Is Bilinga the next Gold Coast apartment hotspot?

The small enclave is located north of Coolangatta where the market has been running hot for well over 12 months, and south of the equally booming Palm Beach

Is Bilinga the next Gold Coast apartment hotspot?
Golden Four Drive in Bilinga

Rarely is Bilinga talked about when discussing the Gold Coast apartment boom.

The small enclave, north of Coolangatta where the market has been running hot for well over 12 months, and south of the equally booming Palm Beach, hasn't had the influx of apartment development applications like some of the other coastal hotspots, until now.

The prominent South East Queensland developer, Mosaic Property Group, has identified the area as having potential for future growth, claiming their first site in the suburb.

The Brisbane-based team, who in 2021 sold out L'Orient on the Sunshine Coast, The Witton in Brisbane's Indooroopilly, and Kensington in Toowong, have had SJB put together designs for a boutique project of 13 apartments over seven levels at 1 Surf Street. Seven of the apartments are full-floor, ocean-front apartments.

Is Bilinga the next Gold Coast apartment hotspot?

A number of developers have descended on Golden Four Drive, the beachfront strip that runs all the way from Currumbin through Bilinga to Kirra Beach.

The Brisbane-based Cielo Group had been looking for an opportunity to break in to the Gold Coast for a while, and grabbed 55 Golden Point Drive, a 503 sqm site through GV Property Group, which had in place approval for a six-level building with five apartments.

But when Cielo, led by Justin O'Donnell and Azemm Dannaoui, secured the site, they had the local architecture firm Zarchitects create a nine-level building, which has beach views from the higher levels, including the residents communal rooftop space, where there's a pool and barbecue areas and outdoor dining, all with views over the beach.

Is Bilinga the next Gold Coast apartment hotspot?

There are nine three-bedroom apartments, each with a multi-purpose room. Each of the bedrooms has a walk-in wardrobe. There is a master suite in each apartment, that has a larger walk-in, and its own ensuite.

"The design of the development reflects the emerging medium rise development in Bilinga and will contribute positively to the character of the locality," Zone Planning Group wrote in the development application.

CBRE's Nicholas Clydsdale is marketing the apartments, which are expected to hit the market in the new year. To be the first to find out when the project hits sales, enquire here.

Is Bilinga the next Gold Coast apartment hotspot?

There will be a similarly boutique project at 303 Golden Four Drive, just 19 apartments designed by Ellivo.

That will have a communal ground floor with lap pool, gym, and a lobby, as well as a single apartment with its own plunge pool. Crowning the project will be two, two-level penthouses.

Is Bilinga the next Gold Coast apartment hotspot?

Another development of just 16 apartments will be created at 281 Golden Four Drive, just two per level.

Dubbed Pacific View, the nine-storey tower has been described by Creativo Architects as being a fluid marriage of soft curves that blurs the line between organic and artificial.

"With a splash of contemporary art-deco reinterpretation, it presents itself as a sophisticated high-end product, yet it integrates with the natural surrounding environment," the design statement read.

 

Is Bilinga the next Gold Coast apartment hotspot?

"The design intent in fact addresses multiple issues at once: naturally provides articulation to the street façade, protection from the western sun, protection to the traffic noise and dust, filters sunlight and created soft shadow patterns through the apartments and the façade itself."

"The proposed design aims at becoming a soft and pleasant recognizable landmark in the local urban realm. The choice of the materiality draws from the extensive presence of bricks in the area."

Residents will have access to a recreational area which has a lap and plunge pool, an outdoor shower, yoga retreat, sauna, and a gym.

Is Bilinga the next Gold Coast apartment hotspot?

Also on the 1,539 sqm block will be a luxury four-bedroom beachfront house.

A Sydney-based developer will be creating the highest density project submitted in recent months at 89 Golden Four Drive.

Turner Studios has designed the nine-level apartment development for 81 apartments

Is Bilinga the next Gold Coast apartment hotspot?

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and new developments across the country

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