Aerial images taken just one year apart reveal the swift pace of construction at Stockland’s $5 billion Aura community on the Sunshine Coast.
With the rapidly growing community welcoming up to 10 families each week, more than 2,500 residents now call Aura home.
Hundreds of new houses have been constructed in Aura’s first suburb of Baringa in the past 12 months, along with new streets, parks and community facilities.
Hannah Madill, Development Manager for Stockland, said it was exciting to watch the transformation as homebuyers continued to seek out the highly liveable, connected and sustainable community being created at Aura.
“The benefits of Aura’s lifestyle, the range of affordable housing options, high quality amenities and its family-friendly environment means that we have been fast-tracking the release of land to cater for the strong buyer interest,’’ Ms Madill said.
“2018 was a year of milestones. Our first school opened, along with the Baringa Skate Plaza and Civic Square and our first sports fields, and construction began on our first shopping centre and our first early learning centre.’’
Construction also started on the first buildings in the $215 million Aura Business Park in September.
Ms Madill said that Stockland had invested more than $192 million in projects across the Sunshine Coast in 2018, creating hundreds of new jobs for locals.
Construction is expected to ramp up further this year, with Aura Central, the future heart of Aura, due to welcome its first residents in mid-2019.
Aura Central will ultimately feature a 90-hectare City Centre, the extensive People’s Place parkland as well as education and sports facilities.
Land is now available at Aura starting from $175,000 for a 210 square metre lot to $360,800 for a 756 square metre lot.
Additionally, Stockland’s Home Sweeter Home Sale is offering sweet deals to homebuyers at Queensland communities from 14 January to 3 March, with $10,000 off all residential lots. Building bonuses up to the value of $25,000 are also available from a selection of Stockland’s builder partners.
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 and more than 700 hectares, or nearly one-third of the site, will be rehabilitated and designated as conservation and open space areas.
To find out more, go to www.cityofcolour.com, call 1300 762 058 or visit the Aura Sales and Vision Centre at 1 Lukin Terrace, Baringa. You can also keep updated on the community’s progress at the Aura Facebook page at www.facebook.com/auraqld