What will the final stage of Pelican Waters consist of?
The Southern Lakes precinct will consist of a town centre (The Heart) surrounded by mixed density residential development. A possible mix of uses include:-
- Restaurants/Coffee shops
- Boutique retail
- Child care
- Convenience centre
- Post Office
- Commercial offices
- Medical centre
- Boat Stacker
- Tourist accommodation
- Mixed Density Residential
- Open space
Town Centre Overview
The town centre will be located north east facing over a marina catering for boats up to 12m long with many wet berths available. Additionally there will be a commercial marina precinct consisting of a dry stack boat facility, refuelling and pump out facilities. The boat stacker will mean a convenient way for someone living in a unit to own a boat. All they will have to do is make a phone call and the boat will be fuelled and in the water ready to go. Boaties will have a refuelling and pump out point which will be far safer and more environmentally friendly than what is available now.
Generally the buildings within the town centre will range from four to six storey’s with the ground and first floors used for business and the upper floors for residential. There is also likely to be a taller building in the order of 12 storey’s or more. Walkable foreshores are planned extending from the Pelican Waters Tavern around the new marina and town centre. There will be links with the existing shopping village and there is no doubt the new town centre will add value to the existing business community.
A village park will be located adjacent the town centre with likely community facilities. The streets around the town centre will be designed to allow cars to move through with ease but also give an opportunity for the streets to be closed and markets to be established on a periodic basis.
A mix of higher density residential land with both waterfront and dry blocks will surround the town centre. Here will be opportunities to build anything from smaller lots to town houses to three storey buildings. Premium waterfront land, similar to that available in the northern lakes precinct will also be developed.
When will the development begin?
Master planning for the town centre has commenced but it is expected the first development applications to take a couple of years to be approved. The first application for a preliminary approval will be lodged later this year. It is hoped construction can commence late 2010 early 2011. Until further progress has been made on the master plan, it will not be made public.
When do you expect the developments will be finished?
The development will be staged with the town centre and the marina to be part of the first stage.
There are extensive canals and lakes to be constructed along with a number of bridges, a lock and weir system and around 1750 lots/units. There is also a massive amount of infrastructure to be constructed.
A total build out of the development is likely to take around 10 years.
Why a town centre?
Not only has the community been asking for this but also Pelican Waters needs to cater for convenience, to provide an appropriate level of service to the community and to provide new options for water front living and leisure by attracting a new demographic to the area. This development, which is allowed for within the current town plan has the potential to change Caloundra and will make it a destination along with other areas on the Coast. To ensure Pelican Waters remains a sustainable living community, development of “The Heart” needed to happen.
What will the new town centre mean to Pelican Waters?
It will mean a place to live, work and play. Not only will it create a place where you will have world class dining over the water, it will also be a centre of convenience with plenty of car parking, medical centre, child care centre, banks and maybe a post office. We want to create atmosphere and a reason for people to visit Pelican Waters.
How will the development in the Southern Lakes differ from the rest of Pelican Waters?
Currently Pelican Waters is a traditional canal estate with large lots and big houses. The southern stage will change the product type completely.
This is a big step as Pelican Waters has been so successful with the product it has produced over the last 20 years. However the southern stage will open up a new market. The aim is to attract a mix of buyers from all age groups and demographics.