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Recipe: Easter Nests

24 March 2016 | by Halcyon

Ingredients
200g milk chocolate
200g dark chocolate
100g shredded coconut
40 coloured candy-coated Easter eggs

Method
Step 1:
Break up all the chocolate and place it in a bowl over a pan of simmering water (don't let bowl touch water) until chocolate has melted. Set aside to cool slightly. Add the coconut and stir to combine.

Step 2:
On a large sheet of baking paper, create chocolate nests about 7cm in diameter. Use the back of a metal spoon to make a small dent in the centre of each nest, where eggs will sit. Cool completely, then refrigerate for 30 ...

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Top caravan destinations in Australia

18 March 2016 | by Halcyon

One of the things many people look forward to in retirement is the chance to pack up and hit the road whenever they feel like it. The travel bug is one that never goes away and for many, retirement is a time to let it loose.

A caravan is a fantastic way to explore Australia, as it lets you go anywhere you like in your own time, without the need to worry about booking accommodation or finding a place to stay.

Here are some of the best places in Australia to visit by caravan.

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is a ...

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Five myths about retirement living debunked

11 March 2016 | by Halcyon

Until you retire and move into a lifestyle community, it can be hard to imagine exactly what it will be like. Unfortunately however, there are plenty of myths and beliefs about what it will be like that are completely untrue.

Here are five of the most common myths and why they are nothing but fiction.

1. There’s nothing to do

This is probably the easiest myth to dispel, as there are so many things to do when you live in a lifestyle community that you could easily be just as busy in retirement as you were beforehand.

One of Halcyon’s signature features is the ...

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Halcyon starts on Lakeside

05 March 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Sunshine Coast Daily, 5 Mar 2016.

Developer Halcyon has started site works at its $100 million Halcyon Lakeside over-50s community in Bli Bli.

Halcyon has started an earthworks schedule that will see house construction start in April and first home owners move in by the third quarter of this year.

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

Project director Chris Carley said the commencement of Halcyon Lakeside was well timed, following the settlement of the final homes at its sister community, Halcyon Landing, which is also ...

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How to choose your ideal retirement location

04 March 2016 | by Halcyon

Retiring is an exciting phase of life, and the place where you retire can play a huge hand in moulding your new lifestyle. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider exactly where it is you will retire.

The first and most obvious requirement is that you are near family and friends. It can be tough to choose just one spot when many people are so widely dispersed, but ideally you should be able to find a reasonable middle ground.

Another consideration is the proximity of the location to facilities and amenities. This could be anything from the local shops and movie theatres ...

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Retirement living options on the rise

02 March 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Courier Mail, 2 Mar 2016.

A Developer will fast track the next release in a Caboolture retirement community following record sales.

Halcyon sold about $11 million worth of property in January across its southeast Queensland projects, including Halcyon Glades.

Sales were double those achieved in the same period last year.

Halcyon’s January sales figures hit a new record this year.

Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann said demand for affordable, quality accommodation for Australia’s over 50s had escalated.

“The later stage of life is about fun, friendship and of course, finances – so we’ve delivered a housing model that delivers on all ...

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Being 'green' a top priority

01 March 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: Mar 2016
Halcyon was the first developer in Australia to achieve UDIA EnviroDevelopment six-leaf certification for Seniors’ Living.

The same environmentally sensitive approach to building green is on going at Halcyon Glades with a number of eco-friendly and sustainability initiatives.

Halcyon Glades’ Recreation Club; the iconic ‘Long House’, is currently under construction and will feature a monolithic rammed earth wall made from sand, clay, stone and cement.

The environmentally sensitive wall is fireproof, pest-proof, and incredibly solid while providing excellent thermal mass to maintain an even temperature throughout the seasons, helping to save on running costs.

Halcyon Glades further benefits from sustainable ...

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Halcyon Glades scores 100th green certification

01 March 2016 | by Halcyon

Date: Mar 2016
Developer Halcyon has been recognised for its commitment to sustainable development after its Halcyon Glades community at Caboolture became the 100th project nationally to receive EnviroDevelopment certification from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

The 176-home over 50’s community achieved full six-leaf certification which accredits the project in the areas of ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.

Halcyon Glades is the second community from the developer to be accredited after its Sunshine Coast project, Halcyon Landing, became the first over 50’s community in Australia to receive six-leaf certification in 2013.

Chair of the National EnviroDevelopment Board of ...

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Pimpama

Pimpama
Halcyon Greens

Bli Bli

Bli Bli
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