It was great to see such a huge turnout of over 400 people for our community day marking the official opening of the Spitfire Banks Drive and Michael Street Bridge and the unveiling of the first stage of Central Park.
The Henzell and Ford families, local councillor Terry Landsberg, bridge designer Covey and Associates, delegates from Hall Contractors and Anembo Landscape Architects, Henzells and Pelican Waters staff as well as numerous local families were all there for the historic day.
It was such a wonderful sight watching people crossing the bridge for the first time and walking down to Central Park to enjoy the fun. Special thanks to Sunshine Coast Phoenix basketball coaches and players who came along to shoot some hoops on the new equipment.
Years in the planning, the new bridge and park will greatly enhance the amenity of Pelican Waters and surrounding areas, giving much needed connectivity for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists and providing active spaces for all age groups in the community.
Representing a total infrastructure investment of more than $10.5 million, the bridge will provide another access point to the island precinct, new marina, and marina village. From the vantage point of the bridge, the public were also able to look down at the lock and weir that has just been completed and will also serve as a gateway entry to the Pelican Waters canal system for boats and other leisure craft.
Central Park introduces a first for the region in the form of outdoor parkour equipment for climbing, leaping and balancing, along with custom designed basketball and netball court providing opportunities for a wide range of age groups to keep active. Kids on the day were able to utilise the QCode scanning icon provided on the parkour signage that played video footage from the designers on how to use the equipment.
The new park also offers a bocce court, covered BBQ and picnic table plaza raised to overlook a sports field with multiuse goal posts for both league and soccer, feature lighting and large carparks to cater for all types of activities.
It’s not every day a new bridge is opened in the region and the day provided the community a unique opportunity to walk, run or ride across the breadth of the bridge and road down to Central Park before it was all opened to traffic. All who came along enjoyed a great sense of community by being part of the official ribbon cutting, bridge walk and park opening and were treated to plenty of activities including free face painting, coffee and other giveaways.
NAVIGATING UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND
The release of our first collection of waterfront home sites in almost a year has been met with incredible success as demand for prime southern Sunshine Coast land continues to surge.
Comprising 17 lots ranging from 488sqm to 904sqm in size and water frontages up to 29 metres, Navigators became the fastest waterfront sell-out in Pelican Waters history.
We experienced a massive oversubscription on each lot, with up to a dozen buyers vying for select homesites, with prices ranging from $625,000 up to $1,050,000.
Enthusiasm was equally high for the accompanying release of dry lots featuring 19 home sites from 400sqm to 650sqm in size, with waterview, park-facing and cul-de-sac product all in the mix. With up to 16 names registered for each lot, these sites were claimed within hours from our expressions of interest campaign.
At Pelican Waters we are committed to keeping the selling process as fair and transparent as possible with an upfront set price, rather than the highest price offer method some other developers practice.
Through this process the buyers know where they stand and how much they have to spend, and while some were obviously disappointed with missing out this time, we will continue to do our best to keep everyone happy with a number of exciting land releases on the horizon.
Navigators ushers in a new era of waterfront living at Pelican Waters as the first release of its kind offering boat owners ocean access via the new Southern Lakes lock, while providing the missing link for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians to Golden Beach and the Pumicestone Passage.
Future residents will also benefit from the large family park between the waterfront properties and Bells Creek. To be completed by the end of the year, it will include a Frisbee Golf circuit, kids’ cycle paths, barbecue facilities and more.
Here’s hoping for a good stretch of fine weather so we can power on with completing the remaining roads and other infrastructure at Navigators in the near future.
STRONG APPEAL FOR PARK SERIES
The Park Series follows the outstanding success of stage one, where all ten terraces are now sold and construction is underway. Presently six homes are being built and hopefully the remainder will be close behind. Persistent rain has unfortunately made it difficult to get slabs down and roofs up, so fingers crossed for clear skies soon.
The new collection of seven high-end Park Series homes, priced from $770,000 to $825,000, has been equally well received, with four selling prior to going to market. Only two opportunities remain in stage two.
Given the demand, a third terrace release comprising five more Park Series homes will be going on sale in the near future with prices yet to be announced.
The Park Series offers dual living with a choice of three or four bedrooms, master bedroom suites on both lower and upper
levels, three bathrooms, stone benchtops, high ceilings, internal covered courtyard, stainless steel appliances and double garage.
Buyers benefit from freehold ownership, no body corporate fees, low maintenance, high quality construction, no shared walls with neighbours and lift options.
The most consistent feedback from enquiry and buyers once they have walked through a terrace is that it is much bigger than they were expecting.
An ideal way to experience the look and feel of Signature Terrace life is to drop into the new Pelican Waters sales centre on the corner of Coral Sea Drive and Arlington Drive which is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm and on weekends from 10am to 4pm.
Our highly anticipated Pelican Waters Marina is moving ahead with the design of the land based component comprising boat shed, boat yard tenancies, café and office underway by leading Sunshine Coast contractor QTM Enterprises.
Meanwhile, local company The Jetty Specialists are working on the final designs for the marina berths and fuel wharf.
All going well, construction will start in the middle of this year with a view to opening the marina in late 2021 or early 2022. Enquiry is strong for the 160 dry stack storage spaces for vessels up to 10m, and the 125 wet berths available for boats up to 15m in length.
For further enquiries or to register your interest for a wet berth or a place in the stacker visit: www.pelicanwatersmarina.com.au
MORE LAND OPPORTUNITIES COMING SOON
With the upswing in the market and the frenetic sales of land, terrace homes and established real estate, work has commenced on fast tracking the next stage of development. Located on The Island overlooking the soon to be completed Navigators precinct this will comprise a further 31 waterfront and dry lots, a walkable foreshore and pontoon leasing opportunities for boaties. Positioned adjacent to Central Park, we anticipate starting construction in May before releasing to the market in August or September. Stay tuned for further updates.
BEST BUILDERS IN ONE PLACE
The hammers are swinging at our display village with all 10 builders at various stages of completion as we move towards a potential soft opening in May.
Situated on Arlington Drive and Kianga Street, the village features a collection of premium homes from the likes of Immackulate Designer Homes, Metricon, Matira, Platinum Residential, Dwyer Quality Homes, McLachlan Homes, qldBUILT, Arcadia, Stroud Homes and Burns Builders.
The Platinum home is already finished and the welcome mat is out so why not drop by for some inspiration?
Our soft opening of completed homes will require fencing on some of the buildings still under construction and closures to traffic in Arlington Drive and parts of Kianga Street.
We will be posting further details as they come to hand.
TEAM PELICAN EXPANDS
As demand for all things Pelican Waters continues to soar, we have welcomed new property experts Claire Taylor and Sue Custance to the team to ensure we continue to exceed expectations of clients and the community.
Prior to joining Pelican Waters, Claire worked for successful local construction and design company HM Developments. She has also managed her own business with 50 staff. Originally from the UK, Claire moved to Australia in 1999 and lived in Darwin for 12 years before settling on the Sunshine Coast. She enjoys the connection with people on a day to day basis that the real estate industry offers and is passionate about delivering the ultimate in customer service. Outside of work Claire enjoys running, going to the gym and having dinner with good friends.
Sue is another very welcome addition to the Pelican Waters real estate team, offering a wealth of experience in property and communication. Sue will be liaising closely with previous buyers to ensure all their property needs are being met. Having previously worked for major Sunshine Coast agencies and as a property writer, she has a unique understanding of the local market. Sue’s outstanding customer service and people skills make her the perfect choice for buyers or sellers looking to make their next property move. Outside of work she enjoys riding waves, dining and catching up with friends.