The Sunshine Coast’s rich and diverse history and its prospects for the future have helped to shape the first set of street names for the Maroochydore city centre, which were unveiled today.
Mayor Mark Jamieson revealed the new street names onsite, with many of the names chosen likely to be easily recognisable to our residents.
The full list of street names for Stage 1 of the Maroochydore city centre are:
• Festival Parade
• Lightning Lane
• Future Way
• Sunshine Coast Parade
• Mundoo Boulevard
• Gaba Lane
• South Sea Islander Way
• Market Lane
• Fairway Drive
• Red Bill Lane
• First Avenue
Mayor Jamieson said the announcement was a key milestone with the layout of the first stage of the Maroochydore city centre development now taking shape.
“The Maroochydore city centre is a landmark project for the Sunshine Coast, with new streets, cycle paths, walkways and an urban square all underway, providing a civic heart for our region,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“It is exciting to see the extent of work underway on site.
“With extensive networks of underground infrastructure now installed, there is no doubt that momentum is building around this ground-breaking project.
“The unveiling of the network of new street names within stage 1 is another step towards bringing to life our vision for Australia’s only greenfield CBD at this time.
“The Maroochydore City Centre development is helping shape the Sunshine Coast's future and continues to support our vision, as we focus on delivering Australia’s leading healthy, smart and creative region – for today and for future generations.”
Divisional councillor John Connolly said council had worked closely with a number of key community stakeholders to create a list of suitable names that would complement one another and help tell the Sunshine Coast story for decades to come.
“The street names recognise the Kabi Kabi peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land and the contribution of the South Sea Islanders, while also paying tribute to the recent history of the site and what it will represent in the future,” Cr Connolly said
“Fairway Drive acknowledges the site was the home of the former Horton Park Golf Course, while Sunshine Coast Parade acknowledges the recent 50 year commemoration of the naming of our region.
“Likewise, Future Way reflects the city centre’s future prospects, while Festival Parade reflects the celebration, creativity and events which will all take place in our new CBD.
“And how could we go past Lightning Lane – a name which reflects both the energy of the new city centre and celebrates our region’s first national sporting team.
“There’s a story behind every name and we are proud that we have been able to tell those stories through our CBD’s street signs.”
Construction of the first buildings on site is expected to start later this year.
Sunshine Coast Parade An acknowledgement of the 50 year commemoration of the naming of the Sunshine Coast region.
Mundoo Boulevard Acknowledgement of Kabi Kabi people. Mundoo is the Kabi Kabi word for spine/bone and ridge, bringing together geology, movement and cultures. It also speaks of the first bones of a strong skeleton for a new city, with the park-lined boulevard being a preeminent roadway within the development.
Festival Parade Reflects the prospective characteristic of this part of the precinct – one of celebration, creativity and events.
Lightning Lane Reflects both the energy of the new city centre and also celebrates the establishment of the region’s first national sporting team being the Sunshine Coast Lightning netball team.
Future Way Reflects the city centre’s future prospects and that the expanded Maroochydore city centre is a key part of the region’s future.
Gaba Lane Acknowledgement of Kabi Kabi people, with Gaba as the Kabi Kabi word for the small, brown native bee and its honey. Name suggests of the idea of a hive, of living together in a community.
South Sea Islander Way An acknowledgement of the contribution of the South Sea Islanders across the Sunshine Coast.
Market Lane Reflects the location in the heart of the commercial / business precinct.
Fairway Drive An acknowledgement to the former Horton Park Golf Course.
Red Bill Lane
The red billed black swan Maru-Kutchi in Kabi Kabi language, is an iconic bird of this local area as reflected in the naming of Maroochydore
Provides continuity for the existing First Avenue, connecting the old with the new across the Maroochydore precinct