Mulpha Sanctuary Cove refines plans for Spyglass Hill project

A large vacant Sanctuary Cove site always earmarked in the residential resort’s original master plan for medium density residences will be finally transformed into a lower-density luxury home precinct by developer Mulpha Sanctuary Cove.

The change has been made possible following an increase in the site area which has facilitated a reconfiguration of the planned lots and the inclusion of a new access road to the exclusive Spyglass Hill enclave.

The 1ha Spyglass Hill site has been expanded to 1.3ha following an amalgamation with an adjacent 3000sqm lot, at 6256 Spyglass Hill Court, recently acquired by Mulpha Sanctuary Cove.

After years working towards a better solution for existing residents, the amalgamation both reduces the density of the proposed new development and improves accessibility through the planned new road, to be named Horizon Court.

“The move is a positive outcome for nearby residents as it reduces the density of the development,” said John Hughes, the General Manager of Sales and Development for Mulpha Sanctuary Cove.

“The Spyglass Hill development sits alongside many small-lot home sites within an established neighbourhood. The reconfiguration provides the flexibility we have been seeking to ensure the latest addition to the Sanctuary Cove community is responsive to the existing residential landscape.”

The Spyglass Hill release was included in the original master plan for Sanctuary Cove gazetted by the Queensland Government in the 1980s. All development approvals within the residential resort are under the control of the state government rather than the local council. Since 2003 the site has provided for 26 residences over the 1ha Spyglass Hill parcel of land.

In 2007, following consultation with residents and other stakeholders, Mulpha Sanctuary Cove sought to reduce the lot entitlements on the site and to relocate a portion of the planned 26 duplex lots elsewhere within the resort. The State Government rejected the proposal.

Mulpha Sanctuary Cove continued to investigate ways to deliver positive outcomes for existing residents nearby the Spyglass Hill precinct, with a goal of minimising the density of the proposed development. This goal has been achieved by delivering 27 lots across 1.3ha instead of 26 lots over 1ha. Further enhancements include splitting road access to the subdivision with an additional dedicated roadway, Horizon Court, to be located off The Parkway.

The four lots with frontage to Spyglass Hill Court are earmarked for the construction of architect-designed homes. The remaining 23 lots off Horizon Court will comprise 18 free-standing two-storey homes and three pairs of luxury duplexes featuring up to four bedrooms and double lock-up garages.

Sanctuary Cove is Australia’s first fully integrated residential resort and boasts a marina, two championship golf courses, a shopping village, Country Club and the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, as well as 24-hour land and water security. Development within the residential community is governed by the Sanctuary Cove Resort Act 1985.

Mulpha has recently undertaken a major capital investment program at Sanctuary Cove as part of their ongoing commitment to Sanctuary Cove’s development.

Mulpha’s contribution includes the $9 million upgrade of the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and the $12 million expansion of the Sanctuary Cove Marina which will ultimately be able to accommodate over 300 vessels.

In 2018 Sanctuary Cove was recognised as the best ‘Master-Planned Development’, both nationally and in Queensland, in the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Awards For Excellence.

The $2 billion waterfront development is known for its perfect blend of luxury leisure, living and lifestyle and is regarded as one of the most successful master-planned communities in Australia.