BUILDING A BOATING COMMUNITY
With the marina facility now in place, the building continues as we grow a community of boating enthusiasts around this world-class wlifestyle asset.
Our vision for the marina is that it serves as a catalyst for the growth of a vibrant community of boating enthusiasts. The more the community understands the benefits of the marina and in particular how we can make boating simple, the greater the benefit to those who have not only called Pelican Waters home but more broadly across the Sunshine Coast. With a broad range of nautical knowledge from our staff and other service partners who are part of the marina, you can rest assured your boating experience will be safer and you will improve your boating confidence.
Having settled into his role as Marina Manager, Brent Wilson said one of the most rewarding parts of the job was seeing people discover, or reignite, the joy of boating backed by a facility that takes all the hassles and headaches out of ownership.
“We had a gentleman who went out on a friend’s boat and realised how much he enjoyed it. Living in a high-rise in Golden Beach he never thought he could own a boat because of parking and storage issues,’’ Brent said.
“Now he has purchased a boat, it’s sitting in our hardstand and we take care of everything for him. He’s thinking ‘how easy is this?’ and gets to enjoy a day on the water whenever he wants.”
Another client who was frustrated by the long queues and pressure of launching at the local boat ramp is now back to boating two days a week with the marina staff catering for his every need.
“Boating has been made easy,’’ Brent said. “From servicing and maintenance to anti-fouling, on-water refuelling, boat launching and retrieval, engine-flushing, safety advice and more – we take care of the lot.”
Marina vacancies are filling fast with the dry stack storage now home to some 34 vessels plus several caravans and campers, and 11 boats moored at the wet berths.
There is never a dull moment for Brent and his team as the precinct evolves into a hub of nautical activity. His days are spent on a wide range of tasks such as taking enquiries and bookings for marina services, arranging storage for new clients, lifting vessels in and out, blasting and antifouling boats on top of management and administrative duties.
Brent said many people are surprised to learn the size of boats that can navigate the Pelican Waters canal system.
“The most common boat types are the Mustang 28s and 32s, however it can range up to vessels like the 55-foot Riviera. And on the other end of the scale, clients are enjoying everything from fishing punts, pontoon barbecue boats and house boats,’’ he said.
“Our years of marina and boating experience means we can happily advise people who are thinking of getting into boating on the best boats for their individual needs,’’ he said.
With much attention focusing on the new bar entrance at North Bribie, Brent is always on hand to pass on his knowledge for the safest boating experience.
“I crossed it recently at a low tide of 1.4m quite easily. All bars need to be treated with caution, however, the general feedback we are getting from the local boating community is that it’s the best it’s ever been.”
Safe boating is paramount at Pelican Waters Marina, evidenced by it becoming home base for the Caloundra Coast Guard and the pending arrival of Marine Safety Queensland as tenants. Several vacancies still exist for marine related businesses to be part of Queensland’s newest nautical hub. For marine professionals such as electricians and canvassers, this could be the dream location for your business.
We are also getting very close to finalising an operator for the signature waterfront restaurant, so stay tuned for further updates.
As the boating community grows at Pelican Waters, we look forward to expanding marine related experiences
for all to enjoy with fishing events, charters and even boat parades bursting with colourful lights at Christmas time all on the horizon.
A huge thankyou to everybody who attended the marina’s official opening last month. We celebrated the launch with a ribbon cutting and tour of the facility with Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson along with council colleagues, Henzell, Ford and Binkin family representatives, staff, locals and friends, marking one of the biggest development milestones the region has seen.
If you are interested in utilising the Pelican Waters Marina, feel free to contact Brent on 0472 509 834 or
firstname.lastname@example.org He will be happy arrange a site tour and explain the wide range of services available. For dry storage and wet berthing information visit https://pelicanwatersmarina.com.au/
WHAT’S BITING THIS SPRING?
If you are looking to hook into some quality fish this spring, our resident fishing guru Rob Paxevanos has some good news. With the weather warming up, Rob says the flatties are starting to bite, bream are active and “in general everything is picking up a notch”.
