Buderim Electorate.

The seat of Buderim was created at the 2009 state election. The boundaries of this seat are neatly defined by the Sunshine Motorway to the south and east; Petrie Creek to the north and the Bruce Highway to the west.

The Buderim electorate is situated in the centre of the Sunshine Coast, just inland from Mooloolaba beach, a major Queensland tourist destination. It is home to over 30,000 people with an average age of 40 years. While traditionally recognised as a favourite location for retirees and ‘sea changers’, there is an increasing percentage of young families in Buderim.

Buderim’s heavily forested mountain was cleared for settlement in 1862 and to this day, has proudly retained its village atmosphere. In the latter part of the 19th century, farmers in the area grew coffee, sugar and the famous ginger which still carries Buderim’s name.

The village of Buderim has tree-lined streets and boasts sweeping views of the coastline. Attractions include Buderim Forest Park which contains a waterfall in the centre of town, Foote Sanctuary and many unique shops and dining experiences.

Although Buderim is largely residential, it also includes the semi-rural areas of Rosemount, Diddillibah, Mons, Kiels Mountain and Tanawha where the beautiful Maroochy Botanical Gardens are located. New housing estates like Rainforest Sanctuary and Brightwater continue to attract more people to the electorate and it is also home to several major retirement villages.

The suburbs of Mountain Creek, Forest Glen and Kuluin are part of the Buderim electorate, along with the light industrial and commercial centres around Wises Road and in Kunda Park which provide a range of employment opportunities.

There is a wide range of sporting facilities available in the electorate, including golf, lawn bowls, croquet, tennis, hockey, soccer, cricket and football. Recreational clubs offer something for everyone, from square dancing to chess, gem and fossicking, billiards and snooker and a variety of arts and craft organisations.