In Redevelopment by Clyde Mooney

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Large-scale developer Stockland has announced construction of a $6.5 million tavern, to be located in the heart of its massive Aura community, on the Gold Coast.

Aura is the largest master-planned community ever built in Australia under single ownership, projected to cost $5bn and cover 24 square kilometres, counting over 20,000 new homes, two business parks, ten sports grounds, 25 community facilities, 20 school/education facilities, 700 hectares of conservation and park areas and 200km of cycle ways and walking paths.

It was recently acknowledged as the country’s leading community for land sales, in Reseach4’s National Land Survey.

The first suburb of Aura is Baringa, where up to ten families per week are already moving in. The population is projected to reach 30,000 by 2021, growing at an annual average of 9.3 per cent.

The new Baringa Tavern will be located on 1,300sqm on a corner of Aura Boulevarde, in Baringa, overlooking the Baringa Civic Park and Skate Plaza, and next door to the future Stockland Baringa shopping centre.

It will include a main bar, sports bar, lounge, large veranda, function rooms, woodfired pizza kitchen and extensive kids’ zone, with TV, video games and toys.

Operations will be by Richard Deery, of Brisbane’s famed Story Bridge Hotel, and Scott Armstrong from Suncoast Hotels.

“We have been looking to expand to the Sunshine Coast for a number of years now, but have held off as we have been waiting for something as exciting as Aura,” offers Deery.

“Now we are eagerly awaiting the opening in 2019 and can’t wait to be a part of this fantastic new community.”

The new family-friendly Tavern is scheduled for completion September 2019, expected to service local residents as well as the surrounding Bellvista and Bells Reach communities.

“We are very excited to commence work on Baringa Tavern, our first food, drink and entertainment offering for this thriving Sunshine Coast community,” stated Adam Renai, Stockland development manager.

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