Aura has cemented its place as Australia's top masterplanned community for land sales, new figures reveal.
Aura posted 746 sales in the past year, according to the latest National Land Survey Program (NLSP) data.
The result also means that 44 per cent of all new land sales on the Sunshine Coast in 2017-18 occurred at Aura.
Adrian Allen, Aura Project Director for Stockland, said the strong interest from buyers reflected the extensive and diverse features and benefits offered at Aura.
“Aura stands alone in terms of its wide range of new home options and the early delivery of extraordinary community facilities, including a STEM primary school, sports park, skate and scooter park, civic square, three local parks and the Aura veloway,” Mr Allen said.
Several local roads have also been upgraded and construction has commenced on a child care centre, another two local parks and the first buildings in the Aura Business Park.
“Our vision is for Aura to become Australia’s most sustainable and liveable city and the demand from buyers is a recognition of this vision and the delivery of community infrastructure early in the life of the community.” Mr Allen said.
“From innovative terrace homes, to lots of more than 600 square metres and brand new home and land packages, the community offers an exceptional and diverse range of housing solutions to suit buyers from all walks of life.
“Aura continues to welcome up to 10 new families every week to its first suburb of Baringa, and construction has also started on our next suburb of Aura Central.”
Aura Central will be the future heart of Aura and feature a 90-hectare City Centre, the extensive People’s Place parkland and a range of education and sporting facilities.
Aura is the largest masterplanned community ever undertaken in Australia under single ownership and more than 20,000 new homes will be created on the 24 square kilometre site over the next 30 years.
It is also the nation’s largest wetland rehabilitation and stormwater treatment project – more than 700 hectares, or nearly one-third of the site, will be rehabilitated and designated as a conservation area.
Aura celebrated its latest major milestone this month with the launch of the new Baringa Civic Square and Skate Park. Plans are also underway for the first neighbourhood supermarket, tavern and medical centre in Baringa.