PRADELLA Property Ventures’ $70 million over-50s gated country club estate, Seachange Toowoomba, is feeling the effects of property owners seeking ‘sea change in the mountains’.
Pradella has even unveiled a new onsite sales centre to meet demand for its latest new homes release.
“The opening of the sales centre means that buyers can start to get a sense of what it will be like to live in the Seachange Toowoomba community,” Seachange Lifestyle Resorts sales and marketing director, Alex McMahon said.
“They can view first-hand the spectacular location and the superb quality of the homes’ fixtures and fittings, with our first 20 homes expected to start construction within the next four weeks.”
Also planned to start construction within the next few weeks is the key feature of Seachange Toowoomba: The Summer House. The Summer House is the resort’s centre of lifestyle and active recreation, offering residents tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, fire pit, outdoor barbecue and other luxury features.
Mr McMahon said Seachange Toowoomba was all about space, privacy and low maintenance living in a multi-million dollar community. Pricing released for the two or three bedroom architecturally designed homes range from $375,000 to $525,000.
Limited to 162 lowset two or three bedroom homes, each of the architecturally designed dwellings will be created to take full advantage of the premium location and provide a strong connection to the local environment with floor plans specifically designed to bring the outdoors in.
“The word Seachange was carefully chosen as our brand,” Mr McMahon said. “Seachange Over 50s Lifestyle Resorts speaks to the core promise of what we set out to achieve and how we differentiate ourselves.
”Inherent in the concept of a Seachange lies a promise,that there will be a change for the better. We like to say ‘it’s not just about changing where you live but how you live’.
“In fact, much has been said about the benefits of community living, and at its very core is a simple concept of like-minded people sharing common interests and interacting on a daily basis at many levels to enrich each other’s lives,” Mr McMahoin said.
He said Seachange Toowoomba was destined to become a new community of like-minded active people who owned their own homes “and helped nourish each other’s mind, body and soul”.
“The paradigm shift in how we approach senior’s living is based on a fundamental belief that an active adult is a happy and healthy adult,” Mr McMahon said.
“We constantly strive to set the benchmark for retirement living so every member of our communities can have the opportunity to truly love the way they live.
“We really feel that our purchasers will achieve their Seachange dream with the right lifestyle community at the right time in their life with a value shift that offers a brand new home that fits within their budget,” he said.
“We are poised for a bright future as the brand continues to grow and prosper. It’s an exciting time and we look forward to welcoming the next chapter for Seachange at Toowoomba.”
REDLAND City Council’s new data centre, developed by Vertiv, utilises a modular style and the latest technologies to boost economical operation while lowering carbon dioxide emissions by more than 70 percent over the superseded system.
The Redland data centre that took only four months to finish and yet apart from its environmental credentials it is also highly rated for disaster-resilience.
Redland City chief information officer, Glynn Henderson said the efficient design of its new modular data centre was expected to reap economic and environmental benefits. Aside from moving to a well-ventilated area, the new data centre space is also more compact. Mr Henderson said he anticipated a 30 percent reduction in electricity costs and 70 percent reduction in CO2 emissions due to the use of more efficient plant and equipment.
“That’s really important because we’re a very eco-focused city,” Mr Henderson said.
Being a coastal council, Redland City can also be involved in coordinating emergency responses to natural disasters such as fires and storms.
“One of the great things about having a compliant and highly resilient data centre is the ability to react quickly around disaster management. That’s a big thing for us,” Mr Henderson said. “As the city develops into the digital age and we increase the digital footprint in some of our newer city expansions, we’ll see a lot more requirement to connect services and utilities globally.”
Vertiv managing director for Australian and New Zealand, Robert Linsdell said a robust, scalable and secure infrastructure was needed for cities like Redland that are looking to become smarter for the future.
“There’s plenty of hype about smart cities and IoT but it’s important to consider what infrastructure you need to pull that off ,” he said. “Redland City understands this, and it is taking the steps now to make sure it can do the exciting part in the right way later.”
Vertiv, formerly known as Emerson Network Power, designed and built the 42-square-metre, self-contained facility with a 10-rack capacity and includes power, cooling and racks from Vertiv’s range.
Redland City Council approached Vertiv and Peak Services in late 2017 for a modular data centre design to replace its ageing primary and secondary data centres. The council’s old infrastructure was approaching end-of-life and becoming increasingly inefficient and expensive to operate.
Redland City Council was looking to move its critical applications to a depot site, not only to free up office space but also to ensure that data was secure.
Vertiv’s modular data centre for Redland City uses a steel-framed, double-skinned, insulated construction designed specifically to take the weight of specialist data room equipment. The facility is also fire-rated and structurally certified.
Peak Services information manager William Osborne also praised the “successful partnership” between Vertiv, Redland City council and Peak.
“Councils are different from other entities in that they spend public money,” Mr Osborne said. “They’re accountable to their rate payers for the spend, so anything they do spend must be done in a transparent and open manner to demonstrate value for money.
“From a supplier perspective, we keep costs down by looking at efficiencies in production, manufacturing, delivery and commissioning. What separates Vertiv from other data centre providers is its ability to customise and tailor the solution to meet council needs. For example facility sizing, energy consumption and facility expansion.”