BUYERS FLOCK TO POPULAR POCKET
Our latest land release, Castaways Pocket, has been an outstanding success with buyers flocking to the nautical lifestyle highlighted by an abundance of parks, walkable foreshores, and connectivity to all that our community has to offer. All the residential lots released were oversubscribed with buyers leaving many missing out unfortunately. The sales process is a difficult time for everyone involved and we wish we could sell everyone a lot who had an expression of interest lodged. However, such was the demand for land at the time this was impossible. Stay tuned for our coming land releases later in 2022.
Only five exclusive waterfront sites remain in the precinct, including four 570sqm lots priced from $1.22 million and a large 756sqm block for $1.35 million.
The sites occupy wide canal frontage on the emerging marina village and island precinct, connected by a pedestrian bridge to the southern end of the estate, which is due for completion in a matter of weeks. With the canal now full of water it is a great time to head down and look at how good this waterfront land looks. While you are there check out the new pedestrian bridge that will soon connect the southern side of Pelican Waters to the new island and Central Park.
Construction on this stage is close to completion and final landscaping is underway with streetlighting to follow, ahead of an official opening by early July. The completion of the pedestrian bridge and ultimately opening it to the public is aimed for the same completion date.
Keep an eye out for building activity to start ramping up with this phase of the development early in the new year.
NAVIGATORS STAGE 3 ON TARGET
Riding the success of previous Navigators releases, the third instalment is just around the corner offering 19 north and east facing waterfront lots off the Maclamond Drive strip.
This eagerly anticipated release will feature lots of varying widths and sizes, with waterfrontages ranging from 10m to 20m to cater for a broad spectrum of housing types and provide many more pricing options.
Works are well underway for Navigators III which is expected to be released to the market late August. Earthworks are underway within this stage to fill lots and create the new canal system with revetment walls under construction. With Maclamond Drive already existing along the western entry to these lots, construction impacts should be significantly reduced. Services works for sewer, water and electrical will be taking place in late July to early August.
Past Navigators releases have sold very quickly, predominately to local buyers looking to upgrade to a waterfront lifestyle.
TERRACES STARTING SOON
The boutique homes build upon the popular features of the award-winning housing range, boasting even more amenity for empty nesters and downsizers.
Located on a quiet street with north facing park views, the homes will be finished to the highest standards with butlers’ pantries, 40mm stone benchtops, enhanced kitchens, alfresco areas and balconies added to the upstairs bedrooms overlooking the park.
Generously sized up to 284sqm, all homes offer four bedrooms including master bedrooms upstairs and down with large ensuites and walk in robes.
The new terrace collection is the culmination of listening to what our buyers want and fine tuning an already highly popular product to set new standards in Sunshine Coast lifestyle.
All designs have now been finalised and we are aiming to start construction of the new terrace homes by August or September. We are working closely with our builders to determine programming for these builds as we are acutely aware of the issues impacting the building and construction industry with our goal being to provide the most seamless and trouble-free building experience possible for buyers.
BUILDING ON STRONG FOUNDATIONS
The Pelican Waters Master Builders Display Village has become the go-to place for building inspiration on the southern Sunshine Coast.
Located at The Island close to Central Park, the waterfront village is attracting large visitor numbers keen to experience
the innovate designs from 10 of the region’s finest awardwinning builders.
Despite what you may have heard of challenging times in the building industry, there is no escaping the sense of optimism here on the Sunshine Coast, evidenced by the high traffic through our village and proven track record of our participating builders.
Most of our builders are low-volume operators, producing between 10 and 20 homes per year, and not impacted by issues of meeting contracts on high sales volumes. Our display village builders are busy creating beautiful coastal homes and looking to program new work towards the end of this year.
Don’t let the media hype get in the way of moving forward with building your new home because the foundations at Pelican Waters are very strong. We urge you to do your own due diligence by coming into the Display Village and speaking to the builder.
The village is open daily from 10am to 4pm so drop in for all the advice and ideas you need.
MOOR FOR YOU
Residents of Pelican Waters will be familiar with the sound of our piling rig working away at the landward side of marina precinct, where over 300 piles are currently being installed by our builders, QTM Enterprises.
On completion, this state-of-the-art facility will comprise a fully enclosed 3,000sqm shed for the storage of up to 160 boats up to 12m in length, boat lifts, one hour launch and retrieval service, boat washdown and engine flush amenities, client lounge and more.
Keep an eye out for the commencement of works on the steel frames for the boat stacker which should be underway by July.
Meanwhile, The Jetty Specialists have finished the installation of piling to the marina basin and is now well underway with the construction of pontoons for the wet berths for the future mooring of 126 vessels up to 15 metres – with 45 pontoons already completed.
The run of wet weather has unfortunately delayed progress by six to eight weeks, however our contractors are making up time as quicky as they can and powering towards completion hopefully by November or December.
Now is the time for boatowners to secure a wet berth or spot in the boatshed and enjoy safe harbour and an unrivalled array of marina services, before they miss out. We are now in the process of taking names so if you would like to register your interest, please visit www.pelicanwatersmarina.com.au
Boatowners with their own private pontoons throughout Pelican Waters will love all that this central hub will have to offer as the perfect port of call for all their boating needs such as refuelling, anti-fouling, shipwright repairs and weather and bar information.
Interest is also mounting for the exciting array of business opportunities associated with this landmark Sunshine Coast development, the first dedicated marina for the region in decades.
Experienced marine industry tenants such as mechanics and electricians, shipwrights, ship chandlers, canvasers and trimmers can find out all they need to know by visiting https://www.pelicanwaters.com/pelican-waters-marina or calling (07) 5492 4888.
