Life begins at Halcyon

Halcyon’s referral program pays it forward

19 February 2019 | by Halcyon

At Halcyon we believe that word of mouth is the best publicity of all. That’s because the people who live at Halcyon are the real experts about what we do, and the best ambassadors for our seven lifestyle communities.

We value their word of mouth recommendations so highly that six years ago we began a program rewarding home owners who successfully refer family or friends to Halcyon. Under the initiative, home owners receive $1,500 as well as an additional $500 to donate to the charity of their choice, if their referred family member or friend buys a home in a Halcyon ...

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Probus chairman is branching out at Halcyon Greens

19 February 2019 | by Halcyon Greens

Halcyon Greens at Pimpama was the ideal place for Probus South Pacific Limited chairman Douglas Geekie and his wife Suzanne to downsize. As the Chairman of a 125,000-member organisation that promotes active retirees, and provides support services to Clubs through friendship, fellowship and fun, Douglas is finding the Halcyon lifestyle agrees with his sociable and energetic outlook.

Douglas and Suzanne decided to move to Halcyon Greens last year after living in their large home at Hope Island Resort for 17 years. “We wanted to downsize because the house we had was about 42 squares that placed increasing demands on our time ...

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Our doors are open, join us on Saturday 9 March

19 February 2019 | by Halcyon

Our home owners are opening their doors and hosting our biggest ever open day event at three of our lifestyle communities on Saturday 9 March.

This will be a great opportunity to get an insider’s view of how Life Begins at Halcyon and to celebrate Halcyon’s 15-year anniversary. Come along to Halcyon Greens in Pimpama, Halcyon Glades at Caboolture and Halcyon Lakeside on the Sunshine Coast to see for yourself what living here looks and feels like.

Chat with our home owners – the real Halcyon experts - who love showing off their community, sharing their experiences and providing genuine insights into ...

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Fairway views and Coco Republic styling set the scene for 2019

19 February 2019 | by Halcyon

Renowned Australian interior designer Coco Republic has helped Halcyon Greens to take its latest display home to the next level of luxury. Coco Republic brings its distinctive touch to the furnishing and styling of the Fairway Series display home, which showcases the Halcyon Greens lifestyle limited collection of golf course-fronting abodes.

Halcyon joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said the partnership was a ‘meeting of minds’ in terms of commitment to quality and design. “Each Fairway home is a bespoke offering that is designed to capture Halcyon Greens’ extraordinary golf course views,” he said.

“The display home interiors needed to match the painstaking ...

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Leonie rises above her cycling challenge

19 February 2019 | by Halcyon

Halcyon Landing’s Leonie Grant discovered she was more than equal to a test of her physical and fundraising abilities when she undertook the Great Cycle Challenge Australia.

It all started when Leonie was scrolling through Facebook and up popped the challenge, which raises money for kids’ cancer research each October.

“The words ‘cycle challenge’ caught my eye,” she recalled.

“I read all about the research the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) does. They also had stories about young children with incurable cancer and it was all terribly sad. “I thought it would be great to participate in the ride and raise some money ...

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Developers team up to build haven for DV survivors

13 December 2018 | by Halcyon

Halcyon and listed property group Mirvac, in conjunction with DV Connect, have collaborated to deliver the Gold Coast’s first purpose-built bridging accommodation facility to provide support for victims of domestic violence.

The facility, a safe haven to be based at an unpublicised location on the northern Gold Coast, was launched by the Hon Di Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence on Wednesday 12th December.

Distress over the Gold Coast’s escalating rate of domestic violence and murder prompted Halcyon project director Marie Cone to bring to life the city’s first purpose-built ...

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Celebrating a very Halcyon Christmas

23 November 2018 | by Halcyon

Carol and Max Dahler at Halcyon Landing

Favourite Christmas carol?  Jingle Bells

Favourite Christmas tradition?  We say a prayer around the Christmas lunch table.
Another tradition was when we lived on our 50-acre property and the whole family would go out searching for a Christmas tree to chop down. We can’t do that this year, so we’ve planted a NSW Christmas Bush in our new garden as a way of keeping that tradition alive. We won’t be chopping that one down!

Where will you be this Christmas? It’s our first Christmas at ...

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Halcyon wins two peak Industry Awards in a day

23 November 2018 | by Halcyon

Halcyon has notched up a winning double after taking out two prestigious development and construction industry awards for its lifestyle communities on the same day.

Halcyon Lakeside at Bli Bli won Queensland’s Best Seniors Living at the 2018 UDIA Qld Awards for Excellence while Halcyon Glades at Caboolture north picked up the Queensland Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) accolade for Specialised Housing.

It is seventh time that a Halcyon community has earned a Seniors Living title from the peak development industry body; with Parks, Waters (three), Landing, and Vision by Halcyon all previous winners.

Not to be outdone, Halcyon Glades’ win came after Halcyon ...

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Tasmanians snare the downsizing dream

23 November 2018 | by Halcyon

Downsizing is different for everyone. For Halcyon Glades home owners Ian and Susan Snare, it was three massive garage sales, time living apart, and an epic 2,200km move to sub-tropical Brisbane from chilly Tasmania.

Although it was a challenging proposition, the recently retired couple was ready to go.

“We had a large family home on a large block with a huge veggie garden and an enormous work shed,” Ian said.

“There was an enormous amount of stuff to offload and we had to let go of things we’d had for 30 or 40 years, so it was a massive downsizing experience.

“It was cathartic ...

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Life's grand with Nan and Pop

23 November 2018 | by Halcyon

"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies." – Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City

As modern family life becomes more hectic and demanding, grandparents are playing a bigger and more central role in the lives of their grandchildren. Halcyon recently paid tribute to this precious and irreplaceable relationship during National Grandparents Day celebrations across its communities. We spoke to three Halcyon couples about their grandkids.

Whether it’s finding a Harry Potter costume for Book Week, whipping up a ...

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Halcyon life is 'sweet as' for Lakeside BeeKeepers

23 November 2018 | by Halcyon

Home owners Kerrin Cook and Helen Jillett are creating quite the buzz in the Halcyon Lakeside community.

Their industrious and successful beekeeping has brought homemade honey to their neighbours’ doorsteps, much to the delight of Lakeside sweet tooths.

Every few months, the community’s home owners can get their hands on the pure raw bush honey produced by the thousands of bees in Kerrin and Helen’s hives.

Lakeside’s honey ‘industry’ started earlier in the year when the couple conducted their first ‘raid’ on the hives that they set up just after moving into the community last year.

That late summer harvest yielded 75kg of sweet ...

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