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Halcyon Lakeside stars on Luxury Homes Revealed

31 July 2017 | by Halcyon

Recently, Halcyon Lakeside featured on the TV program 'Luxury Homes Revealed'. Click here to watch.

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Launch of Halcyon Greens

18 May 2017 | by Halcyon

It was the official launch of Halcyon Greens at Sanctuary Cove on Wednesday 17 May, watch the footage from Channel Nine, Gold Coast news.

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Coast retirement project looms large

18 May 2017 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Australian, 18 May 2017.

Queensland developer Halcyon, backed by PRD Realty founders Gordon and Archie Douglas and partner John Benton, has launched its largest project, a $300 million retirement community on the Gold Coast and is moving forward with four other Queensland sites.

The retirement market in Queensland and house and land packages in Sydney and Melbourne remained strong, underpinned by lack of supply, according to Gordon Douglas.

Halcyon, which has been developing since 2003, would continue to focus on retirement villages in Queensland with Mr Douglas saying NSW’s difficult planning processes had kept the company from moving south.

“Planning ...

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Developer Halcyon launches Gold Coast retirement project

18 May 2017 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in The Australian, 18 May 2017.

Queensland developer Halcyon, backed by PRD Realty founders Gordon and Archie Douglas and partner John Benton, has launched its largest project, a $300 million retirement community on the Gold Coast and is moving forward with four other Queensland sites.

The retirement market in Queensland and house and land packages in Sydney and Melbourne remained strong, underpinned by lack of supply, according to Gordon Douglas.

Halcyon, which has been developing since 2003, would continue to focus on retirement villages in Queensland with Mr Douglas saying NSW’s difficult planning processes had kept the company from moving south.

“Planning ...

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Halcyon Greens Launch on Channel Seven

17 May 2017 | by Halcyon

It was the official launch of Halcyon Greens at Sanctuary Cove on Wednesday 17 May, watch the footage from Channel Seven, Gold Coast news.

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Federal Budget Snapshop 2017

15 May 2017 | by Halcyon

Older Australians downsizing from their family homes have received a push in Tuesday's budget, with new rules allowing sale proceeds to go to voluntary superannuation contributions.

As the government moves to increase housing supply, people who are over 65 will be able to make non-concessional contributions of up to $300,000 from the sale of their principal place of residence so long as they have owned the home for 10 years or more. From July 2018, both members of a couple can participate and contribute a combined amount of $600,000.

The contributions are exempt from the existing $1.6 million transfer balance cap on ...

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Declutter your lIfe

13 May 2017 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail, 13 May 2017.

One favourite piece of furniture could sort your entire interior design, says Halcyon senior interior designer Shereen Tanwan.

Ms Tanwan said when moving from your family home to your retirement home, it was a good time to work out what your favourite pieces of furniture were and to work your new interior design around that.

“For example, I had a home owner at Halcyon Glades who had a round dining table and eight chairs they bought in 1961,” she said. “They had the chairs reupholstered and picked their new home’s colour scheme around ...

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Halcyon Days at Bli Bli

13 May 2017 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail, 13 May 2017.

Site works have started at the $100 million Halcyon Lakeside over 50s community as the developer expands into the Sunshine Coast market.

The earthworks schedule at the Bli Bli project will see house construction start in March or April, and first homeowners are expected to move in by the third quarter of next year.

Halcyon Lakeside, the third Sunshine Coast project for Halcyon, is taking shape on a 13ha parcel within the masterplanned Parklakes 2 community.

Project director Chris Carley said the commencement of Halcyon Lakeside was well timed following the settlement of the ...

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New development to give locals first pick

20 April 2017 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in Nambour Weekly, 20 April 2017.

A new Bli Bli over 50s community is injecting new employment into the Sunshine Coast with developer Halcyon sourcing the bulk of its contractors from the local area.

The $100 million Halcyon Lakeside is now under construction and sees between 60-80 utes, 20-30 trucks, and upwards of 100 tradespeople on-site every day.

Halcyon Lakeside is the company’s third Sunshine Coast project, with completed communities at Caloundra and Bli Bli.

Halcyon Lakeside project Director Chris Carley said the company, which has been developing on the Sunshine Coast for 10 years, was committed to supporting local tradies.

“Halcyon is ...

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How to plan an Easter Egg Hunt

13 April 2017 | by Halcyon

A good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt isn’t just for the kiddies there’s been plenty-a-Easter egg hunt, where the adults are just as eager to get their hands on as many of those colourful eggs as they can… So perhaps it’s time you stepped up to host the annual Easter egg-stravaganza? Follow these easy steps for a fun-filled event, which gets the whole community involved!

Set the date
Not all hunts happen on the same day. A good timeframe would be Easter weekend—or the week before. If you’re planning on hosting outdoors, have a back-up rainy day plan.

Pick the location
Whether the ...

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