Chatting to Vi: First home buyer tips

Vi is our sales manager at Kalynda Chase, and has been working in the community for over 12 years. She is a true Townsville local, growing up here and even building in the Kalynda Chase community. Vi has a wealth of knowledge about the local area as well as North Queensland, so we sat down with her to have a chat about her top tips for Townsville’s first home buyers!

Tip 1: Find the perfect location

Finding the perfect location for your lifestyle is important, such as opposite a park to take advantage of the open space or close to others for security of neighbours. Choice is important at Kalynda Chase and we have the right size lots that suits your lifestyle and budget, lot sizes range from 275sqm to 582sqm and we are more than happy to talk through the benefits of smaller blocks compared to larger blocks when first home buyers come in. We want them to feel comfortable in making the right decision- as it will really make a difference.

Another thing to consider is the distance of local schools and amenity. Property such as Kalynda Chase retains value through market ups and downs due to it’s unique proposition of providing an abundance of open space and amenity at your doorstep! We are located just 4 km from a great choice of public and private schools and close by to day care centres, medical care, cinemas, football stadium, restaurants, clubs and pubs, a free swimming pool, ten pin bowling, skating, indoor cricket and sporting fields. Our families get to enjoy these amenities without the hustle and bustle on their doorstep.

Tip 2: Getting finance sorted!

Speaking with your Bank or Mortgage Broker is a must before looking at what options are available, as this may have an impact of what type of lots you look at. It is an exciting time where you will spend lots of time and energy making decisions about your new home, however,  without knowing exactly what you can afford makes it difficult to choose the right size lot and home and the extras you would like to include.

Tip 3: Make use of the First Home Owners’ Grant!

You may be eligible for the First Home Owners’ Grant of $15,000. You can easily check your eligibility here:

A number of our first home buyers at Kalynda Chase have invested here because of the convenience to their workplace such as the Townsville Hospital, James Cook University and Lavarack Barracks. It saves them time and money and will provide a beautiful place to plant your roots and grow.




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Periwinkle Release now selling!

We are pleased to announce our latest release is now selling from $142,000*.

With only 31 homesites ranging from 369sqm to 582sqm , don’t miss out on the opportunity to secure your place in Kalynda Chase.

Live in our community and discover a welcoming neighbourhood, surrounded by open space and parkland, yet just minutes from local amenities and schools.

Check out the recent story in the Townsville Bulletin below.

*Price correct at time of publication and subject to change without notice. Average land price is $154,033.

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Chatting to Vi: Kalynda Chase Highlights

Vi is our sales manager at Kalynda Chase, and has been working in the community for over 12 years. She is a true Townsville local, growing up here and even building in the Kalynda Chase community. Vi has a wealth of knowledge about the local area as well as North Queensland, so we sat down with her to have a chat about her favourite highlights of Kalynda Chase.

Highlight 1: The community feel!

I love the sense of community, especially when neighbours get together, to celebrate Christmas and Easter, watch grand finals or scare each other at Halloween! We were also nominated as one of the friendliest streets in Townsville, which is credit to the fact that everyone at Kalynda Chase is willing to lend a hand and be supportive to their neighbours in the community.

Kalynda Chase Easter event.

Highlight 2: Convenience, location and amenity.

I love the location of Kalynda Chase! It is so close to the Willows Shopping Centre and Cannon Park, as well as all the convenience Kirwan has to offer. There is such a great choice of public and private schools and day care centres nearby, along with all your needs such as; medical centres, cinemas, a football stadium, restaurants, clubs and pubs, a free swimming pool, ten pin bowling, skating, indoor cricket and sporting fields- just down the road! Our families get to enjoy these amenities without the hustle and bustle, everything is on their doorstep.

Escape to the mountains or the shore.

Highlight 3: Surrounded by parkland and open space.

I love to see our families making use of our outdoor facilities! We have 28 hectares of parks and green spaces which are linked by 10km of walking paths leading to gazebos, picnic tables, BBQs and playgrounds. It is also great to see everyone making use of the exercise circuit, new outdoor gym, and of course the dog park which is always popular!

Surrounded by open space and parkland.




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Read our first edition of the Kalynda Chronicle!

There’s always something to enjoy when you live at Kalynda Chase! With the arrival of a new park on Periwinkle Way, our lively off-leash dog park on Kalynda Parade, fitness opportunities at the Tennis Centre and our blooming local community garden, we’re excited to create new ways for families to come together.

And there’s plenty more to come, with new green spaces and local amenities on the way! Read through our first edition of the Kalynda Chronicle and keep up to date on what’s been happening in our community.

