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Kingfisher Halcyon Landing

A publication by Halcyon

May 2013

Open Day 25 May page 5

Hidden delights

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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

Open Day

Saturday 25 May 10:00am – 1:00pm Life


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

Grand Osprey

stage of Halcyon Landing.

Grand Hayman

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.

a stir.

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

Halcyon Landing

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 Bli‘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

Hastings Street

The Hinterland

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, curio’s and breath taking scenery.

Glasshouse Mountains

Eumundi Markets


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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’

golf course.

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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Pedal power

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.

Open Day

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!


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.


Halcyon Waters 1 Halcyon Way, Hope Island Qld 4212 Freecall 1800 626 488

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