A Sunshine Coast developer has claimed a major award, after turning an old local sand mine into an award-winning resort.
Peregian Beach based Altum Property Group won the Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland award for best Medium Density Development, for the Parkridge Noosa project.
It capped a remarkable adventure for Altum Property Group and its co-directors Rob McCready and Alex Rigby, who are local products.
“This project has been an incredible journey for our business over the past five years,” Mr McCready said.
“Alex and I grew up in and around Noosa in the 1980s and we knew this location really well.
“Unfortunately, over the past two decades it became an illegal dump site, so it’s been very rewarding to transform it into a multi-award winning subtropical resort style development.
“Our ability to take a disused sand mine and transform it into a stunning 179 dwelling mixed use development highlights the skill and dedication of our team and our collective ability to create a harmonious environment between the mixed use project and the nearby Girraween Nature Reserve.
Parkridge Noosa Parkridge Noosa was developed on a unique 5.44ha parcel of land, enveloped in protected parkland and with views of Lake Weyba.
Mr Rigby said the project delivered much more than the
residential aspects of the development.
“The Peter Kuruvita inspired Alba restaurant and providore, a high quality gym as well as the landscaped open spaces and paths, which provide great connectivity to the Noosa National Park and surrounds, which provides benefits to the whole community.”
“The pathways, which were installed surrounding the development, included plant palette and landscape design to encourage the integration of wildlife from the reserve and provide a corridor for transition across the site, while dedicated park and open landscaped areas are used by residents for recreation as well as habitat for wildlife.
“It does provide a significant positive lasting legacy for current and future residents.”
Parkridge Noosa also took out the 2020 AIH Green Space Urban Award.
Altum Property Group’s current
Sunshine Coast residential projects include The Whitely on Noosa Eumundi Road and 43-45 Beerwah Parade, where they will build 58 two bedroom residential apartments.
A Material Change of Use application has also been lodged with
Sunshine Coast Council to develop an architecturally designed supermarket and specialty stores on a 9915sqm site at 10 Memorial Drive, Eumundi.