Construction is about to start on the final stage of the Bli Bli Village Town Centre

Construction is about to start on the third and final stage of the Bli Bli Village Town Centre, which will include the much-anticipated $20 million Bli Bli Tavern project.

It will be operated by Sunshine Coast-based hotelier Scott Armstrong, in partnership with the owner of the iconic Story Bridge Hotel, Richard Deery.

The Bli Bli Tavern will be the fourth local hospitality venue for the family-owned Sunshine Coast Hotels Group, which also boasts the Baringa Tavern, the Parklands Tavern as well as the Brightwater Tavern and The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast.

Mr Armstrong was pleased to have a start date for the Bli Bli Tavern project.

“The tavern will occupy 2350sqm of space, over three levels of the five-storey building, and will include a drive-through bottle shop on the ground level, as well as a gaming lounge with poker machines, TAB, keno and bar facilities on the middle level.”

“The complex will also include around 156 undercover car parks and eight one-bedroom, short-term accommodation units on the fifth level of the building.

“The top level will be exclusively for the food and beverage offer, including a large sports bar with TAB, bistro, function room, children’s room and deck bar with retractable roof.

Construction is about to start on the Bli Bli Tavern.

“Just like our other hotels, we see this venue as the ideal place for locals and their family and friends to enjoy a high-quality meal at an affordable price while also offering gaming entertainment as well as a large function space which will cater for up to 140 people and will be ideal for meetings, parties, weddings and corporate events.

“The foundation of our business model is based around supporting locals, so we will look forward to employing another 75 full and part-time staff when we bring the tavern to life in mid-2022.

“We love to engage with the local community and support local schools, community groups, charities and sporting clubs so that will be high on our agenda when we open.”

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Developer Michael White said the Bli Bli Tavern would be the third and final piece of the jigsaw for the $40m Bli Bli Village development, which had become an important facility for the growing Bli Bli community and neighbouring towns.

The tavern will be the third and final piece of the $40 million Bli Bli Village development.

“The tavern will complement what already exists in and around Bli Bli and will be a central meeting place for locals as well as those visiting the numerous tenants in the Town Centre,” he said.

“The building will also accommodate a variety of retail, office and commercial space as well as eight one-bedroom, short-term units on the top level of the building,”

The building was designed locally by Sprout Architects and will be built by Evans Built, who anticipate construction will be completed by mid-2022.

Stage 3 of the Bli Bli Village Centre has tenancies available ranging from 80sqm to more than 300sqm. For leasing information, please contact Michael White on 0412 420 212.


$30 Million Bli Bli Retail Village set to open next month

29 April 2019


The Bli Bli Village Town Centre will soon become the central hub of one of the most vibrant and rapidly growing communities on the Sunshine Coast.

The Bli Bli Village, on the corner of Bli Bli Road and David Low Way, is an exciting new $30 million development brought to the Bli Bli community by the White’s Commercial Property Group.

Sunshine Coast Council Chief Executive Officer Michael Whittaker said the complex would revitalise the town centre and provide a new range of services for the community.

The multi-level commercial precinct will offer a mix of retail shops, restaurants, cafes and professional suites.
The Village will also include a Health and Wellbeing centre, offering a range of medical and wellness services including a doctor’s surgery, a dentist, pathology, remedial massage, gym and more.

Locals and tourists will be able to enjoy a fully licensed tavern complete with gaming facilities and a drive-through bottle shop.

The Town Centre will also feature newly built one and two-bedroom Casuarina Condo’s.

These modern and stylish units will form the heart of the Town Centre. They are the perfect option for new home buyers, and for investors that want to become part of booming Bli Bli.

A basement level car park will provide parking for close to 200 vehicles. With ample parking and a diverse range of services, the Bli Bli Village will provide a town centre for a quickly expanding area.

Developer Michael White said the development would further enhance the existing services available in Bli Bli.

“The development of Bli Bli Village Centre will deliver important services to the growing Bli Bli community and builds on the success of the River Markets Shopping Village,” Mr White said.

The development will take place over more than 8000sq m and will be completed in three stages:

  • Stage 1, in the centre of the site, will be the construction of the health and wellbeing centre that consists of 584sq m gross floor area (GFA) of office, 382sq m GFA of health care services, 277sq m GFA of indoor sport and recreation (a gym) and 636sq m GFA of retail.
  • Stage 2 will feature 968sq m GFA of office space, 1001sq m GFA health care services and 725sq m GFA of retail.
  • Stage 3 will constitute the Bli Bli Tavern, 20 accommodation units with ancillary bottle shop.

Mr Whittaker said council had negotiated an infrastructure agreement with the developer which would benefit the local community.

“Council has worked closely with the developer and approval was granted in line with an infrastructure agreement that will result in the developer investing $350,000 toward the cost of undergrounding existing powerlines,” Mr Whittaker said.

“The development will also include upgraded streetscaping along David Low Way and Bli Bli Road.”

The project follows the $15 million refurbishment of the successful Bli Bli Village – Rivermarkets, located across from the new Bli Bli Village –Town Centre.

This Rivermarkets refurbishment revitalised the existing shopping precinct and expanded on the infrastructure and services available to the Bli Bli community. Rivermarkets is now fully leased with 15 tenants including a pharmacy, post office, real estate, bottle shop and butchery.

The Bli Bli Village – Town Centre development is now perfectly positioned to capitalise on Rivermarket’s success.

Details of the development are publicly available on council’s PD Online system using application number: MCU15/0168

Confirmed/already leased stores:

  • Jetts Gym
  • Indian Restaurant
  • Candle/Gift store
  • New X-Ray and diagnostic imaging centre
  • Expanded Bli Bli Medical Centre
  • Dental Surgery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatrist
  • Queensland Medical Laboratories
  • Barber
  • Professional Office space
  • Hairdresser
  • Ray White Real Estate
  • Coffee/Gift shop
  • Tavern

FAST FACTS: Bli Bli Village Centre complex

  • 8,294 sq m three storey commercial development
  • 20 short term accommodation one-bedroom units
  • New tavern
  • Children’s play area
  • Gym
  • Hotel
  • 275 onsite parking spaces
  • $350k developer investment in undergrounding existing powerlines
  • Streetscaping upgrades
  • New traffic lights on David Low Way
  • Approximately 150 retail job opportunities created
  • Approximately 70 construction jobs  


Bli Bli Village Development Timeline:

2013 Planning began
2013/2017 White’s Commercial Property Group engaged architects, engineers and project managers to guide the planning and approvals process.
July 2017  Construction of phase one began
March 2018 

Expected completion of construction phase one Medical Centre and associated stores and services open.

Construction of phase two commences

December 2018 New tavern opens
May 2019 Project completion



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