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Gold Coast playground named Queensland’s best park

Gold Coast playground named Queensland’s best park (1)

A playground on the northern Gold Coast has been recognised as the state’s best park after taking out a top industry gong.

Two Gold Coast winners were among 17 projects to be honoured by the Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards last night.

Gold Coast playground named Queensland’s best park (3)

The impressive community play hub known as Bim’bimba Park in Pimpama, designed by Brisbane based Form Landscape Architects, won the Parks and Open Spaces category.

“Bim’bimba Park tells a rich, exciting and detailed story and has been underpinned by simple design principles that respond carefully to its setting to deliver a range of spaces for active play and recreation,” said Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) Queensland Jury Chair Deb Robbins.

AILA Queensland President David Uhlmann said shared outdoor spaces have taken on even greater importance following the COVID-19 crisis.

“With Gold Coast locals spending more time enjoying local parks, backyards, and green spaces, landscape architecture has been brought to the forefront,” he said.

“We believe there has been a new-found realisation of the importance of green space and active travel opportunities that are complementary to essential infrastructure, not only in our city centres, but also in our neighbourhoods, and surrounding our homes.”

Gold Coast playground named Queensland’s best park (2)

The landscape planning category award went to The Urban Tree Canopy, a Gold Coast study by global firm Arup.

“With a growing population and increasing development on the Gold Coast region, this study makes rigorous analysis and judgment on the effects of both increased and decreased tree canopy,” said Ms Robbins.

“The outcome is a plan for unprecedented climate changes and provides a baseline for understanding urban heat island effects on the Gold Coast.”




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Another apartment tower lodged in hot Gold Coast market

Gold Coast market

Plans have been lodged for Alba Residences, a $105 million apartment project at North Burleigh.

Developers can’t stay away from the booming Gold Coast market.

The longstanding Queenslander developer Devine Development Group is the latest to join the ever-growing index not wanting to miss out on the current Gold Coast apartment demand.

They’ve lodged plans for Alba Residences, a $105 million apartment project at North Burleigh.

Set on the dress circle Esplanade facing the beach, the 21 level tower designed by Bureau Proberts will comprise half and full floor residences catering for the top end of the market, with prices starting from $2.25 million.

The full floor apartments will span around 435 sqm and will have four bedrooms, a multi-purpose room, and four bathrooms, while the collection of half-floor apartments will have around 218 sqm of living space with three bedrooms.

The Melbourne-based Mim Design are handling the interior. There will be a lifestyle podium for residents where there will be a swimming pool and a gym.

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The facade of Alba Residences on Esplanade. Image supplied 

It will sit on Esplanade, just down the road from 88 Burleigh, the $90 million tower by Allure Property Corporation.

The seashell-inspired, 17-level tower on The Esplanade, across from Burleigh Heads beach, will home just 31 apartments..

Demand for apartments in Burleigh Heads continues to soar as a surge of interstate buyers is creating a critical shortage of supply, particularly for three bedroom apartments which are being snapped up by downsizers.

Adam Young of Burleigh Heads’ Black and Young Real Estate, who has been selling real estate in the area for over three decades, says he has never seen the market in Burleigh so strong.

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88 Burleigh on Esplanade. Image supplied 

Burleigh is the ‘go to’ destination on the Gold Coast as a lifestyle, entertainment and dining precinct and real estate sales are reflecting the suburb’s newfound popularity.

“The market is very strong, driven by interstate migration and downsizers who see apartment living in Burleigh Heads as under-valued given its central location and the national park setting which is not unlike Noosa,” Young says.

Veteran developer and Devine Development Group head David Devine said Alba would be one of the enduring luxury apartment projects for Burleigh Heads and the timing to enter the market could not be better.

“We have worked for a long time to bring a project together that epitomises beachfront apartment living and Alba is the creation of that,” said Mr Devine.

