Life begins at Halcyon

Lakeside shines on the national stage

29 March 2019 | by Halcyon Lakeside

Halcyon Lakeside at Bli Bli is Australia’s best Seniors Living community after winning the accolade at the 2019 UDIA National Awards for Excellence.

Lakeside prevailed in a strongly contested field of projects from across Australia to deliver Halcyon its fourth national award.

The picturesque community overlooking two lakes picked up the gong just months after winning in the same category at the 2018 UDIA Qld Awards for Excellence.

Halcyon joint manager director Dr Bevan Geissmann said receiving the national award in the company’s 15th anniversary year was particularly momentous.

“We are enormously proud to receive peer recognition at the national level for Halcyon Lakeside,” ...

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Join us for our Property Q&A Sessions

15 March 2019 | by Halcyon

Find out how to maximise the sale price of your home and discover the right lifestyle for your ‘next step’ at one of Halcyon’s upcoming Property Q&A Sessions.

These informative sessions cut through the speculation and negativity swirling the real estate sector in southern states to present the facts on South East Queensland’s property market.

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s Felicity Moore will discuss the latest data on the region’s top performing markets: the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. “It would be easy to think with all the doom and gloom forecast in the national broadsheets that Queensland’s housing ...

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We’re making more room for your ‘home away from home’

14 March 2019 | by Halcyon

Halcyon has unveiled a luxurious new home design with plenty of space for you and your recreational vehicle. In creating our first-ever RV Homes, we’ve been inspired by Australia’s Grey Nomad phenomenon and the large proportion of our home owners who have a caravan, motorhome or campervan.

Victorian couple Geoff and Lynn Ellis have been caravanning for more than 20 years and are looking forward to moving into the first RV Home at Halcyon Lakeside at Bli Bli in August. Seeking a better lifestyle in a warmer climate, Geoff and Lynn said their decision to make the “big move north” to ...

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Halcyon lights up fitness and fun

22 February 2019 | by Halcyon

HOME owners at Halcyon Greens and Glades are soaking up the nightlife that’s made possible by the floodlit courts and bowling greens in their communities.

Opened just in time for summer, the illuminated recreational facilities enable home owners to enjoy extended games of pickleball, tennis and lawn bowls into the cool of the evening. Halcyon Glades installed lighting to its pickleball court, tennis court and bowling green in September as part of an extension and upgrade of its leisure facilities. 

Halcyon Greens’ playing surfaces were unveiled with lighting in place as the first stage of the community’s spectacular $13 million recreational precinct. ...

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Jim and Eleanor begin life again at Halcyon Parks

20 February 2019 | by Halcyon Parks

LIFE at Halcyon Parks in Caloundra is just as good the second time around for British expats Jim and Eleanor McCann. The McCanns are settling back into the community after living in Scotland for the past seven years.

Prior to that, they had lived at Halcyon Parks for five years until personal circumstances took them back to the United Kingdom in 2011. “We never really wanted to leave here and it was always in our minds to come back to Australia,” Jim said.

The warmth of the welcome the McCanns received when they visited the community just after returning to Australia in ...

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Kate moves closer to the action

20 February 2019 | by Halcyon Glades

Kate Markey’s busy and active lifestyle is even easier to live since she moved to Halcyon Glades.
On top of putting many activities she loves right on her doorstep, the move has opened the door to a more social life. 

The former arts and craft teacher paints, plays pickleball, enjoys yoga and Tai Chi, hits the gym and is a regular in the pool. In fact, her love of aquatic action was a key factor in her decision to move from a townhouse in suburban Zillmere to a new home at Halcyon Glades.

“In Brisbane I went to the local swimming pool ...

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Pumicestone Marketplace adds to Caboolture’s exceptional growth

20 February 2019 | by Halcyon Glades

Caboolture has welcomed the first major phase of it’s $1 billion in public and private infrastructure investment with the official opening of Pumicestone Marketplace. The 4,500 sqm neighbourhood shopping centre launched a Drakes supermarket on 29 January, with a Stellarossa coffee shop, bakery, bottle shop, pharmacy, medical practice, and several more speciality shops to open over the following weeks. 

Pumicestone Maketplace comes as Caboolture welcomes new infrastructure initiatives that are improving transport connectivity, boosting vital services and enhancing lifestyle amenities in a region ‘where the country meets the city’. Halcyon joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said the north Caboolture region ...

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First stage of 5-star Recreational Precinct unveiled at Halcyon Greens

20 February 2019 | by Halcyon Greens

Halcyon Greens has unveiled the first stage of its spectacular $13 million Recreational Precinct setting the benchmark for lifestyle communities in Australia.

The Pavilion plays host to the largest pickleball facility in Australia, a sport that is taking home owners by storm. Complete with eight floodlit pickleball courts, the five-star facility features a floodlit championship sized bowling green, floodlit tennis court, BBQ facilities, kitchenette and function space for home owners to enjoy a game of billiards or socialise after a game on the courts.

Halcyon joint-managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said Halcyon was thrilled to deliver the first phase of a precinct ...

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Streets apart, masterplanning your lifestyle

20 February 2019 | by Halcyon

At Halcyon we see our role as planning, designing, building and delivering a lifestyle community that allows you to fully embrace the next chapter of your life. Each Halcyon community is a place to call home where you can rejuvenate, feel safe and most importantly, be amongst friends.

Such a community evolves from thorough research, thoughtful planning, years of experience and a commitment to quality. This process starts with site selection. For us it’s the most important step in creating a new community because it ultimately influences how the project’s masterplan and character will unfold.

Several factors guide us when looking at ...

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What a ride it's been, Halcyon turns 15

20 February 2019 | by Dr Bevan Geissmann and Paul Melville

In 2019 Halcyon celebrates 15 years since our first home owner arrived at Halcyon Parks in Caloundra.

For both of us it seems just like yesterday that Peg Liesegang moved into her new Halcyon home - the first of hundreds to follow across our seven communities. When we established Halcyon we wanted to break the mould of a traditional retirement village and introduce a lifestyle that met the changing needs and higher expectations of modern seniors.

Fifteen years after setting out on this journey, we continue to be passionate about what we do and remain focussed on the future and the many ...

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Handy Howard crafts the humdrum into harmonies

20 February 2019 | by Halcyon Lakeside

Halcyon Lakeside craftsman Howard Cox turns the mundane into the magnificent. A fitter and turner by trade, Howard loves to create exquisite guitars, ukuleles, banjos and banjoleles out of things like biscuit tins, cigar boxes, truck hub caps, distinctive wood and - in one case – a huge piece of fruit.

He has made around 70 of the stringed instruments since becoming fascinated with a cigar box guitar he saw in a shop while on holiday five years ago. “I wanted to buy it, but it was too expensive,” he said. “I thought to myself ‘I could build one of those’ ...

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