BIG PLANS: Amber Werchon from Amber Werchon Property and Andrew Stevens from KHA Development Managers check out plans for Entrance Island at Birtinya.
BIG PLANS: Amber Werchon from Amber Werchon Property and Andrew Stevens from KHA Development Managers check out plans for Entrance Island at Birtinya. Greg Miller

Unique new development plans for Kawana

LEADING real estate agent Amber Werchon and a group of five Sunshine Coast business people have invested their own money in a unique new development in the heart of Kawana.

Ms Werchon, who is well-known for selling property, has never before been tempted to get into development.

But when Ashley McGuirk from Core Business Accountants approached her husband, Paul McHugh, with the idea of buying Entrance Island from developer Stockland, she was in.

She joined lawyer, Neil McNichol, multiple Ray White offices owner Brett Graham, investor Ron Dedekind and accountants Ash McGuirk and Glen Palmer in putting their money where their passion is.

The plan was never to go ahead with the 244-unit, five-storey development approved for the site.

Instead, the group decided to subdivide the island into 17 waterfront lots in a gated community, some even with their own sandy beach.

They also sourced the very best advances in technology and unique features to cater to the busy executive or hospital specialist wanting space in a prime location.

And while the starting price of the lots might sound high at $875,000, Ms Werchon says priced per square metre it's "a bargain".

Entrance Island, which will be officially marketed later this month, has "smart" features never seen before on the Sunshine Coast.

If someone comes to the gate, the camera at the gate photographs them so the home owner can see who is there from anywhere in the world.

They can then open the home electronically, put on the lights, the music, even the bubbles in the spa.

The irrigation and stormwater systems are also a first for the Coast.

"The data analyses the wind speed, the plant type and the moisture of the soil to determine how much water is needed," Ms Werchon said. "It uses cloud technology to adjust the water features so there will never be a problem with flooding or leakages."


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