Australia's best community is in QLD - May 2017

QUEENSLAND is officially home to Australia’s best master planned community, according to the Property Council of Australia.

North Lakes, just north of Brisbane, and developed by Stockland in 1999 has just won the Property Council of Australia’s “Best Master Planned Community” award for 2017.

Stockland regional manager David Laner said the company was thrilled to win the industry award, for its community, that will eventually be home to around 25,000 people and provide the equivalent of 13,000 fulltime jobs.

“We are very proud of what has been created at North Lakes and it is a great honour to have the community recognised by the Property Council of Australia in this way,’’ Mr Laner said.

The win for North Lakes follows on from Stockland’s previous industry success, being named best Masterplanned Development in both the 2010 and 2016 UDIA Queensland Awards for Excellence.

North Lakes sits on a 1,036ha site beside the Bruce Highway, formerly used as farmland.

As the masterplanned community nears completion, Mr Laner said that North Lakes was continuing to innovate and adapt to meet the changing needs of the current generation of new home buyers.

“North Lakes is now leading the way by offering more affordable and lower maintenance home sites for first home buyers, downsizers and young families who are keen to build a dream home in this thriving community,” he said.

“This includes our inner-urban medium density SoLa luxury townhome offering, which is already 85 per cent sold out, and the boutique Circa Village of detached small lot, affordable homes close to the North Lakes Town Centre.”

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