Why more people are calling Kalynda Chase Home

Kalynda Chase is fast becoming one of Townsville’s most sought-after communities with more than 3,500 residents already calling it home. The master planned community created by Urbex and the Lancini Group has seen 1077 lots sold in the past decade, with just 170 lots left for savvy buyers to snap up. Urbex Development Manager David Argent said the Kalynda Chase community continues to flourish because it meets and exceeds the needs of its residents.

“The nice thing is that Kalynda Chase is a destination unto itself with wide open spaces plus fantastic amenities and leisure facilities within arm’s reach.

“It’s extremely easy to access yet it manages to retain its sense of independence and privacy,” he said.

Katie Roy and Nate Wicks settled on their land at Kalynda chase only two weeks ago and said it was the amenities and sense of community that drew them to the area.

“My partner works at the hospital so it was close to his work and I work in Townsville City, which is ten minutes away, so the location is super convenient,” Katie said.

“We found that the house and land packages were amazingly competitive compared to what’s out there for the size of block – we got such a good deal.

“Nate and I are looking forward to taking advantage of the local eateries and getting involved at the amazing Tennis Centre.”

One of the major draw cards that attracts many people to Kalynda Chase is its state-of-the-art Tennis Centre.

Tim Robinson runs the facility and says it’s renowned, not just as one of the best facilities in Townsville, but all of Australia.

“The Tennis Centre was built to service the local community and to also potentially attract major tennis events like the Davis Cup.” Mr Robinson said.

“I’ve been running tennis centres for about twenty years and I believe it’s one of the best centres in Australia.

“We’ve got plenty of courts, great changing rooms, easy parking and access, a canteen and even a licensed bar which has just opened.

“We’re in the process of resurfacing all the courts which is amazing considering the facility is only four or five years old.”

Whilst the Tennis Centre is open to the general public, special deals are offered to residents of Kalynda Chase.

For more information about Kalynda Chase and the current land release visit www.kalyndachase.com.au

For more information please contact Jane Hammond on 0400 993 090

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Kalynda Chase celebrates it’s 10th Birthday

Kalynda Chase is celebrating it’s 10th birthday this year, pushing through another major milestone to become home to more than 3,000 residents. The development created by Urbex and the Lancini Group has sold 1047 lots in the past decade, with just 200 lots left for final completion.

Urbex Development Manager David Argent said the Kalynda Chase community continued to grow and flourish with more than 95% of buyers owner-occupiers.

“There is a quiet feel to Kalynda Chase, which is emphasized by the 28ha of open space and recreational nodes which weaves its way through the development. “The nice thing about this suburb is, it is a destination unto itself and with the addition of the new Ring Road, there is now fantastic, fast access to amenities but no increase in traffic. “The residents here also take great pride in their environment and it makes for a very stable and neighbourly environment.”

Kalynda Chase has been a popular address for local hospital workers and families. The Tennis Centre has also been a draw card and is home to the winners of the North Queensland Tennis League, the Kalynda Chase Cavaliers. Jason and Charlotte Barbagallo own the local convenience store and were one of the first families to move into Kalynda Chase.

“I think we were one of the first five residents and have enjoyed seeing the area grow and become a safe, happy community,” said Jason. “It’s been a very convenient location for us. Our business KC Convenience & Fish and Chips has thrived and when we moved in our daughter was just 1, she turns 10 next week.”

Kalynda Chase includes a total land area of 161 hectares and is scheduled for completion in 2019. The project started in 2005 and has an end value of $257million. The current land release called Beefwood includes a new range of affordable land lots which start from $118,000 for 325sqm.

For more information about Kalynda Chase and the current land release visit www.kalyndachase.com.au

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A healthy approach to life

SPORTING . . . Kalynda Chase Tennis Centre’s new managers Brad and Candice Harbottle and, above right, the centre
TOWNSVILLE’S newest tennis centre at Kalynda Chase is on track to open next month with the new managers Brad and
Candice Harbottle to take over within weeks. The couple have many years experience managing tennis centres and have recently been at the helm of a major tennis centre at the Sunshine Coast.

Brad, 57, is a tennis coach and wife Candice, 58, will be a friendly face at the Kalynda Tennis Centre’s front reception, where she will also be responsible for membership and special events. ‘‘I have been coaching 30 hours a week here
and our sons are both grown up and at uni, so we were looking for a new challenge and the tennis centre in Townsville came up,’’ Mr Harbottle said. ‘‘We see it as an exciting opportunity to start this new centre from the ground up and we hope to make it a success.’’

