Life begins at Halcyon

Life begins at 50

Landing on their feet on the Sunny Coast

28 September 2018 | by Halcyon

Having pulled up stumps from their former lives in Brisbane and Maryborough, the first two couples to arrive at Halcyon Landing have certainly landed on their feet on the Sunshine Coast. Six years along, Ken and Irene Elliott join John and Janet Quaill in reflecting on how big their lives have become in the heart of this sub-tropical paradise.

BACK in 2012, with just a handful of homes completed and others partly built, it was hard to see what this new community would eventually become.

But it didn’t take long for our first home owners to make connections.

“Halcyon was very proactive in ...

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Acreage Downsizers Are Caboolture Converts

28 September 2018 | by Halcyon

Plenty of things have changed for Peter and Penny Costello since moving to Halcyon Glades, including their first impressions of Caboolture.

The couple arrived at Halcyon Glades in February after selling the Samford acreage property they had lived on for 20 years.

Their decision to move off acreage was motivated by the increasing maintenance effort and the desire to free up some capital.

Having carefully researched their downsizing options, they decided the over 50s lifestyle community model was for them and that Halcyon had a superior offering in the sector.

“It really came down to what Halcyon ...

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Singing the praises of Halcyon Parks' Songbirds

28 September 2018 | by Halcyon

Halcyon Parks’ abundant birdlife has some strong competition in the shape of the community’s other resident songbirds - the Treble Clefs ladies music group.

Harmonies and melodies float through the community each Wednesday afternoon as the Treble Clefs’ 14 voices rehearse for two hours.

They are ably led by their piano accompanist, Bev Biggs, who has a wealth of experience as a former Queensland Light Opera Company singer and three overseas tours as the accompanist for the Esk Community Choir.

Formed 12 years ago, the Treble Clefs emerged from Halcyon Parks’ original music group – made up of men and women - when ...

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Halcyon nails the house for veteran builder

28 September 2018 | by Halcyon

Having built close to 500 homes in the past 40 years, veteran builder Darryl Kleidon’s only reservation about moving to Halcyon Greens was not being able to construct his new home himself.

As the owner of his own building company it was natural that, in addition to his contractual work, he had always built his family’s homes.

But this time, for the first time, he had to put his trust in another builder.

“That was the hard thing here, me not building this myself,” he said.

“This is the first house that we’ve been in that we haven’t built ourselves. But I just had ...

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The changing face and pace of Hope Island

28 September 2018 | by Halcyon

At one time, Hope Island was a sleepy farming district producing sugar, arrowroot and cattle near the mouth of the Coomera River.

Today, the paddocks and crops have made way for a prestigious residential suburb that capitalises on its spectacular river frontage and easy boating access to the Broadwater and Southern Moreton Bay.

It is also home to two of Halcyon’s communities: Halcyon Waters and Vision by Halcyon.

Hope Island rose to national prominence in the late 1980s with Mike Gore’s development of Sanctuary Cove, a masterplanned marina and golf resort community blending luxurious residential living with five-star tourism.

The $400 million project’s lavish ...

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Life's Grand

28 September 2018 | by Halcyon

For as long as they can remember, Arianna, 8, and Sophia, 6, have been a part of their grandparents Jenny and Russell Boylan’s community at Halcyon Waters.

The girls love visiting the community with its duck pond, huge parkland, big swimming pool, tennis court, library, friendly neighbours and wide, quiet streets – perfect for riding their scooters and bikes.

Jenny said Halcyon Waters was like a big backyard for their energetic and inquisitive granddaughters.

“We came here when Sophia was two-months-old, so she’s grown up here, it’s her second home,” she said.

“Everything’s here and it’s nice and safe.

Jenny and Russell often take Arianna ...

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Our Promise, Your Guarantee

28 September 2018 | by Halcyon

Halcyon joint managing director Paul Melville discusses Halcyon’s Triple Guarantee

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

Halcyon’s Triple Guarantee - superior energy rating, Livable Housing Design and patented relocatability - is what makes our homes different from others in the marketplace.

These elements reduce the cost of living, ensure each new home is future-proofed to adapt to ...

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Home-Grown Gourmets Bloom at Halcyon

28 September 2018 | by Halcyon

Celebrity chef Matt Golinski took centre stage at Halcyon Glades in August to show home owners how to transform home-grown fresh produce into simply delicious meals.

Matt was joined by gardener Gary Hands, of Kookaburra Organics, in presenting Halcyon’s first ever Paddock to Plate event during Queensland Seniors Week.

It attracted more than 150 home owners and visitors who gathered in The Long House to see and hear how they could become more self-sufficient and creative with food.

Proving that you don’t need a lot of space or money to be a home-grown gourmet, Gary discussed ...

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Halcyon helps others to build a new life

28 September 2018 | by Halcyon

In a first for Halcyon, we will deliver a new, purpose-built domestic violence shelter for women and their children on the Gold Coast next year.

The shelter will be owned by DVConnect, Queensland’s only state-wide telephone service offering a free crisis hotline for anyone affected by domestic or family violence.

Joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said the project is something that is close to the hearts of everyone here at Halcyon.

“For me, having worked as a general practitioner for many years, I regularly saw people affected by domestic violence,” Bevan said.

“And as a lawyer practising in the Beenleigh area, my fellow ...

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Lola follows in her granddaughter's footsteps

28 September 2018 | by Halcyon

Lola Davison has her granddaughter Sharni Hardcastle to thank for her new life at Halcyon Greens.

Last year, Lola was inspecting her granddaughter’s new block of land at Gainsborough Greens when she glanced over and saw Halcyon Greens taking shape nearby.

“I only came across it because we were looking a Sharni’s land and I looked around and saw Halcyon Greens being built in the distance,” Lola said.

With Sharni moving to Pimpama and other family living at Helensvale, Lola saw Halcyon Greens as the perfect lifestyle solution; offering security, a strong sense of community, and better proximity to her loved ones.

Fast-forward several ...

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