Estate work a beautiful thing
JOHN Harris and Harley Fisher can finally sit back, admire their backyard and enjoy retirement, after putting it on hold for some time.
They each moved to Yeppoon's Keppel Bay Estate with their partners and the hope of retiring in the beautiful, well-kept surrounds that attracted them there.
However it was neglected when the developer fell into financial trouble.
Yesterday, while walking along the boardwalk over ponds with lily pads and a soon-to-be-fixed fountain and waterfall, John and Harley were pleased to show the estate was beginning to blossom again.
"It's been a while, I was doing a lot of mowing and we were tidying up ourselves but I haven't used the mower for quite a while," John said.
"It's all being done now and we are more than happy with it all and how they are getting into it."
Developer LM Investments has renewed a landscape maintenance program and appointed Sanctuary 28 Builders as the preferred builder for the existing lots.
They will work with the company to construct an extra 22 house and land packages (see photo inset of artist's impression).
Development manager Matthew Ayre said construction of the next 38-lot stage would begin in two months and contained flat, easy-to-build-on land.
"Yeppoon is showing signs of an upswing in activity on the back of the mining-related workforce.
The region is beginning to capitalise on its position close to the mines as a scenic and affordable alternative," he said.
Claudia Coren from Yeppoon Real Estate has been appointed project marketer and said it was great to see the revitalisation of the estate and the plans for the next land releases.