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Cultivating our Kalynda Chase community!

It’s been fantastic to see the growth of the Kalynda Chase Community Garden. Located on the corner of Corymbia Avenue and Corkwood Court, the garden is a great place to meet your neighbours and enjoy gardening together. Growing a range of fruit, vegetables and herbs, the Community Garden is the perfect way for the community to work together on a grassroots project. The garden is inclusive to all members of the community, with a focus on cooperation, fostering skills and promoting environmental sustainability. Everyone is welcome and no gardening expertise is needed!

Would like to be part of planning, building, maintaining and harvesting our community garden?

Contact David Argent, Kalynda Chase Development Manager on 07 4750 7014 or for more information.

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Kalynda Chase residents celebrate Easter!

Set in the Kalynda Chase Park, residents enjoyed a lovely Sunday morning celebrating Easter with their neighbours and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Equipped with a jumping castle and activities the kids had a great time, while mums and dads were kept busy too with a delicious coffee van and treats.

Thank you to all those who attended and we wish you a safe and happy Easter break.

Easter at Kalynda Chase!

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The future is bright: Townsville property showing signs of a recovery

Home buyers are looking to buy now, as housing prices are forecast to escalate over coming years. Townsville house and land prices will increase over the next five years, which is set to restore both buyer and seller confidence in the local property market. Urbex is experiencing a significant change in consumer sentiment towards purchasing real estate in Townsville.

Vi Miller, Urbex Sales Manager of 12-year development Kalynda Chase says buyers are recognising housing prices on offer represent great value and interest rates can be fixed at historical lows.

“All signs are pointing to a recovery in the Townsville property sector,” Ms Miller said.

“This flows on from construction of the $250 million stadium that is expected to bring in more than 700 jobs during the design and construction of the project.”

Savvy buyers are appreciating the value new housing solutions offer, like development Kalynda Chase. Kalynda Chase is currently in its 12th year of development and has become one of Townsville’s most liveable communities with more than 3,500 residents calling it home. Spread over 161 hectares, the development has delivered over 1,150 lots to date, with just 320 lots remaining to be released to the market within the next few years.

“We have experienced an uplift in sales at Kalynda Chase compared to a year ago. I think this is because of the diverse buyer profile this development offers,” Ms Miller said.

“The Kalynda Chase development is well-established in Townsville, but it’s still growing. A lot of people are attracted to its bustling and thriving community.”

Community residents have access to a local tennis centre and convenience centre precinct with a grocery store and restaurant. The development also has easy access to established schools, a hospital, public library and the Riverway complex equipped with swimming lagoons, barbeque areas and an art gallery. Owner occupier Emily Gribennow says the development is great for bringing up her young family.

“What I love about Kalynda Chase is its location. It so close to everything you need and my family loves it. I take my son for walks along the trails with my dog and use the playground facilities all the time. “It has such a great community vibe, and everyone is really friendly. I’m really looking forward to exploring the community garden and dog park when they open,” Ms Gribennow said.

Kalynda Chase is a master planned community created by Urbex and The Lancini Group. The development is located less than 5 kilometres from the heart of Thuringowa Central and a convenient 20 minutes from the Townsville CBD.

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Why more people are calling Kalynda Chase Home

Kalynda Chase is fast becoming one of Townsville’s most sought-after communities with more than 3,500 residents already calling it home. The master planned community created by Urbex and the Lancini Group has seen 1077 lots sold in the past decade, with just 170 lots left for savvy buyers to snap up. Urbex Development Manager David Argent said the Kalynda Chase community continues to flourish because it meets and exceeds the needs of its residents.

“The nice thing is that Kalynda Chase is a destination unto itself with wide open spaces plus fantastic amenities and leisure facilities within arm’s reach.

“It’s extremely easy to access yet it manages to retain its sense of independence and privacy,” he said.

Katie Roy and Nate Wicks settled on their land at Kalynda chase only two weeks ago and said it was the amenities and sense of community that drew them to the area.

“My partner works at the hospital so it was close to his work and I work in Townsville City, which is ten minutes away, so the location is super convenient,” Katie said.

“We found that the house and land packages were amazingly competitive compared to what’s out there for the size of block – we got such a good deal.

“Nate and I are looking forward to taking advantage of the local eateries and getting involved at the amazing Tennis Centre.”

One of the major draw cards that attracts many people to Kalynda Chase is its state-of-the-art Tennis Centre.

Tim Robinson runs the facility and says it’s renowned, not just as one of the best facilities in Townsville, but all of Australia.

“The Tennis Centre was built to service the local community and to also potentially attract major tennis events like the Davis Cup.” Mr Robinson said.

