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HALCYON A publication by Halcyon

FEBRUARY

2012

Lifestyle S E R I E S

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Halcyon Joey

Healthy News

Split Level Stunner

Halcyon Home Owner helps save abandoned Eastern Grey joey.

The latest on the Hope Island Health Precinct.

Take a look at Halcyon Landing’s new ‘Marcoola’. unique new ‘Marcoola’.

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of one of the mobs of Eastern Grey

‘Halcyon Joey’ is currently downing a bottle

Kangaroos that live in harmony with other

every four hours and will soon be dining on

local wildlife in the area. Halcyon Waters

pellets, lucern and grass.

has set aside parklands and more recently the ‘Eastern Grey Passage’ allowing the kangaroos and other local wildlife to connect to the vast natural parklands around Halcyon Waters and Hope Island.

The rescue of ‘Halcyon Joey’

Recently awarded 2012 Gold Coast Citizen of the year Trish is particularly fond of ‘Halcyon Joey’ and will oversee his 12 month long rehabilitation. In about seven months time he will be old enough to be

Local wildlife expert Trish Wimberley from

moved to a pre-release site to meet other

the Advancetown Wildlife Rescue was called

joeys his size and age and form a mob. The

in to take care of the little five month old

final step will be when ‘Halcyon Joey’ and his

joey, who should have been in the pouch for

new mob are released back into the wild at

at least another three months. The little fella

a special release site.

captured the hearts of home owners and Halcyon staff alike who offered to sponsor

While on a morning walk around

his rehabilitation and recovery.

Celebration Park, it was home owner Des

‘Halcyon Joey’, as he is referred to now, is

Heiner to the rescue when he stumbled

doing just fine under the watchful eyes of

across a joey who had been abandoned by

Trish and husband Terry, who created their

his mother. The joey’s mother is a member

Advancetown Wildlife Rescue 12 years ago.

Halcyon Days will be following his progress so keep a watch for updates and more photos in future editions.

Eastern Grey Passage

Boost in sales kicks off the New Year If you thought the festive season meant

The Government Building Boost coupled

is surrounded by world class golf courses,

putting things on hold, then you might need

with several interest rate drops, have given

kilometres of waterways and hundreds

to think again as December and January

the residential property market a much

of acres of natural parklands. Neighbours

moved against normal seasonal trends to

needed shot in the arm. With economists

include Sanctuary Cove, the Hope Island

become some of the busiest months of the

predicting further interest rate cuts early in

Resort and the future Hope Island Town

year. December saw 14 new home owners

the New Year, confidence is being restored

Centre. Add the new Mater Health Centre

move to Halcyon Waters, just in time to

as Gold Coast properties become more

into the mix and it’s the icing on the cake

spend their first Christmas and New Year at

affordable once again. This combined

for this beautiful island paradise.

home in the award winning community. Not

with the significant development currently

to be outdone, January has started 2012 in a

underway in Hope Island means over 50s,

So no rest for the Sales Team as they

fashion reminiscent of the good ole’ days.

both local and interstate, are discovering that

Project Director Marie Cone reports, “The

Hope Island is the retirement playground of

strong sales that we have been experiencing

South East Queensland”.

are a combination of a variety of factors.

And it’s not hard to see why. Hope Island

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prepare now for the final release of new homes ‘The Lifestyle Series’. For a sneak preview of this much awaited series of homes, contact the Sales Team today to secure your place in this piece of paradise.


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In 2012 it’s all about your lifestyle Whether it’s the homes, the outlook, the community or the location you can’t help but wonder if Halcyon has saved their very best until last. Taking innovation to the next level the new ‘Lifestyle Series’ release of homes combines all the elements, culminating in the ultimate in over 50’s living. Halcyon’s favourite architectural designs have been upgraded and beautifully treated with stylish new stone porticos and columns, stunning timber doors and elegant colour choices. European styled kitchens and appliances, upgraded Alfresco entertaining areas and an exceptional 8-Star energy efficiency rating means that these homes are second to none. Just imagine, it’s a glorious Gold Coast day, and you are sitting under cover on a perfectly orientated Alfresco area that has been purpose designed to make the most of the Queensland weather. Tantalising smells emanate from the built in BBQ as you watch the daily migration of the Eastern Greys while they bounce along in front of your eyes. Now that’s lifestyle!

