Halcyon scores rare double win at QLD UDIA Awards for $325M community

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The land lease operator’s Halcyon Greens community at Pimpama was named the state’s best Master Planned Development as well as the best Seniors Living Development of 2020 at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Queensland Awards for Excellence last Friday.

The community is set on a 34ha island on the Gold Coast, surrounded by native wetlands and nature reserves and opposite Gainsborough Greens championship golf course, and also six-leaf UDIA EnviroDevelopment certification for its sustainability initiatives.

Halcyon’s Joint Managing Director Dr Bevan Geissmann said a key criterion of both categories was that the development “must be large enough to generate a sense of community”.

“A strong sense of connection and enthusiastic community management creates the social fabric that binds Halcyon Greens; from a packed schedule of weekly events and activities to generous fundraising initiatives to the formation of more than 40 interest and sporting groups,” he said.

Halcyon Greens is Halcyon’s third over 50s lifestyle community on the Gold Coast and one nine communities operated by Halcyon in South East Queensland.

When complete, Halcyon Greens will have 528 homes across 23 styles and eight design finishes and be home to almost 1,000 residents.

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