“Not many get to do this in their lifetime” – Amanda Yeates

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Welcome to Everyone Has a Story, where we dive into the lives of extraordinary individuals who are shaping our world in remarkable ways. Today, we’re thrilled to have with us Amanda Yeates, the CEO of SunCentral, the company behind the transformative development of the new Maroochydore CBD on the Sunshine Coast.

In a world driven by technology and innovation, it’s easy to overlook the power of infrastructure development. But as Amanda reminds us, building infrastructure isn’t just about creating roads and bridges; it’s about shaping the very fabric of our communities.

Growing up, Amanda was inspired by her father’s dedication to infrastructure projects. She witnessed firsthand the impact his work had on people’s lives, and it was this realisation that ignited a passion to pursue a career in infrastructure development.

Today, Amanda stands at the helm of SunCentral, leading a team of passionate individuals who are redefining the concept of a city centre. The new Maroochydore CBD is more than just a collection of buildings; it’s a vision for a sustainable, connected, and vibrant community.

In this episode, we’ll delve into Amanda’s journey, exploring the challenges and triumphs of building a CBD from scratch. We’ll also discuss the importance of community building, the role of green credentials in urban development, and Amanda’s vision for the future of Maroochydore.

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After 30 years in radio, John now runs the Conversations IN Noosa podcast and in between being our writer, sanity checker, accounts manager, event MC, and delivery boy; he spends time with his first love, recording a daily Drive program for regional radio from home (often in his pyjamas); and presenting Saturday mornings on Hot 91.1. He has previously worked for FoxFM Melbourne, Triple M Brisbane and SeaFM, as well as managing and presenting on ABC Sunshine Coast.

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