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  • 03, December 2018

    POP UP FOOD FAIR SHOWCASES NEW STORES AT FAIRFIELD HOMEMAKER CENTRE

    The Pop Up Food Fair was held on the evening of Thursday 29 November at Fairfield Homemaker Centre to celebrate Christmas and the opening of Stage 2. The carpark was transformed with 10 amazing food trucks, retailer stalls and competitions, petting zoo, live music, climbing wall and many other free family-friendly activities. Even Santa Claus […]

    03, December 2018

    POP UP FOOD FAIR SHOWCASES NEW STORES AT FAIRFIELD HOMEMAKER CENTRE

    The Pop Up Food Fair was held on the evening of Thursday 29 November at Fairfield Homemaker Centre to celebrate Christmas and the opening of Stage 2. The carpark was transformed with 10 amazing food trucks, retailer stalls and competitions, petting zoo, live music, climbing wall and many other free family-friendly activities. Even Santa Claus himself stopped by to stock up his sleigh with a few gifts ahead of the big day.

    The event was a great opportunity to showcase new retailers to the community while activating the centre and providing free entertainment for local families to enjoy.

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  • 27, November 2018

    URBAN CLIMB TAKES RECREATION TO NEW HEIGHTS AT ALBION EXCHANGE

    Albion will be home to an Australian-first indoor sport climbing facility catering for everyone from the age of 3 to 70+, from beginners to elite athletes, when Urban Climb opens its flagship centre at Geon Property’s $750m four-hectare Albion Exchange development. Australia’s leading indoor climbing operator, Urban Climb, has put its hand up to be […]

    27, November 2018

    URBAN CLIMB TAKES RECREATION TO NEW HEIGHTS AT ALBION EXCHANGE

    Albion will be home to an Australian-first indoor sport climbing facility catering for everyone from the age of 3 to 70+, from beginners to elite athletes, when Urban Climb opens its flagship centre at Geon Property’s $750m four-hectare Albion Exchange development.

    Australia’s leading indoor climbing operator, Urban Climb, has put its hand up to be the first major tenant in the $750m Albion Exchange project which is planned to start construction in early 2020, subject to development approval.

    Urban Climb will set the pace for fitness, health, wellness and lifestyle operators coming to Albion Exchange with a state-of-the-art, 15-metre-high indoor climbing wall plus space for climbing and fitness classes, training and co-working spaces.

    With sight lines to the climbing walls from Lutwyche Road, Urban Climb will be a new landmark for Albion, particularly when lit at night.

    It’s all part of stage one of Albion Exchange which will include residential apartments, retail space, more than 4900 sqm of new green space which will be open 24 hours a day for public use, and integration with the future North Brisbane Bikeway.

    Geon Property senior development manager Tim Rossberg said, “Geon and Urban Climb have a great working relationship and they were very quick to stake their claim to be part of Albion Exchange.

    “Apart from the terrific location opportunity, Urban Climb recognised that at Albion Exchange we are working to provide facilities which help to build community and they are likeminded in their approach.

    “During the design process, Urban Climb worked closely with Geon Property to shape a custom-built tenancy within the elevation of our western edge.

    “It was comforting to have a tenant so passionate about their business and be so invested in the design-making process.”

    Urban Climb CEO Alex Cox Taylor said, “In Albion Exchange we saw a great opportunity to create a climbing facility which is situated within a transport-oriented development, so people can climb before work, after work or as they pass through Albion on their way to or from work.

    “We like to integrate climbing into people’s lives as a daily health and fitness activity. It’s certainly not something that you have to travel miles for once every few months.

    “For us, climbing isn’t competitive. It’s not me versus you. It’s us versus the wall and that approach builds community.

    “People come to Urban Climb for the social network and the community, as well as the skills and fitness which climbing develops.”

    Mr Cox Taylor said facilities like Urban Climb at Albion Exchange would become increasingly important as people’s lives got more and more busy.

    “A facility like this allows people to embed climbing into their daily routine. They’ll either walk from their home before or after work, or they’ll hop off the train to climb before continuing their journey.

    “At Albion Exchange, they’ll also be able to integrate their exercise with other aspects of their social life with all of the food and beverage offerings in the plaza area.

    “What we liked about Geon Property is that they are forward thinking and also really committed to creating community at Albion Exchange. That’s important to us.