Exclusive pre-public only launch 25 February

Next it’s time to stroll or cycle down to the 5-Star Leisure Club and enjoy a refreshing swim, a relaxing movie or perhaps even a brisk work out in the gym. Then maybe a round of golf, bowls or some competitive tennis with friends. The lifestyle package that comes with each new ‘Lifestyle Series’ home caters for it all. With the ‘Lifestyle Series’ public launch set for March, take advantage of the off the plan savings available at our exclusive pre-public launch on 25 February. This day is limited to you and will be held on site with a BBQ and

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refreshments. So if it’s lifestyle you’re looking for, join us or call into the Sales Office to find out how you can secure your new home. And ask about the Lifestyle package too!


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Good H is on its Dr Bevan Geissmann, Cr Grant Pforr, State Member Michael Crandon, Mater Executive Director Don Murray

Mater comes to Hope Island It won’t be long now before home owners

Gold Coast region. “Hope Island and the

at Halcyon Waters will be able to simply

North Shore of the Gold Coast have been

stroll over to the new Mater Health Centre

identified as a region where Mater’s services

to pick up a prescription or visit the physio.

would benefit the community,” Mr Murray

You can literally see the 1450m2 facility

said.

coming out of the ground as construction work progresses on the single level facility. The $6million development is the result of a unique alliance between Halcyon and Mater Health Services and is expected to be a popular addition to the local community, delivering seamless holistic health services. Labelled the Gold Coast’s first multidisciplinary medical centre, the Mater Health Centre will be home to a comprehensive range of health services. Specialist suites, allied health services, radiology/medical imaging, Mater Pharmacy and a Mater Pathology collection centre are just some of the services offered. Halcyon has also secured leases with general practitioners and dental practitioners to complete the modern health facility.

“This proposal includes a number of opportunities available for private specialists to practice in the medical suites, giving local residents access to specialist care in a number of disciplines in one convenient location,” he said. Halcyon Joint Managing Director Dr Bevan Geissmann said he had experienced first hand the ‘quality of care and people that is Mater’ during his years in medical service. “We are obviously delighted and proud to be associated with Mater Health Services and together we plan to deliver not only a great multi disciplinary health centre, but a great outcome for the people of the Northern end of the Gold Coast,” Dr Geissmann said.

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane and Redland Executive Director Don Murray said Mater was committed to meeting the growing health care needs of the Northern

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An artist’s impression of the


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Health s way... Arcare creates modern facility

new Mater Health Centre

More good news for Hope Island with the

All bedrooms will be single with individual

announcement of a new Arcare aged care

ensuite bathrooms as well as providing

facility to be constructed in the Halcyon

warm and inviting communal living and

Health Precinct. One of Australia’s leading

dining rooms. The residents will also enjoy

providers of aged care services, Arcare

an on site café, beauty salon and Arcare’s

chose Hope Island because of the significant

first ever physiotherapy service that will

development prospects of the North Shore

be provided via Active Rehabilitation

region, believing that it was an ideal location

Physiotherapy, in conjunction with the

in which to establish their 17th community

Mater Health Centre. When operational

orientated aged care facility.

the Arcare facility will employ over 130

Arcare Hope Island will showcase a

people in key sectors such as nursing,

contemporary take on the best traditional

hospitality, maintenance and administration,

Queensland architecture creating a truly

all committed to genuine care.

stunning modern aged care facility. The 108 bed facility will cater for both low (hostel) and high (nursing home) residents. The facility will also provide a specialised ‘Sensitive Care Unit’ catering for the needs of residents with a diagnosis of Dementia or Alzheimers.

