New Walking Trails

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For those guests who like to take a stroll we have put in some walking and mountain biking trails around the property. We’ll be marking them out with distance posts and suggested routes (easy, medium or difficult) so you can pick one to suit how you’re feeling.

Once the tracks have ‘settled’ and have been worn in a bit, we’ll be kicking off the ‘Kernow Challenge’ to see who can do a specific route the fastest! It’s great weather to be getting into training so don’t forget your running shoes!

Congratulations to Met East!

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Congratulations to the players (and parents and coaches) of the Met East cricket who came up from Brisbane to take part in the schools cricket tournament earlier this month.  Not only did they place 3rd which was a huge improvement on last year, but four of their players were selected for the Queensland team.

During what was effectively our soft opening it was a great pleasure to host Met East and to see them all together by the pool each evening relaxing after incredibly hot days out on the field.  From all accounts they enjoyed the venue and the accommodation, so we look forward to welcoming many more guests over the coming weeks and months.


Lake Progress

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Before we can start preparing the lake area for earth moving we need to carry out some weed clearance which unfortunately has been delayed because of restrictions on fire permits due to the wind.  Our fire will be sizeable and in order to prevent the smoke from spreading over the town we need to wait until the windy season has passed.  We will try again for a permit in a few weeks.

Work continues in the meantime to finalise the design of the lake and of the land blocks which will be available around it, and firebreaks have been put in for when we are ready for the burn-off.  Fingers crossed for some nice calm weather!

Community Day

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Thanks to all the people who popped up to our stall at the Annual Prospect Community Day markets.  It was good to be able to talk to many of you and explain a bit more about what we are doing at Kernow along with our plans for the lake and the accommodation.

If anyone is  interested in viewing the lake site please do call ahead and arrange a time for a visit so that we can explain the details and show you where it will be.   We can be contacted on 0447 557 200.

Our Artwork Has Arrived

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We were thrilled to unpack our artwork delivery this week.  We spent a couple of days in China in an artists’ village where the artists can be seen reproducing the more popular works of artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso, as well as creating more modern works of their own.

We will be holding an open evening over the coming weeks for anyone interested in seeing all the artwork before it is placed into our apartments.  Anyone wishing to be reminded of the event can email

Furniture On the Way!

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Our custom-made furniture will be arriving late September and with everything else being completed by then we are on track to open in Early October.  We are looking forward to welcoming visitors and guests alike.

Thank You!

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Thank you to all those who braved such hot weather to come and view the apartments in Phase One of Kernow.  It was great to see such a good turnout and really good to hear such positive comments.

This type of investment property is new to Charters Towers but we believe that owners will see a good return over time especially once future development plans get underway.  With the uniqueness of the development as a whole and because the apartments are different to what is currently available, we hope to see a good level of short-stay visitors who are interested in staying somewhere for the novelty factor.  Even if owning an apartment here is not your cup of tea, we do hope you will consider us for your friends, family and business colleagues when visiting The Towers.

We also were pleased to have our ideas of more purpose-built retirement housing reinforced as we have always believed that Charters Towers is perfect for retirees.  We will keep you posted on the progress of Phase Two!

Anyone who was unable to visit at the weekend but would still like to see the apartments, please call on 0447 557 200 to arrange a viewing.

Open Day – Disability Access Notes

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Please note that there are no apartments in Phase One which are accessible by wheelchair although access to the pool area is possible.

We will be building purpose-built disability units in future stages of the development, but with the structure of the old building it was not feasible to make rooms the correct size or obtain the proper gradients for ramps.

We are looking forward to being able to provide new and well-designed apartments which are wheelchair-friendly.  Our apologies to those who this might affect in the short term.

Open Days- 20/21 February 2016

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You are welcome to pop down and view our apartments on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February between 11 and 4.30pm. We look forward to seeing you.

We have one Show Flat (Apartment 10) and you will be able to pick up a brochure with the information on the development.

Please see separate note on wheelchair access.