Sunshine Coast from 1984 to 2016 in 15 seconds
THE Sunshine Coast is not the series of sleepy beach-side towns it used to be.
2014 census data listed the population of the Sunshine Coast at 335,874. In 1986 that number was 118,443.
Stockland's Aura (Caloundra South) development is primed to 20,000 homes for 50,000 people at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, and new estates continue to grow from Cooroy to Beerwah and numerous suburbs in between.
Now, thanks to a new tool released by Google Earth, you can see exactly how the Sunshine Coast landscape has changed over three decades from 1984 to 2016.
A timelapse of satellite images collected over the years shows pockets of green space in Maroochydore disappear, the Twin Waters estate grows from green space north of the Maroochy River and more house make a ring around Buderim mountain.
Watch as whole estates grow from Noosaville to Peregian and between.