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Sunshine Coast Renaissance a Boon for Business

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It has been hard to miss the news of the Covid-induced exodus of city-dwellers to Australia’s regions.

What may be lesser known though, is that just an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast has been an emerging economic powerhouse for years.

As a result of the exodus the region is now firmly in the spotlight as a destination for businesses to establish, relocate or expand to.

In a March 2020 report by Legion Property, analyst Yolanda Torres said “the Sunshine Coast market is one of the more affordable office markets compared to both state and interstate, with net face rents and capital values one of the most affordable on the east coast.”

“These lower real estate costs are a major factor in attracting businesses.”

Over the past 15 years, economic growth has outperformed almost every other regional economy, sparking a wave of new residential, commercial and industrial development.

The region is emerging as a key business hub, with lower commercial and industrial lease and land costs than the east coast capital cities.

With GDP forecast to more than double to $33 billion in 2033, economic growth is predicted to deliver 16,000 new jobs over the next five years.

Sunshine Coast’s $12.5bn infrastructure investment

  • Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network.
  • New international airport runway opened 2020.
  • Australia’s only greenfield CBD under development.
  • Southern hemisphere’s largest health precinct in a mature stage of development, including two new hospitals.

Supporting investment

Sunshine Coast Council is actively encouraging business investment in the region.

Its trade and investment team provides a free concierge-style service for medium to large-sized businesses looking for location or development opportunities.

Business support includes site selection assistance, assistance with navigating council planning requirements, introductions to local business networks and financial incentives for large-scale investments (individually assessed against criteria).

Vitamin SC campaign

Last year, Sunshine Coast Council launched a quirky campaign, titled Give your business a boost of Vitamin SC—Sunshine Coast!

The 30-second campaign video is a fun take on the Australian regional renaissance and a campaign ebook outlines the region’s business benefits.

The Vitamin SC video was promoted online to an executive level business audience in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and was viewed 270,000 times and watched in full 71,000 times.

Business benefits

Big brands like Youi, Gourmet Garden, Huddle and Helimods have chosen to establish headquarters on the Sunshine Coast. Other well-known businesses such as Auto & General, Get Wines Direct and Office HQ have significant operations in the region.

What’s in a boost of Vitamin SC?

  • A growing economy in a prime location just north of Brisbane
  • Affordable business locations
  • Future fast data via Sunshine Coast Broadband Cable
  • $12.5 billion in Sunshine Coast infrastructure investment
  • Educated workforce
  • Export opportunities
  • An innovative and collaborative business community
  • Business opportunities in high value industry sectors including food and agribusiness, aviation, clean technology, education, health, retail, transport and property.
  • An emerging ecosystem of innovation-driven enterprises.
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▲ Big brands like Youi, Gourmet Garden, Huddle and Helimods have chosen to establish headquarters on the Sunshine Coast.

Skilled workforce

Companies that relocate business to the Sunshine Coast can tap into the region’s highly skilled and educated workforce as well as the next wave of emerging innovators.

A strong focus on STEM across all levels of education will equip the emerging workforce with the knowledge and experience needed to compete in a global marketplace.

In addition to the award-winning universities, there are more than 100 registered training organisations and 80 schools on the Sunshine Coast supporting 83,500 students.

Innovative and collaborative community

Technology based organisations looking to relocate business to Queensland will benefit from the innovative, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit that exists on the Sunshine Coast.

As a Top 7 Intelligent Community and award-winning Smart City the Sunshine Coast is a world recognised innovation hub.

A 2020 Regional Innovation Benchmark (RIB) research shows that the region is leading the way in innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

One of the great case studies featured in this report is discusses the collaboration between Sunshine Coast Council and telecommunications startup OneQode.

OneQode is the Sunshine Coast submarine cable landing station’s first tenant and offers a digital services platform to ensure fast international connectivity and local last mile connections to residents and businesses.

Sunshine Coast

▲ The cable offers an attractive proposition for the world’s biggest data users and those looking for a location with superior telecommunications and data infrastructure.

On the world business map

The Sunshine Coast Broadband cable is expected to put the Sunshine Coast on the international business map as a leading investment destination for commerce and industry.

The cable offers an attractive proposition for the world’s biggest data users and those looking for a location with superior telecommunications and data infrastructure.

For the local community, the project will, over time, lead to faster, more affordable broadband access and stimulate investment that will create hundreds of new jobs.

Sunshine Coast Council welcomes and supports the growth of local businesses and the establishment of new ones in the region.

 

Article Source: theurbandeveloper.com

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Why downsizers and owner-occupiers have descended on Aniko Group’s No.1 Grant Avenue on Hope Island

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Aniko Group, led by managing director George Mastrocostas, have fast-tracked construction for stage two of their $140 million No.1 Grant Avenue project, having secured more than 70 per cent of sales

The Broadbeach-based development firm Aniko Group has unveiled further plans for its grand Hope Island community on the Gold Coast.

Aniko Group, led by managing director George Mastrocostas, have fast-tracked construction for stage two of their $140 million No.1 Grant Avenue project, having secured more than 70 per cent of sales across the project.

Stage two of the development will feature 105 two, two plus study and three-bedroom apartments with a range of bridge free marina berths available along the Hope Island canal. Aniko also responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating a “post-pandemic” office precinct for those wanting to work remotely.

Fitness guru Michelle Bridges is designing the health club as part of the second stage, where they will also be a children’s play centre, theatre, residents lounge and outdoor cooking and dining facilities.

Mastrocostas said that the rapid sell-out of stage one gave them the confidence to fast-track the launch of stage two.

“To have achieved such exceptional sales and demand for our projects during a year that was filled with a lot of uncertainty is a testament to the quality offering we have brought to market,” said Mr Mastrocostas.

