Centralto Business

On the doorstep of Asia and the Pacific Rim, the popular and rapidly growing Sunshine Coast is a local, national and global destination. That means major business for big businesses, and Maroochydore is positioned at the heart of it all.

The Maroochydore City Centre is just over an hour north of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, and only 10 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport – designated as Australia’s newest international airport in November 2016.

The airport currently caters for regular commercial flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Auckland.  

An approved and fully funded $347 million expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport will commence in 2017, with a new runway to be completed and operational by late 2020, servicing flights directly from key destinations in Asia and the Western Pacific.

Major Developments

Already home to a range of notable education and research facilities – including Australia’s fastest-growing university, the University of the Sunshine Coast – five private hospitals and four public hospitals.

The following developments will also deliver significant economic benefits to the Sunshine Coast region.

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01. Solar Farm

$10 million economic benefit. 100% of council’s electricity offset by renewables. Completed in July 2017.


02. Broadband Submarine Cable

$1.1 billion per annum to QLD economy. $700 million per annum to Sunshine Coast economy. Proposed.


03. Airport

2,230 jobs. $4.1 billion contribution to the local economy. Approved, construction to commence September 2017.


04. Sunshine Plaza

$400 million expansion creating 5,200 construction and retail jobs. Construction commenced.


05. Maroochydore CBD

15,000 jobs by 2025. $4.4 billion contribution to economy. Underway.


06. University

20,000 students by 2020. $81 million expansion. Complete.


07. Palmview

$3 billion development. 17,000 residents. Underway.


08. Hospital

4,600 jobs. $1.8 billion investment. Opened April 2017.


09. Light Rail

Stage 1 by 2025. 9,000 jobs. $3.6 billion contribution to economy. Proposed.


10. Aura

50,000 residents. Over $7 billion investment. Underway.