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*Encore and Encore Platinum Benefits apply on selected new and demonstrator vehicles for a 3 year period from the date Encore is first activated by the Dealership. Inclusions may be without notice. Subject to availability. For full T&C’s, details and eligible models, see your Lexus Dealer or Lexus or lexus.com.au/encore. ~Complimentary ABB Single Phase 7kW AC wall charger supplied and installed by Jet Charge. Eligibility determined at Lexus and Jet Charges discrestion. Vehicle owner must obtain appropriate site permissions and access prior to installation. Electricity consumption charges are owners responsibility. Refer to operating instructions for usage guidance. Upgrades and equipment add-ons at additional cost. Rainchecks not available. Cannot be redeemed for monetary value. See jetcharge.com.au for T&C’s and lexus.com.au/encore for details. ^Complimentary charging provided to Encore Platinum memebers for the first 3 years of membership. Fees may apply thereafter. Charging stations provided by Chargefox at selected locations. usage at vehicle owner’s risk. See chargefox.com for T&C’s. Frequent use of DC Fast Charging can impact battery performance & durability. Lexus recommends minimising DC Fast Charging useage. Refer to Owner’s manual and lexus.com.au/charging for guidance.


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M A Y O R ’ S

F O R E W O R D

BE PREPARED DURING STORM SEASON R

ight now, we are in the middle of our 2021-2022 storm season. The

message today remains the same as it has always been – it is time to be prepared. Being prepared gives you and your family certainty should a natural disaster strike our city.

On behalf of Council and all councillors, stay safe this Christmas and New Year holiday period. We have a busy schedule ahead of us in 2022 as we continue to broaden our economy and protect the lifestyle we have all come to love here on the coast. Stay safe.

Floods, wind damage, hail storms, bushfires and even landslips are all challenges we face across the coast. Being prepared means you can protect your family and your assets. Your role is to prepare your own home

Tom Tate Mayor Gold Coast

and you can obtain all the information needed at:www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/ getready Our City website also has a handy tab that keeps you up-to-date on information from every response agency. Take time to familiarise yourself with our City Dashboard at: http://dashboard. cityofgoldcoast.com.au/

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For Sale

3 ST MARTIN PLACE, CLEAR ISLAND WATERS NORTH TO WIDE WATER 5 BED 4 BATH 3 CAR 855M2 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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3 ST MARTIN PLACE, CLEAR ISLAND WATERS NORTH TO WIDE WATER 5 BED 4 BATH 3 CAR 855M2 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Boasting an enticing north-east aspect this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is perfectly positioned to capture the morning sun overlooking the pool and expansive wide water. With recent waterfront land sales achieving record prices, this is the perfect opportunity for an investor or homeowner to land bank and rent out or renovate.

Property Features at a glance: √ Five king sized bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor perfect for elderly parents √ Gourmet kitchen with granite benches and stainless-steel Miele appliances √ Multiple living areas – including one upstairs √ Grand entrance with double entry doors √ Soaring high ceilings √ Large laundry which opens out to a courtyard Great street appeal with a front fence, electric √ 12m saltwater swimming pool gate allowing plenty of room for children and √ Midge free waterfront living pets to play. www.astras.com.au

ORESTI ASTRAS 0412 725 047 NORMAN TANG 0413 188 981

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39 GREAT SOUTHERN DRIVE, ROBINA PRESTIGIOUS FAMILY ENTERTAINER IN ‘THE GALLERY’ 4 BED 2.5 BATH 2 CAR 1 POOL 713M2 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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39 GREAT SOUTHERN DRIVE, ROBINA PRESTIGIOUS FAMILY ENTERTAINER IN ‘THE GALLERY’ 4 BED 2.5 BATH 2 CAR 1 POOL 713M2 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Perfectly located at the end of a quiet cul de sac in one of Robina’s finest streets lies this contemporary double-story entertainers’ home. The elevated northerly outlook captures light, breezes, and stunning views of the Gold Coast skyline. Featuring 4 stunning bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a separate powder room, a double lock-up garage, and off-street parking.

Features at a glance: √ Prestige ‘The Gallery’ address √ Elevated views to Broadbeach and Surfers √ High ceilings, two separate living areas √ Master features large ensuite & walk-in-robe √ Large outdoor entertaining area with views √ Gourmet kitchen with large stone benchtops √ Easy-care, well manicured gardens √ Stunning modern pool Take advantage of this convenient location, √ Ducted air plus 3 split cycle systems located 7 minutes to Robina Town Centre, 4 minutes to Robina State Primary School. www.astras.com.au

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For Sale

135 SANTA CRUZ BOULEVARD, CLEAR ISLAND WATERS A SHOWCASE OF SOPHISTICATED CONTEMPORARY DESIGN 3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR 1 POOL 600M2 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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135 SANTA CRUZ BOULEVARD, CLEAR ISLAND WATERS A SHOWCASE OF SOPHISTICATED CONTEMPORARY DESIGN 3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR 1 POOL 600M2 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST A free-flowing plan that reflects an abundance Features at a glance: of lights, modern finishes in a three-bedroom √ Front timber deck with motorized awning plus butler’s pantry home or convert the off the study butler’s pantry back to a fourth bedroom. √ Ducted air conditioning √ Double garage, electric gate Central kitchen a feature with induction cooktop, √ 4th bedroom converted into an upmarket European appliances, island bench, hidden butlers pantry appliances cupboards, and floor-to-ceiling √ Ducted vacuum lacquered cabinetry. Masterfully designed in an √ Easy-care synthetic grass around the pool open plan style yet proving separate living and dining areas, this exquisite home wraps around a sparkling in-ground pool. www.astras.com.au

