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$445 million worth of building boosted by Birtinya boom

24 January 2017 | Source: Sunshine Coast Council

Birtinya’s construction activity is significantly contributing to the region’s overall construction boom, according to council’s building data which has revealed the region recorded its highest dollar value of construction for a December quarter since 2009.

During the October to December 2016 quarter, the Sunshine Coast recorded a total building construction value of $455 million.

The top four Birtinya developments generated a combined construction value of $82 million for the quarter.

Planning Portfolio Councillor Christian Dickson said the volume of building approvals in Kawana and the surrounding areas, including Birtinya, was more positive news for the Sunshine Coast economy.

“Construction value figures in 2016 certainly demonstrated that development is going exceptionally well on the Sunshine Coast,” Cr Dickson said.

“While work continues at the Kawana Health Precinct, the surrounding areas are experiencing rapid growth, with housing activity noticeably higher.

“Medical professionals, investors and owner occupiers in particular will jump at the chance to purchase a property in walking distance to the new health hub.

“Kawana has experienced the largest value of building approvals on the Sunshine Coast over the past 12 months, which included $161 million in the Birtinya precinct.

“This is a considerable increase from previous years and is a significant boost for the region, economy and construction industry.”

View the Sunshine Coast Building Approvals Heat Map and explanatory notes on council’s website along with the Quarterly Development Indicator Reports.

Further information about individual Development Applications can be viewed via PD Online and Open Data.


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