PROTECTING THE PASSAGE, A TOP PRIORITY
As you’re probably aware, Pelican Waters Marina – the entity which owns and is developing the marina – is keenly interested in the future integrity of Pumicestone Passage.
The channel from Lamerough Creek to the Bribie Bar remains deep and navigable and we will continue to liaise with local and state authorities over the best management of this priceless community and environmental asset – our most recent meeting was held in October.
Our interest in the passage, the breakthrough, the new bar and the northern end of the passage is related to boating
navigation safety and to that point ensuring the Caloundra Coast Guard can access the bar and south of the new bar without needing to take an hour or so to drive a boat to a boat ramp.
Also, we are concerned with the water quality in the northern end of the passage that could be compromised due to low tidal flows resulting from the new bar and the build-up of sand in the secondary channel. Use of this waterway for all types of recreation is under threat if water quality deteriorates.
To sort out this in the short term we need agility and flexibility between decision makers in government rather than putting it all in the too hard basket. Dredging the secondary channel may or may not work but in our opinion it’s worth a try.
To do nothing could mean the passage at the northern end becomes a dangerous waterway because the Coast Guard can’t do its job properly or the water quality could deteriorate so much that it becomes stagnant and uninviting.
Imagine what that would do to Sunshine Coast tourism and all the businesses and those families who live on the coast that rely on our magnificent waterways to live their lives.
We will continue to engage with all stakeholders to achieve the best outcomes for the waterway and the wider community.
Watch this space.
LAND SALES HEATING UP
Despite negative reports in the media about interest rates, inflation and builder and supply shortages hampering housing construction, the reality at Pelican Waters is very different.
Our waterfront land is back in high demand and now only five opportunities remain in the sought-after Castaways Pocket precinct, while just three premium north-facing lots remain for sale at nearby Navigators.
What makes Pelican Waters unique is that not only do we have the best land, but the best builders waiting in the wings ready to make your dream home a reality. Our Display Village is a one stop shop for inspiration where our line-up of leading Queensland builders are on hand to talk about designing your custom home and put your plans into action.
Christmas closure times for our builders are as follows:
Arcadia Homes closed from Dec 23 to Jan 7; Burns Builders closed from Dec 23 to Jan 10; Dwyer Quality Homes closed
from Dec 23 to Jan 2; Immackulate Designer Homes closed from Dec 19 to Jan 7; Matira closed from Dec 19 to Jan 9;
Metricon closed from Dec 19 to Jan 7; Platinum closed from Dec 19 to Jan 10; qldBUILT closed from Dec 23 to Jan 9 and
Stroud Homes closed from Dec 23 to Jan 3.
HOPE FLOATS FOR FEBRUARY OPENING
The marina construction site has been a hive of activity since our last community update. You would have noticed with the dry storage facility that the roof is now on; cladding is going up and plenty of concrete is being poured.
Steelworks are being erected for the associated marine industry tenancies and we will soon be starting construction on the café and marina administration buildings. We are narrowing down the field for potential commercial tenants and hope to have an announcement early in the new year on what the final makeup will look like.
It’s not too late however for commercial operators such as shipwrights, canvasers, trimmers and marine mechanics to get onboard. We are still taking enquiries and you can find out everything you need to know by visiting the Marina page on our website.
All the wet berths are now installed and services are being connected. We are finalising negotiations with Unity Water where common sense has thankfully prevailed, resulting in the outcome we required to ensure the marina operates in an environmentally sustainable manner.
The red tape delays have unfortunately pushed completion dates out by a couple of months as we were unable to have concrete poured as per the original time line. Barring monsoonal rains over Christmas, we are hopeful of an official opening in February 2023.
Both our wet and dry berths are being snapped up by boat owners and at this rate we will be more than 30% full by the time of opening, so don’t delay if you or somebody you know wants to secure a spot. Simply visit www.pelicanwatersmarina.com.au to register.
Meanwhile construction has started in earnest on the four-metre public access boardwalk linking the marina precinct with the walkable foreshores throughout the community.
OUR BEST TERRACES YET
It is our preference that all eight of these luxury, low maintenance homes will be built at the same time, with construction by multi-award-winning builder Platinum Residential Designer Homes likely to begin in February or March next year.
Two of the terraces have already sold off the plan, so if you don’t want to miss out, arrange a meeting with Sue or Morgan at our sales office as soon as you can.
Featuring our best designs and highest quality fixtures and fittings to date, these terraces are the perfect lifestyle
option offering a sought after northerly aspect and views of a fantastic new park.
ROCKPOOL RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE
Rockpool Pelican Waters is set to redefine the standard and quality of aged care when it opens in mid-2023.
Located on Spitfire Banks Drive and just moments from the nearby marina and village, Rockpool Pelican Waters will boast amazing water and mountain views and will offer residents a range of care options including:
• Residential care
• Respite care
• Memory support care
• Palliative care
Innovation and sustainability will underpin construction at Rockpool Pelican Waters, a 150-bed home, comprised of thoughtfully designed and built communities supporting 15 residents, with a shared lounge and dining area located at the heart of each community.
Residents will also enjoy the wellness and vitality centre, cinema, hair and beauty salon and café, which will be open to the public.
For more information, including enquiries, please contact Rockpool’s Resident Relations Manager, Jimina Silvestri (email@example.com / 0408 431 419).
ARE YOU PUMPED
ABOUT OUR NEWEST PARK?
By the time you are reading this, our newest community space, Jensen Park, should be open. We think this is one of our best parks yet and would be keen to hear your feedback.
Have you tried frisbee golf yet, or taken your skateboard or bike for a spin on the pump track? Why not jump on our Facebook page and tell us what you think!
FINAL BRIDGE UNDERWAY
More than three decades in the making, the Pelican Waters residential community is edging towards completion, with the final 300 lots of the estate being given the green light for development by council.
Radiating west from our premium waterfront retail and lifestyle hub will be the final lots ever offered at Pelican Waters to be developed in conjunction with the last hectare of Central Park and a new bridge linking the island to the golf course side of the estate.
Piling works have been completed on this, our final bridge, which we anticipate opening to the public by late 2023.
During this time, we will be busily developing the next stages of land with the first release comprising 28 waterfront, parkfront and residential lots expected to be on the market by March 2023.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very joyous Christmas and the happiest of New Years.
We hope everybody has the chance to enjoy a well-earned break with their loved ones and appreciate life’s simple pleasures.
Here’s a small snapshot of some holiday happenings across the southern Sunshine Coast this festive season:
Held at Bulcock Beach Esplanade on the last Friday night of each month, the Caloundra Twilight markets offer street
food, live music, artisan stalls and a great family atmosphere.
Darren Coggan, Home for Christmas
Embrace Christmas cheer the Aussie way with collection of songs and stories that captures the festive spirit of Christmas in Australia, performed by award-winning Darren Coggan. December 14, 11am, The Events Centre, Caloundra.
Selfies with Santa
Meet Santa at Pelican Waters Shopping Centre from December 17-24. Gather the family, friends and even your pets for a selfie with Santa, with prizes for best dressed pets and owners.
Caloundra NYE Celebrations
The Caloundra NYE Celebrations are back this year and will kick off at 4pm with live music in the Kings Beach Amphitheatre, followed by a special movie screening for the whole family. Enjoy a range of street food and carnival rides before the festivities culminate at 9.30pm with spectacular fireworks show.