QUAY2: A decade in the making

March 21, 2016

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Intrapac Property, the developer behind Torquay’s most successful residential housing development – The Quay, today announces the second stage of the project. Quay 2 builds on the best elements of The Quay, but with modern urban design standards and premium lots with ocean views.

“People who liked The Quay will absolutely love Quay 2,” says Maxwell Shifman, Chief Operating Officer for Intrapac Property. “It has all the same elements, such as beautiful landscaping, environmental sustainability, a carefully selected array of lot types, and design guidelines to encourage coastal design and protect purchasers’ investments. But Quay 2 takes it all one step further.”

The Quay, which won the UDIA Excellence Award in 2008, is a 580 lot residential subdivision between Torquay beach and the Surf Coast Highway, initially developed by Intrapac as one of the first master-planned communities on Victoria’s Surf Coast. Quay 2 will consist of over 600 dwellings, with a mix of land lots and modern, medium-density townhomes.

Intrapac founder David Payes, who is also the current UDIA Victoria President, says this second stage offers the company the chance to see the initial vision to the end after more than a decade in the planning.

“It’s rewarding for me personally because of the connection with the McCann family, who have had ties to Torquay since the 1950s,” says Payes. “They see the two stages of the development as their legacy to a region they cherish. It’s an honour to be chosen for the second time to fulfil a shared vision.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering again with Intrapac Property,” says Ron McCann, one of the landowners. “Not only are they some of the best developers in the business, but the thought they put into developing a community, not just the land, is important for us, because Torquay has always been a special place for our family.”

“One of the best things Intrapac Property created for the development was The Quay Pavilion and The Quay Reserve sporting facilities and oval for the locals to enjoy,” says McCann. “Because of their insight and vision, our relatives will be able to drive through the development and be proud of what we achieved, many years down the track from now.”

Intrapac Property was one of the first developers to recognise the “sea change” phenomenon driving demand for more coastal properties. The team’s hunch was right and in the last 12 years, the town has grown more than 67 per cent with its population more than doubling since The Quay was first developed.

It’s easy to see why: the commute into Melbourne is an easy 70 minutes and just 25 minutes to Geelong, with convenient access to public transport. It’s also the gateway to the wild Great Ocean Road coastline and quaint coastal villages.

Staying in the neighbourhood, the beach is just a 1.5km walk away or stroll to the nearby cafes and restaurants lining the coast. Torquay’s burgeoning wellness scene also makes a sea change a healthy choice and the suburb’s family-friendly nature makes it the ideal spot to raise a family.

Quay 2 is also in close proximity to the unspoiled White’s Beach, coastal bike trails, adventure playgrounds for the kids, great schools, services such as medical, shopping and recreational facilities to suit both retirees and the family market.

Intrapac on-sold part of the original The Quay development to Frasers Property (Australand), which took Intrapac’s unaltered design and saw the development through to completion. Quay 2 will be taken to completion by Intrapac Property .

Lots start at $181,000. To register your interest visit www.quay2.com.au.

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