ORESTI ASTRAS 0412 725 047 CHRISTINE DEMCHENKO 0414 798 759

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116 SANTA CRUZ BOULEVARD, CLEAR ISLAND WATERS PRIZED WATERFRONT LOCATION 4 BED 1 STUDY 3 BATH 2 CAR 1 POOL 842M2 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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116 SANTA CRUZ BOULEVARD, CLEAR ISLAND WATERS PRIZED WATERFRONT LOCATION 4 BED 1 STUDY 3 BATH 2 CAR 1 POOL 842M2 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Tightly held for over 28 years and perfectly positioned to enjoy the 3-way junction of water with expansive views up all three reaches of water. Memories have been made over nearly three decades and now its time to downsize and allow another family to enjoy the lifestyle offered by this unrivaled position. Featuring a fully secure front yard, perfect for children and pets to play.

Features at a glance: √ Wide water views down 3 channels √ 4 bedrooms plus large office √ 3 bathrooms √ Master features large ensuite & walk-in-robe √ Large outdoor entertaining area with views √ Kitchen with white Caesarstone benchtops √ Large secure front yard √ Double lockup garage plus driveway parking √ Stunning inground pool √ Split cycle air conditioning

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ORESTI ASTRAS 0412 725 047 CHRISTINE DEMCHENKO 0414 798 759

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For Sale

17/24 RON PENHALIGON WAY, ROBINA SINGLE LEVEL HAMPTONS ELEGANCE IN EMERALD LAGOON 3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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17/24 RON PENHALIGON WAY, ROBINA SINGLE LEVEL HAMPTONS ELEGANCE IN EMERALD LAGOON 3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST This newly renovated Hamptons-inspired home offers high quality fittings and bright spaces throughout. Boasting north-easterly water views from the undercover alfresco area, entertaining family and friends has never been such a pleasure. You’ll love the convenience of this single-story home with the all-new high-quality kitchen including induction cooktop, white oven and dishwasher, two new bathrooms, wainscoting throughout living areas and master bedroom.

This secure estate boasts 2 waterfront tennis courts, a large swimming pool, spa and sauna. √ Master suite with new WIR, tiled ensuite √ Hamptons kitchen, quality appliances, granite benchtops, soft-close drawers √ Zoned, ducted Daikin air conditioning LED lighting, new 6kw solar system √ Glass fenced undercover courtyard √ Double garage plus driveway parking √ Bus stop at front gate, close to Q Store

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JOHN WHITEWAY 0439 755 383

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21 NICKLAUS COURT, LAKELANDS NORTH TO WATER & GOLF COURSE 1218M2 A rare building opportunity now exists in the prestigious Nicklaus Court gated community part of the famous Lakelands Golf Course Estate. Stunning Northerly wide water views a massive 1,211m2. This allows the freedom to design and build your dream home in the prized location. Reap the rewards from a largely undiscovered prestige address with recent high calibre sales underpinning the value of the construction of your new home.

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This secure estate boasts 2 waterfront tennis courts, a large swimming pool, spa and sauna. √ Master suite with new WIR, tiled ensuite √ Hamptons kitchen, quality appliances, granite benchtops, soft-close drawers √ Zoned, ducted Daikin air conditioning LED lighting, new 6kw solar system √ Glass fenced undercover courtyard √ Double garage plus driveway parking √ Bus stop at front gate, close to Q Store

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3065 FOREST HILLS DRIVE

Sanctuary Cove

3065 FOREST HILLS DRIVE, SANCTUARY COVE ELEVATED NORTHERLY ASPECT IN SANCTUARY COVE ESTATE 906M2 Thinking of building your dream home, especially on a North-facing elevated allotment in Sanctuary Cove? You will not want to miss out on this opportunity. This is a lovely block located in one of the highest points in Sanctuary Cove with stunning hilltop views of the Australia’s finest fully-integrated residential resort with views overlooking the canals towards Coomera Island and South Stradbroke Island.

Sanctuary Cove is Australia’s leading resortstyle master planned community. Located in the high-growth northern Gold Coast region, Sanctuary Cove offers an unparalleled lifestyle. Features include: √ North facing backyard √ Elevated views overlooking canals √ 15mins from the Broadwater. √ 20mins to Surfers Paradise √ 45mins to Brisbane CBD

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1/3 CAMPHOR WOOD COURT

Robina

1/3 CAMPHOR WOOD COURT, ROBINA SINGLE LEVEL VILLA – 1 OF ONLY 12 IN THE COMPLEX 3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Open plan single-level villa in a small gated community of only 12 residences. Just like a house only better, offering the convenience of a garden for children and pets, yet the security of a gated complex with a pool. Featuring a north-facing paved outdoor entertaining area off the dining and living area. This small gated complex also has a pool yet still has a low Body Corp of approx $54/per week, which includes the building insurance.

Offering large living areas, a large kitchen with granite benchtops, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a double lock-up garage with internal access. Features include: √ Large tiled living areas √ Modern kitchen with granite benchtops √ Airconditioning and ceiling Fans √ Dishwasher √ Double garage with internal entry √ 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

www.astras.com.au

ORESTI ASTRAS 0412 725 047 CHRISTINE DEMCHENKO 0414 798 759

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3/29A PENINSULAR DRIVE

Surfers Paradise

3/29A PENINSULAR DRIVE, SURFERS PARADISE WALKING DISTANCE TO THE GLITTER STRIP 1 BED 1 BATH 1 CAR Stop renting and paying someone else’s mortgage! This affordable one-bedroom unit in central Surfers Paradise offers the perfect foundation to make it your own.

