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Minyama is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, located within the Kawana urban centre. Situated on the Mooloolah River, the suburb is almost entirely surrounded by water, and artificially constructed harbours and waterways dominate the topography. The suburb's main thoroughfare, Nicklin Way, is the location of several large retail outlets. Kawana Shoppingworld is located just outside Minyama.

Kawana Shopping World redevelopment

Redevelopment Overview

Construction of the $73 million redevelopment of Kawana Shoppingworld is underway. Works commenced in early November following a three month site preparation program, and is expected to be completed in mid-2014.

About the redevelopment

The redevelopment of Kawana Shoppingworld provides for an additional 9,000(approx)?square metres of retail space comprising:

  • Multi-national discount retailer, Aldi
  • An additional 70 new specialty and mini major stores
  • Over 200 more parking spaces
     

Key benefits of the redevelopment

  • Enhanced shopping experience for customers
  • Increased variety
  • Improved accessibility
  • Greater convenience
  • Generation of around 570 jobs within the retail and construction sectors
     

Background

  • In April 2008, Mirvac lodged a redevelopment application for Kawana Shoppingworld with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
  • Council then issued a request for further information, seeking more detail on the scope of the proposed redevelopment and identifying a number of issues to be considered and clarified.
  • Since then, Mirvac has held many meetings and workshops with Council, State Government agencies and the Centre's design team to achieve enhanced convenience, accessibility and choice for customers. 
  • Revised plans were submitted to Council for assessment in October 2010 and Council granted conditional approval in November 2011. 
  • Mirvac completed site preparation works between August and October 2012 and commenced construction in November 2012.