Forum to discuss local major development opportunities
  • Monday 26 October 2015

Sunshine Coast businesses will receive an update on major development opportunities at the Regional Major Projects Forum at Maroochydore on Tuesday.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the forum would provide local businesses with the latest information about a number of future major development opportunities for the construction and related sectors on the Sunshine Coast and the broader SEQ region.

“Significant major projects exist in our region and we want to make sure local businesses are able to tap into the work that they will generate,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“I encourage local businesses to come along to hear about local opportunities and learn about the valuable research data that identifies future trends and opportunities.”

The Sunshine Coast economy will experience significant growth over the next 20 years brought on by a number of major projects including the 20,000 lot Caloundra South development, the Kawana Health Precinct, the SunCentral Maroochydore development, the Sunshine Coast Solar Farm and the proposed expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport.

“The broad spread of development activity across the region will provide new investment opportunities, encourage existing businesses to expand and new business to locate here and most importantly, provide new employment options for our residents,” Mayor Jamieson said.

Attendees will hear from proponents responsible for major projects including the ARIA Property Group and the Queens Wharf Development as well as construction sector researchers looking at trends in residential and commercial developments.

During the forum, Mayor Jamieson will outline some of the exciting major project activity planned for the Sunshine Coast and how these projects are driving the regional economy.

Council’s Regional Development and Planning Director Warren Bunker, State Development’s Projects Chief Executive David Edwards, Queensland Research Manager for Cordell Information  Kerry Boiko and ARIA Property Group Residential Manager Michael Hurley will be among the other speakers.

In addition to the forum, a showcase of local, state and federal agencies delivering services to the construction sector will have displays and provide information about their products and services.

The forum is one of a regular series of regional major projects forums which the Department of State Development runs in partnership with local councils throughout regional Queensland.

It will start at 4pm, with registration from 3.30pm, at the Maroochy RSL Club.