“The Pumicestone Passage is fishing very well since the breakthrough which occurred near a deep part of the
ocean, allowing bigger species such as trevally and pink snapper in. A lot more bait fish are coming in as well and staying longer, creating excellent fishing conditions.”
With the snapper season now open, the ocean is an enticing option for experienced anglers.
“The new breakthrough has made it easier to navigate for boats of all sizes but as with any bar, it needs to be treated with respect. The most important thing if you want to cross any bar on the Coast is to get to know it with an experienced local a few times before you try it yourself.
“In my opinion it is the best natural bar anywhere in Queensland at the moment,’’ he said.
A long-time Pelican Waters resident, Rob is an author, columnist and popular host of the nation’s longest running fishing, conservation and travel series Fishing Australia. He is featuring Pelican Waters in an upcoming episode, so keep an eye on our socials for screening details.
Rob has given us a sneak preview of what is in store. Expect expert insights on why the breakthrough has been a bonanza for offshore and sheltered water fishing, how and where to bag the best fish, a tour of the new marina, a rundown on waterfront land opportunities, a profile on why Caloundra is one of Australia’s leading tourism towns and much more. It’s definitely a show you will want to catch.
IT’S ACTIVITY CENTRAL AT NEW PARK!
We love seeing Pelican Waters residents coming together to enjoy our active spaces. The second and final stage of Central Park is now open and in full swing, further enhancing what has become the unofficial sporting and recreational epicentre of the community.
Adding to existing nearby parkour, netball and football facilities, the new park features a cricket oval circled by a 200m track, shade areas, outdoor gym and zip line.
Central Park highlights our commitment to promoting health and wellbeing and enhancing community connection for residents of all ages. By making these high-quality spaces a priority in our development we are investing in the social fabric of Pelican Waters, making it a more vibrant and enjoyable place to call home.
If you are keen to call Pelican Waters home, you will be pleased to know that several waterfront land opportunities remain in the current stage.
A handful of prime lots are available from $1.15m upwards. There are also waterfront house and land packages available. If this is the lifestyle you have always imagined for yourself, make sure you drop into our land sales office for a friendly chat with Morgan or Cath.
SCHOOL’S IN FOR 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Congratulations to the Golden Beach State School which has reached a major achievement in celebrating its 40-year anniversary.
Since its inception in 1983, Golden Beach school has played an invaluable role in shaping the fabric of the local community. Generations of students have been enriched by the quality of education provided with a focus on developing the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, cultural and creative potential of every student.
Well done Golden Beach State School on reaching this significant milestone, and thank you for being such a positive influence for the local region.
To mark the occasion, past students, teachers, family and interested community members are invited to attend the official 40-year celebration at the school on Friday, October 13 from 2.30pm.
The event will include a movie night, food trucks, classroom tours, history display and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at this alcohol-free event. Put it in your diary, all are welcome!
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR NEW LAND
Construction is underway on our next land release on the island comprising 26 dry lots and 10 waterfront homesites.
Offering something for everybody, these lots will range in size from 400sqm up to just under 800sqm.
These lots are set in perfect tune with the nautical environment plus an abundance of parks, open spaces
and walkable foreshores connecting you to everything Pelican Waters has to offer.
Given the speed at which previous stages have sold, the advice for those looking to secure their own slice of Pelican Waters to build their dream coastal home would be to drop into the Pelican Waters Sales office on Arlington Drive (Pelican Waters Display Village) and have a chat to our friendly sales consultants or go to pelicanwaters.com and register your interest.
All going well, we anticipate this new land release to launch in November.
In other construction news, the new bridge incorporating the missing link in Spitfire Banks Drive is progressing well.
Connecting New Holland and Spitfire Banks Drives, the bridge will link the western golf course precinct all the way through to Golden Beach. We anticipate works to be completed by January or February depending on weather.
Meanwhile, the slabs are going down on the sold-out new Signature Terrace Collection, under construction by highlyrespected local builder Platinum Designer Homes.
Featuring our best designs and highest quality fixtures and fittings to date, these terraces are the perfect lifestyle option offering 285sqm of dual level living with master suites upstairs and down, smart home features, single titles, sought after northerly aspect and fantastic views over the second stage of Central Park.
We expect these homes to be ready for their owners by mid-2024.