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Parc Thornlands is a new acreage estate located in the suburb it takes its name from, Thornlands. The estate is proving popular with families so far due to the size of the lots — which are all more than 6,005 sqm — and its proximity to a number of cafes, wineries, and schools. With the choice of any builder you’d like, buyers can build the home of their dreams on their chosen lot, with enough room left over for a playground if needed.
Acreage this close to the Brisbane CBD is rare, so the area is becoming increasingly popular with families who want to give their children room to grow but still want to be close to work. It is also very well connected, with the Pacific and Gateway Motorways putting residents less than an hour away from the Gold Coast and just over an hour away (accounting for the ferry trip) from the nearby North Stradbroke Island. There are a number of schools in the area, all of which are easy to access.
Parc Thornlands is one of the largest acreage estates with available land remaining to buy in the Redlands area. The 38 lots available are, at minimum, 6,005 sqm in size, making the lots significantly more ‘acreage’ than ‘large lots’. At 6,005 sqm + they are large enough to accomodate most buyers wildest dreams; tennis courts, pools, golf greens, BMX tracks…. you get the idea. As you would expect given then size of the land sites and the proximity to the City, Parc Thornlands is very popular so far with families — almost half the lots have signed expressions of interest and contracts at the time of writing with families representing the majority of buyers.
The lots at Parc Thornlands range between 6,005 sqm and 10,020 sqm (1.02 hectares). The development has been well planned, with a number of notable features we think buyers will appreciate. Street frontages are generally quite large and the addition of a dedicated “backyard envelope” will help in maximising privacy and minimising sound travelling. You can see the ‘backyard envelope areas’ on the below map as it is the areas slightly shaded in darker green and where the indicative tree lines sit.
It is worth noting that almost all of the lots are under ‘Environmental Noise Covenants’, which essentially means that loud noises are not OK between midnight and 8 AM, again emphasising the family nature of the entire project.
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Work is currently underway at Parc Thornlands to do the appropriate groundwork and turn the former chicken farm into lots ready to build on. Buyers can expect to start building on their lots in late 2020.
Parc Thornlands is located at the corner of Taylor Road and Woodlands Drive, Thornlands. The estate is well-connected to the rest of the suburb and the surrounding areas, as both Taylor Road and Woodlands Drive connect to Boundary Road and Mount Cotton Road, which can get residents almost anywhere using either the Gateway or Pacific Motorways. The Gold Coast is 55 minutes away via the M1, and whilst the nearby North Stradbroke Island may technically take a little longer to get to owing to the ferry times, you can expect to be on the island in just over an hour. Of course, if it’s easier to use public transport, the Cleveland train station is just over 10 minutes away, and the train will have you in Brisbane within the hour (faster if you’re on an express train).
The estate sits in a great location, as it is well-connected to main roads and close to a number of amenities like schools and cafes (and a winery, if that’s more up your alley). Sheldon College, which is only 600 metres down the road, is a co-educational school that is well-known in the area. It is well-known in the area for having high-quality extra-curricular programs. Despite being so well connected, residents can rest assured that the lots include designated areas of natural greenery to act as a buffer to any noise that may come along.
There will be a one-hectare commercial space on the corner of the development, which is expected to be either a small neighbourhood supermarket or a childcare centre. A Stage Two is also planned which will include land similar in size to the existing Stage One release.
Just because it’s acreage doesn’t mean that there aren’t amenities around though! Full Creme Cafe is located just down the road from the estate, and it is well-known for being the place to go if you need a caffeine fix or you want to host a high tea event. The Sheldon Sport and Entertainment Centre is next to the estate, and four minutes’ drive away is Sirromet Wines, a family owned-and-run winery (which also happens to be home to a 9-hole Supa Golf course and several music events throughout the year). You’ll also find the Victoria Point shopping centre, cafes and restaurants within 10 minutes drive, an area that is well-loved by locals. Within 10 minutes drive residents will find no less than five conservation areas, which will be great to check out for a hike or run if you ever get sick of your own backyard. A new $2,000,000 Thornlands Community Park is also under construction, providing further green space for residents to enjoy.
Boaties will also love the area, with the water only 15 minutes drive away. A popular past time for residents is to take the ferry out to Coochiemudlo Island for the day, and then enjoy the beaches and laid-back atmosphere there. As we mentioned, North Stradbroke Island can take a little longer to get out to, but that is also a popular place for residents to visit for the day or weekend.
Only the land at Parc Thornlands is being sold, although the developers are suggesting various house designs so that buyers can get an idea of what they could potentially build. The lots are priced from $750,000.
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Parc Thornlands is located in an area where most residents (69%) are owner-occupiers. However, this does not mean that the project would not be potentially great investment. With the area having an average 4.51% gross rental yield — which is only expected to grow over the coming years — and quite a lot of families wanting to move to the area due to the education options and lifestyle offered, the project could potentially be a great option.
Parc Thornlands is a project from BriStar Group, who have a number of other developments throughout Queensland. Parc Thornlands is part of their ‘Parc’ series, which also includes Parc Carindale (a house and land development) and Parc Sunnybank Hills (a townhouse development). The new apartment development, Atlas South Brisbane, which they are marketing and selling, rounds out their current Queensland projects.