SunCentral Maroochydore Master Plan

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  Locations: QLD Australia
  Project Value: TBA
  Project Status: Stage 1 Construction

Project Details

SunCentral Maroochydore represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to establish a new capital city for the Sunshine Coast that will be a vibrant, sustainable and desirable destination for future generations to enjoy.

The planned city centre in the heart of the Sunshine Coast offers investors the opportunity to participate in delivering the only greenfield CBD in Australia within an existing urban area.

Declared a Priority Development Area by the Queensland Government, the Maroochydore City Centre will provide a dynamic mix of commercial, retail and medium to high density residential uses alongside a planned premium hotel, convention and exhibition centre. The new city centre will also contain extensive parks, plazas and waterways on the 53-hectare site promoting this modern and sustainable city.

The Maroochydore City Centre PDA allows for up to 150,000 m2 of commercial floor space, 65,000 m2 of retail floor space, and 2,000 dwellings.

The Project vision is for the Maroochydore City Centre Project to provide:

·         A city heart for Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast;

·         Prime commercial and CBD-style retail space, facilitating new commercial investment and job                creation;

·         Dining, entertainment, cultural and civic precincts;

·         A premium hotel / resort with convention and exhibition facilities together with a separate                        business hotel;

·         Improved access to public transport and the pedestrian / cycle network;

·         High-quality city streets, parks, waterways and public realm;

·         Modern apartment living; and

·         Smart-city technology infrastructure for business, city users and the community.

In addition, the Maroochydore City Centre must deliver the key city-making objectives of creating a:

·         Centre for economic growth;

·         Walkable city centre;

·         Transit-oriented centre;

·         Sustainable new centre;

·         Beautiful and attractive centre;

·         Vibrant and engaging centre; and

·         Safe and inclusive centre

The Project, which will be delivered over the next 15 to 20 years, aims to transform Maroochydore into one of the most functional and commercially competitive regional cities in Australia. is also planned to be integrated with light and heavy rail networks that will provide high- speed connections to the upgraded Sunshine Coast Airport and wider South East Queensland region.

This major development is being overseen by SunCentral Maroochydore Pty Ltd, a development entity established by the Sunshine Coast Council in 2015. An independent Board and Chief Executive with extensive expertise in urban planning, large-scale infrastructure, commercial strategy and finance has been specifically chosen to deliver the vision for the new city centre.

Current Development Status

There has already been significant development progress made in the initial Core Business Precinct (Precinct 3) where works have been completed including access roads, footpaths, kerbing, landscaping and smart-city infrastructure. A number of roads in this Precinct are due to open in the second half of 2019.

The project has been primed with the significant progress made to date on the civil works in Precinct 3 and the adjacent corso.

The Sunshine Coast Council has announced it will establish its new nine-level city hall building in this precinct and will occupy the premises, offering 9,400 m2 of gross floor area, by July 2022. This represents an immediate commitment by a major tenant and up to 600 council staff are expected to occupy the building. In June 2018, Evans Long announced it would be constructing an eight- storey commercial building consisting of 4,500 m2 of office space with a project value of A$30 million and in November 2018, Brisbane-based Habitat Development Group announced that it would deliver a residential development of 152 apartments (project value A$83 million).

Current Opportunity

Works Required

Tenders are being sought from innovative consultants to provide construction superintendency and contract administration service for the upcoming stage of construction, which comprises the following:

  1. Extension to Mundoo Boulevard, a median separated road (approx. 160m in length), including installation of all urban services (including AWCS) and landscaping;
  2. Levelling and stabilising of adjacent Horton Park (Stage 1C(2) and future developable area (Stage 1B); and
  3. Installation of Stage 3B Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) infrastructure which complete the connection form Stage 1A to the AWCS Collection Station.

Design for the above has been completed by Cardno / Tract/Vee Design in relation to items 1 and 2 and Lucid Consulting for Stage 3B AWCS.

The construction works are currently proposed to be tendered as follows:

  1. A single contract to be tendered during July 2019 and with award expected in August 2019; and
  2. Works are expected to take approximately 4-5 months however this will only be confirmed once the construction works have been  tendered and awarded.

More specifically, the deliverables will be to carry out construction tendering, construction superintendency and contract administration services for the above contract as detailed in the Scope of Work Attachment 1.

 Invitation to Tender (ITT)

The Invitation to Tender Process Terms will govern the entire Tender process, including the assessment of all Tenders. 

A summarised version of the process is as follows:

  1. This document represents the release of the Tender to the market;
  2. Tenders will be accepted until 12 pm Monday 1st July 2019;
  3. Evaluation of Tenders will be conducted against predetermined evaluation criteria and within SunCentral Maroochydore Pty Ltd.'s (SCM) governance and probity framework;
  4. SCM, at its sole discretion, may shortlist Respondents and conduct interviews as deemed necessary; and
  5. SCM may accept none, one or more of the Tenders submitted.

