First resident moves into Sunshine Coast development Parklakes 2

First resident moves into Sunshine Coast development Parklakes 2
First resident moves into Sunshine Coast development Parklakes 2

The first resident has moved into Bli Bli’s Parklakes 2 development on the Sunshine Coast.

Dr Christopher Walker and his wife, Katie, have moved into their new four-bedroom, two-bathroom house on a 522 sqm block in the 700-lot masterplanned residential community.

“We’re looking at building another house but land is selling so quickly we’re not sure we’ll get a chance,” Dr Walker said. “It’s popular because it’s close to everything, but it’s still quiet – it’s not in the middle of all the hustle and bustle," he said. “It offers a lot of things that other residential estates can’t.” 

The development will include 438 houses, 20 hectares of forest, a park with a café, floating wetlands, a child care centre, school and a sports complex, says its website.

Parklakes 2 also features a floating wetland treatment system that will treat stormwater run-off, and is the largest of its kind to be installed in a residential development in the world, according to a media release. 

Besides being a resident, Dr Walker has also been involved with the wetland treatment system in his role as environmental manager at Covey Associates, the principal engineers working on the development.

Developer Robert Flipp said the once-sleepy town of Bli Bli was fast becoming one of the most desirable riverfront communities on the Sunshine Coast. 

Around 20 lots per month have sold in the development since it launched to the market last year, he added.

"Our onsite sales office will be completed at the end of April and our 13 home display village will be open by mid year so we expect demand to remain strong,” he said.

Earlier this year, a $20 million Bli Bli Village Centre, a mixed-use multi-level development on the corner of Bli Bli Road and David Low Way, was approved.

Existing retail stores include a Supa IGA and River Markets Shopping Complex, and the Sunshine Coast Airport too is not far.

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