Sunshine Coast Community News


Proposed shopping centre development set to reshape Forest Glen

26 June 19 

The quiet Sunshine Coast suburb of Forest Glen is set to be transformed with a new shopping precinct.

Sancus Property lodged a development application into Sunshine Coast Council last week for a new Forest Glen Village Centre on Mons Road.

Plans lodged with council involve an existing use area that includes the newly renovated retail centre fronting Mons Road, with two larger commercial tenancies at the back.

Plans also show a 60,000sqm development site on 354 and 370 Mons Rd, Forest Glen. One of the lots has a shed and the other lot contains vacant land and a dam.

The new development will deliver an integrated shopping centre with an IGA, retail shops, indoor sports centre, medical Centre and medical retail building, childcare centre, micro-brewery, food and drink outlet, and 110 aged care units.

The proposal will maintain the existing retail shops fronting Mons Road as well as the organic marketplace and two of the existing warehouses on site with their light industrial use continued.

The development also involves constructing new internal roads providing a link between Owen Creek Road extension and Mons Road, pedestrian links throughout the site, and areas of retention of natural vegetation.

A total of 210 parking spaces are provided within the site for the proposed stage 1 development.

"The proposed development is intended to deliver a high-quality mixed-use hub that will provide significant benefit to the local community by expanding the current Forest Glen local centre,” it read.

"The proposal sets the framework to deliver a variety of local services and light industry to support the expanding Forest Glen community, as well as aged care and retirement facility accommodation options.”

It is being put forward by prominent Coast businessmen Tony Riddle and Mark O'Neill.

Sancus Property has been involved in a range of small and medium-sized businesses over the past 30 years - from consultancies to agricultural chemical businesses.

Land to the east of the proposed site also has an application for a retirement facility currently being decided through council.