Kingfisher Halcyon Landing
A publication by Halcyon
Open Day 25 May page 5
Leap of a lifetime
In spite of poor weather, over 500 people
once a dream is fast becoming reality with
turned up to take a leisurely wander around
bookshelves in the library, the projector set
the community at a recent Open Day. Some
up and ready to roll in the cinema and the
however, did not want to brave the rain so
tennis court grassed… No longer is your
Halcyon is conducting another Open Day on
imagination required. You’ll also be amongst
Saturday 25 May from 10:00am – 1:00pm for
the first to preview the exquisite first release of
those who missed out, or anyone who simply
Stage 2, ‘The Entrance’. So come along, meet
wants another look at the Sunshine Coast’s
some of the home owners already living
best over 50’s lifestyle community!
the dream and expect a taste of Halcyon’s
Take a sneak preview of the 5-Star Recreation
traditional hospitality with light entertainment
Club as it nears completion and the finishing
and refreshments served on the day.
touches are made on what will soon be the heart of Halcyon Landing. What was page 8
A close shave Halcyon Landing 1
Stage 2 now selling
RSVP Contact the Sales Centre on 1800 050 050.
See page 3 for more information.
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Rec Club opening soon
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25 metre lap pool with spa Fully equipped gymnasium Full size bowling green Floodlit tennis court (which can be converted for croquet) Putting green Craft room Library Separate games room and dance floor Seated lounge Private cinema / meditation room
Saturday 25 May 10:00am – 1:00pm Life beginsatHalcyon.com.au
Stage 2 now selling T H E E NT R A N C E Following an unprecedented sales run that has seen 82 of the first 84 home sites released in Stage 1 sold in record time and almost 100 people now living in the community, Halcyon has had to fast forward plans for the second
stage of Halcyon Landing.
Boasting some of the largest home sites ever,
home, making the most of views towards
the first release of ‘The Entrance’ includes
the north east. Construction is due to begin
the Grand Series of homes, eight single level
in July on the homes that include upgraded
homes each with special treatments to give
and expanded landscaping as part of the total
the feeling of extra space. Also part of the new
release are seven new Boat Houses, dubbed
The Entrance will also showcase a new floor
‘The Wow Factor’ homes. Each contemporary
plan featuring a choice of two stunning façade
high-set Boat House features a huge three-car
options. Displaying a spectacular butler’s
garage, not available anywhere else… even
pantry and media room, the Grand Hayman
at any other Halcyon community. So there’s
and Grand Osprey are sure to create quite
plenty of room for toys or a hobby space.
Located close to the Recreation Precinct and
Early interest in The Entrance has been very
with average land sizes 20% larger than those
strong so come and check out the plans
in Stage 1, the design team has responded
before they are released to the wider public.
with some of the grandest home designs
For more information, come to the Open
Halcyon has ever delivered. More space has
Day on Saturday 25 May, or phone the
been created both inside and outside every
Sales Team on 1800 050 050. 3
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Bli Bli... Centre of the Sunshine Coast
Living in the centre of the Sunshine Coast means living close to nature with Mudjimba Beach,
Maroochy River with Mt Coolum in the background
the river, and the hinterland all within easy reach. Looking to head out shopping, dining or simply out and about? Drive north along the coast road or take the Sunshine Motorway to Noosa. To the south, Sunshine Plaza is just ten minutes away within easy reach across the Maroochy River Bridge. Closer to home, the new redeveloped River Markets Shopping Centre has got you covered for all of your daily needs. Bli Bliâ€˜s central location also serves as the perfect launch pad for jaunts west to discover the delights hidden deep within the hinterland.
Sunshine Plaza is the largest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast with over 220 specialty stores and Coles, Kmart, Myer and Target. The Riverwalk offers an array of restaurants and the 12 screen Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinema.
Mudjimba Beach looking towards Old Woman Island
Noosa National Park
Noosa Heads combines all the finer things in life including trendy Hastings Street with its designer boutiques, cafes, bustling bars and alfresco restaurants. Stunning beaches offset by the beauty of Noosa National Park are all in one compact area you can explore by foot.