“We believe is it a fantastic time to enter the market. Burleigh Heads is undoubtedly one of the most sought after residential locations for the luxury downsizer anywhere in Australia and there is certainly currently a shortage of new apartment product tailored to this market.

“Interstate migration to the Gold Coast is very strong as is the value that the Gold Coast offers compared so the southern states. The market is certainly leading the way nationally.”

JLE Projects director Jamie-Lee Edwards says Alba will be the epitome of beachfront living on what is a very tightly held and very high demand beachfront precinct.

“The convergence of sophisticated architectural design and interior styling with uninhibited views and the unparalleled location of Australia’s most recognisable beach, Alba is the pinnacle of contemporary beachfront living.”


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Summer never ends in Queensland: Eight of the best developments across Queensland’s coast

Urban takes a look at eight stunning coastal properties to consider in Queensland

This summer has earmarked a trend in Australians keen to invest in a holiday home to call their own.

“With the costs of renting a holiday home soaring thanks to huge local demand, combined with record-low interest rates, we’re experiencing a unique situation where it may actually be more cost-effective to buy rather than regularly rent a holiday home”, said David Hancock, senior financial planner at Montara Wealth.

To assist in your search, Urban takes a look at eight stunning coastal properties to consider in Queensland.

1. Shoreline, Surfers Paradise
Address: 61 Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Three-bedroom apartments from $1.1 million


Shoreline 61 Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 

Shoreline is the latest Surfers Paradise tower to be created by Marquee Development Partners.

The boutique 27 apartment development across 17 levels offers residents a luxury unseen in the between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach for a number of years.

2. Miles Residences, Kirra Point
Address: Corner Miles Street & Marine Paradise, Kirra QLD  4225
Two-bedroom apartments from $795,000


Miles Residences Kirra Point Corner Miles Street and Marine Paradise, Kirra QLD 4225 

Soak up ocean views every day at Kirra’s Miles Residences.

Situated on one of the rare Australian north-facing beaches, residences in KTQ Group’s luxury project boast an abundance of light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling stacker doors, connecting you to the Pacific Ocean and surrounding Norfolk pines.

Designed by Woods Bagot, the development offers a suite of five-star amenities that turn any home into a getaway, such as a 25-metre pool.

3. The Monaco, Main Beach
Address: 2-4 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach QLD 4217
Three-bedroom apartments from $1.8 million


The Monaco Main Beach 2-4 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach QLD 4217 

The Monaco is set to be Main Beach’s most luxurious tower when it’s completed at the end of 2022.

The 24 level tower, designed by Rothelowman and delivered by Ignite Projects, will comprise six half floor apartments, 17 full floor apartments and a double storey penthouse.

4. Elegance, Mermaid Beach
Address: 2605 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218
Apartment prices available upon request


Elegance 2605 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218 

Maximising the majestic views of the Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast hinterlands, Elegance delivers a lifestyle unlike anywhere else.

Developed by United Investment Group, each residence delivers enhanced style and comfort, carefully positioned according to the latest feng shui principles.

The project includes a theatre, swimming pool and outdoor deck area, tennis court, pilates room and Zen garden retreat area.

5. Elysian, Broadbeach
Address: 185 Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Two-bedroom apartments from $855,000


Elysian 185 Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach QLD 4218 

Rich finishes and luxurious touches welcome you at Spyre Group’s Elysian project.

Each apartment, beach villa and penthouse present exceptional beachfront and hinterland views, and resort-style communal spaces elevate the coastal lifestyle.

Designed by ML Architecture, the luxury property features bespoke cabinetry, swimming pool and sauna room and residents’ dining areas.

6. Hemingway, Palm Beach
Address: 1267-1273 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221
Apartment prices available upon request


Hemingway 1267-1273 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221 

Surfers and sun-bakers may find their ideal new home within the 12-storey Hemingway apartment, delivering the experience of your dream beach house in the sky.

Designed by Rothelowman Architects, the project boasts panoramic ocean views and striking architectural design.

