The Courier-Mail - Home - - HOME - JANE PIN­DER

IT IS early days in the 30-year plan to cre­ate a 17,000-home com­mu­nity in Yarra­bilba but that was part of the at­trac­tion for Rachel and Tris­tan Tis­dell.

Pre­vi­ously liv­ing in Lo­gan, the Tis­dells moved into their new four-bed­room home be­fore Christ­mas.

“We moved here for what it’s go­ing to be, not what it is,” Ms Tis­dell said.

“There is a lot of in­fra­struc­ture planned for out here, like shops and schools. We got in while it was still cheap, be­fore ev­ery­thing goes in.”

Ms Tis­dell said she liked the com­mu­nity feel, and the lo­ca­tion suited them.

Lendlease re­cently re­leased 20 blocks at its new­est precinct, The Av­enues, which is close to the fu­ture pri­mary school site, and with com­mu­nity cen­tre, sec­ondary school and sport fields planned for nearby.

Blocks range from 320sq m to 690sq m, with land priced from $165,500 and house and land from $358,500.

Plan­ning for Yarra­bilba’s first district cen­tre in­cludes com­mer­cial and com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture to open within two years, in­clud­ing tav­ern, con­ve­nience store and med­i­cal cen­tre.

Lendlease’s Com­mu­ni­ties man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Matthew Mears said Yarra­bilba had record break­ing sales over the past cou­ple of months.

“Yarra­bilba is a liv­ing ex­am­ple of Lendlease’s con­tin­u­ing ef­forts to set new stan­dards for the fu­ture of com­mu­nity de­sign, cre­at­ing places where peo­ple feel like they be­long,” he said.

The 2012ha site will be­come home to more than 45,000 peo­ple over the next three decades, and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia Lo­gan Branch pres­i­dent Finn Jones said Yarra­bilba, as a satel­lite city, was an im­por­tant con­nec­tion in “tri­an­gle” of south­east Queens­land’s ur­ban hubs.

“It starts such a great tran­si­tion, and con­nec­tion, in terms of the way all of th­ese ar­eas may func­tion to­gether, rather than be­ing a void in­be­tween,” he said.

Mr Jones said de­liv­er­ing in­fra­struc­ture such as Yarra­bilba was vi­tal to Bris­bane be­com­ing a true “new world city” and able to com­pete on a global scale with the likes of Greater New York.

FU­TURE GROWTH: Tris­tan and Rachel Tis­dell have moved into a new four-bed­room home in Lendlease’s Yarra­bilba es­tate. Lendlease has re­leased 20 blocks at its new­est precinct, The Av­enues (top left), close to fu­ture schools, com­mu­nity cen­tre and sports...

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