Aura, previously known as Caloundra South, is one of Stockland’s most significant developments. It is Australia’s largest master planned (in single ownership) and largest six-star Green Star community. Located on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Aura is part of the Queensland Government’s Priority Development Area scheme, and envisioned to be a world class sustainable new community housing 50,000 people and creating 20,000 jobs.

Urbis has played an important role in the evolution of Aura supporting Stockland with our full suite of services through the planning approval process, master planning, economic development strategy and land use demand, landscape architecture, and financial modelling. Most recently, Urbis led all aspects of the planning and concept design, from high-level design intent to detailed lot plans and development controls and product typologies.

With the guidance of Urbis’ master plan, Aura, Australia’s largest master planned community has been designed with the future in mind, creating a thriving city that caters for every stage of life.

Urbis’ 10-year journey with Stockland has been highlighted by the delivery of the Aura town centre master plan, which encompasses a thriving mixed-use core that includes retail, commercial, university, health, sport and cultural centres, an extensive public and active transport network, as well as 3,000 new dwellings including retirement and aged care options, plus 32 hectares of recreation park space and 350 hectares of conservation space.