Before the planning of Sunshine Cove even began, the Chardan Development Group chose six key words to use as their development yardsticks.

Those words? Sustainability. Community. Growth. Amenity. Innovation. Affordability.

In isolation, those buzzwords are meaningless. Six years into the development of the 106 hectare Sunshine Cove estate, however, it’s clear that Chardan aren’t just paying lip service — they’ve actually nurtured a thriving urban community in the heart of Maroochydore.

“We look at the common focus of what holds communities together,” developer Evan Dickson says. “In Sunshine Cove it is the urban environment. A place where the tyrannies of commuting to work were a thing of the past, where you could actually live, work and play. A location that, whilst right in the heart of the city, still offered easy access to all the elements of the highly desirable, laidback Sunshine Coast outdoor lifestyle.”

‘Urban’ is the keyword here — the vision for Sunshine Cove is for a coastal, yet urban lifestyle community; a city parkland environment where the laidback lifestyle benefits of the Sunshine Coast location are combined with easy access to the amenities of major cities, like schools and public transport.

“Communities take time to build, but they need the right infrastructure and focus,” Mr Dickson says. “They have to be built with facilities including schools, shopping and recreation areas. Council and government approvals do take some time, but they are a process you have to go through at the beginning of the project. The timing of those approvals is critical to the success of the project. And while the approvals process has changed dramatically over the years, they have resulted in a far better product than was available 20 years ago.”

In 2004, the area where Sunshine Cove now sits was taken up by farmland. Today, it’s a residential centerpiece for the Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore, valued at an estimated $800 million.

Completed homes are available now in the Savannah Precinct, with prices ranging from $485,000 through to $1 million. Most offer three to four bedrooms, dual living areas, large balconies and all the modern finishes, fixtures and luxury appointments you’d expect.

For those looking to build, a range of home sites — including waterview terraces, direct waterfront allotments and larger water blocks, as well as terrace and laneway allotments — are available now.

Prime land starts from $228,000, offering family lifestyle opportunities with park and waterfront views… and a new community on your doorstep.

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