Matt Bryans and partner Kacie Payne are first-home buyers at The Surrounds.GOLD Coast homebuyers are one step closer to seeing their dream homes come to life as the first lots settle at The Surrounds community in Helensvale.The settlements follow a sellout sales result of the first land releases, prompting developer Villawood Properties to fast-track future releases.Villawood executive director Tony Johnson was looking forward to seeing the first slab poured on the $500 million Helensvale site. “The Surrounds is fast taking shape with the main entry road now complete and lot settlements flowing through,” he said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoHelensvale community The Surrounds is starting to take shape.Of the 100 sites now sold, 31 will feature in a new display village, which will showcase homes from 10 builders. The village is due to open this year. First-home buyers Matt Bryans and Kacie Payne were among the first wave of buyers to settle at The Surrounds.“We were initially looking to buy an established home to renovate,” Mr Bryans said. “I came across The Surrounds online and quickly we could build the house we wanted and not compromise on location.”On completion, the community will cover more than 60ha with 620 residences, park, playground, barbecue areas, 20ha of green space and a $4 million leisure centre.Mr Johnson said buyers have been drawn by the proximity to major transport links including the M1 and Gold Coast Highway, Helensvale rail stations along with central shopping hubs.
FOREST CITY — The Country Thunder 2020 Music Festival in Forest City that was moved to Labor Day over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak has now been canceled until 2021.Country Thunder’s Gerry Krochak says the decision game after they looked at a number of factors. “I don’t think it was any one thing, but I guess when somebody asks us for a specific reason– the standard line is 2020 happened,” Krochak say. “And until we can get to a point where we can feel good about putting on this event, where we can feel that all of our fans, performers and staff are going to feel safe — just as importantly they are going to feel comfortable gathering in large crowds — this is the right decision at this time.”Krochak says the it is a sad move for the entire Country Thunder organization. “It’s disappointing. It’s disappointing for all the events that we’ve had to push to 2021. But I also believe that good things are gonna come to those who wait,” according to Krochak. “And we are as much of the fans itching to get back to it. We’ve all fallen in love with that amazing site in Forest City, Iowa at Heritage Park, and we’ve got next summer to look forward to and a great lineup.”The line up for 2020 will return for next year including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kane Brown, Old Dominion, Clay Walker, and Lonestar. Morgan Wallen has been added to the lineup for next year and the list continues to grow. He says Skynard is in its 50th anniversary tour and that will now be the 51st, and he says Morgan Wallen is the next big act.All ticketing options will be automatically honored for the rescheduled 2021 dates. Ticket holders will receive additional information via email on Friday, August 14th.