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Halcyon accelerates construction to meet demand

August 31, 2020

Australia’s most awarded over 50s lifestyle community developer Halcyon has accelerated construction on two of its communities as demand from downsizers in South East Queensland intensifies.

The release of new homes at Halcyon Greens in Pimpama and B by Halcyon in Buderim have been moved forward from November to satisfy interest.

State Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni, today toured Halcyon Greens where he had the opportunity to see a Halcyon community in action, including the display homes and the recently completed Master Builders QLD award-winning Recreation and Lifestyle Precinct.

“Halcyon’s commitment to providing outstanding masterplanned communities with quality homes and a range of facilities to keep our Queensland seniors active and socially connected is to be applauded,” Minister de Brenni said.

“Halcyon were the pioneers for providing a real alternative for downsizers who wanted to leave their family home but wanted the connection and freedom that a seniors lifestyle community offers.”

Minister de Brenni said Halcyon’s decision to accelerate construction of 150 homes in 2020 would have a positive effect on the Queensalnd economy.

“The Palasczuk Government is delivering a plan to protect Queensland’s economy from the global impacts of COVID-19, so we welcome Halcyon’s investment that will also support Queensland tradies,” Minister de Brenni said.

“These 150 homes will add to the 685 homes the Palaszczuk Government is commencing construction on this year.”

Halcyon’s General Manager of Sales and Construction Scott Ng said the decision to increase construction, as well as continued work building Halcyon Rise in Logan Reserve, would also benefit the Queensland economy as more local jobs were created to meet the workload.

“We have taken a measured approach to construction during the last six months as we all navigate a path through COVID-19, but it is clear from our discussions with buyers that the pandemic has been a catalyst for them to make the move to a lifestyle community,” he said.

Mr Ng said all new Halcyon homes reflect the Livable Housing Design Silver standard, which includes wider doors and hallways, hobless shower recesses and step-free access ensuring the home is future-proofed.

“This means people can stay in their home for longer without the expense of retrofitting. After all, you never know when life can change unexpectedly,” Mr Ng said.

Halcyon homes are also built with the environment and lower energy costs in mind, using materials such as steel frames, Hebel panels, insulation and solar panels and solar hot water as standard.

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