    “Albion Exchange will be the very first in Australia to have a rope climbing venue like this truly embedded into the project.

    “It’s great for climbers but it’s also a great aesthetic for the neighbourhood,” he said.

    Geon Property has been shaping the vision for the Albion Exchange precinct for two years, working in collaboration with Queensland Rail and the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

    Albion Exchange will establish a new and vibrant heart for the Albion community, with multiple new public spaces, high-quality public transport and convenient retailing.

    Mr Rossberg said, “Albion Exchange will change the face of Albion for the better. It will bring new life to land which is currently underutilised and essentially blocking off vital east-west connections for pedestrians and cyclists.

    “Albion is a suburb on the rise. It’s one of the fastest growing areas in Brisbane and by 2036 the suburb’s population is estimated to grow by more than 3,857 residents.

    “Having Urban Climb as a central part of our lifestyle and fitness offer will bring a whole new dimension to the project.”

     

    Urban Climb Albion facts:

    • Numerous climbing walls up to 15 metres wrapping the perimeter of the space
    • Varying degrees of difficulty, catering for beginners through to elite climbers. Top rope, bouldering and lead climbing.
    • Difficulty is achieved by varying the angle of the wall (overhanging, vertical, slab) and the positioning of climbing holds reflecting yellow (beginner) through to blue, purple, green, red and black (elite).
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  • 19, October 2018

    CEO, BEN GRIFFIN, SPEAKS WITH ABC RADIO

    Geon Property’s CEO, Ben Griffin, enjoyed speaking with Rebecca Levingston and John Taylor yesterday on ABC Breakfast Radio about Albion Exchange. You can listen to the full interview here

    19, October 2018

    CEO, BEN GRIFFIN, SPEAKS WITH ABC RADIO

    Geon Property’s CEO, Ben Griffin, enjoyed speaking with Rebecca Levingston and John Taylor yesterday on ABC Breakfast Radio about Albion Exchange.

    You can listen to the full interview here

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  • 05, October 2018

    GEON PROPERTY LODGES DA FOR CONNECTED WAREHOUSE DEVELOPMENT

    Responding to the demand for more commercial space for warehousing, Brisbane-based developer Geon Property has lodged a development application for an innovative warehousing facility in Seventeen Mile Rocks. The 8,081m2 site at 28 Jennifer Street is expected to lure major e-commerce retailers to the western Brisbane suburb with customisable spaces and connections to major arterials […]

    05, October 2018

    GEON PROPERTY LODGES DA FOR CONNECTED WAREHOUSE DEVELOPMENT

    Responding to the demand for more commercial space for warehousing, Brisbane-based developer Geon Property has lodged a development application for an innovative warehousing facility in Seventeen Mile Rocks.

    The 8,081m2 site at 28 Jennifer Street is expected to lure major e-commerce retailers to the western Brisbane suburb with customisable spaces and connections to major arterials as key drawcards.

    Geon Property Development Manager Glen Wright said strong growth in e-commerce was driving demand for more warehouse space connected to metropolitan areas.

    “With so many of these online retailers offering same-day or next-day delivery, the need for commercial space which is close to urban areas is clear,” Mr Wright said.

    “28 Jennifer Street is only 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, 45 minutes from the Gold Coast and 25 minutes from Australia Trade Coast and Brisbane Airport, which is ideal for those looking to create more efficient distribution across the city.

    “Uniquely, tenants are also being invited to work with us at this design stage, to ensure their new space is configured to meet their specific needs.

    “The space offers the flexibility of either welcoming one major tenant, or two tenants sharing the space.”

    According to the most recent NAB Online Retail Sales Index, online retail grew by 17.7 per cent in the year to June 2018, and online retail from SMEs grew 23.2 per cent in the same period.

    “Many commentators have been speculating on Amazon’s effect on the market for warehouse space in Australia, but what this commentary is missing is the huge growth in home-grown business in the e-commerce space.

    “The Australian marketplace has launched many ecommerce household names like BlackMilk Clothing, The Iconic, Edible Blooms, even Lorna Jane and many, many more.

    “We think Brisbane is a fantastic incubator for entrepreneurial businesses like these, but recognise that many need adaptable spaces in close proximity to urban areas, to meet the needs of their growing customer bases.”

    The development will incorporate a total of 2,561m2 of warehouse space, up to 1,556m2 of office space and 606m2 or more of hardstand.

