Perfectly positioned, Parklakes 2 is a master planned semi-rural 96 hectare community nestled in a green corridor of tranquility in Bli Bli. The development at Parklakes 2 is being undertaken by local property identities Peter Shadforth and Robert Flipp. Mr Shadforth is well known in local development and business circles as the founder of Shadforth Civil Contracting and Mr Flipp has years of experience in property development throughout South East Queensland.
The developers have injected an array of infrastructure into Bli Bli. The 434 lots at Parklakes 2 are surrounded by impressive community facilities including a spacious district park with café, a covered playground area and brand new $2.7million sports fields. Surrounded by 20 hectares of forest, a walking trail network through the rainforest, an off leash dog park, a child care centre and a new P-12 Catholic school, there is a strong community focus at Parklakes 2. There will also be an over 50s community, Halcyon Lakeside on an 11ha parcel within the Parklakes 2 development with more than 450 metres of lake frontage.
Peter Shadforth comes from a family of Cane Farmers and once owned a Cane Farm himself in Bli Bli. It was his strong community bond and friendship with the original land owners; the Perren family that gave him the opportunity to develop the land.
The local community involvement is evident in all the plans at Parklakes 2 with a commitment to innovative civil engineering in land development partnering with Covey Associates Pty Ltd. A major investment has been allocated to the conservation of the area and growing a strong tight-knit community.
Parklakes 2 will feature a fish stocked lake system with the world´s largest floating wetlands study in the world. The developers are funding a four-year PhD research scholarship for a student from the University of the Sunshine Coast. This collaborative research project between local developers, industry and the University is the first of its kind on the Coast. In addition to this, the largest residential stormwater research project in the world will be undertaken using an innovative and novel way to treat stormwater.
The area is also providing excellent habitat for the many birds, fish and amphibians and the lake will be utilised as a future ‘living lab’ for local schools.
Another key point of difference is that Parklakes 2 offers a diverse range of home buyers the opportunity to build their dream home and live within one of the most popular communities on the Sunshine Coast. A range of home site options have been created to suit various stages of life.
The development will feature a stunning 13 home Master Builders Association Display Village, the first one on the Sunshine Coast in over five years with the Sunshine Coast’s leading builders offering a wide range of different house and land packages. Stage one has been released and 76 lots out of the 98 lots released have already been sold.
Parklakes 2 developers´ vision is for the area to be a vibrant community within Bli Bli and a symbol of the area´s recovery by using new innovative methods. It´s the community spirit underlining this project that makes is so special making sure the investment stays within the local community, returning as much benefit to the Sunshine Coast as possible.