The southern Sunshine Coast property market continues to perform strongly with near record demand for land and residential homes occurring across the region.
Pelican Waters’ most recent land releases generated enormous interest, predominantly amongst local buyers selling up, taking advantage of the ever increasingly hot property market and looking to upgrade their lifestyle to something on or near the water.
This was evident with the spectacular success of The Entrance, a combined waterfront and dry release on the estate’s new island precinct, where all 40 lots sold out within days with up to 37 buyers vying for select lots. This carried the momentum from the 17 waterfront lots and 19 ‘dry’ homesites making up the earlier Navigator’s release which sold out virtually overnight.
Attention has now turned to Navigators stage 2 where at the time of printing, just a few days into the expressions of interest campaign, names have already been taken for approximately 90% of the 49 lots on offer, half of which will be exclusive, rarely available large north-facing waterfront lots with up to 20m of canal frontage.
Pelican Waters Signature Terrace product which redefines the notions of compact living with its high-end inclusions and thoughtful design has been a huge winner for couples, young families and down-sizers.
Meanwhile neighbouring Golden Beach enjoys a golden run with agents reporting price growth as high as 50% in two years. The once sleepy suburb was happily flying under the radar for many years but with its trendy and evolving food scene, and projects including the new marina precinct coming to the fore, it has become a bonafide property hotspot.
PARKS POWERING AHEAD
Pelican Waters commitment to creating liveable open space for the community to relax, interact and exercise has always been high on the agenda and we are pleased to report major progress is being made on our three newest park projects.
Our Waterfront Park in front of The Cove development is on schedule for a pre-Christmas opening. This space connects the walkable waterfront and the existing marina park, completing the open space infrastructure for this precinct. The design elements will evoke an earthy, natural feel and
include sandstone blocks, bespoke equipment such as rope swings and large climbing frame, toilet and barbecues.
Its position will provide interaction with the Cove Café which is proving popular with locals for coffee during the day and relaxing evening drinks complete with food vans and entertainment.
We are pleased to report that construction fencing around the Cove Café and park will soon be coming down allowing for interaction with the completed park areas.
Meanwhile, residents are getting a kick out of Central Park which has become a magnet for ball sports, fitness activities, recreation and relaxation.
With the first half of this project completed, we love the positive feedback we are receiving about how this space is activating and energising the community. The final hectare of Central Park will be
delivered in late 2022 or early 2023, enhancing the existing facilities of outdoor parkour circuit, custom designed basketball/netball court, bocce court, barbecue and picnic facilities, multi-use sports field and more.
Earthworks are currently underway at Jensen Park which when completed will deliver a further five hectares of open community space and protected habitat. Approximately three hectares will comprise an ‘active zone’ featuring a frisbee golf course, a children’s bicycle circuit, playground, barbecues and toilets to be completed by March next year.
The remainder of the area will be retained as a passive zone with a focus on rehabilitation and revegetation of native bushland either side of the Bells Creek tidal inlet to enhance the already flourishing home to numerous birds and native flora and fauna.
A small pedestrian bridge linking the Golden Beach area with Pelican Waters will complete this zone which provides the final link in the chain for the 73km Coastal Pathway eventually linking Pelican Waters to Coolum.
BUILDERS PUT ON A
Property enthusiasts were out in force for the official opening of the Pelican Waters Master Builders waterfront display village on Saturday August 28, where they were treated to a range of stunning home designs and a packed program of events.
The display village was presented in pristine fashion for the hundreds of visitors who also enjoyed an afternoon of great music, a selection of great food and a laid-back atmosphere.
A big thank you must go to all the wonderful builders who committed to Pelican Waters. All the homes were so well presented and the activities provided were a great fit for the day.
The long lines of people to view each and every home was a credit to the hard work the builders put in.
Situated on Arlington Drive and Kianga Street, the village features a collection of state-of-the-art designs from Queensland’s best builders including Immackulate Designer Homes, Metricon, Matira, Platinum Residential Designer Homes, Dwyer Quality Homes, McLachlan Homes, qldBUILT, Arcadia, Stroud Homes and Burns Builders.
It really is a must see, these beautiful display homes take design and the latest trends to another level.
The Display Village is now open daily from 10am to 4pm.
The new marina is moving ever closer, with construction on the wet berth component expected to be underway by
November. Local marina engineering company The Jetty Specialists will soon be making a splash with initial piling works, to be followed by construction of the dry stacker, boat yard, café and office.
