Stockland doubles down in Geelong

Stockland has purchased its second Armstrong Creek development site in three weeks.

The latest property, 529-549 Horseshoe Bend Road, is earmarked for an over-50s land lease community.

On 12.07 hectares, the tract is speculated to be costing over $18 million.

Last month, the developer outlaid $43m for a 30.6ha parcel in the suburb, with plans for a 500-lot standard residential project.

In June, Central Equity outlaid $21.5m for a 13.4ha Armstrong Creek block, 371-379 Horseshoe Bend Rd.

529-549 Horseshoe Bend Road, Armstrong Creek

Starting early next year, Stockland is expected to construct 250 dwellings, a clubhouse and recreation facilities at 529-549 Horseshoe Bend Rd (story continues below).

“Continuing to grow our land lease business is aligned with our ambition to become a leading land lease communities operator,” Kingsley Andrew, general manager of Stockland’s Land Lease Communities said.

“Our…model allows customers to purchase their new home outright with no entry or exit fees, and pay a site rental fee which covers council rates, and includes access to modern community facilities for all homeowners,” he added.

“With 46 per cent of the local catchment area aged 55-plus, and constricted supply of over-50s housing available, we believe there is an excellent opportunity for servicing the market in one of Victoria’s largest contiguous growth areas,” according to the executive.

In July, Stockland paid $620m for Queensland land lease developer and manager, Halcyon.

Including 529-549 Horseshoe Bend Rd, its pipeline for these dwellings increases to c7800.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of realestatesource.com.au.