New ‘it’ sub­urb is fam­ily friendly

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CEN­TRALLY sit­u­ated on the Sun­shine Coast, Palmview is right on the Bruce High­way, with a 10-minute drive to the pris­tine beaches of Mooloolaba.

Weaved through a net­work of re­ha­bil­i­tated creeks that are en­joyed through Palmview, the sub­urb is lined with a num­ber of walk­ways, mak­ing this a fam­ily-friendly es­tate.

With the breath­tak­ing Sun­shine Coast Hin­ter­land just 15 min­utes up the road, Palmview has it all within reach.

It is home to the well-known Aussie World theme park and The Shed, which are both pop­u­lar at­trac­tions for tourists and lo­cals.

Orig­i­nat­ing from the fa­mous car­toon in The Aus­tralasian Post, cre­ator Ken May­nard started draw­ing the Et­ta­mo­gah Pub in 1959.

With nu­mer­ous mean­ings of all as­pects of the struc­ture, this recog­nised pub car­ried an Abo­rig­i­nal mean­ing of “place to drink”.

The iconic out­back pub went through a brand change, where it saw the name go from the Et­ta­mo­gah Pub to The Shed.

Built in 1989, the venue to­day of­fers meals, live events, mu­sic, func­tions and wed­dings.

A well-known spot for the car en­thu­si­ast, The Shed is a com­mon ground for car lovers to meet and show off their prized pos­ses­sions.

The open­ing of Aussie World in 1989 formed part of the large tourism precinct in­clud­ing the Aussie World Re­tail Vil­lage.

There are more than 30 rides and games pro­vided for all ages.

With a mix­ture of rides that will get you soaked, dizzy or send you fly­ing over bumps, Aussie World will send you on a roller­coaster of a day.

Af­ter all, who can re­sist a ride on a roller­coaster right?

An ar­ray of at­trac­tions ap­peal­ing to tourists – Opals Down Un­der, Skir­mish and, of course, the straw­berry fields which al­low you to pick your own – all add value to Palmview and the at­trac­tions it has to of­fer.

De­clared a ma­jor de­vel­op­ment area in Oc­to­ber 2016 by the Queens­land Re­gional Plan 2005-2006, Palmview was soon un­der con­struc­tion with a res­i­den­tial hous­ing es­tate.

With a hous­ing de­vel­op­ment un­der way, Palmview For­est is fast be­com­ing a pop­u­lar res­i­den­tial area, where fam­i­lies can en­joy land blocks five times the av­er­age.

Palmview For­est of­fers a close-knit com­mu­nity, while be­ing sur­rounded by na­tive fauna.

Ideally po­si­tioned right in the cen­tre of the Sun­shine Coast, Palmview For­est is an easy five-minute drive from the Chan­cel­lor Park shop­ping vil­lage, which of­fers a range of shops, a gym and fast food out­lets.

Beaches, Sun­shine Plaza, and the Nambour Hos­pi­tal are all within a 20-minute ra­dius of this es­tate.

Ma­jor up­grades to the Bruce High­way be­tween Caloun­dra Rd and the Sun­shine Coast Mo­tor­way will see the high­way up­graded to six lanes, which in­cludes up­grades to both in­ter­changes and the ser­vice road for lo­cal traf­fic.

An­tic­i­pated to start in the lat­ter half of 2016, with ma­jor con­struc­tion start­ing in 2017, the ben­e­fits of this ma­jor up­grade will im­prove the ef­fi­ciency and re­duce traf­fic con­ges­tion.

Of­fer­ing a fam­ily-friendly en­vi­ron­ment, with a cen­tral lo­ca­tion, Palmview is soon be­com­ing the new ‘it’ sub­urb, with all the life­style ben­e­fits the Sun­shine Coast has to of­fer.

PHOTO: ERLE LEVEY

Aussie World at Palmview.

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