Construction of new city Aura's first homes to start soon
THIS bird's eye view shows Caloundra South taking shape in readiness for its first residents.
Work has been under way on the development, dubbed Aura by Stockland, for just under a year.
The shows the project's northernmost suburb, Baringa, just south of the white roofs of Bellvista and Bells Reach, almost ready for construction to start on its first houses.
A green strip separating Baringa and the Bells suburbs in the photograph is Lamerough Creek and a series of shallow ponds created as a breeding ground for the walum sedge frog.
To the right in the photo, or on the left as you drive in south along Bellvista Boulevard and Aura Boulevard, is a blackbutt forest being retained for environmental and conservation purposes.
The blackbutt forest is part of 770 hectares of land set aside for conservation and rehabilitation reaching all the way thorough to Pelican Waters and Golden Beach.
To the left in the photo, or the right as you drive in through Aura Boulevard, is land set aside for a new state school to open at the beginning of 2018.
Beyond that is land set aside for a district centre, described by Stockland regional manager Ben Simpson as mixed used retail, due to open in about 12-18 months.
Aura Boulevard follows a u-shape to connect with Caloundra Road at a roundabout just east of Corbould Park racecourse opposite what is known as the Caloundra-Mooloolaba Road which leads to Kawana Way.