FAM­I­LIES DRIVE AURA LAND RUSH

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Stock­land’s $5 bil­lion Aura com­mu­nity is dom­i­nat­ing land sales on the Sun­shine Coast, fig­ures have re­vealed.

Na­tional Land Sur­vey Pro­gram data shows 44 per cent of all new land sales on the Sun­shine Coast in 2017-2018 oc­curred in the 24sq km site on the out­skirts of Caloun­dra.

Aura, which has been de­signed and con­structed to the world’s high­est en­vi­ron­men­tal and sus­tain­abil­ity stan­dards, posted 746 sales in the past year, ac­cord­ing to the data compiled by res­i­den­tial green­field re­search firm, Re­search 4.

Stock­land Aura project di­rec­tor Adrian Allen said the strong in­ter­est from buy­ers re­flected the build­ing di­ver­sity from ter­race homes to lots of more than 600sq m. “Aura stands alone in terms of its wide range of new home op­tions and the early de­liv­ery of ex­tra­or­di­nary com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing a STEM pri­mary school, sports park, skate and scooter park, civic square and three lo­cal parks,” he said.

Mr Allen said the site was Aus­tralia’s largest mas­ter­planned com­mu­nity un­der sin­gle own­er­ship and would in­clude the largest ur­ban de­vel­op­ment wet­land re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and stormwa­ter treat­ment project.

“More than 700ha, or nearly one-third of the site, will be re­ha­bil­i­tated and des­ig­nated as a con­ser­va­tion area,” Mr Allen said.

Ten new fam­i­lies ev­ery week are be­ing wel­comed into the com­mu­nity’s first sub­urb of Baringa and con­struc­tion has started on a sec­ond sub­urb of Aura Cen­tral.

The Aura com­mu­nity has a 30-year plan to build 20,000 houses across its 24sq km site.

The de­vel­op­ment will in­clude a 90ha city cen­tre with ex­ten­sive park­land, and ed­u­ca­tion and sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

“Our vi­sion is for Aura to be­come Aus­tralia’s most sus­tain­able and live­able city and the de­mand from buy­ers is a recog­ni­tion of this vi­sion and the de­liv­ery of com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture early in the life of the com­mu­nity,” Mr Allen said.

Stock­land’s Aura de­vel­op­ment has recorded a mas­sive 746 sales in the past year as strong in­ter­est grows in the mas­ter­planned com­mu­nity on the Sun­shine Coast.

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