Benefits

Large block size

Most blocks at Palmview Forest are around a half acre to just over an acre (average size 2935m2), so you are going to have a decent amount of space to do what you want. These are typically about 5 to 10 times larger than today’s standard urban block!

No trees on your block

Save time and money when its time to build because every block is clear of any large trees and the stumps have been removed. The trees removed have been mulched rather than burnt (environmentally unsound as it releases the carbon stored in the wood into the atmosphere) or buried on site which would lead to nasty surprises and compaction issues when it’s time to build. So you really do start with a clean slate!

Flood-free

The overall nature of the estate is that it is a series of ridges and rises. A creek flows around the perimeter of the estate and edges against the green belts. Water drains from the land quickly and in the history of the site there has never been any record of flooding. A look at the Q100 Flood Map (found at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au) shows the flood plains that flow from Mooloolah and across Sippy Downs. Palmview Forest sits high and dry between these flood plains. So when you build at Palmview Forest you can do so with peace of mind.

Water

As is usual with residential parkland (large rural blocks), water and sewerage is on site, rather than connected to town water. Every house will need a water tank of at least 5000 gallons (23000 litres) and a household sewage treatment plant. This is also the most environmentally sustainable option as well because the water that falls on the block stays on the block. You’ll enjoy your own clean crystal-clear drinking water and be able to use treated waste water to irrigate your garden plants.

While not having town water or sewage does add a small amount to the initial construction costs, there are no on-going water or sewer bills. You also don’t have the water additives such as chlorine and other chemicals which some say have been linked with various health issues.