Tee Tree Bay
The picturesque Sunshine Coast
Hinterland is only 20 minutes drive from Bli Bli. The charming, historic towns and villages of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton are rich with galleries, restaurants, curioâ€™s and breath taking scenery.
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Martins see the value of the downsize Many Halcyon home owners spent countless hours of research online and on foot inspecting all options before choosing to live in a Halcyon community. Not John and Dianne Martin who discovered Halcyon quite by coincidence. At the time, the couple were both loving life in their Chapel Hill home of 11 years in Brisbane’s Western Suburbs. Although John was semi-retired, they had talked about downsizing before however over 50’s lifestyle communities weren’t something they had ever discussed or even considered. An invitation to visit their daughter’s in-laws at Halcyon Waters at Hope Island started a chain of events that would prove life changing
John and Dianne Martin
anything like the Halcyon concept before,”
Things like proximity and ease of access to the beach, the Sunshine Motorway, the new golf course, the upgrading of the River Markets Shopping Centre and residential developments like Cutters Ridge made it more attractive.
said John. One look through the award
more attractive. “I think that Bli Bli has been a
out to lunch,” she laughed.
winning community and it didn’t take long for
bit of an ‘affordable sleeper’, that will maintain
the Martins to be impressed. “We liked the
When the new Recreation Club is completed
it’s charm going forward,” said John.
in just a matter of months, both Dianne and
Reset the calendar to May 2013 and the
John look forward to using the gym, trying out
Martins have been living at Halcyon Landing
bowls for the first time, yoga and anything else
for the sociable couple. “When we got there we didn’t really know what to expect, we hadn’t come across
quality of the houses, the clubhouse and all the facilities and thought that could work for us,” he said.
for nine weeks and to put it mildly, they love
The ball really started rolling when they
that sparks their interest. Dianne, who’s great-
their new lifestyle. “We are both delighted
discovered Halcyon was building a new
great-grandparents settled in Bli Bli many years
with the decision to make the move, it
community at Bli Bli. They liked the Sunshine
has exceeded our expectations,” said John.
ago, also intends to do some research tracing
Coast and had always enjoyed holidaying
“It’s hard to imagine this style of living until
there in the past. By now John was leading
you have actually experienced it and we love
the charge, Dianne however was a little more
it,” he added.
reluctant, but they made the trip up to check
Dianne says she has no regrets. “Once we
out the location of the site that was little more
moved in we got to know people here
her ancestry. John, who is a former president and 39-year member of the Brisbane Golf Club, is already a member of the future Maroochy River Golf Club and keenly awaits teeing off for his first round of 18-holes.
than dirt at the time.
straight away which was fantastic.” Nowadays
John, a veteran 40-year Property Valuer who
with less household chores to worry about
Until then John plays at the current Horton
ran his own practice, immediately realised the
there’s more time for themselves and the
Park Golf Club and still maintains a country
potential. Things like proximity and ease of
Martins social calendar is always full. “There’s
membership at his former club in Brisbane.
access to the beach, the Sunshine Motorway,
walking group three days a week, an arts
No doubt John, who plays off a six handicap
the new golf course, the upgrading of the
group gathering on Tuesday’s, social group
will prove useful when Halcyon Landing takes
River Markets Shopping Centre and residential
think tanks and once a month the ladies
on one of its sister communities in friendly golf
developments like Cutters Ridge made it
commandeer the community bus and head
games in the future.
Get into the swing Recent news of a Graham Marsh designed golf course being built nearby was given the big thumbs up by many home owners who plan to join the new club. We caught up with Club Manager, Charlie McGill for latest news. It’s official! What was once labelled to be
submissions due in matter of weeks and
the new Horton Park Golf Club, is now to
finalised plans for release to follow shortly
be known as the Maroochy River Golf Club.
after that,” said Mr McGill.
