Some things are worth the wait. QM Properties are commencing construction of the Coomera Quays residential estate on the 27th of April, following an extensive and lengthy approval process.
“It has taken 12 years, and a plethora of development approvals at both a local and state level, but we’ve finally achieved all necessary requirements to commence construction,” said QM Properties Project Manager Scott Willis.
“Due to the length and the exacting requirements of the approval process, as well as the strict level of compliance required, Coomera Quays is likely to be one of the last artificially created canal developments constructed in Queensland,” he said.
Coomera Quays is a boutique canal and riverfront development that will consist of 54 lots, ranging in size from 600 square metres up to 1143 square metres. Ten lots will border 16,846 square metres of environmental foreshore parkland, and will have views of the Coomera River.
“The estate is premium freehold land, without Body Corporate – which sets it apart from neighbouring residential developments,” said QM Properties Marketing Manager Judi Granic.
“We have a wealth of experience in successful canal developments, having developed award-winning communities such as Noosa Waters and Pacific Harbour on Bribie Island,” said Judi.
QM Properties have received numerous awards for environmental excellence and sustainable development for Pacific Harbour at both a local and national level, including a Prime Ministers Award in 2006 for their partnership with the Wallum Action Group, EnviroDevelopment Certification for Water, Energy, Ecosystems, as well as a number of QLD Environment Awards and UDIA Sustainable Development and Environmental Management awards.
QM Properties are dedicated to sustainable development, which can be seen at Coomera Quays in the rehabilitation of the environmental foreshore parkland that fronts the estate. Mangrove transplants and Salt Couch harvesting and propagation will be undertaken in accordance with the related approvals and under the direction of on-site environmental scientists.
The riverbank foreshore parkland is being rehabilitated and revegetated to enhance the existing mangroves on the shoreline, and will prevent erosion and support fish breeding in the local area. The remainder of the parkland will be revegetated with native Australian sedges and grasses.
Construction is due to commence in late April, and is expected to be completed by December 2015, subject to weather conditions throughout the construction process.
Also included in the development plans are upgrades to the roads that frame the estate, as well as the construction of a new roundabout into Coomera Waters.
During the upgrades to Tooraneedin Road and Wangi Way there will be minor disruptions, however they will be well signposted and detours will be in place to minimise disruption to traffic in the local area.