Features include: √ Waterfront apartment block √ Located on the first floor √ Walking distance to the beachfront √ A short 7-minute walk to the tram station Conveniently located within walking distance √ $330/wk rental return (inc water) to the famous glitter strip and beachfront. This √ $55/wk approx Body Corporate waterfront apartment block is just off the main √ Council rates $2,125/yearly approx river, with water views from your balcony. √ Water rates $1,350/yearly approx

NORMAN TANG 0413 188 981

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18 ‘THE AVENUES’ 18/136 PALM MEADOWS DRIVE PEACE OF MIND IN SECURE ESTATE 3 BED 2.5 BATH 2 CAR The Avenues at Palm Meadows, being primarily owner-occupied, enjoys a community spirit not often found in many estates. This townhouse has three generous bedrooms upstairs, all with ceiling fans, built-in robes and an ensuited master.

√ 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms & powder room √ Chef’s kitchen, stainless steel appliances √ Air-conditioned tiled living room √ Tiled rear courtyard with insulated patio √ Tiled media/sitting room looking to courtyard √ Insulated covered alfresco living √ Pet friendly estate Air-conditioning in the living area gives year- √ 2 Pools, BBQ areas and gyms round comfort. In the private covered courtyard √ Low body corporate fees of $89/wk outdoor entertaining is enjoyed all year round including building insurance and it features town gas for your BBQ.

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JOHN WHITEWAY 0439 755 383

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309/2 EAST QUAY DRIVE

Biggera Waters

109/2 EAST QUAY DRIVE, BIGGERA WATERS URGENT SALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2 BED 1 STUDY 1 BATH 2 CAR This modern and naturally bright 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment, with a large study (or 3rd bedroom) is located on the first floor of the Mistral building at Harbour Quays and is sure to impress.

Features at a glance: √ Secure complex building √ Ducted air conditioning √ Open plan layout √ Modern kitchen with stainless appliances √ Master suite featuring ensuite The extra-large balcony looking to the well- √ Pet friendly (with approval) manicured parklands, perfect for entertaining. √ Secure underground parking for 2 cars With high ceilings, this north-facing apartment √ Lift access offers the right amount of natural light inside. √ Resort style outdoor pool

NORMAN TANG 0413 188 981

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2411/42 LAVER DRIVE

Robina

2411/42 LAVER DRIVE, ROBINA SPACIOUS ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN CENTRAL LOCATION 1 BED 1 STUDY 2 BATH 1 CAR Welcome home to this spacious one bedroom plus study apartment. Featuring two bathrooms, walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Located in Cambridge residences, this modern apartment has access to a resort-style pool, BBQ area, spa, and gym facilities.

Features at a glance: √ Spacious master bedroom √ Walk-in wardrobe and ensuite √ 2 bathrooms √ Study or second bedroom √ Open plan living √ Modern stone bench-top kitchen Situated in one of Robina’s most sought-after √ Secure car park areas, this apartment is perfect for retired √ Pool with a spa living or first home buyers. Located within a √ Gymnasium short walking distance to Robina Town Centre, Robina Hospital, Robina Train Station, and quick access to the M1 by car. www.astras.com.au

NORMAN TANG 0413 188 981

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THE GOLD COAST’S LUXURY HINTERLAND ESCAPES WHEN YOU HAVE OVER 70 KILOMETRES OF PICTURE-PERFECT BEACHES AND WORLD-CLASS SURF ON YOUR DOORSTEP, IT CAN NATURALLY BE EASY TO OVERLOOK THE GREEN BEHIND THE GOLD.

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ut do so at your detriment. It’s well known the Gold

Burleigh Headland to the North and Coolangatta to the

Coast’s hinterland is an area teeming with natural

south. However, keep your beach cravings in check. The

wonder and remarkable fauna and flora. A place

abundant wildlife and fauna of the Tallebudgera Valley

you’re likely to put in the day-visit basket and think

are more than enough to satiate your senses. Keep your

nothing more of it. The potential, however, to stay and be

eyes upwards, and you might spot one of the well-known

fully immersed in this expanse, all whilst experiencing

koala families in the area; relax by one of the two infinity

high levels of luxury, is very much achievable.

pools, and you’ll have wallabies for company; or try any

Going out and spending time in this removed and picturesque locale doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice

one of their bush tracks, such as the Sunset Path, for an emerald escape with a chorus of native birds.

comfort. On the contrary, there are a spattering of places

The down to earth and placid ambience of your days

that may even redefine your appreciation for the finer

carry over into the evenings. Between delicious and

things. With this sentiment in mind, our list denotes the

remarkable plates of S.L.O.W. (seasonal, local, organic,

plushest ways you can delve into our hinterland — with

whole) curated food, you’ll find yourself on a new table

neither a single tent nor bunkbed in sight.

each evening; providing you ample opportunity to meet your neighbours and hear about the classes they have

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

attended and how this is the most relaxed they’ve felt in a

When you take in the exceptionally full awards cabinets

long time. Afterwards, a starlit sky will find you back in your

— yes, there’s two — in the reception at Gwinganna

accommodation for an early night with the sounds of the

Lifestyle Retreat, it’s at this point you truly begin to

forest serenading you into the deepest sleep of your life.

appreciate the size and offering, as well as quality, of the southern hemisphere’s largest spa. Their recent

Eden Health Retreat

title of Best Luxury Eco Spa for 2021, awarded by the

If it’s serenity you seek — and a chance to carve out

World Luxury Spa Awards, will no doubt point you in this

some healthy life tools — then you needn’t look much

direction also. With 33 treatments rooms and world-class

further than Australia’s longest-running wellness refuge,

treatments such as Abyhang Fusion — offered in just a

Eden Health Retreat. From the moment you enter the

handful of spas worldwide — this is the unflawed place for

properties gates and drive up between manicured

you and a loved one to unwind jointly and disremember

lawns and imposing poinciana trees, an air of tranquillity

your stresses — at least for a while.

washes over you. And this is most certainly the intended

The elevated plateau on which the retreat stands offers unadulterated views towards the coast from 38

effect: a precursor to relaxation like you’ve never experienced before.

