Wrecking ball poised for start of CBD
MOVEMENT at the region's future city heart will begin this week, with the beginning of the demolition of Horton Park Golf Course perimeter buildings.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said development of the Maroochydore City Centre on the current golf course site was one of the most exciting game-changing developments for the region.
"This massive project, which will be delivered over the next 25 years, will provide a mix of residential, commercial, retail, civic and community uses to develop a thriving and vibrant business district and city centre, complementing and enhancing Maroochydore's existing business offering," he said.
With the recent approval of the Maroochydore City Centre Development Scheme by the state government, Sunshine Coast Council has begun more detailed precinct planning and design of the first stage of development in readiness for the golf club to vacate the site in May 2015.
Sunshine Coast regional projects portfolio councillor Tim Dwyer said preliminary work would begin with safety fences installed around the demolition site.
"It will establish Maroochydore as the leading business, employment and community services hub, which is what the region is seeking to achieve through its new economic development strategy," he said.
Works have been approved to take place Monday to Friday, 7am-5pm and may include occasional work on Saturdays from 7am-5pm.