Project Snapshot

> Prestige Elevated Estate Located in Lockyer Valley, in the centre of one of Australia’s the fastest growing areas
> The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing bypass route, 41km in length, running from the Warrego Highway at Helidon in the east to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west via Charlton- the largest Commonwealth Government commitment to a single regional road project in Queensland’s history.
> Easy 14 minute drive to Toowoomba CBD
> Easy drive to the new Toowoomba airport connecting the region to Australia
> 82% population growth between 1975 and 2011
> 880% population growth predicted to 2026
> Current employment in the area (within 4 Km) exceeds the total population of the town by 50%
> Unbelievable Low-cost investment with good rental returns
> Less than 1 Hours Drive West from Brisbane Inner City
> Just 14 minutes East of Toowoomba
> 25 minutes west of Ipswich
> 15 minutes to Gatton
> Brand New 4 Bedroom Quality Designed Homes
> Very affordable entry-level Investments from $345,980

The Brisbane-Ipswich-Toowoomba corridor is the fastest growing area in our fastest growing state. Helidon is strategically situated in easy driving distance to the two boom towns of Toowoomba and Ipswich and is set to become perhaps the fastest growing community within this corridor.

The Bella Vista Heights Estate, located on the high side of Helidon well-away from the river, is strategically placed between the massive boom areas of Ipswich and Toowoomba, is an ideal entry-point residential property investment. The continued economic and population growth in Queensland, and this area in particular, is already driving demand beyond supply.

Bella Vista Heights is a new master-planned community with beautiful open space and mountain range views right at your doorstep. It is the second impressive quality offering from Oxigen in the town after the huge success of the neighbouring Blue Gums Estate. Bella Vista Heights features wide streets and large allotments – in reversal of the smaller lot box mentality of developments so readily touted as the new 21st century lifestyle

Tribeca Homes & Oxigen Properties offer good sized allotments to ensure that its ambition of developing a community in which people of every age can ‘feel at home’ will be fulfilled. The elevated development accommodates those looking for more space to raise a family or alternatively, those wishing to create a larger more substantial home. Select allotments offer panoramic views to the mountain ranges to the west while others have the impression of space and clean fresh air. The very affordable prices and the open surrounds have all the hallmarks of creating an affordable, open, family residential address. Spanning the entire front of the development is the already established Blue Gums Estate with its wide nature strips and abundance of flora and fauna. This helps create a unique safe community feel for families to live a safe and exciting lifestyle. Community living is the essence of this new estate.

Bella Vista Heights Bella Vista Heights in Helidon has been created to tread as gently as possible on the earth, whilst nurturing a vibrant and healthy community. Helidon is positioned at the foot of the Toowoomba range on the eastern side. Its superior location is within easy access of the major Warrego Highway which easily links it to Brisbane and Ipswich to the East and Toowoomba to the West. It is also the site of the new eastern junction of The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing bypass running from the Warrego Highway at Helidon to the Gore Highway at – the largest Commonwealth Government commitment to a single regional road project in Queensland history.

Helidon is world famous for its sandstone with Helidon Sandstone being its major quarry. Brisbane City Hall is built of Helidon sandstone. The major sandstone quarry is now exporting 90% of its product to China. The town presents a unique opportunity to be located in what is set to be a dynamic region of growth for Industrial, Government and logistics users. The future growth for the Lockyer Valley/Gatton region allows the astute investor to take an early and very affordable position in an area destined for major economic and population growth. Helidon is strategically placed to service large industrial requirements for companies that can see the benefit of being on a major transport route.

Helidon is the location of a natural mineral spring. Currently with over 42,000 vehicles per day passing Helidon on the Warrego Highway, the traffic pressure has led the federal government to approve and fund the proposed $1.4 Billion Toowoomba By-Pass. The approved plans begin at Helidon and allows for a major interchange and proposed truck stop and further commercial development.

Bella Vista Heights Estate Covenants As a premier residential estate, Bella Vista Heights covenant has been designed to protect purchasers’ investment in the area by ensuring a minimum standard is maintained in the design and construction of all dwellings within the estate. Single family dwellings are to be a minimum gross floor area of 170sqm under roof (includes garages, patios and verandas). Dwellings are to be constructed of clay brick, clay block or rendered finish.

Alternative materials may be considered by the developer based on technological innovation. Garden/storage sheds and other outbuildings are to be constructed in brick, rendered block or colorbond and must be situated at the rear of the lot. Unpainted galvanised iron, zincalume finishes or similar are not permitted. Driveways are to be constructed of either exposed aggregate, stamped or patterned concrete, brushed coloured concrete (incorporating a feature element) or pavers.