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Established in 1985 under the name of Camp Eden,

into your double hydrotherapy spa bath — with a glass of

and with a more ‘basic’ offering initially, the retreat

sparkling in hand — and let the evening soothing calls of

and accompanying grounds have come a long way.

Crimson Rosellas, Whipbirds, and Green Catbirds wash

Nowadays, the 400-acre property comprising ancient

over you, it won’t matter where you are.

sub-tropical forest, escarpments, and running streams, is somewhere you’re implored to reflect and recharge sans

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat

mobile phone and caffeine.

If a graceful Queenslander with astonishing layers of

A series of elegant and modern luxury cabins nestle

indulgence and handsome surrounds is more your thing,

scattered across the low-lying side of the property and

then this superb property at the rolling foothills of the Gold

again on a much higher ridgeline, the latter’s positioning

Coast hinterland will fit the bill effortlessly.

encouraging you to raise your heart rate between

Set within 1.7 acres, the Hamptons Hinterland Retreat

meals and classes. During your stay, a comprehensive

straddles the line of being within striking distance of all the

roster of health professionals and facilitators curate and

bright lights and attractions of the coast whilst an escape

implement a 5-star program designed simply to feed

to rainforests and walking trails is merely a short drive

the soul, not forgetting a sensational kitchen producing

away. The juxtaposition of the two means no two days

delectable health-driven meals five times a day. Do as

will be the same, but make no mistake, once inside this

much or as little as you like. Perhaps you might lie in and

sophisticated estate, you’ll sense a cocoon-like effect from

miss the morning walk but feel like a round of pilates

the outside world. A Textbook setting for switching off and

post-breakfast before attending a nutrition talk in the

finding space to unravel your body and mind. Choose between six impeccably presented rooms

afternoon — the choice is yours. One of the highlights has to be simply sitting in the

— or if the occasion warrants it, book the entire

afternoon glow and taking in the view of the nearby

property for you and friends, a corporate event, or a

majestic Tallebudgera Bluff: you, a good book, and only

family reunion. The ample facilities — including a 16

the distant chatter of warbling birdsong.

m swimming pool and huge designer kitchen — with luxurious finishings at every turn all point towards a

Paradise found.

graceful sojourn like no other.

Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat Set deep in the Springbrook National Park, this collection

The Mouse’s House

of two cottages and two cabins is an immersive

Gargling streams, outdoor hot tubs, towering brush box

experience into the area’s grandeur. Switch off your

trees and a touch of magic await you at Springbrook’s The

phone and take off your watch, because If given a

Mouses House. With a nod towards fairy tale enchantment,

chance, the accommodation will instil an undeniable

all the property’s 14 chalets have been named with a Disney

sensation you’ve stepped back in time.

in mind: leave a stressful business quarter behind in Snow

During your stay, you will have unprecedented access to one of Australia’s most hidden and lesser-known gems;

White, reconnect with a much-loved one in Cinderella, or escape the kids for a weekend in the Wicked Witch.

a segment of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

The stylishly appointed chalets provide an unequalled

World Heritage Area boasting a plethora of walking trails,

chance to restore a guest’s fundamental connection with

waterfalls, lookouts, and picnic areas. The pinnacle of the

nature. Like it or not, each morning you’ll awaken to the

area must be the renowned Purling Brook Falls circuit,

ageless songs of bowerbirds, thornbills, treecreepers

whereby hikers meet with open eucalypt forest of New

before sipping your first coffee for the day overlooking

England ash before plunging into the gorge to view the

pristine greenery. It may not feel intuitive, but your inner

imposing falls from below.

circadian rhythm will love you for it.

After weaving your way through dense rainforest to

After a full day of either hitting the nearby trails

your cabin or cottage, the first thing you might notice is

or taking it entirely easily, the evenings provide an

the complete lack of mobile phone reception. A blessing

opportunity to sink into a hot soothing body of water and

or a curse — you decide that one. Once inside, the warm

cuddle up in front of a fireplace. There’s also the option to

wood interiors and modest chalet styling would perhaps

request in-chalet Swedish massage, another way to relish

look more at home in the Swiss Alpes. Yet, when you sink

the peace of your secluded hideaway.

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6C/34 HANLAN STREET

Surfers Paradise

6C/34 HANLAN STREET, SURFERS PARADISE RIGHT IN THE HEART OF SURFERS PARADISE 2 BED 1 BATH This wonderful ocean and city view 2-bedroom Features at a glance: apartment is in a heritage listed apartment √ North-East facing block. √ Two spacious bedrooms √ Open plan kitchen The owner is needing to sell so it is priced to √ Private balcony do just that! √ Located on the 6th floor with only 4 apartments per floor With constant fresh breezes and breathtaking √ Fresh ocean breezes views throughout the apartment, this is the √ 2 minute walk to the beachfront ideal home for a beach fanatic.

