Coolum Beach Landscape Plan

Lions Park and Norrie Job Park

A shared Sunshine Coast Coolum Beach landscape plan has been developed following extensive consultation with local residents, businesses and visitors in 2016 and 2022.

The parks are located off David Low Way and are backed by a shopping and entertainment strip. They also face onto the inviting waves of Coolum Beach.

The aim of the plan is to balance nature, recreation, and leisure with a range of opportunities for exercise, play, relaxation, and social activities in a preserved natural environment.

Sunshine Coast councillor Maria Suarez said in March 2023 that the planned upgrade will be staged over several years and will reflect Coolum’s “unplugged” way of life.

Sunshine Coast Development

Sunshine Coast Development – Caloundra – Aura South

A leading residential developer has started the process to get environmental approval to build on a giant parcel of land on the southern Sunshine Coast.

The area has been recognised by the State Government as an option to accommodate future population growth and meet the region’s demand for long-term housing needs.

The site is a cleared former pine plantation landholding spanning 1231 hectares (3041 acres).

Stockland will seek consent for the site, identified as Aura South, which is directly adjacent to its award-winning master planned community, Aura.

Stockland senior environment and community development manager Mark Stevens looks forward to an open dialogue with the community and all levels of government to share their vision and approach in protecting the environmental values of the site.

The area has been recognised by the State Government as an option to accommodate future population growth and meet the region’s demand for long-term housing needs.

Mark Stevens

Stockland History

Stockland has a 20-year history of creating connected and sustainable communities on the Sunshine Coast. This has resulted in nearly 21,000 homes being created for Sunshine Coast families.

It has included the planning and delivery of critical community infrastructure, including town centres, bridges, arterial roads and major parklands, which all facilitate additional housing and employment opportunities.

If approved for future development, more than 400 hectares of the land – one-third of the site – is planned to be rehabilitated, which will restore environmental values lost during the forestry era, including the reintroduction of native plant species.

The land would have direct access to the soon-to-be-opened Bells Creek Arterial Road and the Bruce Highway.

The site is situated between 1.6km to 6km east of the Bruce Highway and would not be visible to any highway traffic.

Queensland Garden Expo

The three-day expo is a ‘must see’ in 2023 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike.

It is Queensland’s premier gardening event and attracts visitors from all over Australia. 

Some of Australia’s leading gardening experts take part in three days of lectures, demonstrations, and workshops.

Queensland Garden Expo is held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour from 7th to 9th July,

Queensland Garden Expo 2022

Caloundra Street Fair

Caloundra Events
Caloundra Street Fair

The Caloundra Street Fair is a fantastic event held along Bulcock Street, the main street of Caloundra.  It is a wonderful community street market that operates every Sunday from 8am to 1pm.  Many of the local traders also open to add to the atmosphere. The Fair attracts thousands of visitors as well as locals. It is designed to showcase new and regular stall holders displaying varying homemade products and services, along with fresh food, plants, herbs, flowers, art works and well-being and health products.

It’s a must visit for locals and for people from the surrounding districts. The Fair attracts a great turnout of visitors who relax and soak up the atmosphere, enjoying the food and entertainment from the many local performers.  These local performers provide street entertainment and create an atmosphere that is thoroughly enjoyed by all who attend.

There is something for everyone.  

Maleny Botanic Garden bird

During a recent visit to the Caloundra Street Fair, we came across this beautiful bird. The very friendly parrot was out on an excursion from the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. The bird had his handler with him, who explained that he was one of many birds representing over sixty countries. At the Maleny Botanic Garden, visitors can sit near waterfalls and watch, listen to and photograph the birds who are happy to sit on a waiting arm or head. Visitors can also take part in a guided tour through the aviaries that cover over 1400 square metres.

So come down to Caloundra Street Fair, enjoy the fun, food, coffee and browse the streetscape at your leisure.


Eating out

Get your Christmas shopping done all in one place at Caloundra Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair

arts and crafts

Caloundra Arts Centre  5 North St, Caloundra celebrate Christmas this year with their Arts and Crafts Xmas Fair 

Come, browse and buy your Christmas presents.  The fair will be held over two whole days.  You will find homemade cakes and slices along with home grown produce. 

You just might win a huge Christmas hamper to put under the Christmas tree.

Entry is free.

Held each year in November in Caloundra

Caloundra Markets have been Cancelled

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Early this week, Caloundra Chamber of Commerce CEO Olivia Sainsbury, decided to cancel all Caloundra markets.

Caloundra Markets Cancelled

“We all need to take our social responsibility and take social distancing seriously.  Hence the best thing to do is to cancel all markets for the sake of our community and staff. ” Olivia said. 

“We are taking extra precautions to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus.  At this stage, our team are all working full time from home”.

As the situation is changing rapidly, Olivia recommends that everyone should stay up to date with the latest information about the spread of COVID-19 as well as what you can do to protect yourself.

Stay home and stay safe.

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