Sunshine Plaza

  • Architecture
  • Brisbane

Sunshine Plaza, located at Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, is jointly owned by APPF Retail (Lendlease managed) and GPT Group.

The centre is undergoing a A$400 million redevelopment. Upon completion, it will see the centre expand from 73,000m2 to 107,000m2 which feature new outdoor waterfront dining along Cornmeal Creek, further enhancing the ‘indoor / outdoor’ experience. The redevelopment is targeting a 5 Star Green-Star – As Built rating.

The Group
Client: Lend Lease
Studios: Brisbane
Key Facts:
  • 107,000sqm
The Team:

Sunshine Plaza’s expansion includes:

  • Over 34,000m2 of additional retail space
  • A new David Jones Department Store, a refurbished Myer and a BIG W store
  • Over 100 new specialty stores with provision for new mini majors including large format fashion operators
  • Over 1,400 additional parking spaces including two new multi-level car parks, taking the total number of spaces to nearly 5,000
  • New outdoor waterfront dining along Cornmeal Creek
  • High-ropes course incorporating a 21-metre-high viewing deck and zip line across Cornmeal Creek.


GroupGSA was engaged by Lendlease design to assist in project
delivery. A group of GroupGSA staff specialising in retail projects were
embedded in Lendlease’s office and assisted in design development, coordination and documentation for the project

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Lisa-Maree Carrigan Director

Lisa-Maree is Director of Architecture & Urban Design globally at GroupGSA. She leads engagement of teams and clients through design collaboration and strategic direction

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