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Final penthouse sells in Gallery House One as it nears completion

A Sunshine Coast couple have secured one of the final penthouse in the first building of Brookfield Residential Properties’ luxury Gallery House project on the Hamilton riverfront.
Andrew and Collette Mitrega undertook significant research before deciding to purchase the four-bedroom penthouse with stunning river and city views.
“We visited just about, if not every, new-build apartment project in Brisbane before purchasing at Gallery House,” said Mr Mitrega.
“It was all about the location and the opportunity of being able to see the city skyline, but not having to live in the CBD – it felt like the right choice to us.
“We did extensive due diligence, reviewing and researching all Brisbane developers, which gave us the confidence we needed to purchase an apartment developed by Brookfield Residential Properties’ and built by Multiplex.”
The 216sqm, four-bedroom penthouse features natural stone tiles, a spacious butler’s pantry, wine cabinet, freestanding bath, Miele appliances and amazing river and city views.
Mr Mitrega said the Gallery House penthouse gave them everything they needed in terms of space, location and amenity.
“Our new penthouse provides us with several bedrooms and one of the biggest balconies we have ever seen, so friends and family can be accommodated when they visit,” he said.
“When we decided to transition to apartment living, we thought ‘let’s make it easy and surround ourselves with convenience’.
“From Gallery House, in just two minutes we could be watching a movie, eating at numerous restaurants, enjoying Eat Street Markets or picking up a bottle of wine.
“Then there’s the added convenience of no maintenance. I’m looking forward to disposing of my lawnmower, ladder and pool vacuum, and having the luxury of locking the door and going away for several weeks without the worry.”
Mr Mitrega said an unexpected bonus of Gallery House was the neighbourhood feel.
“We have already met and spoken with several of our prospective neighbours and they all want to be part of a social network within the project.” he said.
Brookfield Residential Properties’ Managing Director Lee Butterworth said while all penthouses in the first building were sold, some remained in Gallery House Two for those looking for the ultimate in luxury living.
“Gallery House will become an address synonymous with style and luxury and its residents will enjoy an enviable riverfront lifestyle with everything at their fingertips,” he said.
“Our buyers have been predominately locals looking for waterfront property without the maintenance, who know the benefits of living in this location with its direct access to retail, restaurants, recreation and green spaces.
“The three and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses in Gallery House are bigger than many homes, so buyers don’t feel like they are compromising on space.
“Instead, they are upgrading to a brand new apartment with all the modern luxuries and lifestyle amenities at their doorstep.”
Sales in Gallery House have reached $224 million and construction is just weeks from completion on the first building.
Gallery House Two is also under construction with completion anticipated for the end of this year (2019).
The first onsite displays will open at Gallery House mid August, showcasing views of the Brisbane River and across the city skyline.
Gallery House is located six kilometres from the CBD with easy access to the CityCat, airports and major arterial roads.
Gallery House has a mix of two and three bedroom apartments, ‘sky homes’ and penthouses for sale ranging from $575,000 to $2.795 million.
For more information on Gallery House visit the Sales & Display Centre at Portside Wharf or


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Why retirees are flocking to this sunny seaside town

Why retirees are flocking to this sunny seaside town

Thanks to its sunny skies and pristine marine environment, the Queensland seaside township of Hervey Bay has become one of Australia’s retirement hotspots.

With close to 900 people aged over 45 deciding to make the move there from other parts of Australia in 2017/18, it’s now the fourth most popular retirement destination in the entire country. And it’s easy to see why.

Hervey Bay is home to the historic wooden Urangan Pier, which stretches almost a kilometre out to sea. The pier was originally built to support the export of sugar, timber and coal but now provides the perfect aquatic lookout to spot schools of fish and stingrays and dolphins.

If you’d like to actually get into the water, Hervey Bay is the perfect year-round destination for swimming, sailing, fishing, yachting, waterskiing, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling and more. It’s also home to what is arguably the best whale-watching in Australia, in gorgeous calm waters that are sheltered from winds and swells by Fraser Island.

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A further part of Hervey Bay’s seaside charm is its main Esplanade, which runs alongside the bay and features cosmopolitan and alfresco cafés, shops and parklands.

Fraser Shores retirement villages in Hervey Bay

Many of Hervey Bay’s incoming residents are finding their way to the two conveniently located Fraser Shores retirement villages.

Operated by Blue Care (a service group of UnitingCare Queensland), these two villages are collectively home to some 441 single-storey homes.

Incoming residents can choose from a wide selection of spacious brick-and-tile, two- and three-bedroom homes – including an executive model with three bedrooms, two en-suites and a hobby room. Home prices range from $290,000 to $525,000.

Fraser Shores’ homes have won the Masters Builders Queensland’s Top Homes of the Year Award for design, character and value for money.

All designs offer careful orientation and large doors and windows for maximum cross-ventilation. This helps village residents take advantage of coastal breezes. All homes are also built at ground level for easy access and feature spacious modern kitchens, bedrooms and living areas.

Finally, each home is equipped with an emergency call system, which is monitored on-site 24 hours a day by trained staff with first aid certification.

Resort-style facilities

The homes are surrounded by amazing resort-style facilities, where residents have unlimited use of the full-sized bowling green, swimming pool, community centre, licensed bar, fitness centre, craft and computer room, outdoor barbeque areas, libraries and so much more.

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Incoming residents have the opportunity to meet new friends and be part of an active and supportive community. A well-organised residents’ committee arranges functions and social activities such as outdoor and indoor bowls, pool and billiards, movie nights, tai chi, line dancing, yoga, arts and crafts, exercise and computer classes.