“I’ve been running tennis centres for about twenty years and I believe it’s one of the best centres in Australia.

“We’ve got plenty of courts, great changing rooms, easy parking and access, a canteen and even a licensed bar which has just opened.

“We’re in the process of resurfacing all the courts which is amazing considering the facility is only four or five years old.”

Whilst the Tennis Centre is open to the general public, special deals are offered to residents of Kalynda Chase.

For more information about Kalynda Chase and the current land release visit

For more information please contact Jane Hammond on 0400 993 090

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Kalynda Chase celebrates it’s 10th Birthday

Kalynda Chase is celebrating it’s 10th birthday this year, pushing through another major milestone to become home to more than 3,000 residents. The development created by Urbex and the Lancini Group has sold 1047 lots in the past decade, with just 200 lots left for final completion.

Urbex Development Manager David Argent said the Kalynda Chase community continued to grow and flourish with more than 95% of buyers owner-occupiers.

“There is a quiet feel to Kalynda Chase, which is emphasized by the 28ha of open space and recreational nodes which weaves its way through the development. “The nice thing about this suburb is, it is a destination unto itself and with the addition of the new Ring Road, there is now fantastic, fast access to amenities but no increase in traffic. “The residents here also take great pride in their environment and it makes for a very stable and neighbourly environment.”

Kalynda Chase has been a popular address for local hospital workers and families. The Tennis Centre has also been a draw card and is home to the winners of the North Queensland Tennis League, the Kalynda Chase Cavaliers. Jason and Charlotte Barbagallo own the local convenience store and were one of the first families to move into Kalynda Chase.

“I think we were one of the first five residents and have enjoyed seeing the area grow and become a safe, happy community,” said Jason. “It’s been a very convenient location for us. Our business KC Convenience & Fish and Chips has thrived and when we moved in our daughter was just 1, she turns 10 next week.”

Kalynda Chase includes a total land area of 161 hectares and is scheduled for completion in 2019. The project started in 2005 and has an end value of $257million. The current land release called Beefwood includes a new range of affordable land lots which start from $118,000 for 325sqm.

For more information about Kalynda Chase and the current land release visit

Media Enquiries Megan Houston 0407 965 240

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A healthy approach to life

SPORTING . . . Kalynda Chase Tennis Centre’s new managers Brad and Candice Harbottle and, above right, the centre
TOWNSVILLE’S newest tennis centre at Kalynda Chase is on track to open next month with the new managers Brad and
Candice Harbottle to take over within weeks. The couple have many years experience managing tennis centres and have recently been at the helm of a major tennis centre at the Sunshine Coast.

Brad, 57, is a tennis coach and wife Candice, 58, will be a friendly face at the Kalynda Tennis Centre’s front reception, where she will also be responsible for membership and special events. ‘‘I have been coaching 30 hours a week here
and our sons are both grown up and at uni, so we were looking for a new challenge and the tennis centre in Townsville came up,’’ Mr Harbottle said. ‘‘We see it as an exciting opportunity to start this new centre from the ground up and we hope to make it a success.’’

Mr Harbottle said residents could look forward to night tennis competitions, coaching for both adults and children and plenty of fun at the clubhouse. The completion of the $3.68 million Townsville Regional Tennis Centre has been turning the heads of more than a few tennis mad residents.

Urbex sales manager Vi Miller, said the Lancini Group and Urbex Pty Ltd were pleased with the appointment of Brad and Candice through Lifetime Tennis Management Group. ‘‘The tennis centre will champion the benefits of a healthy balanced lifestyle offered at Kalynda Chase and will become a major part of the established community,’’ Ms Miller said. She said work on the 10 state-of-the-art courts and the clubhouse was wrapping up, with the centre tipped to officially open on February 25, depending on weather conditions. ‘‘Obviously we are very happy to have Brad and Candice as part of the Kalynda Chase community,’’ Ms Miller said. ‘‘We have had many residents and visitors to Kalynda Chase impressed by the complex and are excited about it nearing completion and its official opening.’’

Ms Miller said while court and clubhouse construction was complete, the car park could not be finished until there was a break in wet weather. She said the car park was to take four weeks from the time work starts before the entire centre is completed.

‘‘There couldn’t be a better location to encourage health and well being than within a development offering myriad of recreational opportunities such as this,’’ she said. ‘‘With over half the homesites sold and many facilities such as the convenience centre, community open space and tennis centre delivered, a big part of Kalynda Chase’s appeal is that there is a real sense of community, it is safe, and offers a quality of life that is hard to find.’’

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