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:) It's only little but I think that takes it to the goal?

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GREAT TO BE APART OF TAKING THIS OVER THE LINE :) Creating a cohesive narrative around the comeback of the MRA Precinct

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Hope this helps guys!

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We are really excited to be part of the evolving Maroochydore precinct and look forward to the future developments planned for the area.

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Wonderful achievement thus far - great foresight to obtain a clear plan to ensure Maroochydore CBD's future!!

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Love what you're doing. We own businesses & live in Maroochy, we use to have office on Ocean Street in 2004. Keep it up. Any help needed, happy.

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A COLLECTIVE FUNDRAISING EFFORT by the local community!! AMAZING WORK!! − USC Student Event Management team − Bryant Properties − Various Artists − Party Bins − Alexandra Wolter-Daczynsky − Dan Sowden (Ray White) − Oaks Hotels & Resorts − Picture Framing on Wises − Dimi Liminatitis (Solbar) − Gerard King − MRA - Bron Buksh and volunteers − Megabay − Chilli Sisters − The Duporth Tavern − Zimbuca Hair − Lolipop Hair, Fashion and Beauty − Red Sea Restaurant − Prickly Piñata − Total Biz Solutions − Hidden Bean − Fusion on Ocean − House of Mahler − Sassi on Duporth − Kufa & Parquetry and RAW − Mikki’s Gourmet Food & Wine Bar − Onyx Hair and Beauty Salon − James Birrell Design Lab

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Well done MRA love your work!

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This is a fantastic initiative, and very proud to support the rebirth of an exciting area, filled with vibrancy, culture, and excitement!

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Pretty proud of what The MRA has achieve so far and very excited to see Maroochydore move forward into an exciting city. It has already began. Cheers.

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This has been an amazing effort. Well done. An Economic Development Plan for Maroochydore! This is the kind of action that can set Maroochydore apart and secure the future for all of us.

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A great job and transformation by passionate people who have really put their heart and soul into something that is so tangible and beneficial for so many.

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Success! This campaign reached it's funding goal on Mon Dec 15, 2014.
Economic Development Plan Required for Action!
Launched: 3 Oct 2014 5:57 PM AEST.
Campaign ended: 15 Dec 2014 5:57 PM AEST.
Maroochydore, Australia
Community

The MRA has established the starting ingredients of how to ‘turn a place around’. Now we're moving forward with a 10 year plan.

The Economic Development Plan will be undertaken by C Change Sustainable Solutions & SGS Economics during October and November 2014.


The Economic Development Plan (EDP) will provide the research data to create a 10-year framework to reinvigorate the local economy within Maroochydore’s original Town Centre precinct, utilising an approach that integrates best practice evidence and fosters collaboration with a broad cross section of local stakeholders.


KEY ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE PLAN

The MRA is interested in developing a plan that defines exactly what actions the precinct needs to move forward, what are the game changer projects and importantly how will they best be resourced? 


How do we diversify employment opportunities and support and attract local and wider investment networks and infrastructure projects? What infrastructure projects would have the most enduring impact on the local economy?  


The EDP will also provide the mechanisms to strengthen and inform a sustainable organisational structure including recommendations for funding of current and future MRA projects and events.


 View full MRA Economic Development Plan and Specs.


WHO WE ARE

The Maroochydore Revitalisation Association was formed in November of 2012 and has grown into a strong and active group that is changing the future of the historic Maroochydore town centre.


The MRA is made up of a group of businesses, residents and landowners who collaborate on economic and community projects. MRA utilises a partnership approach involving input from multiple business, residential and community stakeholders to raise awareness of Maroochydore’s Traditional Town Centre, attracting visitation and income for businesses within the precinct.


MRA believes that in order to forge a strong and prosperous future the precinct must unite to create an authentic identity that is responsive to the needs and aspirations of the community. ‘This is our place and our town and we want to see it prosper and improve the experiences of people who visit, live and work in the area.’ 


THE AGREED MANDATE OF THE MRA IS:

  • To Rejuvenate Ocean Street and Duporth Avenue
  • To Create an Authentic Identity for the Precinct   
  • To Develop a Sustainable Local Economy
  • To Promote an Authentic and Culturally Rich Precinct
  • To Represent all Stakeholders of the Precinct



The MRA precinct, once the central centre of business, employment and recreation in Maroochydore has experienced decline over the last decade with initiatives, investment and design development projects being focused on surrounding activity centres, for example Sunshine Plaza, Sippy Downs Town centre and the Maroochydore PDA. 


The snowball effect is evident in the number of vacant shops and office premises, lack of diversity in local activities and limited foot traffic in the precinct.




With the adjacent Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area being fast tracked to become the business, community and employment hub of the Sunshine Coast it is of critical importance that our commercial precinct has a clear identity and robust economic analysis to ensure future policies, initiatives and actions address and respond to existing gaps in the market and capitalises on existing assets, and local community advantages.

The purpose being to strengthen and work together to create complimentary precinct development.


 

MRA's commitment to the local community and economy

  • Nights on Ocean - Night Markets every 2nd Friday
  • Ocean Street World Festival - over 30,000 people attended free event 2014 
  • Captain and The Duke Bar - at Nights on Ocean markets
  • Local street art
  • Advocacy and place based initiatives


NIGHTS ON OCEAN

Every 2nd Friday of the month an evening Art/ Craft/ Cultural event is held in Ocean Street Maroochydore. By bringing a monthly night market to Ocean Street, the MRA aims to provide a vibrant and functional community and business hub based on cultural diversity in music, food, fashion and the arts. It is hoped that this monthly event will enhance the economic development and public profile of the area. Nights on Ocean on Facebook




CAPTAIN & THE DUKE

Captain and the Duke is the coast's very own pop up bar... popping up at MRA festivals and markets and serving you the best music, drinks and vibe'n good times. Captain & the Duke on Facebook




OCEAN STREET WORLD FESTIVAL

Sunshine Coasts’ FREE one day festival. A real celebration of culture for the area, with a great day of Music, Dance, Food and Fun for all ages. The Sunshine Coast is the perfect setting for the festival and MRA set to bring the world  to the centre of the Coast. Festival goers are treated to a range of musical styles and genres and MRA has a range of activities and entertainment for the younger attendees and a huge array of entertainment for people of all ages. Ocean Street World Festival on Facebook





SPECIAL THANKS to the tireless efforts and big picture thinking by the MRA Board Members and also a special THANKYOU to five public relation students from the University of the Sunshine Coast for creating the event.