     “It’s an adaptable space, which is well connected to major arterials, public transport and active transport infrastructure, so it could really suit any number of uses,” Mr Wright said.

    “Warehousing and office space needs to meet the demands of 21st century workforces to encourage employees to fringe areas, so we have incorporated a range of CBD-standard facilities as part of the design.

    End-of-trip facilities and bike racks; demonstrate some of the employee-focused elements of this outstanding design and of course the office space offers views across Rocks Riverside Park to the city.

    “While this site provides a great opportunity for those in Brisbane’s western suburbs to work locally, it also features exceptional connectivity to other areas, with a bus stop just 200m away and more than 80 off-street carparks for commuters.”

    “We look forward to working with tenants to configure the space to suit their business.”

    Expressions of interest are now open through CBRE and LJ Hooker Commercial.

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  • 08, September 2018

    GEON PROPERTY LODGES DA TO KICK START THE ALBION TRAIN STATION PRECINCT REDEVELOPMENT

    Geon Property lodges development application to kick start the Albion train station precinct’s $750 million re-visioning  Geon Property has lodged a development application for Stage One of the Albion Train Station Precinct Redevelopment and unveiled the name of the $750 million project – Albion Exchange. The newly launched development is a ten-stage project with community consultation […]

    08, September 2018

    GEON PROPERTY LODGES DA TO KICK START THE ALBION TRAIN STATION PRECINCT REDEVELOPMENT

    Geon Property lodges development application to kick start the Albion train station precinct’s $750 million re-visioning

     Geon Property has lodged a development application for Stage One of the Albion Train Station Precinct Redevelopment and unveiled the name of the $750 million project – Albion Exchange.

    The newly launched development is a ten-stage project with community consultation on the future masterplan to commence shortly.

    Geon Property senior development manager Tim Rossberg said, “Albion Exchange is set to become Brisbane’s latest mixed-use project and will create a vibrant community heart for the inner-northern suburbs.”

    “Albion Exchange is a unique inner-city development which will further the suburb’s modernisation by creating an energised and connected destination.”

    Designed by Hames Sharley, Stage One of Albion Exchange will feature a new food and beverage destination, state of the art health and wellbeing offerings, boutique convenience retail and two new multi-level residential buildings.

    Together with a $28.7 million upgrade of transport facilities and access to the Albion Train Station, the proposal lodged with the Brisbane City Council also includes 4,900sqm of new green open space and a public plaza connecting the east and west of Albion Road..

    Mr Rossberg said feedback sessions on Stage One of the project were well attended, with the community showing a high level of interest in the level of amenity and public space offered by Albion Exchange.

    “The size and quality of public amenity in our Stage One proposal will transform the inner-city transit node into a green public sanctuary, with a strong emphasis on community interaction and exchange, legibility and accessibility. Over sixty five per cent of the Stage One site area will be dedicated to public space for the community.

    “Albion Exchange will change the face of Albion for the better. It will bring new life to land which is currently underutilised.

    “Albion is a suburb on the rise and Albion Exchange is at its heart.  Albion is one of the fastest growing areas in Brisbane and by 2036 the suburb’s population is estimated to grow by more than 3,857 residents.

    “Albion Exchange will give Albion back its heart and soul. The total redevelopment precinct covers approximately four hectares stretching as a spine from the Albion Overpass through to the former Albion Fire Station (Merehaye Street).

    Stage One – Albion Exchange – sits immediately south and above the existing Albion Train Station, making it a genuine transit oriented development.

    Mr Rossberg said, “The Geon Property development team has been shaping the vision for the Albion Exchange precinct for two years, working in collaboration with Queensland Rail and the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

     

    Stage One of the project will include:

    • new ticket and office facilities and amenities
    • new lift and stair access to station platforms
    • replacement of part of the existing park’n’ride car parking with new consolidated undercover facilities
    • integration of development with the future North Brisbane Bikeway
    • plaza access across the rail corridor connecting Albion east and west

     

    Construction will start in early 2020, subject to development approval.

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  • 24, August 2018

    GEON PROPERTY TAKE PART IN THE 2018 TOUR DE PIF

    On the 24th of August, Geon Property took part in the 2018 Tour de PIF. The team of 5 completed a 72km loop charity ride from Sirromet Winery. The event, organised and run by the Property Industry Foundation raises vital funds to build homes and provide vital care for at-risk and homeless young people. To […]

    24, August 2018

    GEON PROPERTY TAKE PART IN THE 2018 TOUR DE PIF

    On the 24th of August, Geon Property took part in the 2018 Tour de PIF. The team of 5 completed a 72km loop charity ride from Sirromet Winery.

