first_imgThe new over 50s community at Pimpama — Halcyon Greens.“We are really looking forward to the social side of living within a community. We’ve already met numerous couples including our soon-to-be neighbours and have made plans to start a Ukulele club!” Mr Whitley said.“We enjoy travelling, whether that is internationally, locally or simply taking the campervan down to New South Wales for a week. Now we’ll be able to lock and leave our home, which will take the hassle out of travelling,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“I can’t see us moving from Halcyon — I see no reason for moving at our age.”Living in an over 50s community, the Whitley’s also took into consideration the importance of health and wellbeing. “Halcyon has introduced Arcare, a high care specialist who are conveniently located within the community — if need be, my wife and I will only be short walk away from each other,” he said. The Whitley’s were introduced to Halcyon through friends of theirs who are living at Halcyon Glades in Caboolture. “Halcyon really differentiated themselves from other lifestyle communities in a way that is most important to us — there was no pressure whatsoever to make a decision. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff at Halcyon made the entire process stress-free,” Mr Whitley said.The $250 million Halcyon Greens community has recorded more than 40 sales in the first stage with buyers predominantly from Halcyon’s primary catchment area of South East Queensland with a smattering of purchasers from interstate.The development is Australia’s first over 50s golf and residential community, is set on 34ha of natural habitat overlooking the Gainsborough Greens golf course.It is made up of five residential precincts of approximately 100 homes each, surrounded by conservation zones and natural wetlands.Halcyon joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said buyers had flocked to the first stage knowing that the public launch was coming soon.“Halcyon Greens is a project with enormous appeal to our target market, from the idyllic setting to the extensive on-site facilities available through the golf club and new clubhouse,” said Dr Geissmann.“We’re seeing buyers jumping early into the first stage as property values inevitably rise in later stages for projects of this calibre.”Dr Geissmann said Halcyon Greens has all the hallmarks of a gated and safe community but with a key centrepiece being free access for homeowners to the 18-hole golf course and new clubhouse. Lloyd and Di Whitley are looking forward to their new life at the new over 50s community at Pimpama — Halcyon Greens.LOCATION and facilities have sold Lloyd and Di Whitley on locking in their forever home in an over 50s lifestyle community.The Whitley’s have recently bought into Halcyon’s newest development at Gainsborough Greens, Pimpama, which features an 18 hole golf course.Mr Whitley, a former banker and Arundel resident for 25 years, said he and his wife Di had been searching for a community in the area to be closer to family and friends and Halcyon Greens provided the perfect location.“The location is ideal — we are 20 minutes closer to Brisbane where our daughter and grandchildren live, and only a short drive away from the Gold Coast, where we can visit our friends and take a dip in the ocean,” he said. “This is a developing area with future potential, while being secluded, quiet, convenient and central to all of our worlds.” The Whitley’s have purchased a two-bedroom plus multipurpose room home, set to begin construction in May with completion in time for Christmas.last_img read more

first_imgWhen is Champions League draw? Live stream, date, UK time, TV channel for last 16 THE Premier League’s Big Six are set to back a drastic revamp of the Champions League which could result in dramatic changes to the make up of the English game.Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are privately in favour of an expansion of the Champions League group stage to 32 teams from the 2024-25 season, reports claim.2 Big changes: The Champions League could be set for and overhaulCredit: AFP or licensorsSuch plans would lead to the traditional footballing calendar being torn up, with FA Cup replays and two-legged League Cup semi-finals being scrapped and could even result in the number of Premier League teams being cut.Such a move would be met with fierce opposition from clubs sitting outside the Big Six, and the Daily Mail reports the Premier League remains committed to maintaining the prominence of the domestic game.The Big Six joined every other club in the top tier in signing a Premier League statement opposing the expansion of the Champions League group stage last June.That statement argued against the introduction of a 14 match group stage, but it is understood the new approach, which would see four rather than eight more group games, is of greater appeal to England’s top sides.They have held meetings with other European Club Association (ECA) members which have proved productive and are coming round to the idea of an expanded Champions League.Many fear the changes could pave the way for a European Super league and ultimately result in the continent’s top sides no longer taking part in their domestic competitions.As ever, money is a big part of the appeal for the giants of the game as a larger Champions League group stage would allow for greater match-day revenue.However, the giant £9billion Premier League TV deal far outweighs that which is paid for Champions League rights and the Big Six remain keen to protect its value.2 Harry Kane is the only Prem player in the CL group stage best XIThey will also be aware that supporters are hardly tuning in in their droves to watch Champions League football.The competition saw a 35 per cent drop in viewing figures in the 2018/19 campaign, which provided a number of hugely entertaining ties, and this has fuelled the desire for a change in set up.Smaller clubs are concerned domestic games will have to be sacrificed to meet the wishes of the Big Six.The FA Cup and the League Cup will be most at risk of change despite all 20 Premier League sides being committed to appearing in the competition.The FA has already done away with cup replays, which are often hugely lucrative to smaller sides, from the fifth round onwards and is open to removing them completely.most read footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himThe Premier League, EFL and FA remain committed to keeping English football’s structure in place despite an expansion of Europe’s elite club competition now being seen as inevitable.Real Madrid are particularly keen for an overhaul and changes, which could create a greater divide between the Premier League’s haves and have-nots, are expected to be made before 2024.The Big Six have already formed a splinter group from other Premier League which has led to private meetings being held.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onelast_img read more