Macleay Island, QLD 4184

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Golden Building Opportunity with Versatile Use Options
Whatever your Grand Design dreams are made of, be it for a unique family residence, a magical holiday escape, a generational family estate, a co-housing intentional village or a boutique lifestyle enterprise, here is a spectacular beachfront haven with versatile use entitlements that can magnificently accommodate every dream.

The unique Character Residential zoning allows for a range of boutique income producing facilities and activities alongside any dwelling or dwellings, including cropping, indigenous food and flowers, tourism accommodation, destination enterprises, food outlet, creative arts, community and outdoor sports facilities. For more information on this zoning, refer to Section 6.2.4 of the Redland City Plan. This zoning is a versatile bonus for entrepreneurs seeking to combine an economic platform with a lifestyle haven.

This enchanting property is situated on Macleay Island which is right on Brisbane's doorstep in the heart of Moreton Bay Marine Park and is sheltered from the open ocean by sister island North Stradbroke. Just 18 minutes by fast passenger ferry from Redland Bay Marina, it lies midway between the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and is just 1 hour from each. Brisbane CBD is also just 1 hour away and Brisbane International Airport is 45 minutes via the Gateway Motorway. Hosting a vibrant developing community with all modern facilities, including town water, electricity and NBN to the node, Macleay Island is a peaceful haven within easy reach of all the splendours of the Great South East yet its tranquillity is buffered by the moat of the bay... a perfect balance of escape and connection.

This magical parcel of land has so many unique assets that truly sets it apart.
1. The generous 54 metre beachfront boundary is very unusual in that it is defined by the Mean High-Water Mark, meaning this offering is truly absolute waterfront. Step off the lawn directly onto the beach!
2. A fortuitous combination of perfect North-East aspect, a stunning view over Moreton Bay and an elevated building platform with oodles of cleared space makes for a golden building opportunity. Just add your dream build where every room can share the magnificent view.
3. The building platform slopes gently down to perfectly level waterside terraces with sweeping lawns and established landscaping. The waterside terraces will seamlessly accommodate any activity: a fun afternoon with the kids on a zip line; a game of volleyball, petanque or croquet with your guests over a barbie; or a stunning wedding reception for a hundred guests.
4. Lightly covered with native trees and grass nurtured by a rich loamy soil, it is the perfect natural environment for indigenous foods such as finger limes, murnong, midyim berry and Davidson plum. Native flowers such as Crinkle Bush and Rice Flower are endemic to the island so this is another possible income stream for the entrepreneur.
5. The property hosts a dam with resident wild ducks and the remnants of a mango orchard, a legacy of the agricultural endeavours of the island's pioneering families.
6. This property is bounded on two sides by conservation land which, together with a long private access driveway, provides for exceptional privacy.
7. The driveway is 320m long and has a generous width of 10 metres. Its gently sloping nature and location means it can be turned to many other uses, including cultivation of native fruit and flower crops. The entrance fronts the main road but is currently so discrete very few islanders know that it exists. However, a main road frontage can easily be turned into a commercial advantage should this be desired to easily attract passing traffic to a sculpture walk or tearooms for instance.
8. This property is a fabulous portal to the natural wonders of Moreton Bay with so much to explore. Covering more than 3400km2 of open and sheltered waterways and dotted with 365 islands (one for every day of the year!), Moreton Bay Marine Park includes some of Australia's premier wetlands being one of Australia's largest sites listed under the Ramsar Convention. The park protects a vast array of marine habitats, plants and animals. Extensive mangroves and tidal flats support and shelter fish, birds and other wildlife. Sandflats provide roosting sites for migratory birds and seagrass beds nurture fish, shellfish, dugong and turtles. The bay has one of the largest resident populations of dolphins in the world! Absolutely perfect for a successful tourism or destination enterprise.
9. Beautiful for anyone. Perfect for Boaties. Moreton Bay is widely regarded as one of Australia's premier sailing and boating arenas. This parcel of land makes it easy to launch at a moment's notice. Small craft or a tinnie can be kept in a handy spot by the water. For larger craft, all-weather safe mooring is possible directly in front.
10. But you don't need to own a boat to love living here... there's a beach literally at the bottom of the garden. The gentle waters of the bay allow for a diverse range of water-based activities to suit all the family and/or any tourism enterprise including kayaking, paddle boarding, wind surfing, snorkelling, diving, crabbing, prawning and fishing.
11. A serendipitous bonus is on offer here. The successful purchaser of the Waterfront Acreage will have first option on one or more of three smaller properties that lie adjacent to the acreage's south-eastern boundary. The four titles together make up a total of approximately 1.264 Hectares.... but the investment potential of the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts!

If you've been searching for that elusive beachfront acreage to build your Grand Design and/or to set up your unique entrepreneurial vision, somewhere peaceful and verdant yet within cooee of all the best that the Great South-East of Queensland has to offer, this may just be your lucky day!

An astonishing survivor of the twentieth century's pressures of subdivision and development, these tranquil and picturesque 2.45 acres are a rare but happy remnant of a bygone era of relaxed seaside acreage living that has all but vanished from our near city coastal landscape. Utilized and lovingly maintained as a private family nature retreat for the last 25 years, its quiet and mindful ambience has been preserved for its next fortunate custodian to shepherd it to its next phase of being.

This is a singular opportunity....Seize the moment!
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