“The market has remained exceptionally strong during Covid and buyers who missed out on securing an apartment in stage one have already purchased within stage two.”

Part of the precinct will be No.35 Grant Avenue, with its apartments inspired by designs from New York.

The downsizer and owner-occupier market have been particularly interested in the development which allows them to downsize while still remaining in the area.

“There’s no doubt that the Gold Coast is one of the hotspots for residential property and with great lending conditions we are certainly seeing buyers transitioning into their next investment journey whether it is as an owner occupier or investor.”

“With the recent border re-openings, we expect to see an increasing number of southern buyers purchasing in the project and we look forward to meeting the buyers who purchased in stage one, sight unseen, who haven’t been able to see their apartments until now.”

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

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Eight reasons Palm Beach apartment development Cabana should be on your shortlist

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Ignite Projects are behind Cabana at 1 Nineteenth Avenue. They had Plus Architecture design the luxury tower.

Cabana, the new luxury development at Palm Beach, has seen soaring levels of interest since its launch just a few months ago.

And the sale of 23 of its 34 apartments, secured within two weeks of the project hitting the market, has seen construction of the six level absolute beachfront block fast-tracked. Construction will now begin in June, with a late 2022 completion date.

Ignite Projects are behind Cabana at 1 Nineteenth Avenue. They had Plus Architecture design the luxury tower.

Urban has taken a look at the eight reasons why Cabana should be on your short list.

Cabana

1. The onsite beach club

It would be remiss not to start with the unique onsite beach club Cabana is planning on its lower level.

The resort-style beach club facing the beach was a key feature in the design of Cabana. There will be a number of day beds on and off the water, and cabana’s on the private lawn.

Cabana

2. The location

Cabana is located directly in front of the recently completed Artificial Reef, a surfers dream. Cabana has also catered for the surfers in its amenities, with a number of surfers racks and storage for residents.

It sits between Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks and is a stone’s throw from Burleigh. There’s a number of trendy bars, beachfront cafes and eateries nearby, as well as boutique shopping venues and entertainment precincts.

Cabana

3. There are just 34 apartments

The six level block is home to just 34 premium apartments, which is likely to see a push to owner-occupiers rather than investors seeking holiday rental returns.

The smaller units creates a stronger sense of a neighbourhood community, and quieter communal areas.

4. All apartments have at least three bedrooms

Cabana is targeting the downsizer market, where there’s a lack of supply across the Gold Coast.

Agents in the neighbouring Burleigh Heads are saying the supply lines for three bedroom apartments are at a critical stage, with a number of buyers seeking a less demanding lifestyle by the beach.

Each of Cabana’s apartments span at least 200 sqm and have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two parking spaces.

5. The design

Plus Architecture have ensured Cabana blends organically into its pristine coastal environment.

Fluted concrete, floor-to-ceiling glazing and detailed screening lend a classical tranquility to the building, while maintaining an absolute connection with the spectacular ocean views.

With a definitive nod to a tropical Palm Springs beach house, Cabana’s design merges seaside relaxation with elevated luxury.

The elevated tower form creates a rhythmic, organic shape that’s sturdy but delicate, reminiscent of the sweeping and rocky formations along the headlands that define the Gold Coast.

6. An entertainer haven

The kitchen has been planned to be the social focal point of the apartment with an extra-wise island bench and first class fittings.

Designed not to follow trends, but to set them, the kitchen is an opulent combination of modern and classic elements.

Each kitchen features VZUG appliances, Phoenix tapware, panelled doors, and natural stone benchtops and splashback.

7. The master bedroom view

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The master bedroom has been designed to take in the views just as much as the open plan living spaces. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors capture the natural light and cooling sea breezes, and open to a private balcony with glass balustrading.

8. The master bedroom ensuite

Each master suite has its own walk-in-robe and ensuite which feature large-format white wall tiles and a feature wall of Japanese mosaic tiles. An aqua-coloured natural stone bench top, limestone-look flooring and Phoenix tapware complete the ensuite.

Each will also have a freestanding stone bath, floating vanities and a large open shower.

Cabana

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

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Dawn Edition terraces launched as part of Helensvale’s $500 million The Surrounds community

The three and four bedroom terraces will each have two bathrooms, two car spaces and their own private courtyards.

A collection of 54 terrace homes, dubbed the Dawn Edition, have hit the market.

The $30 million development, a collaboration between Villawood Properties and Azure Development, is part of the wider $500 million community The Surrounds.

The three and four bedroom terraces will each have two bathrooms, two car spaces and their own private courtyards.

Dawn Edition terraces

The terraces start from $499,900. There are four floorplans on offer, ranging in size from 171 to 301 sqm.

Residents of the gated community will have access to 23 hectares of open spaces and parks designed for outdoor play, sports, and time with the family.

Dawn Edition terraces

The terraces are located right near the $4 million leisure centre which has a heated lap pool, a fully equipped gym, private multi-purpose room, change facilities and a cafe.

Azure Development director Trent Keirnan said they have designed each terrace to be built for life, from their minimalistic exteriors to stylish entryways and spacious interiors.

Villawood Properties state development manager Michael Williams said the convenient location, appealing designs and affordable pricing of the terrace homes would appeal to a range of buyers looking to get their foot on the Gold Coast property ladder.

“Every one of these homes has been designed from the ground up with the modern buyer in mind,” Mr Williams said.

“They are high-quality and low maintenance, which makes them ideal for a range of buyers including busy families, young couples and retirees.

“The terraces further compliment the unique offering we have here at The Surrounds and are an ideal solution for buyers either looking to upsize from an apartment or downsize from a big home.”

The project is located within five minutes’ walk to the Westfield Helensvale and Helensvale Train Station with easy access to the Northern Gold Coast beaches via the pacific Motorway.

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

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