An artist’s impression of Harmony’s pocket park.Once complete, Mr Harper said Harmony would account for more than 4800 homes for about 12,000 of those future residents.“Our new neighbourhood will encourage residents to stay active right on their doorstep with extensive walking and bike trails, a 5ha recreation park and a 1ha local park,” he said.Sunshine Coast local Alyssa Jackson and her partner James Newcombe who recently moved up from Canberra, have just purchased a block of land in Harmony and hope to move into their new home in early 2019. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER<< Bruce Harper, Cr Tim Dwyer, Laura Scherian, Cameron Holt and Cr Rick Baberowski open Grand Linear Park in Palmview.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoMr Harper said the park was five times the size of other standard parks on the Sunshine Coast.“The Grand Linear Park will serve as a catalyst for wellbeing and connectivity for residents and tourists alike,” he said.The first $3.1 million phase consists of 2ha of community space and features three separate play areas for locals to explore. Once complete,Harmony, is expected to house about 4500 new residents.He said they released the latest neighbourhood Unity, which brought 34 more blocks of land, ranging in size from 250sq m to 505sq m, to meet the demand.“Residential property demand is surging in the region and as prices continue to rise, buyers are increasingly looking for affordable land options in desirable locations,” Mr Harper said.“Over the past year, demand in the region has grown exponentially as more people look to build their own homes in well-known property ‘hot spots’.”Along with the early land release, AVID Property Group opened the community space Grand Linear Park three months ahead of schedule. An artist’s impression of Harmony’s grand linear park.A SUNSHINE COAST developer has fast-tracked the latest land release to meet demand from locals and interstate sea-changers.AVID Property Group general manager Queensland Bruce Harper said their development Harmony was the largest masterplanned community in Palmview, which is about 85km north of Brisbane. Harmony’s new facilities includes a set of six swings, two table tennis tables and a 30.2m multi-play structure with a slide, spider’s web, swinging ropes and stepping stones.A set of six swings, two table tennis tables and a 30.2m multi-play structure with a slide, spider’s web, swinging ropes and stepping stones was available for children of all ages and abilities.According to Queensland Government’s Queensland Regional Profiles — Sunshine Coast Local Government Area, April 2017, Sunshine Coast’s population is projected to grow from about 311,550 to 453,000 by 2036. “It’s pretty competitive to purchase a block of land at Harmony; there were other buyers lining up for almost two hours before the Sales Centre even opened,” Ms Jackson said.“Harmony’s location was what really encouraged us to purchase in the area — the proximity to the highway, University of the Sunshine Coast, hospital and the shops in the Maroochydore CBD make it a very convenient location to live.”Ms Jackson said they wanted to enter the property market as soon as possible and decided to build a brand-new home so they could take advantage of the First Home Owners’ Grant.“We wanted to get into the property market so that we could pay off a mortgage rather than continue to pay money renting,” she said.