Wealth of history, bright future
BLENDING the old with the new and locals with tourists, the riverside community of Bli Bli is definitely a place to watch.
Named after the term Billai billai, which is an Aboriginal word for swamp oak, Bli Bli has a wealth of history.
Yet it is experiencing a resurgence in infrastructure as well as new residential buildings.
Within close proximity to the Sunshine Coast Airport and the beaches of Maroochy North Shore, Bli Bli has taken on a more urban character than the original farming settlement created here in the 1800s.
In a central location between the Maroochy River and ocean, it is an ideal location close to both Maroochydore and Nambour.
Set within the boundary of a grazing lease, which once had an area of 647ha, Bli Bli began to take shape in 1862, when a homestead was first erected by John Westaway.
Today the Bli Bli region is a growing riverfront community with a mix of diverse housing styles and situations.
Ranging from acreage lots to master-planned communities and retirement villages, not only is this a safe place to live, but also highly regarded with the ever-increasing number of local residents.
Bli Bli continues as an emerging force in the Sunshine Coast property market.
New estates such as Parklakes and Cutters Landing have seen the housing market continue to skyrocket and significant infrastructure growth in the Bli Bli precinct will ensure this is one of the hot pockets to watch.
A new Catholic college is being developed at Parklakes, offering from Prep to Year 12.
It is part of the master-planned community.
The median house price at March this year was $535,000, up from $430,000 five years ago and $375,000 at the start of 2013.
The median price for units was $450,000, up from $408,000 a year ago, while land was $325,500 – up markedly on $269,500 last year.
A range of shopping opportunities are available at Bli Bli with more retail and commercial developments under construction, forming a bond between the township and giving locals more choices to shop and spend within the region.
In recent years, Bli Bli has welcomed the multi-million-dollar redevelopment of the Supa IGA and River Markets Shopping Centre.
To be known as Bli Bli Village Town Centre, it will become the central hub of this vibrant and rapidly growing community.
The multi-level commercial precinct will offer a mix of retail shops, restaurants, cafes, medical and specialty services, and professional suites.
Locals and tourists will enjoy a fully licensed tavern complete with gaming facilities and a drive-through bottle shop.
The village will also feature new one- and two-bedroom apartments.
The residential community of Parklakes is just one of the major success stories coming out of Bli Bli in recent years.
This picturesque master-planned residential community offers residents stunning views all the way to Mt Coolum.
With the goal to connect residents with nature in a quiet location while remaining within easy reach of the amenities the Coast has to offer, Parklakes offers accommodation for the first home buyer or growing family, as well as baby boomers.
Three of the Sunshine Coast’s major tourist attractions can be found at Bli Bli.
Known for the Maroochy River Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve as well as the famous Bli Bli Castle, it is also home to Aqua Park, offering wake boarding and cable skiing.
Good morning Bli Bli. The iconic Bli Bli Castle.