Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

The Shore Marcoola; Mixed-Use Development Gets the Green Light to Go Ahead

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

The Shore Marcoola; Mixed-Use Development Gets the Green Light to Go Ahead

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33 beachfront residential homes

144-bed aged care facility

115-bed motel

Retail precinct including convenience and specialty shops, restaurants and cafes.

Public access dunal walkway

Re-vegetation of beach dunes

SUNSHINE Coast Council have approved a 5.5ha vacant absolute beachfront site that will be transformed into a multi-million dollar mixed use development.

The Shore Marcoola is located near to the Surf Air resort on David Low Way and will include 33 direct access beachfront homes in Stage 1 followed by a 114-room hotel resort, 144-bed residential aged care facility and a retail precinct.

Project director Damon Falcongreen said equipment would be on site in coming weeks to commence earthworks on the beachfront home sites which will be sold by Amber Werchon Property.

"We are really excited to be able to commence this project and we expect titles will be issued on the completed 33 lots by May next year.

"Marcoola Beach is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful communities on the Sunshine Coast, it is patrolled but relatively quiet compared to Noosa, Coolum, Alex Headland and Mooloolaba.

"Our first priority will be delivering the home sites and we are confident that there will be strong interest due to the absolute beachfront location where residents can easily access the beach from their back gate without having a road or path to cross," Damon said.

Mr Falcongreen said the Brisbane based owners acquired the property in November 2016 after carefully considering options for the site over a number of years.

"Our interest in acquiring and developing the site grew significantly when it became apparent that funding and approvals were in place for the new Sunshine Coast Airport runway which is expected to be completed in 2020.

"There is no doubt that the vast majority of Marcoola will benefit from reduced aircraft noise as a result of the direction of the new runway which will only impact a reduced area well to the south of our site," he added.

Amber Werchon Property director Amber Werchon said she expected demand to be strong for the 33 homes considering how difficult it is to find brand new, absolute beachfront property on the Sunshine Coast. …

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