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Sunshine Coast Population forecast to grow to 385,000+ by 2026

The population of the Sunshine Coast is forecast to grow to over 385,000 people by 2026.

It is anticipated that we will require a total of over 168,000 dwellings.

The largest of population increases will be those aged 35-39 years and those 0-4 years and 5-9 years (i.e. younger and more established families). Read more

Unveiled: Final Stage of the Sunshine Plaza's $440 million redevelopment

Thousands of people lined up for the unveiling of the final stage of the Sunshine Plaza’s $440 million redevelopment today.

The total expansion adds 35,000 square metres of retail space to the existing centre, making Sunshine Plaza the first super-regional shopping centre north of Brisbane.

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TreeTop Challenge Adventure Park opens on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple now boasts Australia’s highest adventure rope course with the TreeTop Challenge Adventure Park now officially open.

Tourism, Events and Sport Portfolio Councillor Jason O’Pray said the $150 million masterplan will modernize the “big things” stop-off and is tipped to pump $90 million into the local economy and create 800 construction jobs.

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First National announces 2018 Award Winners

Our First National Coastal office and staff were recognised for outstanding achievement at the First National Queensland General Excellence and Marketing Awards, held at Sofitel Brisbane Central on Saturday 9 March.

First National Coastal, Principal, Paul Angell, says the results show how successfully their staff leveraged the network’s customer acquisition strategy to overcome a changing market in 2018, and still deliver outstanding results for clients. Read more

Sunshine Coast Resident Wins 'Life Changing' Cash Prize

He was presented with a cheque by First National Coastal principals Paul and Lisa Angell as well as his agent Shane Purssell on Tuesday this week.

‘This win is absolutely massive. It’s life changing for me’ says Mr Kelly. Read more

RBA hold rates at record lows in March 

The March meeting of the RBA has seen the cash rate remain on hold at 1.5 percent.

It has now stayed at record lows for 28 consecutive meetings. The last time the rate changed was in August 2016.

CoreLogic's head of research Tim Lawless says there is a growing possibility that rates could fall later this year.  Read more

Australian Government invests $75 billion towards transport infrastructure

For the first time, the Australian Government has committed to an Investment in Transport Infrastructure, including a $24.5 billion Pipeline of infrastructure projects, announced in the 2018-19 Budget, focused on supporting our nation.

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Maroochydore CBD's first $30M development approved

Mr Long said he was delighted to receive development application approval from Economic Development Queensland this week and was confident the project would be a landmark building for the CBD. Read more

Sunshine Coast reports QLD's fastest growth

The report, released this weekend, found the 55km stretch running down the southeast coastline was now “Queensland’s strongest real estate market”. Read more

QLD real estate confidence at record high

Brisbane has the highest level of homeowners who believe prices will increase this year of the major capitals and regional Australia.

“You hear all the doom and gloom of the property market, the interesting thing here is householders are relatively positive about the outlook for house prices and we’ve assessed this in terms of only about 3 per cent expect values to decrease. That’s the owner occupiers they’re the mums and dads living at home.” Read more
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