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
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.
Come along to the Sunshine Beach Club for FREE holiday fun these school
holidays at Sunshine Plaza!
When: Monday 13 – Friday 17 January 10:30am – 2:00pm
Location: Centre Court, Ground Level outside Myer and Hype.
Create your very own Mini Aquarium with a variety of Aquatic decorations
to choose from including plants, fish, jelly fish, shells and colourful sand.
Try your skills at our Sand Art, it continues to be one of the most
popular and enjoyable craft activities for kids of all ages. With a range of
under the sea designs your little one will be sure to create something very
Plus, a free-play zone, games, photo moment and reading corner.
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.
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.
A 90-minute historic movie will be screened from tomorrow at the
Event Cinema at Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza.
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller, it is, in reality, a cinematic event
that has been in the making for the past 50 years. Apparently, old 65mm movie film has been
unearthed from the bowels of NASA’s archives, along with 11,000 hours of
The movie is titled simply Apollo 11. It tells the story of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing mission from the perspective of the astronauts themselves and the team of mission controllers in Houston Texas, along with the millions of observers on earth. Screened in the large screen VMax Cinema in Maroochydore, patrons can experience first hand those five momentous days when astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins left the safety of Earth to orbit and land upon the surface of the moon and return safely again to Earth.
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.
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,
eating your own greens,
getting bees back into your garden,
how to compost at home,
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.
Tim Adams Coffee
is in abundance and there is plenty of shade and seating where you can relax
and soak up the ambience.
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.
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.
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