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11/25 PENINSULAR DRIVE

Surfers Paradise

11/25 PENINSULAR DRIVE, SURFERS PARADISE GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN CENTRAL SURFERS 2 BED 1 BATH 1 CAR Anchor Down Apartments are perfectly positioned on the Main River, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise offering high returns to the savvy investor or ideally located for the owner occupier. It’s central location, low expenses and high returns make this apartment a must to inspect. You will not find a better entry level apartment in such a central location.

This great apartment features a balcony, two fully furnished bedrooms with built in robes, one bathroom with a separate toilet, one secure basement carpark as well as a fully equipped kitchen and laundry. √ 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 secure car park √ Ceiling fans, split system AC in lounge √ Location: 10-minute walk to Orchid Avenue, 11-minute walk to the beachfront √ $99/week Body Corp inc building insurance

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STRATEGY & ADVISORY - WEALTH MANAGEMENT -

Ready to drive into investing?

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Obtaining financial security or reaching a financial goal can lead you to a fork in the road.

I

n one direction, you can slowly (but surely) squirrel away your savings, avoid most risk and market volatility. Alternatively, you have the opportunity to accept the additional risk and accelerate towards your financial goals. Factors to consider when making this decision are: TIME – How long you want to invest for TOLERANCE – How much risk you are comfortable with CAPACITY – What your current health and financial circumstances are Your financial and lifestyle goals may include saving for retirement, ensuring your mortgage is paid off or to have a second

source of income. To achieve this, building wealth and creating an investment portfolio can seem extremely difficult to anyone who’s only familiar with financial products such as bank accounts and term deposits. In recent years, we have seen a huge increase in the number of people investing their savings and surplus cash flow in ways other than savings accounts or term deposits. According to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), close to 9 million Australians hold investments outside of superannuation or their home with more than half investing in assets such as direct shares, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Managed Funds, Managed Accounts (SMAs) or property.


TAX & ACCOUNTING - SMSF - MANAGEMENT RIGHTS Here at MBA, our team can guide you through the many options available to you to make sure your wealth creation plans are on track. Here are a few investments options: ETF’s (Exchange Traded Funds) An ETF is a managed fund that you can invest in. In Australia, most ETFs are passive investments that don’t try to outperform the market. The role of the fund manager is to track the value of an index, for example, the ASX200, S&P500 or a specific commodity such as gold. The value of the ETF does go up or down with the index or asset they’re tracking. The benefits of using ETFs are diversification, reporting transparency, low costs and simplicity of trading. These are crucial factors for first-time investors looking to gain familiarity and experience in how the market works and operates. MANAGED FUNDS A managed fund involves pooling together money from different investors into one fund that is invested and controlled by a professional investment manager. Funds differ in the types of assets you can invest in. You can invest in a single asset class such as shares or fixed interest or a multisector option such as growth or balanced fund, which contain a mix of different asset classes. The main benefit of using managed funds is that the investor can choose a fund that is suited to their needs and objectives. The level of risk that a managed fund attracts will depend entirely on the individual fund that you choose. Therefore, a major part of our planning process involves knowing your risk-profile prior to making the right decision in selecting these funds. Typically speaking, a managed fund aims to outperform an indexed market as part of its investment strategy allowing investors to reap higher returns over other types of investments such as an ETF. In terms of

which to use, clients who choose to invest larger sums of money will often use multiple managed funds from a variety of asset classes in order to diversify your portfolio. Smaller balances on the other hand will benefit from using a multi-sector fund that allows investors to reap the benefits of spreading the risk over several sectors whilst keeping management costs low until the balance of the account grows and further diversification is required. MANAGED ACCOUNTS (SMAs) SMAs differ from managed funds in that each portfolio is unique to a single account (hence the name). In other words, if you set up a separate account with Manager A, then Manager A has the discretion to make decisions for this account that may be different from decisions made for other accounts. Managed funds cannot offer, due to their structure as investments shared by a group of investors, the benefit of customized portfolio management. Separate accounts overcome this barrier. The high level of customisation is one of the main benefits for SMAs, particularly when it comes to individual accounts. SMA’s generally have higher balances. IN SUMMARY Committing to taking money out of your savings and placing it in any one of the above investment options can be daunting. Professionally planned personal strategies can assist you in achieving your goals.

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GIVE THE GIFT OF GOLF THIS YEAR



And now, there is even more reason to play the Gold Coast’s favorite course. Links has constructed a new driving range and dynamic 9th hole. Designed by original course architects, Mike Wolveridge & Ross Perrett, the new 9th compliments the original design perfectly. The peninsula-style green with two large bunkers set into the front of the green lures players to hit long, only to discover a crafty pot bunker, perfectly placed, ready to swallow the long ball. The new 9th is all about risk and reward.

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he sunny Gold Coast, with 57 km of coastal breaks, rolling fairways and lush hinterland tracks offers the ultimate location to base your escape. Take your next golf holiday where the courses are plenty, the people are friendly and in a safe, inviting destination. Known as Australia’s playground, visitors to the Gold Coast will be spoiled for choice. Among them, Links Hope Island is rated the number one public access golf course on the Gold Coast. When you play at Links, you’ll be met with a real sense of welcome and warmth from the time you arrive.

