Demand for coastal land in regional Queensland is at an all-time high, as southerners seek an easier lifestyle. Thanks to a solid bank of volcanic rock, the stretch of coast spanning from Elliott Heads to Burnett Heads is a sure bet for investors worried about rising sea levels. 

While the vast majority of absolute waterfront land has been snapped up in the Bundaberg Region, it is still possible to buy your own little piece of paradise just a street or two back. Those in the know have their eyes firmly fixed on Elliott Heads. They’re waiting patiently for the developers of South Beach Estate to break ground on stage one. 

With a sales office now onsite, former Bundaberg Regional Councillors Helen Blackburn and Ross Sommerfeld have been appointed to manage the project. South Beach Estate Stage 1 will be built in five sub stages, with a total of 110 lots, varying in size from 690 sq m to 1100 sq m. The average lot size will be 800 sq m, with prices starting from $200,000. Most lots will be configured to face north-south to maximise energy efficiency. The first stage will include 30 house blocks, with subsequent stages including parks, shopping facilities, a tavern, retirement village and schools.   

Helen said Elliott Heads had been listed in Australia’s top ten most liveable towns, and Bundaberg’s population was forecast to grow significantly in coming years. “The last thing anyone wants to see at Elliott Heads is a series of small piecemeal developments that conflict or do not properly address the longer term needs of the township.” 

She said local developer John Manera, the world’s third-largest macadamia grower, began purchasing adjoining parcels of land around Elliott Heads a number of years ago because he wanted to ensure any development in the seaside community was masterplanned to meet community expectations. “John is taking a co-ordinated approach to leave a legacy for his family and the Region; one that they can be proud of.”

Ross, a former surveyor, said the 29 titles of land that John had combined for the 194 hectare development were best suited for residential use. “Due to salt water intrusion and a lack of irrigation, the land is no longer viable for crop farming,” he said. “We’ll be working with the various local groups, businesses and residents to ensure the community is engaged in this exciting development in a meaningful way.”

Contact Helen on 0439 492 339  www.south-beach.com.au