    The event, organised and run by the Property Industry Foundation raises vital funds to build homes and provide vital care for at-risk and homeless young people.

    To learn more about the Property Industry Foundation and their mission to make a difference to the serious and persistent problem of youth homelessness, you can find them at www.pif.com.au.

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    Tour De PIF
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  • 13, August 2018

    LFRA OVERSEAS STUDY TOUR SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

    Geon Property proudly congratulate our Development Manager, Glen Wright, on winning the 2018 LFRA Overseas Study Tour Scholarship announced at the most recent LFRA Forum held in Sydney. This is the first time in LFRA history that the scholarship has been awarded to a developer. Glen will soon spend a week alongside other LFRA members, […]

    13, August 2018

    LFRA OVERSEAS STUDY TOUR SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

    Geon Property proudly congratulate our Development Manager, Glen Wright, on winning the 2018 LFRA Overseas Study Tour Scholarship announced at the most recent LFRA Forum held in Sydney. This is the first time in LFRA history that the scholarship has been awarded to a developer.

    Glen will soon spend a week alongside other LFRA members, touring Osaka and Tokyo researching Large Format Retail Centres, bringing home some innovative concepts and thoughts to incorporate into our large format retail projects. 

    Congratulations Glen!

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  • 11, August 2018

    MIND THE GAP – THE UNTOLD VALUE OF A SABBATICAL

    For most business-minded millennials, taking a year off work to play sport and travel may seem counterproductive. It can be a period of life that is ‘make or break’ rather than break and make. At the beginning of his professional career, Geon Property Manager Devyn Smith took a sabbatical year to play rugby for a […]

    11, August 2018

    MIND THE GAP – THE UNTOLD VALUE OF A SABBATICAL

    For most business-minded millennials, taking a year off work to play sport and travel may seem counterproductive. It can be a period of life that is ‘make or break’ rather than break and make. At the beginning of his professional career, Geon Property Manager Devyn Smith took a sabbatical year to play rugby for a Scottish Borders team granting him one of the most valuable assets of all – life experience.

    After completing his Bachelor of Business Management and Real Estate Development, Devyn began his professional career at Cushman & Wakefield. Following a two-year tenure, the 26 year-old made the difficult decision to trade his corporate career for twelve months of sport and travel.

    “I think it’s important to recognise the inexpressible value of a professional sabbatical,” said Devyn.

    “A career is rarely a straight line with switched majors, changed careers, reconsidered goals or ended relationships becoming the norm for millennials.”

    Stepping back from his role at work to refocus on personal enrichment has seen Devyn appointed positions at some of the world’s biggest real estate firms managing commercial and industrial assets.

    Devyn joined Geon Property in May last year to hone his skills in business development.

    “The great thing about Geon is that there is a huge focus on client engagement and they truly value individual career progression and growth.

    “At larger firms, unless you have a role in the business development sector, you can sometimes miss the opportunities and the holistic exposure you’d usually receive in a smaller firm.”

    The young property manager believes if it weren’t for family and industry mentors, he wouldn’t be where he is today. “I strongly recommend for young people to explore their passions early in life rather than focus on an end-game career goal or specific job title.”

    Devyn is currently responsible for the Geon Property Management sector, ensuring both stakeholders and tenants are fully supported in all areas.

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  • 01, August 2018

    LINCRAFT IS STITCHED BACK INTO TOWNSVILLE AT FAIRFIELD HOMEMAKER CENTRE

    Geon Property welcomes an exciting new retailer to the Fairfield Homemaker Centre, with the recent announcement that Lincraft will join the existing national brands at the Idalia shopping complex. Due to open on Thursday 4 October 2018, the 1000m2 retailer will offer more choice to Townsville consumers in craft, fabric, yarn, haberdashery, window furnishings, manchester […]

    01, August 2018

    LINCRAFT IS STITCHED BACK INTO TOWNSVILLE AT FAIRFIELD HOMEMAKER CENTRE

    Geon Property welcomes an exciting new retailer to the Fairfield Homemaker Centre, with the recent announcement that Lincraft will join the existing national brands at the Idalia shopping complex.

