In 2015, the Sunshine Coast witnessed a remarkable display of community unity as local businesses, including AUSMAR, came together for an inspiring project: The House The Coast Built. This collaborative endeavour aimed to construct a home for the community, by the community, and raise funds for Wishlist, a local health charity. The culmination of this effort saw the home auctioned off, generating over $300,000 that would go on to transform lives and improve health services on the Sunshine Coast.


The Flame Tree Ave residence, lovingly crafted through the dedication of over 60 contractors and local businesses, became a symbol of hope. The house was more than just bricks and mortar; it embodied the spirit of giving back and nurturing our community’s well-being. With an outdoor living area and an inviting in-ground swimming pool, the home captured the imagination of thousands who walked through its doors during Wishlist’s vibrant street party event.

The Health Services Who Benefited

The funds raised from the auction held on Valentine’s Day in 2015 had a profound impact on the lives of children and families across the Sunshine Coast. Proceeds from the auction were channelled into vital healthcare services and programs, including:

Music Therapy and Clown Doctor Visits: Creating smiles and lifting spirits in the local Children’s Ward.

Camps for Children in Need: Providing respite and support for kids living with mental illness or addiction within their families.

Distraction Therapy Equipment: Offering comfort and solace to countless children and their families in local hospitals.


AUSMAR took the lead in championing this transformative project, demonstrating their commitment to fostering positive change within the community. With precision and dedication, they orchestrated the efforts of diverse trades working around the clock to transform a mere patch of land into a beautiful family home. This project was a testament to the power of a united community working towards a shared vision of bettering the lives of its residents.

Key Facts About This Home

Auction Fundraising: The auction of The House The Coast Built raised over $300,000 for Wishlist.

Community Involvement: More than 60 different contractors volunteered their services for this heartfelt build.

AUSMAR’s Leadership: AUSMAR played a pivotal role in spearheading this transformative project, showcasing their commitment to community welfare.

Making a Lasting Impact

The House The Coast Built in 2015 stands as a beacon of hope and a testament to the remarkable impact that collaboration and compassion can have on a community. Through the tireless efforts of AUSMAR and many other local businesses, a house was built, lives were improved, and futures were brightened. The legacy of this project continues to inspire and remind us that together, we can create lasting change for the betterment of all.

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