A 7,989sq m site in the heart of Noosa Heads will test market interest when it launches this week.
Anglican Church Southern Queensland is “seeking all opportunities” on the 2 Halse Lane property, located 150 metres from Hastings Street.
The site, known as Halse Lodge and home to a backpackers’ hostel leased to Ecolodge, has been owned by the Anglican Church Southern Queensland (ACSQ) since 1959.
“We have been proud custodians of this prime Noosa site for 61 years,” ACSQ group manager property Hiro Kawamata said.
“Especially with the site and original building having links back to the 1880s, when the original structure was built as a guest house by a local grazier, Walter Hay, who is considered to be the ‘Father of Noosa’.”
The original building was replaced in the 1920s, and the property is the longest continuously operating guest house in south-east Queensland.
With the current lease expiring for use as a backpackers’ lodge, an expression of interest campaign for the property will launch on September 17 and close on October 22.
Blake Goddard and Matt Barker of Knight Frank are managing the sale, and expect interest to come from overseas, interstate and local groups.
“[This includes] food and beverage operators, boutique accommodation providers and private groups, however, we are keeping all options open and welcome all engagement throughout the campaign.”
Further south on the Sunshine Coast, privately-owned construction company McNab has topped out a 57-apartment project at Alexandra Headland helmed by developer Cube Developments.
Cube Developments director Scott Juniper says apartment sales at the project hit 90 per cent, with six of the 57 apartments remaining, and most of the buyers' being locals, from the Sunshine Coast area.
Juniper says apartments are priced from $580,000 and range up to $2.49 million.
The development, at 120 Alexandra Parade, commenced construction in July 2019.
Throughout the sector's restrictions, McNab construction manager Carl Nancarrow said the project is progressing well.
“This project has been incredibly important to the Sunshine Coast industry and the timing could not have been better in regards to providing certainty for our local trades,” Nancarrow said.
“We’re pleased we have helped provide a significant economic injection to the local economy.”
McNab is expected to wrap up construction by the end of the year.