Welcome to the November issue of The Gem. It’s hard to believe we’re already in the last month of spring and summer is just around the corner. With things heating up, in this issue we celebrate the great outdoors with stories ranging from kayaking on the sunny coast to getting your alfresco summer-ready with tips from our talented interior design team.
Our recently launched Explore by GemLife travel initiative has been a resounding success with homeowners booking out the motorhomes for some exciting adventures. Turn to pages 8-11 to read about some of the latest trips enjoyed by homeowners at Highfields and Bribie Island.
In the Sunshine Coast hinterland at our GemLife Palmwoods site, it has been exciting to see the residential construction team pouring the slabs for the resort’s first homes – bringing move-in day closer for our first residents in the New Year. In addition, work on the entry statement continues, and work began on the resort’s managers residence. Next month, the civil engineering team will commence work on the timber boardwalk which will be a stand-out feature. It is great to see our first hinterland resort come together, and I look forward to sharing updates in future issues of The Gem.
On the Gold Coast, our civil engineering team will begin bulk earthworks next month, kicking off the first stage of construction at our flagship resort. The state-of-the-art GemLife Gold Coast Sales Experience Centre is nearly finished, ready for a special launch event with our contract holders and VIPs at the end of the month.
Our GemLife Highfields Country Living Open Day, held last month, was an enormous success with visitors coming from as far away as the Sunshine Coast to tour our picturesque rural resort and our beautiful display homes, and to check out our oversized blocks (see page 37).
In northern New South Wales, civil works continue to progress well at GemLife Tweed Waters, and I am excited to share that early works on the stunning waterfront country club have begun. A sand bund has been created at the top of the canal to de-water the site and allow for the building’s footings to be constructed. The country club, which features our first-ever rooftop pool, will be a stunner and I look forward to sharing updates as the project progresses.
On the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, the final tweaks are being made to the design of the GemLife Rainbow Beach Country Club. Plans will be signed off soon – stay tuned for details! In addition, construction of the new sales office is coming along well, and remains on track for completion next month.
I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of our third annual Grandparents Awards last month. It was wonderful to receive so many heart-felt entries from grandkids about their grandies (turn to page 23 to see our winners).
Director & CEO