New developments on Hamilton Island
Protecting Hamilton Island is one of our highest priorities. More than 70 percent of the Island remains preserved as natural bushland, even though it is the largest resort island in the Whitsundays. The Island and surrounds are home to a unique and beautiful array of flora, fauna, birds, mammals, and reptiles.
It is therefore crucial to the Islandu2019s survival that future developments are undertaken in line with our environmental credentials and philosophy, and are designed to minimise local impact while maximising our world-renowned island lifestyle.
There is currently one new development on Hamilton Island at Hidden Cove and a number of planning options and permission have been granted for some exclusive luxury developments on Dent Island. At present, no dates have been set for these developments.
Hidden Cove is the first development on Hamilton Island since 2007 and has already experienced encouraging results, with completion planned for mid-2016.
Only 22 medium-density properties are under development and 17 have already sold - or 77% of the developments - without any full marketing campaign and on a land size that would usually be occupied by 57 units or residences.
Three properties have witnessed price increases before construction has commenced, which indicates that real estate demand is high on the Island and a return to an upward trend for property values across the Island is taking place.
There is nothing quite like Hidden Cove anywhere else on the Island. It is a low-impact project set into and around one of the best spots in the Whitsundays, with award-winning building designer, Burleigh Designs, specialists in syncing with the Queensland environment, at its helm.
Beautifully private, each rooftop is four metres below any behind it on the sloping land and the views are long and uninterrupted out over Dent Passage.
Planning approvals are in place to develop neighbouring Dent Island and we are looking at potential residences on the island, including an apartment complex, a luxury hotel and exclusive home enclave.
Dent Island currently houses the 18-hole championship Hamilton Island Golf Club, a $30 million investment designed by Peter Thomson, arguably Australia's greatest golfer, and which opened in 2009.
The Island has substantial infrastructure in place, including a $1.8 million pipeline installed between Hamilton Island and Dent Island to supply power, water and utilities to the Golf Club.
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