Welcome to the May issue of The Gem. With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday 9 May and International Day of Families on Saturday 15 may, this month’s newsletter focuses on family. We share a lovely story about one of our Maroochy Quays residents and her daughter, who lives nearby (photographed beautifully for the front cover by her granddaughter), and a terrific story about two generations of family living at GemLife Highfields. GemLife’s vibrant low-maintenance lifestyle has wide appeal and we have a number of multi-generational families choosing to call GemLife home.
This month starts with a bang, with the grand opening of GemLife Woodend’s lakeside country club on Saturday 1 May. We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors and showing off this beautiful new facility, the latest display homes, and the picturesque setting of this very special resort.
On the Mid North Coast of NSW, Stage One bulk earthworks kicked off on site at GemLife Rainbow Beach, our newest resort in coastal Lake Cathie. We know our contract holders are every bit as excited as we are to see the resort take shape. Home builds are expected to commence in August as soon as Stage One civil works are completed.
On the Sunshine Coast at GemLife Maroochy Quays, construction of the resort’s spectacular lakeside country club is progressing well and remains on track for completion in the coming months.
At nearby GemLife Pacific Paradise, work on the outdoor pool and recreation precinct and summer house continues to power ahead for a mid-2021 opening.
In the picturesque hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, we hosted a fabulous site preview event at GemLife Palmwoods to give future and prospective homeowners the opportunity to experience the ambience and natural beauty of the site. Guests were treated to sunset drinks and canapés while enjoying sweeping mountain views and Palmwoods’ fresh country air (see page 35). After some wet weather delays, the civil construction team is making excellent progress and home construction is due to begin in mid to late 2021.
At our first resort on the Gold Coast, preliminary works for our state-of-the-art GemLife Gold Coast Experience Centre continues to come together, and the building’s floor, walls and roof will go up this month. We are also on schedule to start bulk earthworks in July.
This May is Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and GemLife is supporting the cause by undertaking a lamington drive, with boxes of these iconic Aussie cakes – prepared by GemLife Chef Matt Conquest – available to buy (see page 22). For those planning to hold their own morning tea, see page 23 for more details, and take a look at GemLife Chef Matt Conquest’s recipe inspiration on page 47.
GemLife is supporting the Noosa Festival of Surfing, sponsoring the seniors’ division as well as the inaugural twin fin invitational. This ten-day celebration of surf competition and culture promises to be huge, so if you’re a fan of surfing, we hope to see you there (see page 21).
Finally, GemLife is also on board to sponsor the Gold Coast Beach Parade, taking place on Sunday 16 May. The event aims to celebrate the Gold Coast lifestyle as well as raise money for the truly wonderful work carried out by the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. For our Gold Coast readers, we hope you will sign up and join in this family-friendly community day (see page 12).
Director & CEO