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Mas­sively con­ve­nient and su­perbly se­cluded were the words Vantage Homes sales con­sul­tant Ian Rowe used to de­scribe the new $43 mil­lion res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment at For­est Glen. Mr Rowe said that within 72 hours of their mid-May launch they had sold three prop­er­ties.

“Look it’s in the price sweet spot and once peo­ple see where it is, it’s an ab­so­lute win­ner,” he said.

He said while there was a sub­stan­tial amount of de­vel­op­ment hap­pen­ing on the Sun­shine Coast, this was “gen­uinely dif­fer­ent”.

“Bud­erim For­est is the first ma­jor res­i­den­tial project ap­proved for this area,” he said. “It re­ally is a spec­tac­u­lar site and we def­i­nitely see it as a great in­vest­ment op­por­tu­nity with a num­ber of projects fore­cast in the area.

“It’s just over 8ha in to­tal, and there’s a nat­u­rally cleared 4ha par­cel right in the mid­dle of it, so we’re not touch­ing the for­est sur­round­ing the out­side perime­ter of the de­vel­op­ment.”

Mr Rowe said a bar­rier of about 50m of for­est would en­velop the hous­ing de­vel­op­ment main­tain­ing its pri­vacy and nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment into the fu­ture.

“The whole ethos of this de­vel­op­ment is to be submerged within the for­est, so we don’t want to touch that,” he said.

“You can’t see the de­vel­op­ment from the road … and there’s go­ing to be a 100m drive­way that winds its way through that for­est into the de­vel­op­ment.

“It’s a won­der­ful en­vi­ron­ment, and I mean ev­ery sin­gle per­son that has walked into that clear­ing where the de­vel­op­ment is go­ing to be, has all gone ‘wow’, with the as­pect, the na­ture, the birds, it re­ally is stun­ning.”

He said na­ture was not the only draw­card

to in­vest­ing into this de­vel­op­ment, with For­est Glen be­ing tagged as an emerg­ing com­mu­nity.

“You are a minute away from one of the top schools in Queens­land, a minute away from one of the best cafes on the coast, but also you’re a five-minute drive to Bud­erim, you’re 12 min­utes to Mooloolaba, you’re 14 min­utes to the hos­pi­tal and about a minute, de­pend­ing whether you’re go­ing south or north, to the Bruce High­way.

“For­est Glen is classed as an emerg­ing com­mu­nity with the Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil, so things are go­ing to hap­pen there.

“There’s a lot of talk about the po­ten­tial town cen­tre, we’re ex­cited with the fu­ture growth in For­est Glen.”

The de­vel­op­ment will be car­ried out in six stages, with civil con­struc­tion to start in July. Mr Rowe said they hoped to have the project com­pleted within three years.

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