If you are looking to improve your game whilst you are at Links, ask about their range of Golf Academy services headed up by Advanced PGA Teaching Professional, David Thomas, who returns to Queensland after 18 years coaching internationally, with tenures including the German National Junior Team. The club welcomes visitors and there are plenty of opportunities for both corporate and social golfers to enjoy one of Australia’s favorite clubs. Corporate Golf Day packages can be customized to individual requirements. Our staff understands that attention to detail is paramount in making an impression and is all part of the “Links Experience” service when holding your day at Links Hope Island.

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Pasture & Co

Chinatown, Southport

Elabana Falls, Lamington National Park

TOP 10 INSTAGRAMMABLE LOCATIONS ON THE GOLD COAST POISED WITH STUNNING BEACHES AND DRESSED WITH A LUSCIOUS HINTERLAND – THERE ARE ENDLESS PLACES ON THE GOLD COAST FOR AN ‘INSTAGRAMMABLE’ PHOTO OPPORTUNITY. THE CITY ALONE IS A SNAPSHOT POSTCARD ITSELF.

Here are our favourite hotspots for the best Insta-worthy

For the waterfall chaser

photos.

Sometimes you have to chase waterfalls for a photo opp! There’s plenty of picturesque places on the Gold

For the green thumb

Coast where you can find both luscious greenery

Escape into a tranquil oasis by heading into Currumbin

and stunning waterfalls. Head to Purling Brook Falls,

Valley. This is the perfect area for those wanting to

the Natural Bridge at Springbrook or Elabana Falls

freshen up their feed with some greenery and natural

in Lamington National Park to capture all the natural

landscapes. Freeman’s Organic Farm offers picturesque

beauty the Gold Coast has to offer in all it’s glory.

lookout of views of the Currumbin Valley and surrounds. up some seriously Instagram-worthy plates of eats and

For the street art addict – Surfers Paradise

hang out with the local wildlife. The beautiful Currumbin

Need street-style backdrop? Hidden in nooks and

Rockpools is only a few minute’s drive away too.

corners of the streets of Surfers Paradise are walls of

Pasture & Co is the perfect place for those looking to snap

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The Panorama

murals from local creatives. The best finds are found on

storeys high and offering 360 degrees breathtaking

foot. Appel Street and surrounds is the best place to

reviews of the Gold Coast and surrounds – this is a

begin, often decked in the work of Shida Art and other

photographer’s dream. If heights are not your thing,

graffiti-favourited mural artists. There are also a few

there’s plenty of pavement on ground with backdrops of

sneaky spots near Taboo Tiki, The Avenue, and Cavill

high-rises for the perfect street-style photo.

Lane on Orchid Avenue. Southport is also a popular

For the socialite

place as it is decked in murals and fun graffiti.

We sure do love wining, dining and eating out on

For the travel enthusiast – Emerald Lakes

the Gold Coast. If you’re a bit of a socialite and love

International travel may be restricted, but you don’t

Café in Surfers Paradise, Palm Springs or Next Door

have to go far or need a passport to be transported to

Espresso in Burleigh, or Pasture and Co in Currumbin

overseas. Emerald Lakes is a picture-perfect location,

Valley. James Street in Burleigh is also ideal, with the

having

bustling street offers boutique stores, art and murals,

European-style

architecture

and

snapping up candid pics in trendy venues, visit Bumbles

colourful

terraces for those seeking a chic backdrop. Start

plenty of good eats and the iconic Burleigh Hill.

your next photoshoot at the French Quarters on The Boulevard before working your way around to the lake.

The scenic devotee – The Panorama, Tallai

Designer doors appreciator

For one of the best spots to grab a photo of the

Add a pop of colour to your Instagram grid by stopping

whole Gold Coast, take a drive up to one of the city’s

by one of the city’s many places where creativity flares.

most underrated spots at The Panorama. Only a few

Mos Desert Clubhouse in Burleigh Heads is decked

minutes drive from Mudgeeraba Road, this lookout

in a floor to ceiling desert-styled murals and boasts a

offers stunning, sweeping views of the Gold Coast and

great atmosphere. Almost every part of Miami Marketta

beyond.

is covered in uber-cool artwork (including the toilets!), Nursery in Mermaid Beach is another favourite, having

For the culturalist – Chinatown, Southport

monochrome cactus artwork outside and overflowing

Chinatown in Southport is one of the city’s best places

with greenery inside.

to feel as though you’ve been transported to a quaint

making it an Instagrammer’s dream. The Borrowed

part of Asia. There’s plenty of street art, dozens of

For the city slicker – Surfers Paradise

delicious restaurants and venues dishing up goods, and

Take yourself and your followers sky-high by heading

traditional fixtures stationed around the streets, which

up to the iconic Q1 Resort’s Observation Deck. At 77

will make the perfect backdrop.

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ATTENTION ALL HOME OWNERS

ARE YOUR SMOKE ALARMS UP TO STANDARD? From Queensland Fire and Emergency Service: From 1 January 2022: In all domestic dwellings leased and sold meet the new standards

The property owner/manager must ensure the rental premises meet all health and safety requirements. From 1 January 2022, all domestic dwellings leased and sold, you must ensure your dwelling / unit meets the requirements of the domestic smoke alarm legislation. This may involve installing interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level. For further information visit www.qfes.qld.gov.ou/community-safety/smokealarms

SMOKE ALARMS IN ALL DWELLINGS MUST CHECK LIST

Yes

No

Photoelectric (AS 3786-2014) Not contain an ionisation sensor Less than 10 years old Interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together Either hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery

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KEEPING THE GOLD COAST GREEN WITH ECO-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES Plenty of green space in between the environmentally homes of the Eco-village

