Stockland has announced a $5 million extension to the Baringa Town Centre in the next stage of development in Aura on the Sunshine Coast, expected to be completed  by early 2021. The project will include a state-of-the-art medical centre and family-owned swim school, in addition to a number of other retail offerings.

The new 1,215 square metre development will be comprised of Avenue Dental, Aura Family Doctors and John Wallace Swim School, bringing valuable facilities and services to the master planned community.

Stockland project director, Josh Sondergeld said he was thrilled to progress plans to further develop and diversify the existing retail precinct in the heart of Aura’s first suburb of Baringa.

“Baringa is already shaping up to be a thriving community with retail, residential, commercial, education – and now – health hub. This development is in line with our strategy to deliver the best communities in the country providing excellent outcomes for residents and key infrastructure close to home. We know the importance of health services, now more than ever before, and are pleased to be able to offer the Aura community easier access to such critical resources,” he said.

John Wallace Swim School owner, Kristy Perkins said that they were looking forward to expanding their swim school business within Aura.

“As a family business of over 40 years, we feel we have a great understanding of what it takes to work within a tight-knit community like Aura. Our main focus will be on offering programs for young swimmers that will help foster their love of swimming. We have also been in communication with the Baringa State Primary School and Goodstart Early Learning Baringa, and are looking forward to working with them in the future too.”

Avenue Dental principal dentist, Greg Fine said, “We’ve been a proud part of the Sunshine Coast community for the last 29 years and are so excited to now offer our services in Baringa. We have already formed a very strong connection with the area as many staff members call Aura home. We align with Stockland’s vision of providing every patient with a fantastic experience tailored to their needs. It’s one of the reasons that we’re Australia’s most awarded dental practice.”

Aura Family Doctors practice manager, Kayleigh Thompson said, “The Aura Family Doctors team is looking forward to opening in the Sunshine Coast’s newest development and being part of a growing community. Each doctor brings with them a different skill set and experience to cover all bases. Our objective will be to provide a friendly and caring environment from first point of contact, in addition to the highest quality care while keeping wait times low, improving wellbeing and enjoyment of life.”

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