Driveways must be constructed prior to occupation of the dwelling. All turf and landscaping (including footpaths), visible from the street, must be completed prior to occupation of each dwelling. The front yard is to have at least 15sqm of garden beds. In addition, all homes are to be landscaped to a professional standard. Bella Vista Heights recognises that new products are continually being developed. For this reason, alternative materials/designs may be approved by the developer based on technological innovation or architectural merit. All of this will ensure Bella Vista Heights will be a premier new Estate in the Lockyer Valley. With Tribeca’s Turn-Key packages, all those important details such as choosing appliances, fittings, blinds, fencing, landscaping and your letterbox, are all taken care of. The range of 4 bedroom plus double garage.

homes, cater ideally for the prevalent demographic of young families and young couples moving to this boom area.

These affordable quality homes in this new prestige estate boast a range of features to retain quality Home-owners and tenants.

Finish includes:
Driveway and pathways
Fully fenced
Clothesline and letterbox
Architecturally designed for modern lifestyles
Air-conditioning
Interior decorators have created stylish interiors
Even the TV antenna is included!

SURROUNDING AREA ACTIVITY

Helidon performs a service centre role for the Lockyer Valley. Its proximity to Toowoomba with its excellent private schools and the University of Southern Queensland to the west and the ever expanding University of Queensland Gatton campus, a short drive to the east, is internationally recognised as Australia’s leading education and research provider in the field of Animals, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Food and the Environment. The multi-billion dollar energy developments of the Surat Basin, west of Toowoomba, is resulting in major growth of the city as the Surat’s major service centre.

Toowoomba and Gatton, provide regional centres for many government departments and a variety of medical services plus a combination of retail, commercial and industrial businesses. Helidon is equidistant between these two centres The growth in Helidon is already evident. From the 2006 census population of about 600 people, it now has an estimated population of around 980 (51.9% male, 48.1% female)and will grow to 5000 over the next 12 years. Residential development in the town predominantly takes the form of detached houses.

Future residential expansion of Helidon is primarily to the north east, where there is sufficient elevated land to accommodate the projected population increase.

The land between Railway and Turner Street is consolidated as the business centre of the town. It contains the retail and commercial development for the town and the surrounding district. A larger industrial area is located between Lawlers Road and the Highway to the east of Helidon. It accommodates a range of industrial uses. An additional small area has also been allocated on the corner of the Warrego Highway and Kelrys Road, just west of Helidon. This area is available for low to medium impact industries. Helidon has a small local shopping centre including a new Spa Supermarket, primary school, spa resort, hotel, and local firms exploiting the sandstone deposits and spa drinking water.

Helidon has a small local shopping centre including a new Spa Supermarket, primary school, spa resort, hotel, and local firms exploiting the sandstone deposits and spa drinking water.

EMPLOYMENT AND GROWTH

Within 5 minutes drive are several other major businesses employing over 1100 people. These dynamic enterprises are regularly growing their workforces. Quilton Tissue, Dyno Nobel, Orica, Mitchell Transport, Stanbroke Beef, and a large government Explosives plant are some of the many industries in the area, all located within a 7km radius of Bella Vista Heights.

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Opening the Darling Downs for business

The TSRC is a bypass route to the north of Toowoomba, approximately 41 kilometres in length, running from the Warrego Highway at Helidon in the east to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west via Charlton. At $1.6 billion, it is one of Queensland’s highest priority road infrastructure projects and is funded on an 80:20 basis by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

The project’s scale, complexity and value meant that it was essential that Treasury’s Commercial Group, in consultation with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), conduct a rigorous and innovative procurement process to ensure commercial arrangements that delivered the best and most innovative technical solution for the money.

Following an interactive bidding process which allowed the State to drive enhanced technical and value for money outcomes (when compared with the reference design and tender requirements), and innovation in a number of key elements, Nexus Infrastructure consortium* was named as the successful bidder.

Nexus Infrastructure consortium was successful on the basis of its alternative (no tunnel) design solution, which was evaluated as offering best value for money to government. Their open-cut solution offers an alternative to a tunnel and will allow for heavy vehicles (including dangerous goods and over dimensioned vehicles) to be diverted from the Toowoomba city area – a key objective of the project.

With an estimated construction period of around three years, the contract is structured as an availability-based public private partnership. Using this model, the State is providing upfront government funding contributions during the construction stage of the project and ongoing service payments over the 25 year operation and maintenance stage, which will be dependent on performance.

The TSRC project has now transitioned from Treasury Commercial Group to TMR, which will manage the Nexus contract including the Project’s delivery, operation and maintenance phases. TMR will also oversee Nexus’ final design and community engagement activities throughout construction of the TSRC.

Project benefits

The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing will deliver the following benefits:

• Creation of up to 1800 full-time jobs during construction

• Improved road and driver safety

• Reduced travel time across the Range by up to 40 minutes for heavy commercial vehicles

• Relieved pressure on local roads by redirecting trucks away from Toowoomba’s Central Business District

• Increased freight efficiencies

• Enhanced liveability of the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley areas

• Improved road and driver safety

• Reduced travel time across the Range by up to 40 minutes for heavy commercial vehicles

• Relieved pressure on local roads by redirecting trucks away from Toowoomba’s Central Business District

• Increased freight efficiencies

• Enhanced liveability of the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley areas

Location