First Look: Lewis Land Unveils Harbour Shores

Lewis Land has revealed renders of the Gold Coast’s newest and most sustainable masterplanned community. 

Harbour Shores has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Communities V1.1 rating—the highest achieved on the Glitter Strip. 

The masterplanned community will deliver more than 2000 homes during the next decade. 

Lewis Land chief executive Brett Draffen said Harbour Shores was the largest and most dynamic community development in the group’s 65-year history.

“In March we will launch the first residential releases at Harbour Shores, including a collection of waterfront villa residences, two mid-rise residential apartment buildings, and the large community park,” Draffen said.

“Registrations of interest opened this month to enable our team to work through the large volume of enquiries and share more of our vision for this landmark precinct.”

▲ The Green Building Council of Australia certification makes it the greenest masterplanned community on the Gold Coast.

Draffen said Harbour Shores had been designed as a ‘village of villages’, where neighbourhoods are connected via landscaping, green spaces and pedestrian networks, including a 1.2-km boardwalk along the canal front.

“More than 200,000 new native and tropical plants will immerse the residential spaces in nature, alongside a high level of resort-style amenity,” he said.

“The design approach also includes a significant focus on architecture and diverse housing typologies that embrace the Gold Coast’s enviable climate.”

Lewis Land developed Sovereign Islands, Ephraim Island, Paradise Point Keys, Huntington Harbour and Harbour Town, which redefined the northern end of the Gold Coast as a lifestyle and destination retail precinct. 

Draffen said the 16ha Harbour Shores site, opposite Harbour Town, was one of the last remaining large-scale, greenfield waterfront development sites on the Gold Coast.

“Harbour Shores will deliver under the Gold Coast City Plan by creating a new urban neighbourhood close to major employment hubs, health and retail infrastructure, recreation facilities and transport, including the proposed light rail,” he said.

“The community will be fossil-fuel free and over 80 per cent of construction waste will be reused or recycled.”


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