Hi-tech Maroochydore may be around the corner

July 4, 2018 by  

The plans for Maroochydore to become a hi-tech hub are gaining ground.

Businesses seem to be keen on the hi-tech initiative, which is transforming the Sunshine Coast’s capital city. Thousands of new jobs in Maroochydore could be in the pipeline. John Knaggs is the chief executive at SunCentral. Mr Knaggs told Commercial Real Estate:

“There are productive negotiations under way for 90 per cent of the lots in that precinct and we expect to take other stages of the project to market later this year.”

Mr Knaggs thinks Maroochydore will thrive in part because of its scale. He views the extent of the urban regeneration as being critical to its success. New businesses springing up always results in fresh demand for letterheads and business cards, even in a hi-tech world.

Transport solutions are being designed to accelerate progress. Light rail is perceived as having an abundance of potential. One idea is to connect the central business district with Caloundra.

However, fast rail could also be of importance going forward. The hope is that federal government will step up to the plate. A link between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane could have an enormous impact on development.

Broadband will also play a significant role in enabling growth. The necessary infrastructure may be delivered in the form of a submarine cable. A solar farm will contribute to the energy requirements of the modern city.

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