Welcome to the June issue of The Gem. With world environment day taking place on 5 June, this month’s newsletter puts the spotlight on sustainability and the great outdoors. GemLife resorts’ premium locations are surrounded by a multitude of spots perfect for getting some quality green time, whether you’re a cyclist, hiker, golfer or surfer.
GemLife is committed to corporate environmental responsibility to protect the environment, and conserve energy and natural resources. Not only are our homes built with energy-efficient standard inclusions, such as solar PV panels and energy-efficient lighting, but GemLife is committed to innovative sustainability practices in the management of our resorts. Our commercial construction team is set to trial a promising new sustainable foundation system at GemLife Palmwoods (see page 8). We also share an update on the native revegetation program for our beautiful protected forest reserves at GemLife Woodend (page 12).
Last month started with a bang, with the grand opening of GemLife Woodend’s beautiful lakeside country club. We had record numbers of visitors attend this special day and the feedback we received was fantastic.
It has been terrific to see our first resort on the Mid North Coast of NSW, GemLife Rainbow Beach, take shape. Bulk earthworks are progressing well, and we remain on schedule to commence home builds in August after the Stage One civil works are completed.
The spectacular two-storey lakeside country club at GemLife Maroochy Quays on the Sunshine Coast is coming together beautifully, and construction is on track for completion in the coming months.
The outdoor pool and recreation precinct and summer house at GemLife Pacific Paradise is looking great and residents are getting excited for the opening as it draws nearer.
In the picturesque hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, civil works continue to move forwards at GemLife Palmwoods, readying the site for home construction in mid to late 2021.
Preliminary works on the state-of-the-art GemLife Gold Coast Experience Centre are also progressing well. The team is due to commence bulk earthworks soon.
I would like to thank all the residents, current and future, as well as GemLife staff who supported Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Your generosity plays a significant part in helping the Cancer Council reach its aim of a cancer-free future and is sincerely appreciated (see page 3).
GemLife was proud to get behind the Noosa Festival of Surfing in May, sponsoring the impressively well represented seniors’ division as well as the inaugural GemLife Twin Fin invitational, a retro-style surf competition. The nine-day festival attracted huge crowds in a celebration of surf competition and culture in beautiful Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Turn to page 23 for a snapshot of all the excitement.
Finally, GemLife was proud to sponsor the GemLife Gold Coast Beach Parade last month, an event that celebrated the Gold Coast lifestyle and raised $20,500 for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to care for koalas and other Aussie wildlife (see page 28).
Director & CEO