Amenities and infrastructure a drawcard for homebuyers


The Unison Projects resort-style townhouse development on the historic former Hawkins Garden Centre site at Albany Creek in Brisbane’s north.

A resort-style townhouse development on the former Hawkins Garden Centre site at Albany Creek so impressed a Brisbane family that they snapped up three properties.

Eatons Hill couple Matthew and Catherine Jarvie were among the first buyers at the $37 million estate named Preston Point in honour of original owner John Preston.

The Jarvies came to the estate when the sales office first opened and were so impressed they purchased a property for investment in stage one off the plan.

Their first homebuyer son Matthew has since bought a townhouse in stage two while his downsizing parents have added to the family’s portfolio by buying a nature reserve facing townhouse for themselves.

“What appealed to us about Preston Point Residences was this particular development perfectly blends urban living with green open space set amongst a protected nature reserve and the majestic 200-year-old fig trees,” Matthew Jarvie Senior said.

“You have that feeling of being in a quiet, rural area but you are just 12km from the Brisbane CBD and very close to many local amenities and substantial infrastructure. I haven’t seen anything else like this in Brisbane.’’

Unison Projects is launching the third and final stage of Preston Point ahead of schedule after the success of the previous offerings.

Preston Point Residences is on a 3.2ha parcel at 623 Albany Creek Rd, featuring a large recreation area with a resort-style 16m residents’ swimming pool. The estate will comprise 74 “lifestyle’’ townhouses within a green community.

Townhouses in stage three are priced from $459,000.