A new community sprung to life in April with the welcome of six new homeowners to the Halcyon Rise over 50s Lifestyle Community in Logan Reserve.
‘We thought it was time to make the move to a community like this one,’ new homeowner Mr. Michael Stewart said. ‘We’re looking forward to getting involved in lots of activities like bowls, crafts and social events’
The community will be at the centre of a $200 million Regional Lifestyle Precinct, including co-located approved Logan Reserve Central shops, an Arcare aged care facility currently under construction, and Flindersia Riverside Park.
Included in the package is a community Tesla, which residents will be able to book for day-trips and errands.
Joint-managing direction Dr Bevan Geissman started the company in 2004 with local solicitor Paul Melville.
‘Paul and I were both running our respective medical and law practises and met at a local barbecue where we talked about the issues facing senior Australians and how they deserved to have an active and socially connected community to live in,’ Dr Geissmann said.
On completion, Halcyon Rise will have around 300 homes and 20 acres of private open space, and include facilities ranging from a private homestead themed clubhouse and a cinema floor, to private walking tracks and an off-leash dog park.
Located in Logan Reserve, the community is one of many in development for the area, which was earmarked in 2009 by the State Government for future development.
Since then, plans have been drawn up which account for almost 8,000 additional new homes and more than 22,500 new residents.
According to Council’s Logan Reserve Plan,
‘The overarching aim of the Logan Reserve Plan is to provide for a healthy vibrant future community within a quality environment.’
This includes major objectives of high quality residential communities such as Halcyon Rise, a diversity of housing forms, high connected neighbourhoods, integration with Logan River and efficiency and financially responsible infrastructure networks.
Logan City Council are currently drawing up designs for a significant upgrade to Logan Reserve Road to make way for future traffic growth. Designs are expected to be completed mid-2021 and construction work could begin in 2022 depending on approvals.
‘The upgrades of Logan Reserve Road will cater for future traffic growth from Priority Development Areas (PDAs) like Yarrbilba and Greater Flagstone.’