Kelly Slater Wave Company has been evaluating a number of sites across Australia for the development of its first Kelly Slater Wave Systems® project outside the United States. Following an exhaustive search, a 510 hectare site at Yandina Coolum Road, Coolum has been selected as the preferred location for the Surf Ranch Sunshine Coast development.
Kelly Slater Wave Company, Consolidated Properties Group and Hutchinson Builders are attracted to this site based on their shared commitment to unlocking this site’s benefits for the community, such as significantly increasing accessible public open space through the dedication of untouched riparian wetlands, regenerated green open space and public waterways, restoration activities including improved wildlife habitat, flood management and water quality, and an environmental experience centre.
We think the Sunshine Coast is the natural home for Surf Ranch Sunshine Coast, given its laid-back culture, surfing community as well as its pristine beaches and commitment to environmental sustainability. We believe our values and beliefs very much align with those of the Sunshine Coast region.
We believe that this project will benefit Coolum Beach, not only in the medium term as a consequence of the initial investment in our local area, but also over the long term by the creation of on-going jobs after the completion of the project. We urge the Queensland State Government to support this project which is potentially game-changing for our local area.