Massive $50m tourist park for the Hinterland

A family-owned golf course on Steve Irwin Way at Glenview is set to become a $50m modern day tourist park including a range of short-stay and deluxe accommodation over 29 hectares on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

A development application lodged by G’Day Group with the Sunshine Coast Council proposes 359 sites offering a range of facilities from unpowered camping sites to deluxe cabins.

Other activities include pools, a nine-hole mini golf course, two pools, BBQ areas, and a camp kitchen.

G’day Group Chief Investment Officer Amanda Baldwin said a massive influx of expected visitors to the region over the next decade gave the group confidence to push ahead with the proposal.

“Since acquiring the Glenview golf course in late 2020, we’ve undertaken detailed economic, environmental, and planning analysis to inform our application for the development of a new family friendly holiday park at the site,” she said.

“With visitor nights to the Sunshine Coast expected to increase by more than four million over the next decade, there is strong demand for more accommodation located in close proximity to the region’s many tourist attractions, including Australia Zoo, Aussie World and the new, planned Glenview waterpark.”

“Our proposal is similar other successful holiday park developments that have been completed across Australia, which have been proven to increase tourism and create economic uplift local communities.

“However, this is only the first stage of the development process, and we are committed to working closely with Council and listening to community feedback to ensure we bring to life an asset that will deliver long term benefits for the region.”

G’Day Group owns Discovery Parks which operates 60 sites around Australia.

“In its current form, our proposal represents an investment of around $50 million and with a development timeline of approximately 18-24 months once necessary approvals have been attained,” Ms Baldwin said.

The site is situated at 3574 Steven Irwin Way and is currently occupied by a par 3 golf course.

According to the development application the site will include:

203 x Powered Sites
• 35 x Unpowered Sites
• 32 x En-Suite Sites;
• 20 x Superior Cabins;
• 35 x Standard Cabins;
• 10 x Deluxe Cabins;
• 24 x 2 Storey Cabins;

Other proposed activities and works include:
• 2 bedroom manager’s residence with carport and fenced yard;
• New 9 x 16m linen store/golf buggy shed/store with fenced yard;
• Kids club & function, dining and conference room;
• Dry play area (including basketball half court/key pumptrack, jumping pillow, 9 hole mini
golf course);
• Nature play/adventure playground area;
• Amenity blocks throughout (inclusive of men’s/women’s areas, showers, sinks, toilets &
laundry/external drying areas);
• Shade/bbq shelters and extra shading throughout;
• Camp kitchen (covered with seating and green space outdoor areas);
• New entry road – boom gated;
• Acoustic barrier fence;
• Bio-retention treatment areas;
• Detention basins; and
• 2 x pools with amenity blocks/pool shed plus terraced area.