Sydney based investment company Gwynvill Group has a long-standing relationship with the developer Huntingdale Properties. Gwynvill’s Sean Tieck and Huntingdale Properties’ John Gilmour spent considerable time, effort and research to establish the first over 50s five star resort in New South Wales.
The partners agreed that the mid-north coast and the Lake Cathie site in particular, was the standout location. Then, over a seven year time period, the vast 25 Ha property holding was secured. The next challenging stage involved the application and approval on the overall planning and design from Port Macquarie Hastings Council, leading to the final construction of the resort, opening in January 2013.
The response from the over 50s has shown that it’s been worth the wait now that the community has grown to more than 300 active homeowners.
Ocean Club Resort is a long-term investment project for the partners who are delighted that the concept of five-star yet affordable living has been so widely embraced.
Planning is underway for five new developments that will become similar upmarket communities - also operating under the Ocean Club brand. This pipeline of 1,500 dwellings will be located in high demand locations - adjacent to the current Ocean Club site and at Wauchope and Port Stephens.
“Being an avid fisherman and boat enthusiast, Port Macquarie is my favourite location in Australia.
As such it has been an absolute pleasure for me and my family business along with Huntingdale Properties to embark on the Ocean Club Project as our cornerstone investment.
Given the market acceptance of Ocean Club Resort, we remain committed to rolling out the concept to our other tree-change and sea-change locations in years to come.”
“After 20 years in the industry, my dream was to develop a five star lifestyle resort on the mid-north NSW coast. I am extremely proud of the results at Ocean Club so far and look forward to making our vision of luxury living for seniors a reality as we gain approvals for our next five communities.”
“Karen has over 22 years of real estate experience, and the last 14 years as manager/sales manager at Oyster Cove/ Palm Lake over 50's resort at Yamba.
Karen has moved to the Hastings to be part of the Ocean Club Resort sales and management team bringing with her a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Her well developed communication skills allow her to quickly build trust and, through excellent listening, interpersonal and negotiation skills, she is able to easily determine and meet customers' requests and wishes.”