November 9, 2018
North Harbour has been named Best Residential Subdivision in Queensland, in the 2018 Urban Development Institute of Australia Qld Awards for Excellence. “This is a tremendous result not only for North Harbour but for the region,” said Project Director, Peter Lightbody.
UDIA Judges said North Harbour showed excellence in number of categories, including planning, community, sustainability, urban design and engineering and had distinguishing features such as the Parkland and Heritage Park which stood out for them.
Mr Lightbody said: “We are incredibly proud and happy to have won this award. The North Harbour team is working very hard to create the best residential community possible and to achieve recognition at this level is an incredible achievement for all concerned.
“We were commended by the judges for our provisions for the community including our amenities and high-quality landscaping, as well as our well-presented Display Village which is the largest on the northside.
We’d like to thank North Harbour community and our community partners. Without the support of our residents and everyone who works in and around North Harbour, none of what we’ve achieved would be possible.
“We’ve also been named as a finalist in the national UDIA awards and to even be in that space is an incredible achievement considering we welcomed our first residents only four years ago.” In a statement, the UDIA said: “The quality of submissions for the 2018 Awards for Excellence was outstanding. The Institute is exceptionally proud of all winners and congratulates North Harbour on being named as one of the best in Queensland’s development industry.”
The Urban Development Institute of Australia is the peak body representing the property development industry throughout Australia. The Institute is a not-for-profit industry body dedicated to the representation of Australia’s development industry and to win such a prestigious award at this high level is an extraordinary achievement for a development in its early stages.
If you’re looking to buy your first home – why not buy in the best place to live and spend your First Home Buyers Grant in Queensland’s best residential subdivision? The First Home Buyers Grant is a $15,000 one-off financial grant only available to those buying their first home in Australia who meet all the eligibility criteria.
Eligible recipients must be:
– at least 18 years old and an Australian Citizen or permanent resident
– purchasing abrand-new property under $750,000
–– receiving the grant for the first time
Many first home buyers can be put off applying for the Grant as it is only for newly built homes. A great way to decide if this is for you is to make sure you visit as many homes as possible to get an idea of what you need – both display homes and existing older homes in some of the locations you think you’d like to live in. Have a good look at the benefits of each location, including local amenities such as transport, shopping, recreation and think about what size home you want, what kind of layout you need, and make a wish list which might include things like a butler’s pantry, a great outdoor area, or a shed or a pool.
Building a new home in an affordable masterplanned development like North Harbour is a great way to use the First Home Buyers Grant to its full potential. North Harbour ticks all the boxes for a great investment in your future – excellent location and local amenities, 1,000 acres of proposed open space and parklands and plenty of things to do including free local events such as sunrise yoga and parkrun.
Our Sales Team has helped many first home buyers achieve their dream of home ownership and is there to guide you through the process. We’re on site 7 days a week, 10am-5pm and we’re happy to answer any questions you have and walk you through the process step-by-step. We even have a café onsite to restore you after you’ve viewed the many show homes on offer. You can find further information, complete with mortgage calculator and house and land packages geared towards first home owners, on our special web page here.
When you’re looking to buy we suggest a few visits to our Display Village and Sales Centre armed with a list of your “must-haves”, “would-likes” and “absolutely-nots” firmly in your mind. If you’re not sure what you’re after, have a read of this great guide which might help.
Building your first home also means you can get exactly what you need from the start of your home owning journey. No need to spend on renovations or going up against other buyers in an increasingly competitive market – just choose your house and land package and get ready to move into the northside’s best new development. There are lots of designs to choose from, as you’ll see from our Display Village of 33 homes, with a lot of exciting styles and layouts on offer.
We have 33 Display Homes in our Display Village from 17 local and national builders: Metricon, McLachlan, Stylemaster, Hallmark, Integrale, Homes by CMA, Bold, Coral, Pantha, Valeco, Sunvista, Burbank, Oracle, Orbit, Stroud, OJ Pippin and GJ Gardner.
So – if you’ve been thinking about buying your first home, don’t delay, come and see the North Harbour team today and see what the First Home Buyers grant can help you achieve.
Like to visit us? North Harbour’s Sales and Information Centre & 33 Home Display Village with café and two playgrounds is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm. Located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive, Burpengary East, the Display Village showcases 33 brand new home designs from 17 of Australia’s best builders. North Harbour is taking the new home market by storm, having recently won the UDIA Queensland Award for Best Residential Subdivision and is EnviroDevelopment Accredited.
For more information on house and land packages at North Harbour, please contact us.