Crystal Lagoons’ first project in Australia makes progress
Australian media outlets have recently reported on progress made at Crystal Lagoons’ first project in the country.
Tropical North Queensland will be home to the first crystal clear lagoon in Australia, following the announcement today of an agreement to create a 2.2 hectare lagoon as the centrepiece of a new 1,000 home residential development in Cairns.
The lagoon will extend 700 metres through the centre of the Botanica development and allow the majority of apartments, townhouses and villas in the $200 million master-planned community to enjoy a waterfront location where residents can swim and sail in a safe environment on the man-made crystal clear lagoon.
The premises will also feature a beach club, restaurants, cafes, walking trails, tennis courts, sporting fields, commercial space and 8km of landscaped gardens. Tree planting has already begun on the 32 hectare site.
Crystal Lagoons Oceania Director German Rocca said the signing of the agreement marked an important milestone for the US-based technology company and the developer, Botanica Property Group.
“The lagoon at Botanica signals a turning point in Australian real estate development,” said Mr Rocca. “Crystal Lagoons offers the world’s top amenity and the future residents of Botanica will be the first in Australia to enjoy the benefits of an idyllic beach lifestyle and the pristine water of a man-made lagoon in their backyard.
“Cairns is an amazing tropical paradise with one drawback – for part of the year swimming in the ocean is restricted to only those beaches with stinger enclosures because of the Irukandji and Box jellyfish. Botanica will provide year-round swimming and water sports without anybody having to worry about the dangers.”
Crystal Lagoons is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.