BUYERS ARE FEELING THE HARMONY
A developer has fast-tracked its latest land release to meet demand from locals and interstate seachangers.
AVID Property Group general manager Queensland Bruce Harper said the development, Harmony, was the largest masterplanned community in Palmview, about 85km north of Brisbane.
He said they had now released their latest neighbourhood Unity, which offers 34 additional blocks of land ranging in size from 250sq m to 505sq m.
“Residential property demand is surging in the region and as prices continue to rise, buyers are increasingly looking for affordable land options in desirable locations,” Mr Harper said.
“Over the past year, demand in the region has grown exponentially as more people look to build their own homes in well-known property ‘hot spots’.”
Along with the early land release, AVID Property Group opened the community space Grand Linear Park had opened three months ahead of schedule. Mr Harper said the park was five times the size of other standard parks on the Sunshine Coast.
“The Grand Linear Park will serve as a catalyst for wellbeing and connectivity for residents and tourists alike,” he said.
The first $3.1 million phase consists of 2ha of community space and features three separate play areas for locals to explore.
A set of six swings, two table tennis areas and a 30.2m multi-play structure with a slide, spider’s web, swinging ropes and stepping stones would be available for children of all ages and abilities.
According to the State Government’s Queensland Regional Profiles — Sunshine Coast Local Government Area, April 2017, the Sunshine Coast’s population is projected to grow from 311,550 to 453,000 by 2036.
Once complete, Mr Harper said Harmony would account for more than 4800 homes for about 12,000 of those future residents.
“Our new neighbourhood will encourage residents to stay active right on their doorstep with extensive walking and bike trails, a 5ha recreation park and a 1ha local park,” he said.
Sunshine Coast resident Alyssa Jackson and her partner James Newcombe, who recently moved from Canberra, have purchased a block of land in Harmony and hope to move into their new home early next year.
“It’s pretty competitive to purchase a block of land at Harmony; there were other buyers lining up for almost two hours before the sales centre even opened,” Ms Jackson said.
”Harmony’s location was what really encouraged us to purchase in the area – the proximity to the highway, University of the Sunshine Coast, hospital and the shops in the Maroochydore CBD make it a very convenient location to live.”
Ms Jackson said they decided to build a new home to take advantage of the first home owners’ grant.
“We wanted to get into the property market so that we could pay off a mortgage rather than continue to pay money renting,” she said.
An artist's impression of AVID Property’s Grand Linear Park at Harmony in Palmview on the Sunshine Coast.