After more than 10 years in the making, residential development Elliot Springs will release its first land sales within weeks. This livable, connected community will offer the lifestyle we crave with hiking and biking trails, views, creeks and woodlands. It’s a community brought to you by some familiar faces too – the same Townsville locals who delivered popular addresses Willow Gardens and Riverside Gardens.
Located at the foothills of The Sisters Mountains, 15km south-east of Townsville’s CBD and just 10 minutes from Murray Sports Complex, is residential community Elliot Springs. This month the development will release its first stage of land sales, inviting prospective residents to explore the lifestyle that begs them to belong.
The people delivering this 40-year project to the community are familiar faces to many homeowners across Townsville, having been key players in the teams that delivered award-winning Lendlease communities Willow Gardens and Riverside Gardens, which are now home to more than 9000 residents.
One of those familiar faces is sales agent Meryl Bloomfield, who worked for Lendlease (previously Delfin Lendlease) 2002 through 2007.
“Selling land for Lendlease was more than a job, it was an experience,” recalls Meryl, who since 2007 has continued her real estate career locally. “I helped young couples purchase their first piece of property, build their first cottage, then as time went on I was able to help them upgrade to a family home, and eventually their dream home, within the same neighbourhood. It was like watching your kids grow,” says Meryl.
“Lendlease has always said its goal is to create places where the community can belong, and it does just that. I believed in what I was selling and I wanted to belong to that community too. I still live in Riverside Gardens in a home I designed.
“Today, I truly believe in this development, Elliot Springs – it’s unlike any other address in Townsville,” says Meryl. “Elliot Springs has 360° views of mountain ranges – The Sister Mountains, Mount Elliot, Mount Jack, Mount Stuart and the Muntalunga Range – but better yet, you will be able to wake up and climb a mountain every day if you want to. We love an active, adventurous lifestyle in this city particularly when it’s at our doorstep!”
“Elliot Springs has 360° views of mountain ranges… but better yet, you’ll be able to wake up and climb one every day if you want to.”
More than 30 per cent of the 1609-hectare, 10,000-lot Elliot Springs site has been reserved for open space, with an extensive network of walking and cycling paths that will link local parks, sporting fields, playgrounds, picnic and barbecue areas, as well as a ridge walk, super park and mountain bike tracks. The development’s first precinct includes provision for a neighbourhood centre, primary school, childcare centre and convenience stores.
When complete, Elliot Springs will be home to at least 26,000 people living in more than 10,000 homes. The large-scale master planned community will include schools, shops, parks and facilities, all designed respectfully around the natural landscape to incorporate the beautiful natural setting of creeks, hills and woodlands. A mix of flat land and elevated lots are available.
Like Meryl, fellow Elliot Springs sales team member Crystal Balter has also been a Lendlease community resident. Having worked with Lendlease for three years, Crystal was most recently involved with selling the large-scale master planned development Yarrabilba in Logan.
“I was selling the benefits of Yarrabilba, watching the community engage and flourish and I wanted to be part of that, so I went through the process of purchasing land and building my home,” shares Crystal. “I experienced firsthand the process and the benefits of the community I was selling. It gave me a valuable perspective, and an appreciation for how Lendlease designs its projects with community at front of mind.
“Living in a new community like Elliot Springs is an amazing experience as you see it grow every day,” says Crystal. “Before you know it the first houses will be constructed, you’ll pass other residents on the walking tracks in the mornings and the school, childcare and shops will be open.”
The Brisbane native has now relocated to Townsville to join her partner, who is a Townsville local. “I’ve been a Brissie girl all my life, but after visiting Townsville over the past 12 months I have fallen in love with the lifestyle here!”
“Communities are about two things – convenience and connections,” points out Meryl. “Connections not just to other places and amenities, but to the people within the neighbourhood. That’s what Elliot Springs will deliver – and I’m ecstatic to be back with Lendlease, and be part of growing this community.”
For more information about Elliot Springs, visit www.elliotsprings.com.au