The aim is to have all components of the marina under construction by the end of the year. Spots are filling fast, so if you would like to secure a wet berth or place in the dry stacker for your boat, visit https://pelicanwatersmarina.com.au/ to register your interest.
The associated Marina Village precinct is also well advanced with the developers finalising plans to
commence construction of the medical centre, restaurant and shops overlooking the water. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about a high-profile tenant moving in that will benefit the whole community.
MAJOR AWARD FOR TERRACES
Built by Platinum Residential Designer Homes, the winning homes were first conceptualised and designed by the developers of Pelican Waters with the assistance of local company Christopher Design Group.
Award winning local builder Matira is also involved in the construction of the project, encompassing 32 up-market terraces on completion.
The intent with the Signature Terraces was to create a new product that the local market could see themselves living in once their large lot housing became too much to maintain.
The initial design had to consider ensuring the new small lot product in Pelican Waters could be sympathetic to the buyer market but importantly coexist with the new urban environment being created in and around the Pelican Waters marina precinct.
We were seeking an urban feel over a suburban context but with all the same trimmings you would find in an upmarket home.
Platinum Residential Designer Homes outshone a class field to hoist the trophy for best medium density residential project up to three storeys, and over five dwellings for the ‘Shelly Dune’ offering within the collection.
With the Shelly Dune terraces, Platinum Residential Designer Homes delivered in the best possible way on the vision to provide a visually pleasing entry onto the new island in Pelican Waters and a new form of residential living for downsizers, empty nesters, couples and young families.
We congratulate Platinum Residential Designer Homes on the well-earned award and thank them for their longstanding commitment to building excellence in Pelican Waters.
The Shelly Dune can be viewed at the newly-opened Master Builders Queensland Waterfront Display Village on the corner of Coral Sea Drive and Arlington Drive.
New land is on the horizon at Pelican Waters to meet ongoing demand. Easter 2022 will see the launch of new selection of 37 dry and waterfront lots on the island plus eight north facing Signature Terrace homes overlooking parkland.
Given the response to previous land and terrace releases the advice would be to register your interest as soon as possible with Morgan or Sue at the Pelican Waters sales office.
ROCKPOOL DIVES IN
Queensland company Rockpool has acquired a prime 6,000sqm site in Pelican Waters’ new island precinct, paving the way for a state-of-the-art residential facility aimed at reshaping the community’s perception of aged care.
Plans for the $44 million project are currently before Sunshine Coast Regional Council, with company CEO Melissa Argent hopeful of final approval before the end of 2021.
“We are so excited to be moving to Pelican Waters. We feel there is some need in the area for supporting aging in place, caring for the people who have lived and worked in Pelican Waters, who love the area and want to stay there,’’ Ms Argent said.
“We are looking forward to creating a stunning design, immersing ourselves in the Pelican Waters community and maximising the incredible landscape on offer so close to the marina.”
The facility will accommodate 150 beds split into small 15-bed communities over its six-storey design. The ground floor will encompass dining, café and hair salon facilities, theatre, function and consulting rooms, wellness area and speciality health services.
The project would likely generate over 100 jobs during construction and an additional 200 ongoing local jobs once fully occupied.
General Manager of Development for Pelican Waters, Hamish Pressland, said the arrival of Rockpool was an exciting milestone for the community.
“The developers of Pelican Waters are excited to see the next chapter in the master planned estate’s history move forward with the Rockpool residential care facility,” Mr Pressland said.
“We are looking forward to having Rockpool in our development to ensure we continue to be a diverse
community, offering a broad range of residential accommodation for all stages of our lives.
“To be able to have such a premium offering of this magnitude is another way of providing a pathway for those in and around Pelican Waters to age in place and not needing to leave the area.”
“The design will take advantage of the fantastic views of the many waterways in and around Pelican Waters including Bells Creek and the Pumicestone Passage not to mention the new canals recently constructed,’’ Mr Pressland said.
AROUND THE TRAPS
There’s plenty happening around the traps at the Pelican Waters Golf Club with new owners Palm Lakes Group implementing some exciting changes. On top of developing a luxury over-50s resort, the group is also undertaking a major upgrade of the clubhouse, restaurant and pro shop and adding a training academy, pitch and putt facility and more. The famous Greg Norman designed golf course is currently operating as a nine-hole layout while sections of the course are being reshaped. Stay tuned for future
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