WE LOOK AT 9 OF THE MOST ECO-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES ON THE GOLD COAST AND SEE WHAT THEY’RE GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY…

Gwinganna Health Retreat

in 2018). Even their packaging is compostable and their

“When I saw this site for the first time, I knew this could

garment bags are made of things like wheat that also break

be the best health retreat in Australia, maybe the world,”

down into compost. And when you don’t want to wear your

Gwinganna founder Tony de Leede always had high

swimmers any more, they’ll recycle them for you.

hopes for his award-winning retreat, set on 200 hectares in the Tallebudgera Valley. But humans weren’t the only

Zanzi Hairdressing

ones set to score big. Gwinganna was designed as much

Sick of all the chemical fumes you usually smell at the

as a haven for the Gold Coast’s native animals. The only

hairdressers, Gold Coast-based Zanzi Hairdressing

health retreat in Queensland with an Eco-Certification, the

decided to open a salon using nothing but sustainable

retreat works with Land 4 Wildlife and Wildcare Australia to

products – and 95 percent of these get rescued from

provide a home for rescued and sick animals from all over

landfill and are sent for repurposing and recycling. The

the Gold Coast. Wallabies eat by your back door, while

proceeds go towards cleaning up oil spills on the Great

koalas sleep in the trees above – some were transported

Barrier Reef. Even your hair isn’t wasted, it’s donated

to the property to live lives as pampered as guests. And

to Variety Australia to make wigs for cancer patients

your meals come from the largest organic gardens of any

in the area. Zanzi is part of a development in Tugun

retreat in Australia, just outside the restaurant. Guests

that was initiated by third and fourth generation locals.

learn the secrets of the perfect organic garden so they can

Cornerstone Stores has won community awards since its

grow their own food at home and help the environment.

inception in 2017 – businesses within it like Zanzi operate with sustainability and community front-of-mind, where

Peony Swimwear

local events are held in an environmentally innovative

You’ll have to dig very deep to find a fashion business in

building that blends into the surrounding bushland

Australia as committed to the environment as Burleigh

(Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is right next door).

Heads’ Peony Swimwear. It’s become a highly successful

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boho label – but what motivated owner (and former

Currumbin Valley Harvest

criminal lawyer) Becky Jack most was a concern for the

Long-time Currumbin Valley locals Peter and Jan Fleming

environment, after growing up in some of the most pristine

have spent the past 13 years sharing the joys of home-

environment in Australia in Queensland. The fashion

grown organic and biodynamic produce with the Gold

industry has long had a poor environmental record, but

Coast. Drive out to the end of the Valley and you’ll find

Peony Swimwear give back to the environment and the

their market gardens and café. Come in and pick spray-

Gold Coast community by ensuring every swimwear

free produce – or buy produce from organic, biodynamic

piece they design is made from recycled and sustainable

farmers of the area, whose products they stock. “There’s

fabrics. Since 2019, 100 percent of their swimwear fabrics

not too many farmers left but we make sure we support

have been made from recycled content (from 26 percent

them,” owner Peter Flemings says. “It’s just a nice place for

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Heartfill

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Outland Denim

families to come so kids can learn that fruit and vegetables

the ocean it sits beside – and to educate the community

are grown, they don’t just turn up in the supermarket.”

while it does it. It’s the first surf club in Australia to be

Fleming also sells water from a spring that runs right under

awarded Ocean Friendly certification from the Surfrider

the property, while the café serves fresh-made treats, just

Foundation by using no styrofoam, plastic straws, single-

beside a creek on the property.

use plastics and introducing recycling initiatives. It also brings the community together to encourage conservation

Ocean 4218

in free events held on-site and holds environmental

On her days off, you might catch Abigail King-Nunes on

workshops for kids with marine biologists.

a beach clean with Plastic Free Gold Coast. When she’s working, she’s also doing her best to make a difference to

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

the environment at the café she owns in Mermaid Beach,

You can’t talk about eco-friendly businesses on the Gold

Ocean 4218. There’s a surfie sort of vibe there, regulars

Coast without mentioning the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary:

share her love of the ocean and appreciate efforts she

a 27 hectare sanctuary for wild animals set in some of

makes to save their oceans, one coffee at a time. It was on

the region’s primest real estate. It’s where the needs of

a trip to the Great Barrier Reef that Abigail decided to start

Australia’s native animals come first before any human’s

Ocean 4218. She saw a plastic spoon drop from her boat

– the sanctuary houses one of the largest collections of

right next to turtles. Ocean 4218 is 100 percent plastic-free,

Australia’s native species on the planet. It’s long been a

all single-use takeaway items are compostable, with all

meeting spot for the community – families come here to

paper products derived from renewable sugar cane, while

introduce kids to Australia’s most-loved wild creatures.

a percentage of the profits go to ocean protection groups.

