Pineapple project out of the blocks
THE first blocks have been released at a $500 million residential community in Central Queensland.
Developer Homecorp will convert the 130ha former pineapple farm into 950 lots during the next decade, with about 2500 people expected to live at The Pines on completion.
The masterplan includes various lot sizes and home designs, retail space, 55ha of surrounding commercial land, more than 25ha of open space and 10km of walking and cycling paths.
Homecorp CEO Ron Bakir said the precinct was integral to Capricorn Coast economic development and job creation.
More than $2 million has already been spent on infrastructure and roads, including the intersection of the Rockhampton Yeppoon Rd and the future The Pines Boulevard.
“Over the next 10 years, The Pines will help create more than 500 job opportunities for the region,” Mr Bakir said.
He described it as one of the most significant residential developments in Yeppoon’s construction history, promising it would revolutionise the area’s property market while bringing Australia’s leading broadband and communication technology to residents.
The sales centre would show an overview of the masterplanned community, including all recreational and open spaces, while a home design centre would allow buyers to use an interactive touch screen to visualise individual house designs on a block within the community.
An upgraded trail will lead from Yeppoon’s CBD to The Pines’ community, familyfriendly dog parks and an allweather sport and recreation precinct.
“It’s a special moment for me as CEO of Homecorp to witness the start of something so special,” Mr Bakir said.
“This place will be home to thousands of connected and happy people all enjoying the unique benefits of a cuttingedge community that everyone will want to be part of.”