Australia’s Sunshine Plaza plans high ropes adventure course

WCN Editorial Team 27 Nov 2017 OCEANIA BUSINESS

Sunshine Plaza, a shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, has submitted an application to the Sunshine Coast Council for setting up a high ropes adventure course as part of the $400m redevelopment currently underway.

After completion, Sunshine Plaza will have a 21m high viewing deck and 10 zip lines, with the longest one at 130m across Cornmeal Creek.

Adventure high ropes company, Trees Adventure, will design and operate the high ropes courses at the shopping centre.

The high ropes course will be designed so as to capture Cornmeal Creek’s beauty and have a visual connection to the new Cornmeal Creek casual dining precinct.

The high ropes course will include challenges that can be easily changeable and sustainable with minimal impact on the environmental.

Sunshine Plaza began its expansion in late 2016 and the $400m redevelopment will expand the shopping centre from 73,000m² to more than 107,000 sq mts.

The centre will also accommodate David Jones department store, a refurbished Myer, a new BIG W, and more than 100 new specialty stores.

Lendlease head of retail Gary Horwitz said: “The high ropes course brings a future dimension to the shopping experience with an experiential entertainment offer that will attract locals and visiting tourists.

“The future of retail is bright. Sunshine Plaza is situated along Cornmeal Creek and customers want to enjoy places that offer a broad range of experiences in vibrant coastal environments. Delivering exciting new entertainment and leisure activities will enhance the connection with the creek and bring a full day of adventure and fun to the centre,” Gary added.

According to Visit Sunshine Coast’s chief executive officer Simon Latchford, addition of the high ropes course reflected the adventurous spirit of the coast and its love for the outdoors and nature.

Latchford said: “This exciting addition will further enhance the Sunshine Coast’s tourism offer and provide a long-term boost to the local economy.”

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