Mr Harbottle said residents could look forward to night tennis competitions, coaching for both adults and children and plenty of fun at the clubhouse. The completion of the $3.68 million Townsville Regional Tennis Centre has been turning the heads of more than a few tennis mad residents.

Urbex sales manager Vi Miller, said the Lancini Group and Urbex Pty Ltd were pleased with the appointment of Brad and Candice through Lifetime Tennis Management Group. ‘‘The tennis centre will champion the benefits of a healthy balanced lifestyle offered at Kalynda Chase and will become a major part of the established community,’’ Ms Miller said. She said work on the 10 state-of-the-art courts and the clubhouse was wrapping up, with the centre tipped to officially open on February 25, depending on weather conditions. ‘‘Obviously we are very happy to have Brad and Candice as part of the Kalynda Chase community,’’ Ms Miller said. ‘‘We have had many residents and visitors to Kalynda Chase impressed by the complex and are excited about it nearing completion and its official opening.’’

Ms Miller said while court and clubhouse construction was complete, the car park could not be finished until there was a break in wet weather. She said the car park was to take four weeks from the time work starts before the entire centre is completed.

‘‘There couldn’t be a better location to encourage health and well being than within a development offering myriad of recreational opportunities such as this,’’ she said. ‘‘With over half the homesites sold and many facilities such as the convenience centre, community open space and tennis centre delivered, a big part of Kalynda Chase’s appeal is that there is a real sense of community, it is safe, and offers a quality of life that is hard to find.’’

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New facility lifts profile of game

TOWNSVILLE became the epicentre of tennis in North Queensland following the opening of the new $3.7 million Townsville Regional Tennis Centre at Kalynda Chase last Sunday.

The complex is one of the best facilities of its type in regional
Queensland, boasting 10 International Tennis Federation standard hard courts, including a show court, suitable for professional tournament play. Other features include off-street car parking, landscaping, clubhouse with administration space, multi-purpose meeting rooms, pro shop, cafe , and community gymnasium.

Townsville City Council Mayor Les Tyrell and Minister for Main Roads, Fisheries and Marine Infrastructure, and Member for
Thuringowa Craig Wallace, joined representatives from Tennis Queensland, Department of Communities, Sport and Recreational Services and Urbex Pty Ltd to open
the facility. ‘‘This is a world class facility and it is part of a determined effort to increase sporting and recreation opportunities for Townsville residents,’’ Cr Tyrell said.

‘‘The new tennis centre is in a prime location within one of the major growth corridors of Townsville. These facilities will be available for competitive and recreational tennis players as well as local families, and we hope that this new premier sporting facility will also attract major tennis events to the region.’’ The tennis centre is a major partnership between the Townsville City Council, Tennis Queensland, Queensland Government, The Lancini Group and Urbex Pty Ltd.

The overall funding for the project comprised of $1.25 million from the council, $2 million from the Department of communities, Sport and Recreation Services and $450,000 from Tennis Queensland which includes a $72,000 rebate from Tennis Australia.

Land owners Urbex and the Lancini Group officially gifted the land, worth $3.4 million, for the centre to council. ‘‘Tennis Queensland would like to thank the Queensland Government, Townsville City Council, Tennis Australia, Urbex and The Lancini Group for contributing to this significant project,’’ president of Tennis Queensland Ken Laffey said.
‘‘The new Townsville Regional Tennis Centre Kalynda Chase is an exciting and much welcomed addition to Queensland’s growing network of first class regional tennis
facilities. ‘‘We look forward to the new operator, Lifetime Tennis, providing a wide range of programs for the residents of Townsville and its surrounds.’’

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First test for centre

TENNIS players can take their skills to the opening of a brand new tennis centre tomorrow.

The Townsville Regional Tennis Centre at Kalynda Chase, Bohle Plains, features 10 International Tennis Federation standard hard courts, including a show court for professional tournament play. Townsville City Council Mayor Les Tyrell said the centre was part of an effort to increase sporting and recreation opportunities for Townsville residents.

‘‘The new tennis centre is in a prime location within one of the major growth corridors of Townsville,’’ he said. ‘‘These facilities will be available for competitive and recreational tennis players as well as local families, and we hope that this new premier sporting facility will also attract major tennis events to the region.’’ The centre, owned by Urbex and The Lancini Group, was jointly funded by the council, the State Government and Tennis Queensland.

The complex will be run by national company Lifetime Tennis. Junior tennis players from around North Queensland will today christen the court, competing in the Tennis Queensland Junior Development Series tournament. The centre will open to the public tomorrow, with festivities kicking off at 9am.

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