UDIA President Carl Nancarrow presented Roy Henzell with an award recognizing 20 years commitment to the industry at the UDIA’s Sunshine Coast AGM breakfast at Maroochydore Surf Club on November 22.
Pelican Waters director Garry Waters said it was a great honour to be acknowledged by Queensland’s peak professional organisation representing the interests of the property development industry.
“Our long-standing membership of the UDIA has opened many doors with other developers and government agencies since we began developing Pelican Waters back in the mid 1980s,’’ Mr Waters said.
“The work the UDIA does in representing our interests in the community has been very valuable,’’ he said.
Located on 2000 acres purchased by Roy Henzell senior in 1946, Pelican Waters has evolved into one ofQueensland’s most desirable residential communities while making a significant contribution to the local economy.
Continuous releases since 1989 have resulted in excess of 2500 allotments being sold for a combined total in excess of $470 million.
“It has been a rewarding process watching the estate mature with canals, scenic walkways, parks, Greg Norman-designed golf course, private school, shopping centre, tavern, sporting clubs and more adding to the appeal of the unique lifestyle destination,’’ Mr Waters said.
He said a major point of difference over otherQueenslanddevelopments was Pelican Waters’ waterfront homesites offering direct ocean access.
“These unique waterfront opportunities have attracted buyers from throughoutAustraliaand overseas,’’ Mr Waters said.
Mr Waters said Pelican Waters faced an exciting future following the recent approval of another 1575 dwelling units in a modern, waterfront town centre that will complete the vision of creating the ultimate community to live, work and play.
“Not only will the new town create opportunities for both waterfront and main street business, it will also be a centre of convenience with plenty of car parking, a medical centre, child care, banks and post office,’’ he said.
Opportunities will also abound for builders and developers to invest and joint-venture new projects resulting in fresh job creation and further economic benefits.