About Marcoola | Twin Waters | Pacific Paradise | Mudjimba

Here is some locality information about Marcoola from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council website.

For more information such as events, shopping, local services, community groups in and around Marcoola please visit The Official Coolum Beach Website

Marcoola - Twin Waters - Pacific Paradise - Mudjimba is a rapidly developing residential and tourist area, with an airport, some commercial areas and substantial parklands. To the east is the Coral Sea and Mudjimba Island, while to the north of the area is Mount Coolum, and to the west the Maroochy River. Marcoola is named for its location between Maroochydore and Coolum. Mudjimba is named from an Aboriginal word thought to mean “place of midyim shrub”.

European settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, grazing and farming. Significant residential development did not occur until the 1960s, spurred by tourism and the opening of the airport in 1961. Substantial growth took place during the1980s, with many apartments and units built. Rapid growth continued from the early 1990s, with the population more than trebling between1991 and 2006.

Major attractions of the area include Mount Coolum National Park (Marcoola Section), Maroochy River Conservation Park, Centro North Shore Shopping Centre, Twin Waters Shopping Centre, Novotel Twin Waters Resort and Golf Course, Apex Youth Camp, Mudjimba Island and one school.

European settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, when land was used mainly for grazing, timber-getting and sugar cane growing. Population was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s, spurred by tourism, with many apartments and units built. Rapid development continued from the early 1990s, with the population almost doubling between 1991 and 2006.
Major attractions of the area include Noosa National Park (Coolum, Emu Mountain, Mount Coolum and Peregian Sections), Coolum Park Shopping Centre, Coolum Village Shopping Centre, Mount Coolum Shopping Village, Hyatt Regency Coolum Golf Course, Mount Coolum Golf Club, Suncoast Junior Motorcycle Club, Suncoast Model Flyers, Luther Heights Youth Camp and two schools.

According to the local community…..
According to the local community..... The natural features of this area including the beautiful beaches, stunning views, green spaces and Old Woman Island are what draw many people to live here. The laidback beach lifestyle is another major drawcard, as is housing affordability, and the fact that “it’s a great place to hang with friends and family.” Locals also enjoy the central location of the area and its proximity to the Sunshine Motorway, giving convenient access to other parts of the region. The community infrastructure, including walkways and bike paths, parks and a BMX track, are also seen as key features of the area. Locals connect with each other by being neighbourly, as well as volunteering or participating in local organisations, such as Neighbourhood Watch or the local surf club. People here also connect to the community by attending local events including Christmas carols or Clean up Australia Day. “There are super cool events that happen that the super cool suburb people organise!”

Statistics (Locality is Marcoola)

Age Structure of Population (Locality is Marcoola)

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