Marina café and retail tenancies including the opportunity for a signature waterfront restaurant are also available by expressions of interest.
If you are interested in being part of this brand-new lifestyle and dining hub, head to our website where you can submit your expression of interest in one or more of the exciting opportunities available in the new marina precinct.
Even more families will be calling Pelican Waters home with the pending December or January release of a further 28-lot stage in the western corner of the new island community.
Comprising a mixture of waterfront and dry sites, this stage will have a diverse range of product with many lots taking advantage of the water or the park. The stage will coincide with the completion of the last hectare of park land at Central Park featuring a cricket field, outdoor gym, kids play equipment, flying fox and 200m running track.
These new features will enhance the existing facilities of outdoor parkour circuit, custom designed basketball/netball court, bocce court, picnic facilities and multi-use sports field which have made the space one of the southern Sunshine Coast’s major drawcards for ball sports, fitness activities, community connection and relaxation.
Preliminary earthworks are underway and we will be moving into full construction mode once final subdivision approvals are received.
Over the next three years this western precinct will open up to facilitate the last remaining new land ever to be available at Pelican Waters, 300 lots in total, culminating an incredible 35-year development journey.
Don’t jump. That’s the clear message when it comes to bridges and other on-water infrastructure around Pelican Waters. While it might look like fun, diving and jumping off bridges could cause serious injury or worse from collisions with watercraft or striking submerged objects.
Signage has been erected under Spitfire Banks Bridge to warn against this dangerous behaviour and we ask all community members to please abide by these important guidelines.
In other community safety news, the new Automated Numberplate Recognition Camera (ANPR) is now operational near the Burke Street roundabout on Pelican Waters Boulevard. This is a joint initiative by Pelican Waters, the local council and police to improve community care and peace of mind.
We are also working with police to prevent vandalism and graffiti in our parks with various measures including the installation of CCTV technology. You may have noticed vandalism and damage done to almost every one of the new parks. This type of behaviour is disappointing considering how much time, effort and cost goes into delivering these community assets. If any member of the community observes vandalism or inappropriate behaviour, please don’t hesitate to contact the police. Policelink is an online reporting tool provided by QPS for reporting these types of crimes. The information is used by police to track behaviour of groups and individuals and assists police with finding those responsible: www.police.qld.gov.au/policelink-reporting
JULY OPENING FOR JENSEN PARK
Despite lengthy rain delays, the 4.3-hectare Jensen Park is on track for completion by July providing another jewel in the crown for Pelican Waters residents. With the recent good weather, the landscape construction team has been working hard to make up lost time. At one stage we wondered if the rain would ever ease to allow us to keep working! There is still a month of construction work to be completed.
We are rehabilitating and revegetating the existing wetlands, littoral forests and retaining vegetation along the Bells Creek Esplanade shoreline and either side of the tidal inlet.
During the design process for Jensen Park we have been engaged with local community group TAPP (Take Action for Pumicestone Passage) in an effort to incorporate community driven outcomes as well as to promote both realistic and responsible environmental designs. We are proud to have the members of TAPP involved and they are ready to get their hands dirty by assisting us in the revegetation program we will be undertaking.
Jensen Park is a huge parcel of land that will incorporate many fantastic attributes. This unique space is split into active and passive zones, comprising approximately three hectares of themed recreation and family facilities and almost two hectares dedicated to rehabilitation and retention of the Bells Creek tidal inlet and Bells Creek Esplanade.
A main feature of active play zone will be a large shade structure modelled off the colourful Harlequin Beetle, one of
the original inhabitants of the Caloundra foreshore and the structure is our small tribute to it.
Park visitors can also enjoy a wide range of unique play equipment, custom bike circuit, cycle tracks and walkways and the southern region’s first frisbee golf oval.
The small pedestrian bridge over the tidal inlet linking Diamond Head with Pelican Waters is now complete, providing the final link in the chain for the 73km Coastal Pathway stretching all the way to Coolum.
The beverages flowed and the beats went down a treat when more than 1,000 people gathered at Pelican Waters’ Central Park for the second annual Pumicestone Rocks festival.
Four bands stacked with local talent put on a great show including local act Hit’n Run, Creedence Clearwater Remembered and Mismo Tempo featuring Pelican Waters brothers Sam and Tim Aitken and their friend Mitch putting their own twist on popular covers.
The final act, April Sons of Beaches, were a huge crowd favourite pumping out a mix of Australian Crawl and Dragon classics.
Our General Manager of Development, Hamish Pressland, said Pumicestone Rocks was another outstanding success, and had cemented its place on the southern Sunshine Coast events calendar.
“It’s an event for visitors and the local community, put on by locals and backed by local organisations such as Pelican Waters Development which is part of the Henzells group of companies, the Golden Beach and Pelican Waters Community Association and the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce,’’ Hamish said.
“We are proud to continue to strengthen our strong community ties, with organisations such as this.
“Our local community comes out in droves whenever there is an event on in Pelican Waters. They are fiercely local, and it gives us a fantastic feeling of satisfaction to see everyone out enjoying themselves at events within the suburb they live in and in a park that we have designed and constructed.
“A number of sponsors rallied behind the event along with Pelican Waters to make it the success it was, so we are very grateful to The Cove – Henzells Property Group, Oaktree Retirement Village Pelican Waters and Rockpool Aged Care,’’ he said.
Local councillor Terry Landsberg also lent his support to the event.
“It was great to see families and friends relaxing on beanbags and picnic rugs enjoying the music, while
jumping castles, face painting and the Coastal Clowns kept the kids entertained.
“The food vans were very popular, and the beer and wine flowed. We can’t wait for next year.”