One year apart: Rapid changes of Aura from above
AERIAL images taken just one year apart reveal the swift pace of construction at Stockland's $5 billion Aura community on the Sunshine Coast.
With the rapidly growing community welcoming up to 10 families each week, more than 2500 residents now call Aura home.
Hundreds of new houses have been constructed in Aura's first suburb of Baringa in the past 12 months, along with new streets, parks and community facilities.
Development manager for Stockland Hannah Madill said it was exciting to watch the transformation as homebuyers continued to seek out the highly-liveable, connected and sustainable community being created at Aura.
"The benefits of Aura's lifestyle, the range of affordable housing options, high quality amenities and its family-friendly environment means that we have been fast-tracking the release of land to cater for the strong buyer interest," Ms Madill said.
"2018 was a year of milestones. Our first school opened, along with the Baringa Skate Plaza and Civic Square and our first sports fields, and construction began on our first shopping centre and our first early learning centre."
Construction also started on the first buildings in the $215 million Aura Business Park in September.
Ms Madill said that Stockland had invested more than $192 million in projects across the Sunshine Coast in 2018, creating hundreds of new jobs for locals.
Construction is expected to ramp up further this year, with Aura Central, the future heart of Aura, due to welcome its first residents in mid-2019.
Aura Central will ultimately feature a 90-hectare City Centre, the extensive People's Place parkland as well as education and sports facilities.
Land is now available at Aura starting from $175,000 for a 210 square metre lot to $360,800 for a 756 square metre lot.