Lifestyle Projects

Enduring communities, designed for life.

Lifestyle Projects is an online information platform that connects communities in South East Queensland with new masterplanned developments that invest in sustainable, community-focused outcomes. A place for neighbours, local businesses, and future residents to learn more about the critical thinking, consultation, and design that goes into the creation of leading master planned environments.

We are currently in the development application process for a new over 50’s lifestyle precinct in Canungra, QLD. For more information, please see below or click on the button for further details. 

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7 Finch Road, Canungra

A SUSTAINABLE, DESIGN-DRIVEN APPROACH TO OVER 50’S LIVING IN THE SCENIC RIM.

Our proposed retirement estate is located at 7 Finch Road, on the northern edge of the central Canungra township. Of the 23ha site, approximately 50% of the total area is proposed to be developed, with the remaining 50% retained as natural bushland and fauna corridors.
The proposal seeks to deliver 188 two and three-bedroom retirement homes, a range of residents’ amenities designed for senior living, and extensive environmental sustainability initiatives. The estate is privately managed, and the residents contribute to the maintenance and upkeep through estate fees.
The project is proposed to be staged in delivery over the next 4-8 years.
Over the past 6 months, we have engaged with many of the local residents and business owners to incorporate their valuable feedback into the designs where possible. Some of these changes include (but not limited to) improved water-saving measures, providing amenities that minimise the impact on those offered in town, improved fauna protection, and increased landscaping / screening to neighbours and the street.

We are also now exploring how we can incorporate many of the services offered in town, such as gardening and landscaping, cleaning and maintenance, personal training, yoga, etc. If you have any suggestions or would like to be involved, please contact us.
We look forward to continuing to shape the proposed estate with the local community to ensure the new residents become valued members of the growing Canungra town.
Thank you for taking the time to review our information platform. If you have any feedback, questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Project Manager Riye Arai-Coupe via riye@bluebirdproperty.com.au or 0422 684 454.

Three commercial and retail lots are also proposed to be subdivided from the site, under a separate application with Council. Pending approval, it is envisaged the masterplan will be delivered in a sustainable, staged approach over the course of the next four to eight years.

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Green Surrounds

Featuring over 50% of the development dedicated to natural bushland, native and drought-tolerant species, dense shade trees, planted out verges and green corridors. We also have many wildlife-protection measures in place.
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Environmentally Sustainable Design

We’re aware of and in awe of our surroundings. As a result, natural bushland, fauna corridors, energy and water efficient homes, solar power, extensive rainwater collection and water tanks are all deeply embedded into this development.
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Owner Occupiers

Living in Canungra presents the opportunity to be submerged in nature. It is also a chance to be part of a growing community that works to continuously drive better outcomes for the evolution and future sustainability needs for the town. The development is designed for owner occupiers that will embrace this.
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Ample Car Parking

Part of this development is fostering connection, which is why there are a proposed 80+ additional car parks on top of the required amount, including caravans, to invite friends and family with ease. All parking including visitor parking (over and above Council requirements) is fully accommodated on-site.
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Water Sensitive Design

The development proposal includes substantial water management, water-saving and waterway protections, including extensive rainwater and stormwater catchment infrastructure to ensure water is used efficiently and with consideration. Our proposal exceeds Council’s requirements.
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$4.6m for Local Infrastructure

An estimated $4.6m will be directly provided from this project to Council and QUU in infrastructure contributions to improve local roads, parks, water, etc. Other community benefits this project provides includes improved housing options for the ageing population, local job creation, and opportunities to support the local businesses in Canungra and the broader Scenic Rim community.

More than 50% of existing bushland on the site (over 11 hectares) will be retained to deliver a green corridor throughout the site, prioritise important wildlife habitats, and integrate the development with its surrounds.

The master plan is sensitive to the site’s natural topography, resulting in a community of residences nestled in the natural valley of the site, surrounded by native bushland, and incorporating extensive waterway and vegetation protections.

The proposal also includes fauna protection fencing, wildlife corridors and protections for trees of significance, bushfire setbacks and vegetation management zones, buffers and protected safe passages to koala habitats, and extensive rainwater and stormwater catchment infrastructure.

We are also proactively introducing additional water sustainability features, beyond any statutory regulations.

Prioritising drought-tolerant landscaping, high-efficiency water fixtures and appliances, rainwater tanks for every household, large underground water storage tanks for communal spaces, extensive rainwater and stormwater catchment design.

We are cognisant of the water supply and usage in Canungra and believe that the planned growth in the area is the catalyst required for greater infrastructure investment.

As such, we are continuing to engage with local representatives to advocate the need for improved long-term, more sustainable water infrastructure for Canungra.

It is estimated the development will deliver $4.7 million in developer-paid infrastructure contributions, which should ultimately be reinvested in the community by various levels of government.

Population Growth

Strong population growth in the Scenic Rim, coupled with the needs of an aging population, is driving the need for more sustainable, diversified housing and lifestyle opportunities in the region.

This development presents a significant opportunity to provide housing diversity, support existing and future businesses, create local jobs, and contribute to the enhancement of local infrastructure.

Development Application

A Development Application was lodged with Scenic Rim Regional Council in December 2020 following extensive consultation with community representatives and elected members. Community consultation will proactively continue throughout the Development Application assessment process and beyond.

The Development Application can be accessed via Council’s website.

Interested? Please contact Riye Arai-Coupe (Project Manager) via phone or email to obtain a copy, or any further information regarding the proposed development.

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