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Residents at Fraser Shores can also access a range of Blue Care community services, offering individually tailored support and care for peace of mind if and when they need it.

Finally, the villages’ community lawns and gardens are beautifully maintained, leaving more time for activities, relaxing or socialising.

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Everything is close by

The Fraser Shores villages are close to a commercial and professional centre, housing medical specialists, a large general medical practice and a wide variety of shops and services. The region’s new state-of-the-art St Stephen’s Hospital is also just down the road.

In addition, onsite recreational vehicle, caravan and boat storage gives you the freedom to plan your travels with ease, including when you want to chase fun, sun and adventure with the ‘grey nomad’ brigade.

The villages themselves are also close to major centres around the country.

Hervey Bay is just a 3.5-hour drive or 40-minute flight from Brisbane, and also enjoys direct flights to Sydney.

Stunning climate

Many residents move to Hervey Bay to avoid the winter chills of Australia’s southern states, as the region enjoys a warm climate even during winter, with average high temperatures of 23°C during August, and average low temperatures of 10°C. This compares favourably to average August high temperatures of just 18°C in Sydney and a chilly 16°C in Melbourne.

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The new city center of Maroochydore promotes real estate growth

The new city center of Maroochydore promotes real estate growth

The new city center of Maroochydore is slowly taking shape and, according to developer SunCentral, is already helping to drive real estate growth in the nearby Sunshine Coast suburbs.

The new Maroochydore City Center is located on a former 53 hectare golf course and is one of the largest CBD projects in the green field in Australia.

John Knaggs, SunCentral’s chief executive officer, said that the project, when completed, would deliver commercial, residential, retail, and mixed-use projects along with public green spaces such as parks, squares, and waterways.

“Maroochydore’s new CBD is expected to create more than 15,000 permanent jobs on the Sunshine Coast and bring in more than $ 4.4 billion to the local economy,” Knaggs said.

“The total construction cost for the 20-year project is estimated at $ 2.1 billion.”

After more than a decade of planning, the first stage of the Maroochydore City Center was officially opened to the public in August. The first buildings are under construction.

It will be complemented by other infrastructure developments in the region, including the expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport and the recent completion of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for $ 2 billion.

“Maroochydore’s CBD will be at the heart of a region where unprecedented investments in private and public infrastructure are being made,” said Knaggs.

“The confidence of companies on the Sunshine Coast is strong as the economy is growing four times faster than the Australian one.”

According to a real estate report by analyst Terry Ryder, average property prices in the Sunshine Coast suburbs have risen by up to 37 percent. These include the Twin Waters suburbs, which grew 21 percent last year, and Mooloolaba, which grew 14 percent.

Further north, Sunshine Beach grew 37 percent, and the Noosa hinterland suburb of Doonan grew 19 percent.

“The new CBD is at the heart of this growth. It provides a center for the growing economy and employment opportunities of the Sunshine Coast while helping to boost housing price increases in the region,” said Ryder.

The local government districts of Sunshine Coast and Noosa are expected to reach 580,000 residents by 2041.

“Population growth leads to higher demand for real estate, which in turn leads to higher values,” said Ryder.

“In fact, the region is now tending to shortage of new housing. The Property Council of Australia warns that the Sunshine Coast cannot keep up with demand.”





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INTRODUCING ROXTON MEADOWS – Beerwah’s best kept secret is now out!

INTRODUCING ROXTON MEADOWS - Beerwah's best kept secret is now out! (7)

Amber Werchon Property presents to the market, these 11 exclusive spacious lots!

First home buyers, retirees and investors, here is an opportunity you must not miss out on.

The growth on the Sunshine Coast is on the rise due to infrastructure spending, industry growth, jobs and lifestyle. Experts are hailing Queensland’s Sunshine Coast as the hottest place in the nation to invest in property right now.

Roxton Meadows in Beerwah is inviting you to get away from the hustle and bustle as these beautiful home sites are nestled in a quiet, no-through road. Meanwhile you are still so close to major shops, amenities and developments. It’s captivating and convenient, and perfect for building your dream house.

Are you ready to enjoy what Sunshine Coast has to offer? Start living the convenient and relaxed lifestyle now as you are surrounded by Beerburrum and Glass house mountains state forests and situated only 5 minutes from Hiking spots Mt Coochin and Mt Ngungun, and only 20 minutes away from Ewen Maddock Dam. Situated closely to a Public Primary and Secondary school and Glasshouse Christian College which has fantastic facilities.

•Large lot sizes, up to 2290 m2
•Level lots, easy to build
•Land & Home packages available soon – trusted database of award-winning builders available
•Perfect for families & first home buyers
•Enjoy the peaceful and friendly community atmosphere
•A connected and inspiring location
•4-minute drive to the shops and train station
•20 minutes to the Maroochydore International airport
•25 minutes to the lovely Sunshine Coast beaches
•25 minutes to the ever-expanding education platform – University of the Sunshine Coast
•5 minutes to the Beerwah Forest Reserve, and so close to the glass house mountains
•Less than 10 minutes to the world-renowned Australia Zoo
•Only 70km to Brisbane CBD

This is a rare opportunity to purchase within a new land estate, located so close to everything.

We have done the hard yards and hand-picked few of the best award winning quality builders on the coast.
Everyone’s vision can be different, talk to one of our award winning builders now to combine your vision and design your dream home!

Let 2020 be the year of your brand-new dream home in the magic area of Sunshine Coast. Be quick and secure your land as these lots won’t last long at these low prices!
Contact Dan and Sarah for plans, prices and more information.




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