The new Maroochydore CBD site is underway and is expected to create more than 150 jobs as part of the $25 million work of civil construction.
The first stage of civil works on the new city centre have begun and are expected to take at least a year to complete.
The first stage of construction includes roads, footpaths, cycleways, lighting, parks and landscaping, together with the installation of underground services and technology.
The CBD will also include an automated waste collection system which will involve the installation of about 1.7km of garbage collection pipes, laid underground.
To be eligible to work on this construction project or any other in Australia, every worker must be in possession of a valid white card after completing general construction safety training, which can be undertaken quickly and conveniently online.