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 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.