Club Manager Mr Charlie McGill said that the
As for the status on the number of holes at
existing Horton Park membership was asking
the new club, Charlie told us that the aim was
for naming suggestions, which then narrowed
to get the very best possible 18-hole course
down to two clear choices. A final vote
for members to play on before embarking on
ultimately determined the winning name that
the final nine holes that will ultimately make up
pays homage to the role that the river played
the 27-hole course.
in the history of the region.
News of the development is just another
Mr McGill went on to say that the $40 million
boost for Bli Bli and its surrounding areas
development was on track for completion
and particularly for future Halcyon Landing
around July 2014, despite some delays due
home owners, who will soon be living literally
to recent weather conditions. “We are also
minutes from the Sunshine Coast’s newest
on track for the clubhouse with architects’
Sue jumps for charity Just like Halcyon’s new TV commercial,
Knowing that like most grandparents, she
Halcyon Parks homeowner Sue Murdoch
would do anything for her grandchildren,
had a real-life first time experience, skydiving
Paul volunteered Sue to assist the Juvenile
from 14,000 feet above the Sunshine Coast
Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in their
freefalling 9000 feet in 65 seconds at 240kph,
recent fundraising endeavour.
before landing gracefully on Coolum Beach.
It was quite simple. All Sue had to do was raise
The heart-warming story of how someone
$1,000 and then jump out of an aeroplane
who normally won’t go on rides at amusement
at 14,000ft! The Murdoch’s daughter-in-law
parks ever came to take such a giant leap
and her 17 year-old daughter also agreed
involves three generations of the one family,
to participate resulting in three generations
love and a worthy, charitable cause.
of girls in the one family all simultaneously
As for Paul, well in his own words…
At 18 months of age, Sue’s 4 year-old
‘Jumping For A Cure.’ The Murdoch’s son Tim
“Somebody had to look after Summer, take
granddaughter Summer was diagnosed with
would also loved to have participated but he
photos and move the mattresses around at
Type 1 Diabetes. The Murdoch family, and
is on active deployment with the Australian
the landing site.”
in particular her parents, have coped with
Defence Force in Afghanistan.
The Murdoch’s would like to thank those in
the disease, but as with many other medical
The Murdoch family girls raised over $4,000
the Halcyon community for their generous
conditions the hope is that one day a cure
for Juvenile Diabetes Research that went
donations and would like to point out that
will be found. This is where Sue’s husband
toward the total of $83,700 raised by 55
what Sue did is proof that Life really does
and family patriarch Paul joins the story.
intrepid Queensland Participants.
begin at Halcyon.
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Halcyon shaves for a cure
Just like its sister communities at Caloundra
Take a stroll around the Halcyon Landing
and thought what a challenging thing to do
and Hope Island, the most popular form of
community and you can’t help but notice
and what a great challenge for our growing
transport at Halcyon Landing is the humble yet
that some of the home owners are sporting
community,” said Donna. “Part of my role
some rather short hairstyles at the moment.
here is to bring people together for a
Inspired by bubbly Community Manager
common cause and build community spirit, so
Donna Osborne, 22 brave home owners took
I was delighted when so many of the home
part in ‘The World’s Greatest Shave’ recently,
owners joined in.”
raising $14,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.
As a reward, Halcyon presented each of the participants with a special ‘Life begins at Halcyon’ cruiser bike for their gallant fund raising efforts. Donna meanwhile is awaiting her special trike which has all the boot space required for an always-on-the-go
practical bicycle. Whether it’s for fun, fitness, reliving youthful memories or simply picking up the mail, there’s always someone cycling past, giving you a wave as they go about their daily business.
Saturday 25 May 10:00am – 1:00pm
Community Manager, cycling the streets of Halcyon Landing! Halcyon Landing 27 Waigani Street, Bli Bli Qld 4560 Freecall 1800 050 050
Community Manager Donna Osborne before...
No stone was left unturned as home owners
Halcyon Parks 42 Meridan Way, Caloundra Qld 4551 Freecall 1800 007 280
rallied friends and family from around Australia and even overseas to sponsor them. For Donna and many others involved, this was both a first time experience and a personal challenge that had proved extremely gratifying. “I first got the idea after seeing a TV commercial
...and after the big shave!
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