7. Koko Broadbeach
Address: 12-14 Elizabeth Avenue, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Two-bedroom apartments from $729,900


Koko Broadbeach 12-14 Elizabeth Avenue, Broadbeach QLD 4218 

Follow your coastal heart and feed your urban soul at Koko Broadbeach.

The vibrant and connected development is just minutes from the Gold Coast’s walking and cycling paths, stunning beaches and world-class facilities.

Developed by Morris Property Group, Koko features modern fixtures, contemporary design and hotel-quality amenities, including a lap pool, lounges, modern gym facilities, private outdoor entertaining areas and gardens.

8. Maya Kirra Beach, Coolangatta
Address: 1 Coyne Street, Coolangatta QLD 4225
Four-bedroom apartments from $1,930,00


Maya Kirra Beach 1 Coyne Street, Coolangatta QLD 4225

Maya celebrates the relaxed beachside culture of Queensland with a fresh dynamic energy.

Imbued with cool tones and contemporary aesthetic, Spyre Group’s project benefits from the abundant Gold Coast sunshine, the alluring coastline and the stunning ocean views.

The residence offers north-facing ocean views from generous balconies, a welcoming lobby, private residents’ dining and a resort-style pool and leisure area.


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Queensland’s House Rents Hit New Highs

Queensland's House Rents

The cost of renting a house in most capital cities hit record highs in the March quarter, according to Domain’s latest rent report.

Melbourne, Perth and Darwin were the nation’s exceptions to the trend.

Melbourne’s rental market has recorded price falls for house and unit rents during the past year and quarter, which means Melbourne is now tied with Perth as the second-most-affordable capital city to rent in.

Domain senior research analyst Dr Nicola Powell said inner Melbourne unit rents dropped by $110 a week.

“This is good news for renters as it firmly remains a renters’ market,” she said.

Domain data shows that all other capitals have seen median rental asking prices hold steady or increase during the quarter and year, except units in Sydney.

House weekly asking rent

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^ Rent report, Domain.

Sydney units recorded the steepest annual fall since Domain records began in 2004, with a 9.6 per cent drop, or $50 a week reduction, compared to the same period last year.

“Sydney’s rental market remains varied depending upon property type and location. House rental conditions are tighter compared to units and prices have become more competitive in the outer suburbs,” Powell said.

Following three strong consecutive quarters of rent gains, Brisbane rents are at record highs, showing the steepest annual increase in house rents since 2008.

Annually, the biggest jump in asking rent was recorded for houses in Brisbane’s north and Moreton Bay North, up 6.8 per cent and 6.7 per cent annually respectively.

“Queensland has always been a preferred destination for those moving interstate. However, the pandemic has made remote working a possibility and may have fast-tracked the decisions,” Powell said.

Powell said Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast rental markets continued to outperform Brisbane with rents rising at a faster pace.

“Sunshine Coast house rents have surged $80 above last year and $50 higher on the Gold Coast, to $580 and $560 respectively,” Powell said.

“Unit asking rents on the Gold Coast have risen $25 during the year to $465 a week. On the Sunshine Coast they are $40 higher at $460.”

Units weekly asking rent

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^ Rent report, Domain.

Perth and Darwin recorded the greatest median asking rent increases for houses and units during the year with rental prices increasing by $70 a week in some areas.

“In half a year, Perth has moved from the most affordable capital city to more expensive than Adelaide. House rents are now on par with Melbourne,” Powell said.

Perth rents have now risen for three consecutive quarters.

The report found that Hobart rents jumped by $20 during the March quarter, pushing house rents to a record high. Asking rents for houses are now at $480 a week and $420 for units.

“It was only about five years ago that Hobart was the most affordable capital city to rent—it is now the fourth most expensive city to rent a house and unit,” Powell said.

Latest SQM Research shows vacancy rates remain tight in Australia’s cities, with exception in Sydney and Melbourne, creating a surge in rents in Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.



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