Masterplanned Elliots Head seaside development seeking home construction companies

Masterplanned Elliots Head seaside development seeking home construction companies
Staff reporterDecember 7, 2020

A masterplanned seaside development in Bundaberg has put the call out for large home building companies around the country.

An application has been lodged with the Bundaberg Regional Council for the reconfiguring of the first 170 lots in the $2 billion Southbeach at Elliot Heads project, a 246 hectare estate which will include 3,200 homes.

The project is a joint development between Sydney-based Stan La Vin and local Manera family who have consolidated 31 farming land titles adjoining the township and estuary over 47 years.

Development has been in the pipeline since May 2007 with approval granted in August 2013.

It has already received 1,400 registrations of interest for house and land packages over the past 10 months including over a third of these from NSW and Victoria.

Mr La Vin said the development would require several large scale home building companies to realise its 10 year development timeline.

“Timing is everything and when we first received approval in 2013 we were adversely affected by the mining crash so decided to slow things down,” Mr La Vin said.

“We’ve been running an early-bird buyer campaign to gauge interest and have been overwhelmed by the response, so now we need to start building.”

The development, which is 20 minutes’ drive south of Bundaberg and a gateway to The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, will include a shopping centre, bistro, healthcare services and schools.

It will also open up the 20 kilometre coastal strip from Elliott Heads to the established resort precincts of Coral Cove, Bargara and the international port township of Burnett Heads where a 273-berth marina is to be built by French constructor Poralu Marine with adjoining luxury resort and residential development planned.

Southbeach has been masterplanned by renowned Canadian-Japanese architect Brian Toyota.

Engineering, infrastructure and environmental services has been provided by consultancy firm Cardno.

House and land packages start from $395,000 with land sizes up to 700 sqm and a ‘nothing taller than a palm tree’ edict to preserve the visual appeal of Elliott Heads.

Sales are expected to begin soon with construction of the first homes anticipated to commence in the first half of 2020.

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