A super quick history lesson...
In the early 1800’s, the first white settlement to the area bought cattle and timber farming, which was gradually replaced towards the end of the century with small holdings of dairy and fruit and veg farming. It was during this period that sugar cane and pineapple production in the area was at its peak, and the beginnings of the smaller Hinterland townships evolved.
It wasn’t until the more affluent post world war 2 period that the North Coast, as it was then called, began to attract holiday makers and surfers alike with it’s warm weather, beautiful coastline and hinterland vistas. However, it was during the 1960’s -1970’s that the transition from farming to tourism hit its stride, probably best symbolised by the opening of The Big Pineapple theme park in Woombye in 1971.
With the boom of the 1980’s the Sunshine Coast - as it was now known - became one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. Holiday resorts and planned residential areas sprang up, often encroaching on or replacing many of the small holdings and farms. This trend towards tourism continued into the 1990’s and early 2000’s with high-rises and apartment blocks dotting the shorelines of Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and Coolum, right up to Noosa.
Today, with a consistent population growth rate, the second highest preforming regional economy in the state, and the focus on business investment and infrastructure in the region, the Sunshine Coast is enjoying a strong sense of confidence in all sectors - including the tourist market. If you are the owner of a slightly older investment property here on the coast, this is where my services can help you reap the rewards of this current economic confidence.