Life begins at Halcyon

The Halcyon difference

Almost 15 years after setting out on this journey, we’re just as passionate about what we do. We’re proud to have built a reputation for quality, value, customer service and the innovation that saw us champion many firsts in the lifestyle community sector.

Halcyon was the first over 50s developer to deliver superior energy-rated homes in Australia. The first to build houses with energy-efficient and environment-sensitive Hebel panelling. And the first to achieve a UDIA six-leaf EnviroDevelopment Certification for an Australian retirement project.

We’re now developing Australia’s first golf and residential lifestyle community – Halcyon Greens - on the Gold Coast. Our biggest community yet, Halcyon Greens overlooks the lush fairways of Gainsborough Greens Golf Course. And we’ll be unveiling two new communities in South East Queensland in 2019.

With so much more to come, we’re continuing as we started - leading and innovating to deliver outstanding lifestyle communities.

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Quality, innovation and sustainability

Your new Halcyon home is designed for living and built for life - a promise underpinned by Halcyon’s Triple Guarantee. For us, it’s not just about building a house. It’s creating a home that meets your needs, keeps you comfortable, and suits your lifestyle long into the future.

Halcyon’s Triple Guarantee - superior energy rating, Livable Housing Design (LHD) and patented relocatability - is what makes our homes different from others in the marketplace. These elements lower your costs of living, ensure your home is future-proofed to adapt to your changing needs, and give you legal certainty.

Firstly, Halcyon’s superior energy-rated homes lower the costs of living and create homes that are more comfortable to live in. They reflect passive solar design, have three levels of insulation and are built with environmentally sensitive materials like steel and Hebel. This delivers homes that are cooler in summer, warmer in winter and cheaper to run.

All new homes have 3kW solar panels as standard, harnessing the power of the sun to drive down your energy costs even further.

Secondly, our adoption of Livable Housing Design means our new homes are future-proofed with design that anticipates changes in your mobility. LHD supports ageing in place and creates homes that are easily accessible and adaptable. You can stay in your home for longer, in safety and comfort.

We embrace LHD’s Silver Level as standard. This means new homes have features like a no-step entry, wider hallways and doors, hobless shower recess, and bathroom walls with noggings to install grab rails. Applying these subtle design features during construction saves you the cost and hassle of retrofitting them down the track.

Finally, each of our new homes reflects Halcyon’s patented relocatable design (Patent Number 2009243510), which has revolutionised Australia’s manufactured home industry. This means we fix each home directly to its slab, so there are no false or squeaky floors. It also complies fully with Queensland’s Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003, giving you legal certainty.

As you can see, Halcyon’s Triple Guarantee is our promise to deliver you comfort, confidence, peace of mind and legislative certainty.

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Award winning communities

We’re delighted to wear the crown as Australia’s most awarded lifestyle community developer. Our communities have been acknowledged and applauded by the nation’s peak development industry body, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). At the state level we’ve been awarded by Master Builders Queensland and the Housing Industry Association of Queensland.

Since 2006, Halcyon communities have picked up 19 local, state and national awards, including Halcyon Lakeside, Halcyon Waters and Halcyon Landing winning the UDIA’s national award for Seniors Living.

Our awards:

2006 UDIA Qld Winner - Halcyon Parks - Affordable Housing
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
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
2018 UDIA Qld Winner – Halcyon Lakeside – Seniors Living
2018 HIA Queensland Winner – Halcyon Glades – Specialised Housing
2019 UDIA National Winner - Halcyon Lakeside - Seniors Living

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Get a new lease on life

One of the first things people ask is, “What is a land lease/lifestyle community and how does it work?“

Halcyon creates and manages lifestyle communities. They are common throughout the United States and growing in popularity across Australia. Today, around 70,000 Australians are living in 900 land lease communities.

Our communities are exclusively for owner occupiers aged over 50. There are no mortgages, investors or renters. This reinforces the strong sense of community, like-mindedness and security that we are renowned for. And of course, your family and friends can visit and stay over, and you can bring your pet with you.

Halcyon communities are governed by Queensland’s Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003. This brings financial certainty and legal protection while being less complex and more transparent than retirement village legislation.

At Halcyon, you purchase your freestanding home and sign a Site Agreement to pay weekly Site Rent on the freehold land your home sits on. This agreement gives you the use of the community’s common areas and resort-style facilities. Your Site Rent also covers council rates, water charges, and all the community’s maintenance and operating costs.

It’s handy to know that if you’re receiving a pension you may be eligible for rent assistance. This could bring your Site Rent down by around $60 a week. And don’t worry, your lease on the land lasts for the life of your ownership and there are no fixed terms or end dates.

Thanks to Queensland’s progressive legislation, our homes look and feel more like normal houses, unlike the ‘cabinish’ model of other states. On top of that, our patented building method means your home is fixed to its slab. This reduces construction time and costs, making our homes more affordable for you.

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Community management

We created Halcyon in 2004 with the ambitious yet simple vision of changing the face of retirement living.

Through first-hand experience in our respective fields of medicine and law, we realised the traditional model did not meet the needs of modern retirees. It was complex, financially onerous and outdated.
We believed there was a better way and that the modern senior deserved and wanted more from their retirement. Sensing the industry was ripe for change, we decided to deliver innovative housing for lifestyle-oriented over 50s.

Since then, we’ve established seven communities across South East Queensland while building a reputation for superior quality, safe and vibrant lifestyle communities.

We go further than providing the bricks and mortar of a community. We stay on to help create the Halcyon lifestyle of friendship, fun and freedom. We do this through our onsite caretakers and full-time community managers, who are there to make your Halcyon Days easier and more enjoyable.
Our caretakers look after the streets, communal spaces and recreational areas. Happily, this means you don’t have to mow your front lawn or clean the pool. Just relax and enjoy the peace of mind of living in well-maintained environment.

Our enthusiastic community managers are a big part of Halcyon’s social fabric. They work closely with home owners to start new interest groups and to organise events and activities. They’re our extremely helpful ‘mines’ of information and your friendly point of contact for what’s going on.
Importantly, our community staff are easily accessible, and you’ll find them in the centrally located office or out and about on the streets in a golf buggy.That’s because we’re in this for the long-term, not just to hand over the keys. Our approach has certainly struck a chord and we’re proud to say that more than 2,000 people now call a Halcyon community home.

With each new community we strive to do something new, to take the untrodden path in creating an enviable lifestyle opportunity. This is the backbone of our growth and success, which has seen us become Australia’s most awarded developer of lifestyle communities.

We’re dedicated to innovating and leading the industry and look forward to unveiling new communities across this beautiful coastal region in the years to come.

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Quality, innovation and sustainability

Quality, innovation and sustainability

Your new Halcyon home is designed for living and built for life - a promise underpinned by Halcyon’s Triple Guarantee. 

read more
Award winning communities

Award winning communities

We’re delighted to wear the crown as Australia’s most awarded lifestyle community developer.

read more
Get a new lease on life

Get a new lease on life

One of the first things people ask is, “What is a land lease/lifestyle community and how does it work?" Halcyon creates and manages lifestyle communities.

read more
Community management

Community management

We created Halcyon in 2004 with the ambitious yet simple vision of changing the face of retirement living.

read more

Pimpama

Pimpama
Halcyon Greens

Bli Bli

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Halcyon Lakeside

Caboolture

Caboolture
Halcyon glades

Hope Island

Hope Island
Vision By Halcyon

Bli Bli

Bli Bli
Halcyon Landing

Hope Island

Hope Island
Halcyon Waters

Caloundra

Caloundra
Halcyon Parks