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Coast secure during nationwide decline of new dwellings

Approvals for new dwellings remain steady on the Sunshine Coast despite a nationwide decline, according to council’s latest annual report.Council recently published its 2016 Annual Highlights Report which presents a selection of statistics, trend analysis and other growth data in the local development market.The report documents local development activity that took place in 2016 and demon...
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Palisade confirmed as Sunshine Coast Airport’s commercial partner in deal worth more than half a billion dollars

Palisade Investment Partners will be the Sunshine Coast Airport’s commercial operating partner in a deal worth more than half a billion dollars.Under the deal, the airport will continue to be owned by Sunshine Coast Council, with Palisade operating the asset under a 99-year lease.Palisade will be responsible for operating, investing and developing the airport and will oversee future negot...
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Sunshine Coast records the lowest rental vacancy rate in Queensland

Queensland Rental Markets are showing signs of improvement according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s (REIQ) Vacancy Rate report for the first quarter of 2018. Regional Queensland Rental Markets in particular have delivered good results, following several years of lacklustre results. Antonia Mercorella, CEO of REIQ, said the regional vacancy improvements in this quarter foll...
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Home Values Rise In QLD's Coastal Markets

Even though house and unit prices softened in Brisbane in the December quarter (hitting $548,918 and $385,955 respectively) according to the Domain Group’s latest House Price Report, prices are moving in the opposite direction in Queensland’s southeast coastal markets.World-class beaches, a sophisticated and laidback lifestyle, and the lure of affordability are drawing many interst...
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QLD's Coastal Markets continue to heat up

Queensland’s coastal markets have once again outperformed the state capital, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s (REIQ) Queensland Market Monitor for December 2017.The Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Noosa all finished 2017 with the strongest growth in the state, significantly outperforming Brisbane.The Sunshine Coast’s median house price grew 6.4% to end th...
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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 rec...
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REIQ Wants To Expand The First-Home Buyer Grant In Regional Queensland

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is leading a state-wide push from regional local governments, urging State Treasurer Curtis Pitt to expand the first-home buyer grant in regional Queensland to include established homes.Antonia Mercorella, the chief executive officer of REIQ, sent a letter signed by 11 regional mayors (including the mayors of Mackay, Townsville, Rockhampton, and Gl...
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Sunshine Coast on track with smart city technology

Over the past 14 months, council has begun to implement its Smart City Framework in a bid to make it easier to live, work and do business in our region – and with a number of smart integrated technologies and initiatives already in place, it’s off to a great start. Today council adopted its Smart City Implementation Plan, which outlines what’s next.Mayor Mark Jamieson said th...
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Council's draft plan for 73km of scenic coastal pathway

Anyone who loves to walk, run or ride along the Sunshine Coast’s coastline should take a look at council’s Draft Coastal Pathway Master Plan and have their say on the proposed route. Providing feedback on the draft master plan will also put you in the draw for prizes such as bike shop vouchers and restaurant vouchers for surf clubs along the Coastal Pathway route. Mayor Mark Jamie...
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Mooloolaba’s transformation gains clarity

Sunshine Coast Council’s vision to transform Mooloolaba into a world class beach destination has taken another step forward and the community is invited to have a say on future planning intentions for the popular tourist hub. The council is proposing a planning scheme amendment to support the community’s goals for the area and the vision to grow the economy and increase employment ...

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