Cr Grant Pforr & Arcare CEO Colin Singh

An artist’s impression of Arcare Hope Island Residential Aged Care Facility

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It’s all about the neighbours Even if the ‘12 wine glasses’ syndicate ever

home. They helped us with agents, even

wins Gold Lotto, Roger and Marlene Glover

came to support us at the auction” said

wouldn’t trade their new home at Halcyon

Marlene.

Waters for anything else. The ‘12 wine glasses’ syndicate is, in fact a shining example of why their new home means so much to them. In 33 years living in their large Gold Coast canal front home, the Glover’s only ever knew a few of their neighbours, which takes us back to the ‘12 wine glasses syndicate’. Roger explains “The syndicate is

We call Halcyon home

For Roger even the day they moved in was memorable for all the right reasons. The removalists van had broken down a couple of houses up from the Glover’s new home. Normally this would be a problem, not so at Halcyon Waters. In a gesture the Glover’s will never forget, a new neighbour had already

This is our story Roger and Marlene Glover

seen Roger’s dilemma and in no time a large

incidentally is the co-creator of the best

4wd and a heavy-duty tow rope had towed

selling cupcake publication ‘The Primrose

the van up to the correct address.

Cupcake Bakery Book’) along with her film

Now we have neighbours who are close

As for the home, they have replaced

director husband and their two sons, aged

friends after just 2 months of living here”.

the waterfront view for a natural change

17 and 11, flew in from London. Also flying

of scenery that includes kangaroos and

in for Christmas from Sydney this time was

cockatoos. “We’ve downsized but not

the Glover’s son and his partner, who Roger

horrendously” laughed Marlene. Take a look

and Marlene fondly call their ‘other daughter’.

around their ‘Sandpiper’ Terrace home with

It seems 11 year old grandson Ned was

its soaring ceilings and you would agree. “The

in his element over Christmas, spotting

house is huge, this is our dream home and it

‘roos and playing soccer with his ‘Gran and

an idea a group of us came up with at one of the street parties we have here regularly, it’s something we couldn’t have done before!

The experience of moving to Halcyon Waters made a series of lasting impressions on the Glovers from the moment they first arrived at the multiple award winning community for a look around. “The welcome from the Sales staff was absolutely fantastic” said Roger. “And we were taken by all the space, wide streets and way the homes

comes with the best neighbours we’ve ever had,” she said.

Pop’ and the rest of the family down at Celebration Park. Overall the reaction from

are set back from the street” he added.

The Glovers are equally proud of their

the family on Roger and Marlene’s new

A look inside two of the display homes

unique Terraced backyard with its outdoor

home and lifestyle was unanimous. “You’ve

and the retired head honcho of Glover

setting and sandstone tiles. This Terrace

done the right thing, this place is incredible,

Form, (a building company involved in the

boasts 9 varieties of citrus trees with a few

it’s perfect for you” they said. Roger and

construction of homes at Sovereign Island

chillies and peppers thrown in for good

Marlene couldn’t agree more. “We are

and along Hedges Avenue) and his wife

measure. Roger is also particularly proud of

over the moon, we really feel like this is a

knew this was for them.

the passionfruit vine that is flourishing and

better life that we are living now. We also

filled with luscious fruit.

know that if we really needed any help, our

Sales staff who were there with us all the

The first Christmas in their new home was

neighbours would be there for us through

way throughout the process of selling our

also special. The Glover’s daughter, (who

thick and thin as we would be for them.”

“We really appreciated the efforts of the

One of Halcyon Waters unquie Terrace backyards

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Halcyon takes retirement living to a new level Each new Halcyon lifestyle community delivers something new and at Halcyon Landing the list is extensive. Once again, the design team have come up with something special, and it’s completely unique to Halcyon Landing. The striking Marcoola is one of the new Coastal series homes, created to make the most of the local conditions. In the true spirit of the beach house, the homes feature both an upper and a lower level. Downstairs it’s all about space for the ‘toys’ with room for up to three vehicles, or two vehicles and extra room for hobbies or storage. Brush off the sand and head to the upper level and immediately you’re struck by the sensation of space. The spacious open plan layout was designed to take advantage of the Northerly aspect, For more information on Halcyon

capturing both the views and breezes

Landing or the Marcoola contact

that flow through this contemporary

Adrian Gilbert on 1800 050 050

beach house.

