Pre-Christ­mas carparks still to come

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS - – Scott Sawyer

EARLY morn­ing works are un­der way to de­liver more carparks at the re­gion’s main shop­ping cen­tre prior to Christ­mas.

So­lar pan­els are be­ing in­stalled on the rooftop carpark by trades­peo­ple, while David Jones, Big W, H&M and JB HiFi are all cur­rently be­ing fit­ted out.

Road­works were re­cently fin­ished on Plaza Pde and Mill­well Rd.

“Carparks are be­ing handed over pro­gres­sively and are ahead of sched­ule, with ad­di­tional carparks open­ing prior to Christ­mas,” Sun­shine Plaza cen­tre man­ager Michael Man­war­ing said.

Stage one of the $420 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment opened on Novem­ber 15, which in­cluded a fully-re­fur­bished Myer, Tigerlily, T2, Noosa Choco­late Fac­tory and more.

Nearly 40 stores opened up as part of the stage one refurbishment.

The up­grades were set to carry Sun­shine Plaza for the next 20 years.

Mr Man­war­ing said stage two of the re­de­vel­op­ment was due to open be­fore Easter next year.

There had been re­ports the re­de­vel­op­ment had been over bud­get and be­hind sched­ule, but the Daily was told that wasn’t the case, and there was no night shift carpark works tak­ing place.

The cur­rent works will de­liver a to­tal of 219 new carparks to the com­plex be­fore Christ­mas.

Once stage two is fin­ished there will be more than 1400 carparks in to­tal on-site with new carparks to come on­line as they were com­pleted. The re­vamps to the Ma­roochy­dore com­plex are set to make it Queens­land’s largest shop­ping cen­tre north of Bris­bane.

BUSY: Works are on­go­ing at Sun­shine Plaza be­fore Christ­mas.

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