Sunshine Plaza Redevelopment

Sunshine Plaza Shopping

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In March 2019, Sunshine Coast Mayor, Cr Mark Jamieson joined APPF Retail, The GPT Group and Lendlease to celebrate the official opening of Sunshine Plaza’s $440 million redevelopment.

Sunshine Plaza’s grand opening

Sunshine Plaza

The celebrations included the opening of the Sunshine Coast’s first David Jones, H&M, Sephora, Lululemon and Sheike stores, as well as a new Big W, Kathmandu, JB Hi-fi, MECCA, Seed Heritage, Endota Spa and Baku, to name but a few.

The new stores took Sunshine Plaza’s total retailer count to 345 over 107,000sqm and elevated the Centre to be the first super-regional shopping centre north of Brisbane.

The redevelopment, which commenced construction in August 2016, is estimated to have generated close to 2,900 jobs over the past two-and-a-half years, and a further 2,300 retail jobs are expected to be created.

The only way to truly know what you’re getting is to see and feel it for real. 

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Queensland Garden Expo

Growing camelias

Visit Queensland’s premier gardening event that attracts over 40 thousand visitors from throughout Australia and even from New Zealand. 

Some of Australia’s leading gardening experts are there to deliver lectures, demonstrations and workshops.  The expo is held at the Nambour Showground, attracting experienced gardeners as well as novices and is well worth a visit for anyone on the Sunshine Coast. 

Nambour is in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast and the Queensland Garden Expo this year runs from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July, opening at 8am each day.  Limited parking is available within the Showgrounds for $7 per car per day.

The Queensland Garden Expo is a well organised event… A visit to the Expo is a day out for the whole family to enjoy.

You will learn about…
growing all types of plants,
garden-to-table food ideas
organic kitchen gardens,
herb gardens,
reflection gardens,
eating your own greens,
natural remedies,
getting bees back into your garden,
managing pests,
how to compost at home,
worm farming,
floral decorations,
the best turfs for Queensland lawns and so much more.

…and there are plenty of plants and garden related items to purchase.  There are plants for every situation with fantastic plant displays of perennials, ferns, succulents, camelias, rare plants and orchids.

There is no need to carry your plant purchases around. There’s even a “plant cloak room” to park your plants while you browse. 

There are also cooking demonstrations. 

Cooking Demonstration

Tim Adams Coffee is in abundance and there is plenty of shade and seating where you can relax and soak up the ambience.

Gardening Workshops

There are lots of workshops to participate in.  Create your very own mini-succulent garden.  Make a simple macramé pot hanger for your new plant purchase. 

Find gardening product advice on tools, equipment, how to grow the best lawns for your area and the latest trends.  Get the top tips for growing an abundant vegie patch at home.  Obtain garden advice for mulching and worm farming.

Learn all about fruit trees and native plants and beating the bugs in your garden.  Visit the wonderful floral design displays and arrangements and be inspired.

Wander in the reflection gardens and get some great ideas.  Hear talks and advice from leading experts on how to grow, maintain and keep a healthy garden.

Whether you have a large or small garden, or no garden at all, you are sure to be inspired and impressed by the huge array of exhibits, at this three-day event, covering all aspects of gardening in Australia.

Queensland Garden Expo