South Beach has been featured across multiple papers recently highlighting a great response to our masterplanned community. Our vision has been 47 years in the making through a patient and close partnership built between the local Manera family and experienced Sydney-based developer Stan La Vin. See the articles below.

$2bn plan to build homes and schools

This article appeared on page 51 of the Courier Mail on Saturday October 12th, 2019.


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Construction is set to start next year on a $2 billion masterplanned community south of Bundaberg that has been “47 years in the making”.

An application has been lodged with the Bundaberg Regional Council for the reconfiguration of the first 170 lots in the 246ha estate at Elliott Heads which when finished will have 3200 homes, two shopping centres, a primary and secondary school, a retirement village, nursing home and a 19.5ha RV park.

Called South Beach, it is a joint project between experienced Sydney-based developer Stan La Vin and the local Manera family which has consolidated 31 tightly held farming land titles adjoining the township and estuary over 47 years.

Mr La Vin said sales are expected to begin soon with construction of the first homes anticipated to start in the fist half of 2020.
“This has been 47 years in the making,” he said. “The Manera family bought every adjoining block that came up and they refused to sell any of it when developers came knocking on their door wanting bits and pieces. We’ve ended up with a huge area for a masterplanned community within walking distance of a beautiful beach.”

South Beach has so far received 1400 registrations of interest for house and land packages over the past 10 months including over a third of these from NSW and Victoria. It is expected to generate about 3000 construction jobs in its first four years.

Mr La Vin said the house and land packages will start from $395,000 with land sizes up to 700sqm and there is a “nothing taller than a palm tree” edict to preserve the visual appeal of Elliott Heads. He said people were attracted to the region’s unspoilt natural environment, ideal climate and lower home prices within walking distance of beaches.

Developer launches $2 billion project

This article appeared on pages 6 and 7 of the NewsMail on Saturday October 12th, 2019.


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