The Sunshine Coast is Open for Business

Thank you to our Bright City Partners SunCentral, for capturing the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce event on the 14th June 2016.

We’d also like to say a huge thank you to our event sponsor Emporio*.

The event was attended by 200 local businesses who have a strong interest in the growth and economic future surrounding the Sunshine Coast, in particular the new Maroochydore City Centre.

Mayor Mark Jamieson, shared his vision for how we conduct business and grow the Sunshine Coast economy in the future, outlining the major projects fuelling this growth, sharing why this is the right time for businesses to invest on the Coast and indicated how the existing business community can capitalise on the planned expansion.

Malcolm Aikman, Director of Urbis provided a commercial snapshot of the Sunshine Coast including the key economic drivers that are fuelling the growth, the general business and commercial conditions, business confidence levels and a more in-depth look at the status of commercial office space on the Coast including take-up and vacancy rates, current stock and what’s coming into the market with projects such as SunCentral and how this impacts on the commercial property landscape.

John Knaggs, CEO of SunCentral Maroochydore provided an update on the project timelines, what can be expected onsite now that works are well underway, what the CBD development means for the business community and what opportunities it presents for existing and new business on the Coast.


*Emporio offers a unique opportunity to secure commercial space within walking distance of the Maroochydore CBD.  Buy or lease office space from as little as 65m² up to 1,013m² in a prime location, with completion in 2017.  If you’d like to find out more or would like a copy of their brochure including a PWC scenario on the benefits of purchasing office space for your business in your superannuation, please register your interest at and they’ll be in touch soon.


Urbis has provided us with a PDF of the presentation that was presented during the event last month. Please click here to view or download a copy of the Sunshine Coast Economic Fundamentals.