The early stages of Kawana Waters date back to 1960 when the first developer, Alfred Grant, released blocks of land at Buddina Beach and Point Cartwright priced from $975.
The new Birtinya community is located on the shores of Lake Kawana and offers one of the Sunshine Coast’s last genuine island-style living opportunities.
The planned Kawana Town Centre will provide a distinct and genuine heart for Kawana – a retail, business, entertainment, education and transport hub for existing suburbs and the new Birtinya and Bokarina Beach communities.
The Sunshine Coast branch of the UDIA has developed a regional economic development strategy based on the outcomes identified in the “What Works” Study undertaken by the University of the Sunshine Coast in collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Business Council.
This research compared 5 regions sharing similar characteristics with the Sunshine Coast and identified a number of strategies, innovations and initiatives that have succeeded across a number of the regions studied.
From these findings the Sunshine Coast branch of the UDIA has identified 5 key economic drivers that will have a major influence on the regional economy and provide the employment opportunities required to meet the demands anticipated in the projected growth of the region.