The Maroochydore City Centre Project is a ground-breaking city-building project that will shape the future of the region and cement the Sunshine Coast as one of the best-performing regional economies. Modern and ambitious the Maroochydore City Centre will become a vibrant hub of commercial and cultural activity, technology, innovation, entertainment and inner city living.
Not only is the MCC intended to be the civic hub for the Sunshine Coast, with the new City Hall located in the heart of the CBD, the Sunshine Coast Olympic Village will be created onsite for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Brisbane 2032). The MCC will become an international hub, offering an outstanding and exciting village experience for athletes, officials and media.
In November 2020 Walker Corporation entered into a development agreement with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and SunCentral Maroochydore Pty Ltd (SunCentral) to develop 53ha of land in the Maroochydore City Centre (MCC). Walker is making a $2.5 billion investment in the MCC and will deliver circa 160,000sqm of commercial retail space and 4,000 residential apartments over the next 15 to 20 years.
The forward thinking, greenfield CBD development is overseen by SunCentral Maroochydore, a wholly owned enterprise of Sunshine Coast Council governed by an independent Board of Directors and a Chief Executive Officer.
Metropolitan, also known as the MET, is a temporary and ever evolving space, purpose designed to enable the community to engage with their future Maroochydore City Centre now. Opened in August 2019, the flexible, free flowing space encapsulates the changing dynamic of the Maroochydore City Centre project and is purposed designed to bring the community and industry together through events exhibitions, programs and other cultural activities.
The MET offers affordable and flexible spaces to hire for individuals, businesses and community groups. Think outdoor grassed Amphitheatre with Stage, Container Bar and flexible Workspace. Hire of the facilities is available all year round for small private functions through to large scale events of 2000+.
The MET is also the home of our flagship arts and cultural programs The Design Series, City Makers, The Refinery and yourcity. yourstory. a curatorial framework capturing this new chapter in the city story.
The MET has always been about partnerships – across our flagship programs and calendar of external events with industry and community alike. It is a place for community, creatives and business to come together. Collectively we present high quality experiences that promote cultural and community conversation alongside local trader and development news within the emerging Maroochydore City Centre project. Our focus is to engage with businesses and individuals in the arts, design, technology, entrepreneurial, hospitality and events sectors, making a positive mark on the city.