    Due to open on Thursday 4 October 2018, the 1000m2 retailer will offer more choice to Townsville consumers in craft, fabric, yarn, haberdashery, window furnishings, manchester and fashion accessories and cements Fairfield Homemaker Centre’s position as a major retail and lifestyle destination in Townsville.  Geon Property leasing manager, David Sheppard, couldn’t wait to announce Lincraft’s addition to the centre, saying that the growing Townsville economy was a crucial factor in securing the major retailer.

    “We see so much potential here in north Queensland, and it’s great to know that other major businesses feel the same,” David said.  “The return of Lincraft to Townsville, and the completion of Stage 2 of Fairfield Homemaker Centre, is great news for Geon Property and for Townsville, as it indicates an upward turn in what has recently been a very tough retail market.”

    Lincraft National Marketing Manager, Jeff Croft, said ”The new concept store will welcome back all loyal shoppers and Club Lincraft Members who so loved the inspiration and creativity of Lincraft’s previous Townsville store. ”  Lincraft joins the existing national brands including Beacon Lighting, Pillowtalk, Godfrey’s, Petbarn, Greencross Vets, World Gym Townsville and the recently opened Nutrition Warehouse, with Qld X-Ray and Tradelink both set to open their doors in the next six months.

    As well as the Fairfield Homemaker Centre, Geon Property is currently working on the design of its co-located project The CO:UP, an active performance and recovery hub, where people can come to compete, play and relax. The CO-UP is the first of its kind in Queensland.

    Queensland-based Geon Property enables better living by re-imagining environments. From design to construction, to service and beyond, everything Geon do is infused with the highest level of practicality, insight and quality.  Geon Property’s combined expertise and human-centric insights lead it to identify, and action unique opportunities to create something greater for all: places in which people and communities can live and thrive in simpler, smarter ways.

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  • 14, May 2018

    UNDER MANAGEMENT – 33 KING STREET, CABOOLTURE

    Geon Property Management is proud to be appointed by Peak Equities to manage 33 King Street, Caboolture.  This modern, campus style office building boasts over 5300m2 of NLA ideally situated in the Caboolture Hub, offering excellent amenity to the occupants. The property is currently at 95% occupancy, underpinned by leases to the QLD State Government […]

    14, May 2018

    UNDER MANAGEMENT – 33 KING STREET, CABOOLTURE

    Geon Property Management is proud to be appointed by Peak Equities to manage 33 King Street, Caboolture.  This modern, campus style office building boasts over 5300m2 of NLA ideally situated in the Caboolture Hub, offering excellent amenity to the occupants.

    The property is currently at 95% occupancy, underpinned by leases to the QLD State Government and Unitywater, providing excellent security of cashflow; a great addition to the Geon Property Management portfolio.

    A tenancy of 288m2 on floor 4 is available for lease.  Please contact David Sheppard on 0406 108 587 for further information.

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  • 11, April 2018

    THE PRECINCT, TOWNSVILLE – THE LATEST ADDITION TO OUR PORTFOLIO

    Geon Property is excited to announce our appointment by Peak Equities, as Property Manager of The Precinct, Townsville. Geon Property Management is part of a multifaceted property group, incorporating Property Management, Property Development and Funds Management. Having originally completed development of the two stage project in 2013, Geon Property is excited to once again be […]

    11, April 2018

    THE PRECINCT, TOWNSVILLE – THE LATEST ADDITION TO OUR PORTFOLIO

    Geon Property is excited to announce our appointment by Peak Equities, as Property Manager of The Precinct, Townsville.

    Geon Property Management is part of a multifaceted property group, incorporating Property Management, Property Development and Funds Management. Having originally completed development of the two stage project in 2013, Geon Property is excited to once again be involved at The Precinct, commencing 1 April, 2018.

    Responsible for the Geon Property Management sector, our experienced Property Manager Devyn Smith is proud to manage Townsville’s first urban village. “With a unique market-styled interior The Precinct offers unprecedented retail opportunities in Townsville. The Precinct is a fantastic addition to our portfolio of managements.” The addition of The Precinct to the portfolio reinforces the presence of Geon Property in the Idalia/Fairfield locality alongside the multi stage Fairfield Homemaker Centre development with Stage 2 under construction and due for completion in July this year.