Probity Environment

In the preparation of any Tender, Prospective Respondents should consider the following

  1. All requests for assistance, advice, clarifications and/or further information should be directed to the contact point contained in Schedule 1 Item 5 of this Invitation to Tender;
  2. Direct contact with any elected member of Council, Local Government Employee, SCM Board Members or SCM Employee regarding any part of this Invitation to Tender, other than those listed in Schedule 1 Item 5, is prohibited;
  3. Any prohibited contact with a SCM Employee, a Local Government Employee, SCM Board Members or elected member of Council may result in the Respondent or Prospective Respondent and their Tender being disqualified from the Tender process; and
  4. The Invitation to Tender Terms will take precedence over information contained in this part in the event of conflict between the two.

Proponents wishing to tender for the works are directed to read and complete the Invitation to Tender Attachment 2.

The tender documentation is available as an EOI question below and can also be downloaded in the Project Documents Section. Companies are encouraged to complete the ITT and send PDF version to 

Any submissions via the ICN Gateway will also be forwarded to above email address.


Work Packages

There are currently no open work packages for this project.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.

Construction Superintendency and Contract Administration Services for Stage 1 Bulk Earthworks 

Full scope has been awarded to:


99 Sandalwood Lane
Australia 4556
Phone: +61 7 5442 3955
Fax: +61 7 5442 3988


25 Cambridge Parade
Australia 4179
Phone: +61 7 3893 7056
Fax: +61 7 3883 1006

The deliverables for this Work Package will be construction superintendency and contract administration services for the Bulk Earthworks contract outlined below as detailed in the Scope of Work within the Attachment.
The attachment contains the full Invitation To Tender Documentation.
Tenders are being sought from innovative engineering based consultants to provide construction superintendency and contract administration service for Stage 1 of the project. Tenders close on 15th January.

Stage 1 consists of the following works:
1. Bulk Earthworks for Stage 1, demolition, HV conduit and pit installation and recovery of decommissioned 11KV feeders
The construction works will be tendered as follows:
1. Bulk Earthworks for Stage 1
a. A single contract to be tendered during December 2015 closing 8 January 2016 with award expected in late January 2016
b. Works are expected to take 4 6 months

Tender Details: Prospective Tenderers can review a full set of the Civil Design drawings to gauge the scale of works to be supervised in the Project Documents above. (SunCentral will provide information to enable access to full Tender documents on issue of the ITT.)
The tender comprises the construction of bulk earthworks, temporary access construction and clearing of the golf course balance area to Stage 1 of Maroochydore City Centre. Works include, but not limited to:
> Construction of a diversion drain;
> Clearing and grubbing;
> Topsoil stripping;
> Bulk earthworks;
> Removal of service conduits and pipes;
> Excavation of a new waterway;
> Filling of future roadways in accordance with the approved plans
> Construction of southern access crossing and access track
> Installation of new 11kV infrastructure conduits and pits (by Energex Rate 2 accredited contractor)
> Removal of redundant 11kV infrastructure conduits and pits
> Demolition of Billiard Shop in Maud Street
Stage 1A Civil Electrical and Landscape Construction 

Full scope has been awarded to:

All questions relating to the Requirement of Suppliers or Typical Stage 1A Civil, Electrical, and Landscape Drawings should be addressed to Mr Neale Kaalund at SunCentral Maroochydore:


A bulk earthworks contract has been let over Stage 1A and adjoining areas, an 11Kv power feed will be relocated as part of that contract which will also require the installation of a portion of sewerage reticulation adjacent to the relocated 11Kv power feed.

The site will be delivered to the successful respondent with bulk earthworks complete and fully cleared.

Stage 1A is a 9 ha site that will be the CBD core of the project and will have a high level of finishes from pavements to both hard and soft scape elements.

The construction scope of work will consist of but not be limited to the following elements:

Pavements both granular and full depth asphalt
Sewerage reticulation
Water reticulation
Electrical reticulation
Smart city conduit installation
Storm water drainage
Underground pneumatic waste collection trunk infrastructure
Traffic Bridges
Signalisation and extension of two existing intersections
Signalised internal intersections
A 3,000 sqm town centre park consisting of hard and soft scape and custom steel structures
Re-engineering of a section of the Maud Drain into a Public Corso consisting of revetment walled water way with both hard and soft scape

Stage 1A has been designed and documented by Cardno, with landscape designed and documented by a Tract Consulting led design group.
Interested companies must also peruse the Typical Stage 1A Civil, Electrical, and Landscape Drawings from the list of Project Documents above.
Invitation to Tender - Stage 1C Civil Electrical and Landscaping Works and Stage 3B - AWCS Works.07 Jun 201901 Jul 2019 
Construction Tendering, Construction Superintendency and
Contract Administration Services for Stage 1C(1) - Civil,
Electrical and Landscaping Works and Stage 3B - AWCS