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All aboard! Commercial opportunities at Queensland’s newest marina

A multimillion-dollar marina and town centre development at Pelican Waters on the Sunshine Coast is further highlighting the region’s reputation as an ideal business and lifestyle location. It is the Sunshine Coast's first new marina project in 40 years. 

Located just 30 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport and an easy commute to Brisbane, the Pelican Waters Marina Village and Marina will be a destination in its own right, with commercial and residential options including on the waterfront and main street.

Construction is underway on the development, which will offer a fully serviced marina and boat stack facility plus a waterside town centre precinct offering retail and medical services, which will be known as the Marina Village.

The Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia. High levels of business confidence, a surge in residential property demand and major infrastructure development underway are combining to drive investor optimism in the region. 

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Artist impression of Pelican Waters Marina and Marina Village (Source Pelican Waters Marina and Marina Village)

Marina Village opportunities

Pelican Waters Marina Village will offer 126 wet berths, state-of-the-art dry boat storage for up to 160 vessels, a fully equipped chandlery and a full-service marina yard.

The development is generating a buzz in the boating community due to its prime location, which is connected by canals to the pristine waters of Pumicestone Passage in the Moreton Bay Marine Park.

Hamish Pressland, Pelican Waters general manager of development, said the new Marina and Marina Village marked the most significant transformation of Pelican Waters to date.

“There is little doubt this highly anticipated marina project will reshape the way we live, work and play on the Sunshine Coast as the first dedicated facility of this scope and calibre for the region in many decades,’’ said Mr Pressland.

Roads, car parking and parks have already been completed. Work on the marina component is also underway and expected to open in late 2022.

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Artist impression of Pelican Waters Marina and Marina Village (Source Pelican Waters Marina and Marina Village)

A future commercial hub

The Pelican Waters Marina Village will provide an essential community hub, offering a range of boutique waterfront retail options, plus a large medical centre and pharmacy.

The dynamic mix of dining, retail and commercial opportunities will be surrounded by a modern mixed-density residential development featuring cutting-edge urban design and a relaxed waterfront atmosphere. Seasons IGA supermarket and the award-winning Moffat Beach Brewing Co. will locate in the commercial hub.

The village also includes a retail development opportunity, with an estimated retail catchment population of 12,000 – 14,000 and approved uses such as:

  • Hair and beauty
  • Gym / pilates studio
  • Boutique cafes
  • Restaurants, food and drink outlets
  • Smaller retail or shops

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Artist impression of Pelican Waters Marina and Marina Village (Source Pelican Waters Marina and Marina Village)

Allied health opportunities

The Marina Village Medical Centre will be a complement to the 17 hectare Sunshine Coast Health Precinct in Birtinya, a short 10 minute drive away. 

Plans for the medical centre include as follows. 

  • Large medical practice
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Potential ophthalmologist

For more information on Marina Village retail and commercial opportunities visit the Henzells Commercial website.

Sunshine Coast Council welcomes and supports the growth of local businesses and the establishment of new ones in the region.

To talk to a specialist for site selection assistance and relocation advice, please
email invest@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or call the Head of Trade and Investment on +61 407 753 645.

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