    The Precinct has been successfully trading since 2009 with tenants now into their second option.  Its acceptance and tenancy mix has gone from strength to strength. There are currently leasing opportunities available at The Precinct –  if you’d like to learn more please contact David Sheppard on 0406 108 587.

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  • 23, March 2018

    ALBION TOD SITE AGREEMENT SIGNED

    Albion’s train station precinct is about to undergo a $750m facelift. Geon Property have signed an agreement with Transport and Main Roads to carry out the Albion Transit Oriented Development (TOD). “The fifteen year project will convert the current clutter of disjointed park’n’ride facilities, old rail access bridges, commercial and residential buildings and vacant land […]

    23, March 2018

    ALBION TOD SITE AGREEMENT SIGNED

    Albion’s train station precinct is about to undergo a $750m facelift.

    Geon Property have signed an agreement with Transport and Main Roads to carry out the Albion Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

    “The fifteen year project will convert the current clutter of disjointed park’n’ride facilities, old rail access bridges, commercial and residential buildings and vacant land into an exciting community asset,” said Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey.

    “By unlocking the potential of the 3.5 hectare site through partnership with the private sector we will deliver enhanced public transport infrastructure for the local community.”

    The Albion Train Station Precinct Redevelopment includes a $28.7m upgrade to transport facilities and access to the Albion train station, intended to revitalise the suburb of Albion and surrounding community.

    Geon Property will now start a detailed design, development application and approval process over the next 12 to 18 months.  This will include public engagement to ensure the local community is given the opportunity to provide feedback. Construction is expected to start in 2020.  More information will be available as development applications and approvals proceed.

    Geon Property will:

    • design and construct a mixed-use TOD that integrates with Albion Train Station and the wider local area
    • work with the state to design improved Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) compliant access to Albion Train Station and construct this at no cost to the state
    • work with the state to optimise the design and location of commuter car parking (to ensure no net loss of park’n’ride numbers) and undertake construction of the necessary works at no cost to the state
    • integrate with a section of North Brisbane Bikeway through the precinct.

    Geon Property Managing Director Ben Griffin said the redevelopment offered a unique opportunity to revitalise Albion.  “Redeveloping Albion Train Station Precinct allows us to deliver a truly world-class transit oriented development,” Mr Griffin said.  “This project will be so much more than just a property development – our vision is to create a precinct that is a genuine destination.  This project will be defined by a seamless integration of high-quality apartment living; retail, food and beverage outlets with genuine character; modern commercial offerings; and vibrant public open spaces.  And of course, it will offer peerless access to Brisbane’s transport networks, integrating with one of South East Queensland’s busiest train lines, connecting to the bikeway network and providing accessible parking options.  We want to create a genuine community hub for the people of Albion, one that will reconnect the community in both a physical and a social sense.  It is no exaggeration to say that there is no other urban renewal opportunity quite like Albion in South East Queensland right now.”

    Key features of Geon Property’s preliminary design include:

    • A modernised Albion train station entrance including new ticketing facilities and new lifts to platforms
    • A Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) compliant public station access plaza
    • Improved undercover park’n’ride facilities
    • Extensive retail, commercial, food and beverage, and public open spaces
    • A broad range of apartment options tailored for different sections of the market
    • Seamless integration between every aspect of the precinct and a variety of transport options
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  • 05, March 2018

    GEON PROPERTY UNVEILS GAME-CHANGING OLYMPIAN-STANDARD HEALTH HUB

    NORTH Queensland is primed to benefit from an Australian-first fitness and lifestyle precinct with Geon Property confirming plans to deliver a multimillion dollar project next to the heart of Townsville.   Pulsing with the energy of the city’s burgeoning fitness scene, The CO:UP will offer an incomparable mix of active performance and recovery facilities to suit […]

    05, March 2018

    GEON PROPERTY UNVEILS GAME-CHANGING OLYMPIAN-STANDARD HEALTH HUB

    NORTH Queensland is primed to benefit from an Australian-first fitness and lifestyle precinct with Geon Property confirming plans to deliver a multimillion dollar project next to the heart of Townsville.   Pulsing with the energy of the city’s burgeoning fitness scene, The CO:UP will offer an incomparable mix of active performance and recovery facilities to suit everyone from our smallest swimmers to Olympic hopefuls like Lucy Stirling.