The Marcoola

Halcyon Parks

Focus on health and well being

of 10 home owners, one instructor

Like all Halcyon communities, the

neighbours. All this activity has

and even the Community Manager,

focus for 2012 is all about health

produced a couple of Queensland

Kate Clark, practised diligently for

and wellbeing, and at Halcyon Parks

State Representatives in the form of

weeks before performing their

the home owners have embraced

table tennis ace Kay Proctor and top

energetic Zumba routines in front of

the notion. ‘Commit to be fit’ beach

notch lawn bowler Margo Fairbairn.

approximately 200 home owners at

walks; Aqua Aerobics; Tai Chi; Yoga;

Both ladies recently competed in

the Christmas party.

Table Tennis; Feldenkrais; Croquet;

their respective Australian titles

Lawn bowls; Golf; Line Dancing and

performing admirably, although

now Zumba! These are just some of

narrowly missing out on taking home

the activities that the home owners

an Australian title.

get together to enjoy on a regular

The latest craze to hit Halcyon Parks

basis, at the same time keeping fit

is ‘Zumba Gold’ and it’s a hit with

and having fun with friends and

the ladies and gents alike. A group

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HALCYON A publication by Halcyon

Halcyon Expo If you wanted to see a perfect example of the vast range of home owner interest groups and activities on offer, you should have been at Halcyon Waters’ recent Health and Lifestyle Expo. It was a close

‘Aunty Dots’ Macaroni

up look at what really goes on behind the

Ingredients

gates.

1 cup uncooked macaroni

From arts and craft to Zumba and

1 large onion (chopped)

everything in between, it really was the A

4 rashers bacon (chopped)

to Z of all things active, interesting and fun.

125g cheddar cheese (grated)

Booths were dotted around the community

440g tin tomato soup (Rosella brand preferred)

with home owners only too pleased to

Small pinch cayenne (optional)

hand out advice and a ‘fact sheet’ about the

‘Krummies’ to sprinkle on top

special interest group or activity that they

Method 1. Cook macaroni 2. Fry onion and bacon together 3. Combine all ingredients 4. Mix in tin of soup 5. Put in casserole dish 6. Cover with ‘Krummies’ 7. Heat in oven for approximately 30 minutes

are so passionate about. Existing home owners also got the chance to check out new interests that they had never tried before, mingling with prospective purchasers throughout the day. Although not so much an activity, the BBQ was another hit, with Expo goers lining up to enjoy a snack as they wandered around the community.

• UDIA National Winner – Seniors’ Living

Santa pays a visit

• UDIA Qld Winner – Seniors’ Living

While the reindeers joined the kangaroos

• UDIA Qld Winner – Affordable Housing

down at Celebration Park for a bit of a spell,

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Santa opted for a golf buggy to spread some

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Waters on Christmas Day. With Grandchildren visiting their Grandparents for Christmas, it wasn’t long before ‘Santa’ (who looked surprisingly similar to popular Halcyon Waters’ caretaker Mark Young) was the centre of attention, handing out treats and good wishes to all. It was like a scene from the Pied Piper as

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Santa wound his way through the streets, where many of the homes were decorated with lights to celebrate the festive season. Then Santa made his way back down to the Lakehouse and Celebration Park to find Rudolph and the rest of the gang, before continuing on his long journey! 8

Halcyon Waters 1 Halcyon Way, Hope Island Qld 4212 Freecall 1800 626 488 Halcyon Parks 42 Meridan Way, Caloundra Qld 4551 Freecall 1800 007 280 Halcyon Landing 2 Bli Bli Road, Bli Bli Qld 4560 Freecall 1800 050 050

Photographs and illustrations are intended to be a visual aid only. Halcyon gives no warranty and makes no representation to the accuracy or sufficiency of any description, illustration, photograph or statement contained in this publication and accepts no liability for any loss suffered by any person who relies wholly or partly upon the information presented. All information is subject to change without notice.

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