Stockland’s $5 billion Aura community is cementing its position as a key generator of employment on the Sunshine Coast with around 340 workers currently on site daily constructing roads and future home sites.
However jobs in construction are only the beginning, with an array of major milestones in 2019 set to create hundreds of employment opportunities in areas from school teaching to retail and hospitality as well as indirect jobs in the region.
Aura will this year celebrate the opening of the first businesses in the $215 million Aura Business Park, its first shopping centre, its first early learning centre and family-friendly tavern – all significant boosts for local employment. In addition, construction will ramp up on its next suburb of Aura Central.
Josh Sondergeld, Project Director at Stockland, said Aura was designed as a sustainable world-class community and he was thrilled to see much-needed employment continuing to be created as a result of the project.
“Stockland will invest $10 billion in the Sunshine Coast region over the next 20 years, and it is anticipated that 20,000 new long-term jobs will be created at Aura, sealing its position as a self-sustainable, vibrant economic hub,’’ Mr Sondergeld said.
“Once complete, Aura is forecast to give the Sunshine Coast economy an 11 per cent boost with a $1.5 billion contribution per year and our vibrant community will be a driving force behind the economic growth of one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.
“Aura currently accounts for more than 25 per cent of the growth in the Sunshine Coast’s population, averaging 2,000 new residents a year.”
Mr Sondergeld said that paramount to the design of Aura has been the philosophy of live, work and play, and the creation of prime employment opportunities for new residents within walking or cycling distance from homes.
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Over the next 30 years, Aura will be home to around 50,000 people and is planned to include two business parks, 10 sporting grounds, 25 community facilities and 20 education facilities.
For more details on Aura, visit www.cityofcolour.com, call 1300 762 058 or visit the Aura Sales and Vision Centre at 1 Lukin Terrace, Baringa. You can also stay updated with the community’s progress on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auraqld