    “The CO:UP will be a place for people to socialise, network, exercise, refuel and relax in one of city’s most beautifully-appointed settings,” said Geon Property development manager Glen Wright.  “This multifaceted precinct has already attracted a world-class climbing gym, the country’s largest swim school operator and is working to secure a dedicated mini golf centre.  In tandem with these high quality facilities, The CO:UP will feature holistic practices like yoga and pilates, spaces for allied health professionals and food & beverage opportunities committed to supporting health and wellbeing.”

    Urban Climb, which currently operates some the country’s largest bouldering venues, has signed up as the anchor tenant.   “We are thrilled to open our new gym in this dedicated health precinct surrounded by like-minded businesses,” explained Urban Climb co-owner Alex Cox-Taylor.  “Urban Climb is incredibly passionate about community and connectivity and The CO:UP combines both.  It’s the perfect spot to meet up, work out, grab a juice and get connected.”

    The latest offering for Townsville has been endorsed by Olympic sports climbing hopeful Lucy Stirling who will be taking full advantage of its elite and specialist facilities.  “This new gym at The CO:UP is particularly unique in that it will feature the state’s first speed climbing wall,” said Ms Stirling.   “I train full-time, six days a week but currently there is no speed climbing wall in Queensland.  For me to qualify for the Olympics next year it is essential that I practice on one, so for me personally, it’s a game-changer.”

    Ms Stirling began climbing 11 years ago and is now in training to qualify for Tokyo 2020 where the sport itself will make its Olympic debut.  “Climbing is an excellent way to flex muscle and mind and I believe this is great news not just for the sport but for the region,” Ms Stirling continued.

    The CO:UP is one of several important projects Geon Property has developed for Townsville in recent years.  Mr Wright said the visionary project is a testament to Geon’s commitment to the city and ability to reimagine environments for better living.  Whether you’re trying out a new skill, motivated to feel your personal best or are an inspiring Olympic athlete, our vision is to create a health hub for everyone at every level.

    The CO:UP’s premiere space for existing and future business is now available for lease. For more information contact Geon Property leasing manager David Sheppard on 0406 108 587 or visit www.theco-up.com.au .

     

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  • 10, November 2017

    FOOD TRUCK SIDESHOW AT FAIRFIELD

    On the evening of Friday, October 16th, Fairfield Homemaker Centre’s carpark transformed into a food heaven as food trucks lined the centre’s retailers with a variety of delicious burgers, snacks, ice cream and more. Over 1000 locals enjoyed the warm spring weather with their families, friends and favourite pets. Focused on activating the centre by […]

    10, November 2017

    FOOD TRUCK SIDESHOW AT FAIRFIELD

    On the evening of Friday, October 16th, Fairfield Homemaker Centre’s carpark transformed into a food heaven as food trucks lined the centre’s retailers with a variety of delicious burgers, snacks, ice cream and more.

    Over 1000 locals enjoyed the warm spring weather with their families, friends and favourite pets. Focused on activating the centre by working together with retailers and stakeholders alike, Geon Property is always dedicated to integrating its developments effectively into the local community. Glen Wright, Development manager stated that “the collaboration with the local community initiative ‘Pop Up Food Trucks’ was a huge success that received a lot of positive feedback.

    The smiles and enjoyment captured on the attendee’s faces is definitely a positive outcome”. Local marketing agency ‘The Marketing Factory’ was the primary event organizers for the evening a will continue to be a marketing partner for the centre.

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  • 03, November 2017

    A SPOOKY SECRET FEAST

    Geon Property was delighted to collaborate with ‘The Secret Feast’ in Townsville for the hosting of a spooky evening filled with food, fun and friends. The evening of Saturday 30th October saw Geon’s future development ‘Weststate Hospital’ in the heritage listed Townsville West State School building transform with lighting, spiders webs, and creepy props much […]

    03, November 2017

    A SPOOKY SECRET FEAST

    Geon Property was delighted to collaborate with ‘The Secret Feast’ in Townsville for the hosting of a spooky evening filled with food, fun and friends. The evening of Saturday 30th October saw Geon’s future development ‘Weststate Hospital’ in the heritage listed Townsville West State School building transform with lighting, spiders webs, and creepy props much to the delight of attendees. A fantastic and talented addition from TheatreIq also treated diners to elements of surprise to keep them on their toes. A special mention must also be made for the delicious food.

    Weststate Hospital
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