City of Aura – world class sustainable community
$50 Million of Construction underway for Aura – City of Colour
Aura otherwise known as the City of Colour is Australia’s largest ever Master Planned community.
Aura is planned for 20,000 new homes and be home to 50,000 new residents in fast growing Sunshine Coast. Touted as Queensland most vibrant community made up of :
- 2 Business & Enterprise Parks providing employment opportunity
- 200km of bikeways for exercise and transport
- 20 planned education centres : plans for the best schools to educate a growing community include 5 public primary, 2 public high and 4 private schools, childcare and more
- incredible 90 hectare City Centre providing employment, entertainment, shopping, food and lifestyle
- 7,000 hectare of conservation and park areas
Ben Simpson, Stockland’s regional manager for the Sunshine Coast, said economic modelling conducted for the company showed Aura would deliver an $11 billion boost to the south-east Queensland economy during the masterplanned community’s 30-year development.
Aura Central includes everything at your fingertips from education, childcare, parks, playgrounds, shopping, cycle ways, sports fields, entertainment, employment hubs and more.
The Aura community is well on its way with many satisfied residents calling Aura Central home, because Aura is a future city in the making, designed to provide all the modern services you need for a highly connected and convenient lifestyle.
Designed to provide a convenient lifestyle where all essential services are a short walk, cycle or drive from home. The integrated planned public transport system will further benefit your convenient access to all in Aura.
Aura includes a 6 Star, Green Star community rating and a world leader in environmental, economic and social sustainability further enhancing lifestyle in the City of Colour. Aura is designed around livability and a healthy balance around lifestyle and a high convenience rating.
Aura would also sustain more than 2150 direct construction jobs each year and provide 39,000 direct and indirect local jobs once it became a fully operating city, he said.
“We are delighted with the strength of early demand for home sites at Aura, which represents a great show of faith in our vision for this exciting new community,” Mr Simpson said.
A variety of residential lots to suit a wide range of budgets and buyers – from first home buyers to upgraders, growing families, downsizers and investors looking for a brand new, low-maintenance home is available.
New aerial photographs of Aura showed the extent of civil construction and earthworks at the first suburb of Baringa with streets and neighbourhoods already taking shape.
The first suburb is Baringa, will eventually comprise 1560 home sites on Aura’s northern boundary, making it comparable in size to Stockland’s Brightwater community at Mountain Creek.
“The name ‘Baringa’ means summit and is a word from the Kabi Kabi language, which pays tribute to the indigenous heritage of the site,” Mr Simpson said.
Aura is Australia’s largest ever masterplanned community under single ownership and will become the first new city in Australia to be designed and constructed to the world’s highest environmental and sustainability standards.
Over the next 30 years, the city will be home to around 50,000 people and will include a vibrant city centre and retail hub, an exciting South Bank style urban parkland, an elite sporting and performance precinct, numerous schools and education centres, and two business and enterprise parks.
In designing Aura, the Stockland team has drawn inspiration from some of the world’s most liveable cities to enhance the unique liveability and lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast; to create a city that is truly world class.
Aura Residential :
20,000 residential dwellings
Integrated retirement villages
Homes suited to all family sizes and lifestyle
Aura Business :
90 hectare City Centre + 124,500 sq/m retail space + 3 district centres (retail, business and commercial space)
6 neighbourhood centres with commercial, business and retail space + 58,000 sq/m commercial and office space
+ 503,000 sq/m industrial space + 70,000 sq/m bulky goods space
Aura Employment :
20,000 onsite jobs
20,000 offsite jobs
Aura Education :
20 learning hubs
4 early learning centres
5 public primary schools
2 public high schools
Plan for 8 private schools
Aura Transport :
Transit centre in heart of city
Train station and light rail links
Bus routes connecting villages & city centre
2 direct connections to Bruce Highway
Safe cycle and pedestrian veloway
200 km of planned bike and walking paths
15 minutes to all conveniences within the city
Aura Environment :
6 star green rated awarded community
700 ha conservation areas
Green streets with Led Lighting
Green design homes and businesses
Water sensitive urban design
Further video can be viewed here Fly Through of Aura _ City of Colour