Aerial photos of the new Aura housing development at Caloundra South.
Aerial photos of the new Aura housing development at Caloundra South.

REVEALED: Suburbs with approvals through the roof

Nearly two houses, units or townhouses were given the go-ahead each day in Caloundra West, the suburb which recorded the highest number of residential building approvals last financial year.

The greater Caloundra area had the highest number of approvals in the region with 860, compared to 825 the previous year.

Of the latest approvals, 633 were in Caloundra West, where Stockland is developing the Aura masterplanned community.

Once complete, the self-contained centre is set to be the home to 50,000 new residents – the size of Gladstone.

READ MORE ABOUT AURA

Parrearra – Warana was the Caloundra area’s next-highest growth area with 118 new buildings approved, followed by Golden Beach with 34, Moffat Beach to Battery Hill with 25, Wurtulla with 23, Buddina to Minyama with 16, Caloundra to Kings Beach with 6, and Aroona to Currimundi with 5.

The Sunshine Coast hinterland area recorded the next-highest number at 666, with 419 of these in Landsborough.

  • Flurry of local buyers swarm on entire land release
  • The remaining hinterland suburbs included Palmwoods with 86, Glass House Mountains with 53, Caloundra hinterland with 51, Maroochy hinterland with 30 and Beerwah with 27.

    In the 2018-19 financial year the Sunshine Coast hinterland had the highest number of residential building approvals, 869.

    Below is a suburb breakdown of residential building approvals for the 2019-20 financial year.

    MOST NEW RESIDENCES (HOUSES AND OTHER) BY STATISTICAL AREA

    • Caloundra: 860
      (Aroona to Currimundi, Buddina to Minyama, Caloundra to Kings Beach, Caloundra West, Golden Beach to Pelican Waters, Moffat Beach to Battery Hill, Parrearra to Warana, Wurtulla to Birtinya)
    • Sunshine Coast Hinterland: 666
      (Beerwah, Caloundra Hinterland, Glass House Mountains, Landsborough, Maroochy Hinterland, Palmwoods)
    • Nambour: 324
      (Nambour, Bli Bli, Diddillibah to Rosemount, Eumundi to Yandina)
    • Maroochy: 225
      (Coolum Beach, Marcoola to Mudjimba, Maroochydore to Kuluin, Mooloolaba to Alexandra Headland)
    • Noosa Hinterland: 132
      *Noosa Hinterland, suburb breakdown not provided
    • Noosa: 123
      (Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Sunshine Beach, Tewantin, Peregian Beach, Marcus Beach, Peregian Springs)

    TOP-10 MOST NUMBER OF NEW HOUSES BY SUBURB

    1. Caloundra West: 633
    2. Landsborough: 419
    3. Nambour: 136
    4. Noosa Hinterland: 132
    5. Eumundi – Yandina: 131
    6. Parrearra to Warana: 118
    7. Maroochydore to Kuluin: 116
    8. Buderim: 114
    9. Palmwoods: 86
    10. Peregian Springs: 67

    LEAST NUMBER OF NEW HOUSES BY SUBURB

    1. Mountain Creek: 2
    2. Sippy Downs: 2
    3. Aroona – Currimundi: 5
    4. Caloundra – Kings Beach: 6
    5. Peregian Beach – Marcus Beach: 7
    6. Sunshine Beach: 9
    7. Tewantin: 11
    8. Mooloolaba – Alexandra Headland: 13
    9. Noosa Heads: 14
    10. Noosaville: 15

    FINAL HOURS: Top real estate agents in race for Coast’s best

    Premium Content FINAL HOURS: Top real estate agents in race for Coast’s best

    Vote now for the Coast’s best real estate agent

    MEGA GALLERY: 150+ photos of Coast hockey deciders

    Premium Content MEGA GALLERY: 150+ photos of Coast hockey deciders

    See all the photos from Saturday's senior hockey grand finals

    Man, two young girls missing from Nambour found safe

    Man, two young girls missing from Nambour found safe

    The man and two girls, aged 9 and 5, reported missing from Nambour on Tuesday...