Comiskey Group announce Aura Hotel, the Sunshine Coast’s largest entertainment venue

Fresh off the announcement of their world-class festival site, The Comiskey Group today share the first details of their latest industry-changing venture, Aura Hotel.

The team behind Sandstone Point Hotel and Eatons Hill Hotel announce the development of yet another iconic QLD venue – this time in the Sunshine Coast’s Aura community.

Set to be the Sunshine Coast’s largest music venue and hotel, the development will be nestled in Australia’s largest masterplanned community, Stockland Aura, located just a 10-minute drive from Caloundra and adjacent to the Bruce highway. The Comiskey Group’s $35M investment will be the crowning jewel of Aura’s premium entertainment hub in the City Centre and will back onto an 11-hectare Southbank-style parkland. Patrons will experience the elite hospitality of The Comiskey Group in the internal and alfresco dining areas, six bars, gaming room or function spaces.

Intent on further cementing the Sunshine Coast’s reputation as a live music hub, the new venue presents the unique opportunity for local, interstate and international artists to bring their tours to the bustling community. The Comiskey Group has hosted international icons at their award-winning venues including Prince, Post Malone, Khalid, Joan Jett, Ice Cube, Good Charlotte and Bryan Adams – and plan to bring similar music heavyweights to the suburbs. Equipped with first-rate entertainment facilities currently unseen in the region, the venue will boast a world-class PA and lighting system, band room, mezzanine level and the capacity to host over 2,500 patrons.

For Comiskey Group Director, Rob Comiskey, the Aura community was a natural fit for their next major venture.

“South East Queensland is where we were born and raised, we are passionate about bringing premium experiences to locations rich with opportunity in this thriving state. We have the largest entertainment offering in the Moreton Bay region and felt it only natural to expand into the neighbouring Sunshine Coast,” he states. “Aura sits just 10 minutes from our Coochin Fields site, so we’re excited to create a thriving epicentre of entertainment for the Sunshine Coast and bring something really special to this already innovative and unique community! ”

Aura is a 6 star Green Star rated community and is already home to more than 10,000 residents, with the potential for 20,000 new homes and 20,000 on-site jobs upon completion. The future City Centre is proposed to include a regional shopping centre, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, medical facilities, an urban university campus, private schools, transit centre, and vibrant public spaces.

Josh Sondergeld, Project Director at Stockland Aura, said: “We are thrilled that The Comiskey Group has chosen Aura as the location for its next venue, which will give our growing community access to a world-class entertainment destination.  

“We look forward to welcoming this venue which will become a recreational hub for our residents and visitors to enjoy a family meal, celebrate a milestone or attend a major live international act,” said Mr Sondergeld.

Comiskey Group’s Entertainment Director, Jonathan (Jono) Jackson believes their new facilities are a much-needed and welcome addition to the region.

“The Sunshine Coast offers an incredible lifestyle, it is an exceptional place to visit, but we saw a gap in the market in terms of live music venues. The region’s ongoing population growth creates demand for premium production opportunities locally. Sunshine Coast and Aura residents can expect world-class talent on their doorstep!”

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This news comes just weeks after the Comiskey Group announced Coochin Fields, a brand new 150-hectare outdoor festival site, located only 10 minutes from Aura and 35 minutes from Maroochydore. The development of The Comiskey Group’s latest music venue and hotel is set to open its doors in late 2024.

The Comiskey Group’s live music venue and hotel joins the many world-class projects to be announced from the group in 2022. Subscribe to get the latest Comiskey News!

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