Ar­ray of coastal life­style choices fit for a king

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WITH the town cen­tre ex­pan­sion un­der way, Pel­i­can Wa­ters is evolv­ing into one of the Sun­shine Coast’s most de­sir­able des­ti­na­tions to live, work and play.

Known for beau­ti­ful water­front views, gor­geous hous­ing and the golf course precinct, it is claimed to be the Sun­shine Coast life­style of choice.

It has been a year to re­mem­ber for the res­i­den­tial com­mu­nity, high­lighted by the suc­cess of its new water­front and wa­ter-view land at The Quays and ma­jor progress be­ing made on the world-class ma­rina and town cen­tre de­vel­op­ment.

Lux­ury res­i­den­tial sanc­tu­ary the Car­lyle Ter­races has been an­other strong per­former.

With stage one built, at­ten­tion has swung to the larger, stage-two ter­race homes of­fer­ing fu­ture ma­rina views.

The ma­rina de­sign is well un­der way, fur­ther trans­form­ing Pel­i­can Wa­ters into a life­style des­ti­na­tion in its own right.

Com­pris­ing 80–100 wet berths and state-of-the-art dry stack stor­age for up to 300 ves­sels, the ma­rina will form the heart of the vi­brant new town cen­tre project, fea­tur­ing a mix of din­ing, re­tail and com­mer­cial busi­nesses sur­rounded by a modern mixed-den­sity res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment.

Other high­lights for the es­tate this year in­clude the con­struc­tion of a child­care cen­tre at the en­trance to the fu­ture town cen­tre and the of­fi­cial open­ing of Scrib­bly Gum Park – an in­no­va­tive all-abil­ity sen­sory play­ground.

En­com­pass­ing 810ha of wa­ter-based liv­ing, Pel­i­can Wa­ters of­fers a mix of res­i­den­tial land, fea­tur­ing both water­front and dry home sites. With larger-style blocks, all with un­der­ground ser­vices, and the bonus of no traf­fic lights, this com­mu­nity is the ideal lo­ca­tion to raise a fam­ily or re­tire in style.

It is th­ese gen­er­ous open spa­ces and the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment that sets Pel­i­can Wa­ters apart from all other res­i­den­tial es­tates.

Built with lo­ca­tion in mind, the Pel­i­can Wa­ters town cen­tre and ma­rina is right in the heart of the es­tate. With Coles, Wool­worths, res­tau­rants, cafes, a med­i­cal cen­tre, ser­vice sta­tion, child­care fa­cil­i­ties and plenty of park­ing, it re­ally does of­fer ev­ery­thing – ex­cept the crowds.

Home to Greg Nor­man’s first world-class res­i­den­tial golf course, Pel­i­can Wa­ters Golf Club is the per­fect lo­ca­tion for golf en­thu­si­asts. Com­pris­ing 6289m of golf course, sur­rounded by ex­ist­ing land­scape, it de­liv­ers a chal­leng­ing golf­ing ter­rain, im­pres­sive driv­ing range, prac­tice putting and a golf shop.

Con­tin­ued land de­vel­op­ment around the town cen­tre has seen me­dian house prices steadily in­crease from $600,000 in 2014 to $746,000 at April 2018.

Unit prices sit at $489,500 af­ter reach­ing $515,000 last year. Land prices are $405,000, up from $322,000 last year. Most house sales are in the $600,000–$1 mil­lion range, with 37 above that for the past year.

Caloun­dra City Pri­vate School has been a ma­jor boost to the area, sup­ple­ment­ing Golden Beach State Pri­mary School and Unity Col­lege at Caloun­dra West.

The 810ha hold­ing that com­prises Pel­i­can Wa­ters was pur­chased in 1946 by the Hen­zell fam­ily. Stretch­ing from Golden Beach to Bells Creek, the land was bought for 2000 British pounds.

Roy Hen­zell shared his grand­fa­ther’s vi­sion and made Pel­i­can Wa­ters a re­al­ity.

The first land re­lease in 1989 saw de­vel­op­ment un­der way and it soon be­came sought-af­ter real es­tate. More than 2000 home sites sur­rounded by man-made canals emerged into an en­vi­able com­mu­nity.

There are 35 dif­fer­ent species of flora and fauna nes­tled in Pel­i­can Wa­ters. The main fo­cus is to keep the na­tive plants in or­der to re­tain the sub­urb’s beauty and en­cour­age wildlife to flour­ish.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

EN­VI­ABLE: One of its stand-out fea­tures, Pel­i­can Wa­ters is home to Greg Nor­man’s first world-class res­i­den­tial golf course.

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