Spend your Hal­cyon days in style

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Hal­cyon’s Lake­side com­mu­nity at Bli Bli has won the Se­niors Liv­ing cat­e­gory at the 2018 UDIA Qld Mitchell Brandt­man Awards for Ex­cel­lence this month.

In a state­ment re­leased by the UDIA, the com­mu­nity was recog­nised for ad­dress­ing a chal­leng­ing hill­side to­pog­ra­phy to de­liver a pedes­trian friendly vil­lage that has an En­vi­roDevel­op­ment cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

“The di­ver­sity of dwelling types, land­scap­ing and el­e­va­tional treat­ments have cre­ated streetscapes that foster com­mu­nity en­gage­ment,” it said. “Hal­cyon utilised the to­pog­ra­phy to their ad­van­tage to open up view cor­ri­dors and pro­vide pri­vacy for res­i­dents.”

Hal­cyon Lake­side is the third project of Hal­cyon’s on the Sunshine Coast fol­low­ing the cre­ation of its Hal­cyon Parks and Hal­cyon Land­ing com­mu­ni­ties, which have also been UDIA award re­cip­i­ents in a range of cat­e­gories, along its sis­ter Gold Coast pro­jects Vision by Hal­cyon and Hal­cyon Wa­ters.

The win qual­i­fied Hal­cyon Lake­side for a nom­i­na­tion in the 2018 UDIA Na­tional Awards.

Hal­cyon joint man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Be­van Geiss­mann said the Sunshine Coast had been a happy ground for the com­pany in terms of mar­ket trac­tion and in­dus­try recog­ni­tion.

“We are de­lighted that our on­go­ing ef­forts to de­liver the best pos­si­ble lifestyle op­tions for over 50s on the Sunshine Coast have been recog­nised by the UDIA once again,” Dr Geiss­mann said.

He said Hal­cyon Lake­side had en­joyed out­stand­ing sales suc­cess and mar­ket ac­cep­tance.

“In just over two years we’ve made over 200 sales to­talling more than $120 mil­lion since the first home­owner moved into Hal­cyon Lake­side,” he said.

In ad­di­tion to win­ning awards, the com­mu­nity has also wel­comed top quality events, with celebrity chef Matt Golin­ski drop­ping in for a demon­stra­tion last month.

Mr Golin­ski and gar­dener Gary Hands from Kook­aburra Or­gan­ics pre­sented a Pad­dock to Plate event on Oc­to­ber 30.

The pair pre­sented a ses­sion to the res­i­dents on grow­ing “crops in pots’’, which was fol­lowed by a cook­ing les­son us­ing the freshly-grown pro­duce from the com­mu­nity’s veggie patch.

Mr Golin­ski said cook­ing with fresh, lo­cally sourced pro­duce re­quired a dif­fer­ent mind­set – but the results were worth it.

“Grow­ing your own in­gre­di­ents is such a sat­is­fy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and gives you a dif­fer­ent kind of re­spect for the way you con­sume them,” he said.

Mr Hands said the work­shops helped peo­ple pro­duc­tively cre­ate their own food gar­dens.

“Any­one can do it,” he said.

“When you see the results – the pho­tos from our par­tic­i­pants who’ve ac­tu­ally gone home and cre­ated their own food-pro­duc­ing gar­dens – you know you are on the right track.”

The award-win­ning Hal­cyon Lake­side com­mu­nity at Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast; celebrity chef Matt Golin­ski and gar­dener Gary Hands from Kook­aburra Or­gan­ics pre­sented a Pad­dock to Plate event re­cently.

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