North Lakes has just been names Australia’s Best Master Planned Community of 2017 at the prestigious Property Council of Australia awards. North Lakes has been setting new benchmarks since its launch in 1999. Regional Manager of Stockland, David Laner, was thrilled to win the industry award recognising the success of North Lakes.
“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.
According to Mr Laner, North Lakes is 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 homes sites for first home buyers, downsizers and young families who are keen to build a dream home is this thriving community,” Mr Laner 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.”
Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Councillor, Julie Greer, congratulated Stockland. “Council is extremely proud to have worked closely with Stockland over the past 17 years to see their bold vision for the North Lakes community brought to life, which is now home to more than 20,000 residents, in addition to 900 businesses supporting more than 7,000 local jobs,” Councillor Greer said.
“As a North Lakes resident myself, I speak from experience that it’s one of the best places to live, work and play – with our friendly neighbourhoods, cutting edge design and beautiful lakes and landscaping, to great local employment opportunities, schools, childcare centres, entertainment and health facilities – everything is right here at North Lakes!”
“With the $1 billion Redcliffe Peninsula Line now open to residents, and a world-class university precinct at nearby Petrie planned to open in 2020, growth and investment in the North Lakes area is continuing to boom – everywhere you look there’s new businesses setting up shop and local jobs being created.”
“Just last year, North Lakes further cemented its reputation as one of South East Queensland’s premier shopping destinations, with the opening of 60 new speciality retailers at Westfield, including world-famous Swedish furniture superstore IKEA, which collectively created 900 new retail jobs locally.”
“This adds to other major employers in the area like Queensland’s only Costco, the North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre which employs specialist doctors and medical professionals locally, and the Auto & General Insurance Group which includes around 400 staff many of whom are local residents.”
“Along with other large-format retailers like Spotlight and Kitchen Warehouse which opened their doors as part of Primewest’s $75 million Homemaker Centre extension in North Lakes earlier this year, other big brands like Officeworks are also set to join the North lakes retail community in the near future, delivering exciting new job opportunities for local residents.”
“In the past 18 months, we’ve also seen automotive companies such as Performax setting up a new display room and lots of other small businesses setting up in North Lakes including trendy new cafes, vegan burger shops and juice bars to name just a few.”
“That’s not to mention Keymax’s new 40-room boutique hotel, with restaurant and function facilities which will open on Lakeview Drive later this year, and The George Group and PointCorp’s exciting new Laguna North Lakes development, adjacent to The Corso, which will effectively change the face of the North Lakes CBD with boutique shopping and dining laneways, 140-room hotel, tavern and function space, aquatic centre with lap and recreational pools and public green space.”
“Developments like Laguna North Lakes and Keymax’s McLennan on Anzac Avenue are also delivering new commercial opportunities for businesses in the North Lakes CBD, while infill developments including new mixed use and multiple dwelling units in and around the CBD are creating more opportunities for people wanting to experience the North Lakes lifestyle.”
“There’s no denying the North Lakes success story so far, and I have no doubt our community will continue to go from strength to strength.”
Source: The North Lakes Messenger