Life begins at Halcyon

About Us

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Our mission

• Provide superior value to Australia's over 50's home owners through a complete understanding of their lifestyle needs and desires, with innovative home design and community facilities. All in a safe, vibrant, attractive and well-maintained Halcyon community.

• Provide the highest quality customer service to home owners, delivered by well trained and highly motivated staff members.

• Provide a commitment to treating our customers, employees, suppliers and partners according to how we would wish to be treated ourselves.

The Halcyon symbol

Halcyon: A bird identified with the Kingfisher, held in ancient legend to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice, purposely calming the waters while the eggs incubate. Thus ‘Halcyon’ is associated with calm and a golden happiness, which became associated with wealth.

And so it came to be that we named our company Halcyon and the Kingfisher forms our logo.

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Award winning communities

Halcyon is honoured to have our communities recognised by key industry bodies for excellence. We wish to thank everybody for their support and will continue to strive to create the best lifestyle communities for Australia’s over 50's.

2006 UDIA Qld Winner - Halcyon Parks - Affordable Housing
2007 UDIA National Finalist - Halcyon Parks - Affordable Housing
2007 MBA National Finalist - Halcyon Parks - Lifestyle Housing for Seniors
2008 UDIA Qld Winner - Halcyon Waters - Seniors' Living
2009 UDIA National Winner - Halcyon Waters - Seniors' Living
2009 UDIA Qld Winner - Halcyon Waters - Affordable Housing
2009 UDIA Qld Winner - Halcyon Waters - Seniors' Living
2009 QMBA Gold Coast Winner - Halcyon Waters - Outdoor Living & Landscaping
2009 QMBA Gold Coast Winner - Halcyon Waters - Lifestyle Housing for Seniors
2009 MBA National Winner – Halcyon Waters - Lifestyle Housing for Seniors
2010 UDIA National Finalist - Halcyon Waters - Affordable Development & Seniors' Living
2013 Living Smart Glossies Award Winner - Halcyon Landing - Affordable Living
2013 six-leaf EnviroDevelopment certification (UDIA)
2013 UDIA Qld Winner - Halcyon Landing - President's Award
2013 UDIA Qld Winner - Halcyon Landing - Seniors' Living
2013 UDIA Qld Winner - Halcyon Landing - Excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Development
- Built Form
2013 UDIA Qld Winner - Halcyon Landing - Excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Development
- Land Based
2014 UDIA National Winner - Halcyon Landing - Seniors' Living
2016 UDIA Qld Winner - Vision by Halcyon - Seniors’ Living

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Our charities and corporate partners

Halcyon communities are proudly affiliated with and supporters of many external community organisations. These relationships add enormous value to the fabric and character of our communities and in part help to create the ‘special’ feeling that is often attributed to them.

National appeals supported by home owners and Halcyon:
Red Cross - Haiti Earthquake Appeal
Red Cross - Victoria Bushfire Appeal
Shave for a cure
Movember
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Charities and Benefits supported:
Queensland Cancer Council
Heart Foundation
Camp Quality
Melanoma Patients Australia
Ovarian Cancer Australia
Hear and Say Centre
Y Care (SEQ) Inc
Smile for a Child Foundation
Police Citizens Youth Clubs
Fred Hollows Foundation
Leukeamia Foundation

Organisations affiliated with:
Paradise Point Bowls Club
Gold Coast Country Club
Caloundra Private Hospital
Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company
Pacific Paradise Bowls Club
Maroochy River Golf Club

Corporate partners

Halcyon is very fortunate to work with companies and organisations that have supported and believed in our vision. Without their belief and commitment our communities would not be what they are today. We value these key team members as more than just consultants or contractors… they are our partners. Halcyon recognises and wishes to thank the following corporate entities for their ongoing support:

Arcare
Bank of Queensland
Bennett & Bennett
Cardno Lawson Treloar
Creative Ink Advertising
DC8 Studio
Edge Design Interiors
Gilbert & Sutherland
Griffith University
Integral Landscare Architect & Vision Planning
Knobel Consulting
Mater Health Centre
MPS Architects
Place Planning Design Environment
TMD Online
Total Vision

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A family company

Fuelled by a desire to change the face of retirement living by simply giving people what they wanted, Halcyon was established in 2004. Legal Practitioner, Mr Paul Melville and Medical Practitioner, Dr Bevan Geissmann saw a huge gap in the retirement market that they felt was not being met. The founding directors were familiar with traditional retirement communities but felt that this outdated model was not meeting the wants and needs of Australia’s over 50's.

So, working with a passionate team of consultants determined to make a difference, the Halcyon model was created. This revolutionary new model would allow home owners to buy a new architect designed home in a gated master planned community, free up capital from their existing home and join a community of like-minded people.

Over 1000 people now live in Halcyon lifestyle communities on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts in South East Queensland. At Halcyon we are proud to call ourselves a family company, not a public entity. We aim to continue evolving and creating the best and most unique master planned lifestyle communities designed exclusively for Australia’s over 50's.

The Halcyon Board

The Halcyon Board is charged with delivering the vision, purpose and strategy for the company as well as overseeing all financial and accounting responsibilities, and managing all areas of operational performance from construction to sales to customer satisfaction.

The Halcyon Board boasts a wealth of experience across a range of business sectors including Medicine, Law, Real Estate, Construction, Marketing and Investment Banking.

Dr. Bevan Geissmann MBBS BSc Med

General Medical Practitioner in Brisbane for 19 years, Bevan graduated from University of Queensland and has been involved in design and management of retirement communities for over 16 years.

Paul Melville LL.B.

Paul graduated in 1982 from the Queensland Institute of Technology with a degree in law. Paul has over 20 years' experience in the legal sector and has been involved in the retirement industry for over 18 years.

Archie Douglas B.Comm (Qld), FAICD

A founding director of PRD, Archie has over 35 years working in various capacities with real estate experience in residential and commercial projects. He was on REIQ Board of Directors from 1991 - 1993.

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Our mission

Our mission

To provide superior value to Australia's over 50's home owners through a complete understanding of their lifestyle needs and desires.

read more
Award winning communities

Award winning communities

Halcyon is honoured to have our communities recognised by key industry bodies for excellence. We wish to thank everybody for their support.

read more
Our charities and corporate partners

Our charities and corporate partners

Halcyon communities are proudly affiliated with and supporters of many external community organisations. These relationships add enormous value to the fabric and character of our communities.

read more
A family company

A family company

Fuelled by a desire to change the face of retirement living by simply giving people what they wanted, Halcyon was established in 2004.

read more

Pimpama

Pimpama
Halcyon Greens

Bli Bli

Bli Bli
Halcyon Lakeside

Hope Island

Hope Island
Vision By Halcyon

Caboolture

Caboolture
Halcyon glades

Bli Bli

Bli Bli
Halcyon Landing

Hope Island

Hope Island
Halcyon Waters

Caloundra

Caloundra
Halcyon Parks