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Pelican Waters QLD - History

Pelican Waters is a active community which boasts the Pelican Waters Resort Hotel and home to the first Australian Greg Norman designed Golf Course,‘Pelican Waters Golf Club’, within a housing development.  It also features the Pelican Waters Bowls club, a shopping centre and school.
Pelican waters is a growing community with further development of restaurants a new shopping centre, and further land sale releases due in the future.

The name of Pelican Waters is synonymous with the Henzell family.
The history of Pelican Waters starts in 1946 with Roy Henzell senior, who came across 800 hectares, (2000 acres) of land for sale stretching back from Golden Beach on the Pumicestone Passage  just outside Caloundra. He purchased the land for 2000 English pounds for development.  
Roy Henzell died in 1961 and his son Bevan Henzell took over.

Bevan Henzell had a vision, in which he wanted to develop the land and have waterways.  However, not many people were interested as the land was a tea tree swamp.
Sadly Bevan Henzell died in 1982 and never got to see his vision come to fruition.

It is his son, Roy Henzel (junior) who realised his grandfather’s dream and made Pelican Waters what it is today.

Pelican Waters hosts many beautiful homes for a growing community.
The man made lakes and canals are one of the biggest attraction of Pelican Waters, and create a standard of living which many residents of Pelican Waters enjoy.

Since the first land release in 1989, 2000 home land sites have been sold and many more are due to be released.

Pelican Waters is still growing and developing for families and the local community.

Highlights of Pelican Waters

1989 First land released for sale.
1993 Bevan Henzel bridge was built, joining Pelican Waters with Lamarough Canal
2000 Club Pelican Golf Club created
2003 Pelican Waters shopping centre created
2005 Road created to connect with Nicklin Way.
2006 Lock and Weir system was created for the waterways in Pelican Waters

Further Developments

It is an exciting time for Pelican Waters, and there are many changes happening

There is a Town Centre in the developing called the southern Lakes which will consist of mixed density residential development.
The aim is to include the following:

  • Restaurant / Coffee Shops
  • Boutique Retail
  • Child Care
  • Convenience Centre
  • Post Office
  • Bank
  • Commercial Offices
  • Medical centre
  • Marina
  • Boat Stacker
  • Tourist Information
  • Mixed Density Residential
  • Open Space

Town Centre Overview
The town centre will be located north east facing over a marina catering for boats up to 12m long with many wet berths available.  There are plans for a commercial marina precinct consisting of a dry stack boat facility, refuelling and pump out facilities.  The boat stacker will enable residents a place for their boats, and with a phone the boat can be refuelled and in water ready.

Boat enthusiastic’s will have a refuelling and pump out point which will be safer and more environmentally friendly.

A village park is planned to be located adjacent to the town centre with community facilities.  The aim is to design streets around the town centre to allow cars to move through with ease but also give the opportunity for streets to be closed for events such as Markets.

The buildings in the town centre will range from four to six storeys with the ground and first floors used for business and upper for residential.

Walk able foreshores are planned extending from Pelican Waters Tavern around the new marina and town centre. 
The existing shopping village will be linked and the new town centre will add value to the existing business community.

The building of the town centre will be staged with the town centre and marina to be constructed in the first stage.

However, there are extensive canals and lakes to be constructed along with a number of bridges, a lock and weir system and approximately 1750 lots. 

Some Photos of bygone days and today

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Looking to Bribe Island from Caloundra 1934 Caloundra 1950
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Caloundra 1960 Golden Beach 1988
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Pelican Waters 2009
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