A 103.5ha Sunshine Coast rural site adjacent to one of the region’s most significant industrial estates has been listed for sale.

Situated near Kunda Park, the landholding has a long running history, having been unsuccessfully earmarked almost a decade ago for a golf course and later for a sand mine and quarry.

Neither plan proceeded and the currently vacant site has been listed for sale through CBRE Sunshine Coast’s Rem Rafter and Matt Marenko.

Situated on five separate lots, the Forest Glen landholding is divided into two major parcels which are separated by Eudlo Flats Road and offer a combined 2km of frontage to Maroochydore Road and 5.5km of frontage to Eudlo Flats Road, Eudlo Creek Road and Rafting Ground Road.

The site is currently zoned Rural under the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme, with provision to deliver a wide range of rural activities including grazing, cropping, aquaculture and horticulture as well as some non-rural undertakings which complement or provide services to rural areas.

While the site has a Rural zoning, Mr Rafter noted the intent of the zoning is to provide low impact uses generally associated with agriculture, however, subject to the relevant approvals, future development opportunities would be dependent on the sites’ inclusion within an urban footprint in an industrial zone.

“Growth in the region is being driven by an increase in knowledge-based jobs, exports and household income. As well as its historic core industries, tourism and construction, the strength of the Coast’s economy is its diversity across health care, education, finance, and professional business services,” he said.

The Expressions of Interest campaign closes at noon on Thursday, 14 October 2021.

It comes as a central Queensland family has joined the wave of cashed-up farmers expanding their operations amid forecasts of another year of record farmgate production after paying more than $15 million for the Slatey Creek grazing aggregation west of Rockhampton.