley, the man behind the popular Farmers’ Markets, was officially opened last week. “We’re the first people in this country, maybe the world, to put a farmers’ market […]


Head over heels at Sunshine Cove

Sunshine Cove

Sitting within the heart of the new Maroochydore CBD, along Maroochy Boulevard the next few years will see Sunshine Cove take its place as one of the most comprehensive master-planned communities on the east coast of Australia. To underpin this position developer, the Chardan Development Group, continues to create fresh, new and exciting opportunities to […]


Shaping Our Future – Two decades of Growth

The Sunshine Coast Council recently released a new publication, ‘Shaping Our Future’. Within its glossy pages they have outlined some of their development plans for our little corner of paradise and how it will affect us all, from public transport expansions, to their plans for the new “Maroochydore CBD”. The Council has some big plans […]


Positive future glow for Sunshine Coast

Expansion poised to bolster employment and property development The Sunshine Coast market is one of the fastest growing in Queensland. And Queensland is outstripping all other states, including Western Australia. Speaking at the UDIA (Qld) Sunshine Coast meeting at Alexandra Headland Surf Club, Turner and Townsend construction economist Gary Emmett said Queensland’s property development sector […]


SHINE Newsletter December, 2014

In our Summer 2014 issue of SHINE we visit Port Cartwright, a stunning coastal destination, and catch up with all the latest developments around Sunshine Cove. In this issue: Community Development Update House & Land for Sale Feature Family fun times ahead for summer! A new bigger and brighter Bunnings for Maroochydore! Download this month’s issue.


Vision for Sunshine Cove is now a reality

Before the planning of Sunshine Cove began, The Chardan Development Group chose six key words to use as its development ‘yardsticks’ for the project. They were sustainability, community, growth, amenity, innovation and affordability. Six years into the development of the 106-hectare Sunshine Cove estate, Chardan’s commitment to those words is clearly evident in the thriving, […]


The other side

When it comes to investing in property, most people opt for a lower-risk residential dwelling. But if you do your research, commercial property can deliver returns. The announcement of the recent approval for a development in Buderim has given property investors and developers more confidence in the local property market. The development, for more than […]


Solid building activity ‘on an upward trend’

New $1.8 billion hospital continues to drive Sunshine Coast market Dwelling approvals are up almost 25% – Paul Bidwell By Erle Levey Latest Queensland regional building approvals figures and housing finance figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics have continued their positive upward trend during August. Among the strongest performing regions is the Sunshine […]


New retail hub on horizon

Bunnings anchors major $48 million centre planned for Maroochydore By Erle Levey CBRE has been appointed by Bunnings to lease the 2200sq m of additional retail space as part of its $48 million development on Dalton Drive, Maroochydore. Construction on the landmark site is due for completion in late 2015. This precinct is set to […]


$48m Bunnings Begins

By Scott Sawyer Work on 1.5ha, $48 million Bunnings superstore is under way at Dalton Drive in Maroochydore. The superstore, which is expected to create more than 150 additional jobs will be one of the biggest Bunnings stores in Australia. Bunnings’ chief operating officer, Peter Davis, said the new store would boast a range of […]