A new community is quickly taking shape on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast that will one day be Australia’s largest and most sustainable master planned city.
Aura will eventually be home to around 50,000 people and already it’s clear our residents are the true foundations of this vibrant and welcoming neighbourhood.
The 2019 Stockland Liveability Index shows a majority of residents feel part of their community and highly rate the standard of living, with Aura’s overall Index rating of 79 per cent sitting above the national average.
The survey found a high level of pride within Aura – particularly significant for Aura as a new community often takes several years for this level of community connection.
While new homes are being built at a rapid rate, Stockland is taking great care to help create a sense of community at Aura through a multitude of activities and initiatives as well as the early delivery of important amenities.
Regular celebrations and events such as movie nights, cooking classes, free fitness activities for kids and adults, Ride to School days and fledgling sports clubs are all designed to bring residents together to foster a sense of belonging.
A range of imaginative themed playgrounds and parks, a skate plaza and a local café - all easily accessed by dedicated cycleways and pedestrian paths - provide opportunities to catch up with friends and family or form new friendships in a casual setting.
Meanwhile, an innovative state primary school with a strong focus on STEM (Science, Education, Engineering and Maths) learning is already operating within the community and Aura’s first childcare centre, sports clubhouse, community centre and business park have opened, with plans for a new state high school in motion.
Further supporting Aura’s community spirit, the Aura Community Grants program has allocated over $600,000 to local organisations.