The Wishlist ‘House The Coast Built’ project was a testament to the power of community collaboration and generosity. In partnership with Wishlist Foundation, AUSMAR took the lead in constructing a luxurious four-bedroom, two-bathroom home complete with a pool, all built on land graciously provided by Stockland. The project brought together over 69 local businesses that directly participated in building the house, and an additional 18 businesses contributed furnishings to transform the house into a stunning and comfortable home. This home was soon to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going back to Sunshine Coast Health Services.


Located at Lot 1020 Heliconia Street, Brightwater, the Wishlist ‘House The Coast Built’ project became a symbol of hope for the Sunshine Coast community. The house was meticulously designed and constructed, showcasing the craftsmanship and dedication of the local tradies who volunteered their time and skills for this noble cause. This beautiful four-bedroom residence featured a pool, a king-sized main bedroom with an ensuite, a tiled interior with a built-in office, a modern kitchen with marble benchtops, a dining room, and a family room that opened to the pool and media room.

Improving Ophthalmology Services

The Wishlist ‘House The Coast Built’ project had a profound impact on the region’s health services, particularly in the field of ophthalmology. With only limited resources available for eye care, the Wishlist Foundation set its sights on improving the public sector’s ophthalmology services. The proceeds from the auction of the Wishlist House were earmarked to fund vital ophthalmology equipment for Caloundra Hospital. The goal was to reduce the three-year waiting list for public eye surgery and to attract more doctors to serve the community.


The construction of Wishlist’s ‘House The Coast Built’ project was a true testament to the generosity and dedication of the Sunshine Coast community. Despite the challenges faced by the tradies and construction companies during that time, an outpouring of support flooded in, showcasing the community’s commitment to making a positive impact. The efforts of over 60-plus labourers, contractors, and business owners who volunteered their time and resources demonstrated the incredible sense of unity and shared purpose.

Key Facts about Wishlist ‘House The Coast Built’

Location: 1020 Heliconia St, Brightwater
Construction period: Started in July 2011 and finished in December 2011
Community involvement: 69 local businesses directly contributed to building, and 18 businesses supplied furnishings
Construction details: 47.2 cubic metres of concrete were used for the slab
Auction date: January 29 2012

Making a Lasting Impact

The Wishlist ‘House The Coast Built’ project wasn’t just about building a house; it was about building hope and a brighter future for the community. Thanks to the collective efforts of Wishlist Foundation, AUSMAR, Stockland, and the numerous tradies and businesses that lent a helping hand, the project succeeded in raising funds to improve ophthalmology services on the Sunshine Coast. It stands as a remarkable example of what a community can achieve when it comes together for a meaningful cause.
We are proud to have been a part of the Wishlist House project and are deeply grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the betterment of our community’s health services. Together, we can create positive change and build a stronger, healthier future for everyone.

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