The Aura Development, Baringa, Sunshine Coast 'The City of Colour'

Stockland Development Pty Ltd

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, QLD

A 6-Star Green Star community that enhances sustainability and liveability on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Aura is a master planned community designed for every facet of life. It draws inspiration from some of the world’s most liveable cities to enhance the unique lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast offers to create a city that is truly world class. It boasts residential lots, state and private schools, several parks, fields and district centres and an eco centre.

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Aura Park
Aura Sunshine Coast

A green star first

Aura is one of the first communities to achieve a 6 Star Green Star Communities rating – the highest accreditation from the Green Building Council of Australia, demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and liveability.

Initiatives include 700Ha of conservation area, dedicated fauna passage to every major creek crossing, RAMSAR protection of downstream wetlands, integrated water cycle management system, multi-step water quality treatment systems, use of high efficiency sediment basins during construction, ultimate provisions for 152Ha new or rehabilitated land for the vulnerable Wallum Sedgefrog, regional sport and recreation facilities and 200km of cycle and walking trails.

Brooke Hendrick - Aura

Creating a benchmark project for construction

Calibre Built Environment has been involved with the development from the early master planning phase. This included concept design, cost estimates and infrastructure staging investigations, development approval reporting, construction based environmental management plans, detailed civil works designs, approvals management and construction phase services.

Delivery of the project has established exemplary environmental credentials to become a benchmark project for construction. Our team led this aspect of the project from very early on through establishing environmental awareness training for all involved in the project and ensuring that environmental matters were a KPI of the project's construction phase.

Our team played a key role in the development and negotiation of alternate trunk sewer and water strategies enabling significant deferral of costs. Key major works include:

  • Bulk earthworks strategy for 1,800Ha site including optimisation resulting in a reduction of 4,000,000m3 of earthworks
  • Development of alternate infrastructure sequencing to defer upfront works and costs
  • Drainage strategies to enable increased developable area


Built Environment


  • Healthy Land and Water Awards 2017 - Erosion and Sediment Control
  • UDIA Awards 2017 - Environmental Excellence
  • IECA Excellence Awards 2017 - Finalist for Environmental Excellence


Brad Thompson

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