It’s one of Australia’s most eco-friendly businesses too, is heritage-listed and has been a part of Eco Tourism Australia

Heartfill

for 12 years. The sanctuary is all about conservation – it

Heartfill was the passion project of a former Gold Coast

offers the chance to adopt an animal, and its animal hospital

teacher who wanted to create a sustainable and ethical

admits over 14 000 animals a year. It’s also operated by

creative space to share with her fellow Gold Coasters.

a not-for-profit trust that puts every cent it earns back into

Corinne Russel wanted locals to have a place where they

caring for animals and conservation.

could shop sustainably, avoiding mass-produced products. Located in Burleigh Heads, it’s a collection of shops in one

Outland Denim

creative space, where everything in every shop is sourced

Gold Coaster James Bartle – CEO and founder of fashion

from local creative people. This funky space also doubles

brand Outland Denim – is a man in demand. He was a tradie

as a creative workshop space for the community to use,

with a social conscience when he decided he’d learn to

and people can also watch people create their products.

make jeans 15 years ago. He went to Cambodia and started

While the intention was all about sustainability and mindful

a jeans company that would revolutionise the industry – by

consuming, the vibe is all vintage and quirk. Saving the

employing women who’d suffered human rights abuses (in

environment feels pretty hip on the Gold Coast.

an industry known for exploitation). So far he’s helped over 750 women. Now his flagship store is on the Gold Coast

Palm Beach Surf Club

and he’s committed to making the fashion world a lot more

Surf clubs are as much a part of the Gold Coast as the

environmentally conscious. He uses organic cotton (which

beaches themselves. Nowhere in Australia has what we do

uses 91 percent less water to produce), doesn’t use harmful

– there’s a surf club built on every good beach on the Gold

chemicals, uses less energy and sources only sustainable

Coast – and you won’t find a better sea view anywhere. But

raw materials. The company’s been a massive commercial

Palm Beach Surf Club offers a lot more than that. Built right

success, but James is proudest of his environmental and

on the beach, it’s set out to do everything it can to protect

human rights work.

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INVESTMENT Indicative Figures. Individual Assessments May Vary.

PRICE

DUTY

$250,000

$2,500

$1,350,000

$50,975

$300,000

$3,000

$1,400,000

$53,850

$350,000

$3,500

$1,450,000

$56,725

$400,000

$5,250

$1,500,000

$59,600

$450,000

$7,000

$1,550,000

$62,475

$500,000

$8,750

$1,600,000

$65,350

$550,000

$10,600

$1,650,000

$68,225

PRICE

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PRICE

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PRICE

DUTY

$600,000

$12,850

$1,700,000

$71,100

$250,000

$7,175

$1,750,000

$81,150

$650,000

$15,100

$1,750,000

$73,975

$300,000

$8,925

$1,800,000

$84,025

$700,000

$17,350

$1,800,000

$76,850

$350,000

$10,675

$1,850,000

$86,900

$750,000

$19,600

$1,850,000

$79,725

$400,000

$12,425

$1,900,000

$89,775

$800,000

$21,850

$1,900,000

$82,600

$450,000

$14,175

$1,950,000

$92,650

$850,000

$24,100

$1,950,000

$85,475

$500,000

$15,925

$2,000,000

$95,525

$900,000

$26,350

$2,000,000

$88,350

$550,000

$17,775

$2,050,000

$98,400

$950,000

$28,600

$2,050,000

$91,225

$600,000

$20,025

$2,100,000

$101,275

$1,000,000

$30,850

$2,100,000

$94,100

$650,000

$22,275

$2,150,000

$104,150

$1,050,000

$33,725

$2,150,000

$96,975

$700,000

$24,525

$2,200,000

$107,025

$1,100,000

$36,600

$2,200,000

$99,850

$750,000

$26,775

$2,250,000

$109,900

$1,150,000

$39,475

$2,250,000

$102,725

$800,000

$29,025

$2,300,000

$112,775

$1,200,000

$42,350

$2,300,000

$105,600

$850,000

$31,275

$2,350,000

$115,650

$1,250,000

$45,225

$2,350,000

$108,475

$900,000

$33,525

$2,400,000

$118,525

$1,300,000

$48,100

$2,400,000

$111,350

$950,000

$35,775

$2,450,000

$121,400

$1,350,000

$50,975

$2,450,000

$114,225

$1,000,000

$38,025

$2,500,000

$124,275

$1,400,000

$53,850

$2,500,000

$117,100

$1,050,000

$40,900

$2,550,000

$127,150

$1,450,000

$56,725

$2,550,000

$119,975

$1,100,000

$43,775

$2,600,000

$130,025

$1,500,000

$59,600

$2,600,000

$122,850

$1,150,000

$46,650

$2,650,000

$132,900

$1,550,000

$62,475

$2,650,000

$125,725

$1,200,000

$49,525

$2,700,000

$135,775

$1,600,000

$65,350

$2,700,000

$128,600

$1,250,000

$52,400

$2,750,000

$138,650

$1,650,000

$68,225

$2,750,000

$131,475

$1,300,000

$55,275

$2,800,000

$141,525

$1,700,000

$71,100

$2,800,000

$134,350

$1,350,000

$58,150

$2,850,000

$144,400

$1,750,000

$73,975

$2,850,000

$137,225

$1,400,000

$61,025

$2,900,000

$147,275

$1,800,000

$76,850

$2,900,000

$140,100

$1,450,000

$63,900

$2,950,000

$150,150

$1,850,000

$79,725

$2,950,000

$142,975

$1,500,000

$66,775

$3,000,000

$153,025

$1,900,000

$82,600

$3,000,000

$145,850

$1,550,000

$69,650

$3,050,000

$155,900

$1,950,000

$85,475

$3,050,000

$148,725

$1,600,000

$72,525

$3,100,000

$158,775

$1,200,000

$42,350

$3,100,000

$151,600

$1,650,000

$75,400

$3,150,000

$161,650

$1,250,000

$45,225

$3,150,000

$154,750

$1,700,000

$78,275

$3,200,000

$164,525

*Plus a further 7% for purchases by a Foreign person & entities

$3,200,000 $157,350 $1,300,000 $48,100 *Stamp Duty Amounts shown are for Australian Residents and must be confirmed with your solicitors


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