04 October 2017 3 min read

Stockland’s vision for its $5 billion Oceanside project is coming to fruition as work progresses on key components of the world-class health, retail, commercial, education and residential hub.

Stockland’s vision for its $5 billion Oceanside project is coming to fruition as work progresses on key components of the world-class health, retail, commercial, education and residential hub.

 

Oceanside comprises Birtinya, Bokarina Beach, Birtinya Retirement Village, the future Birtinya Town Centre and the Sunshine Coast Health Precinct which includes the new $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital and $200 million Ramsay Sunshine Coast Private University Hospital.

 

Construction is continuing on new homes at Stockland’s $454 million Birtinya at Oceanside residential precinct, with more than 800 homes now built. On completion, the residential precinct will comprise almost 1,000 new homes.

 

Ben Simpson, Stockland Regional Manager for the Sunshine Coast, said all civil works within Birtinya were now completed with the majority of houses expected to be constructed by mid-2018.

 

“Our vision for Oceanside is to be Australia’s healthiest city by the beach and we’re delighted to see our plans becoming reality, with the entire project a hive of construction activity,” Mr Simpson said.

 

“Our focus on health and wellbeing encompasses our Birtinya residential precinct where residents are encouraged to be healthy and active through numerous walking and bike paths, picturesque parks and free exercise programs.

 

“We’re also very excited to welcome the first residents moving into apartments within the Sunshine Coast Health Precinct, which is an important milestone for this precinct.”

 

Stockland recently launched the first land releases at Bokarina Beach, Oceanside’s new premium mixed-use residential, retail and tourism precinct, which will eventually comprise approximately 160 home sites, 130 terrace homes and 800 beachside and north facing parkfront apartments spanning almost 30 hectares.

 

The $199 million Bokarina Beach precinct is set to become one of the Sunshine Coast’s most prestigious beachside communities and a destination for interstate and international visitors.

Construction is also progressing well on the $63 million Birtinya Retirement Village, which is the first greenfield vertical retirement village of its type on the Sunshine Coast, located adjacent to the Opal Aged Care Facility within the Sunshine Coast Health Precinct at Birtinya.

 

Paul Kehleher, Stockland Regional Development Manager, said construction on the eight-storey development had reached level 6, with internal fit-outs already underway.

 

“Construction is on schedule and we’re expecting the first residents of our high lifestyle, low maintenance vertical village to be moving in by early 2018,” Mr Kehleher said.

 

“We have received strong demand from local and interstate buyers and the village’s new Sales and Information Centre is now open on the corner of Lake Kawana Boulevard and Birtinya Boulevard, Birtinya.”

 

Stockland also continues to move forward with its development plans for a new sub regional shopping centre for the Oceanside community on the Sunshine Coast.

 

The Birtinya Town Centre will form the major retail component of Stockland’s Oceanside community creating a great place for convenience shopping, having a coffee or meeting friends for a casual dining experience. Construction will commence following formal approval.

 

Ben Simpson continues, “Oceanside is set to become a world-class health, retail, commercial, education and residential hub. We are excited to continue to deliver our long-term vision for this exciting, beachside community on the coast.”