Media Release
15th Oct 2008

Devine Launches Townsville's Biggest Display Village

Leading residential developer Devine Communities will take the wraps of Townsville's biggest home display village this Thursday (October 16) in a gala event featuring AFL legend Leigh Matthews and a host of Townsville's political and business leaders.

The Battle of the Builders Display Village at Devine Communities' new $350 million River Parks development at Dunlop St includes 18 homes from nine builders, giving Townsville residents the chance to see the city's largest selection of homes in one location.

Devine's Queensland General Manager Paul Nash said the newly-opened display village would give Townsville residents the opportunity to see an unprecedented variety of new home designs especially created to suit the North Queensland climate and lifestyle.

"With the launch of the River Parks Battle of the Builders Display Village we can now offer Townsville residents the widest range of home designs ever gathered together here in one place," Mr Nash said.

"The builders on display have put everything into ensuring their home is better quality and value than all the other builders in the village so the end result is a great win for homebuyers."

Builders on display at River Parks include DJ Jones Construction, G.J. Gardner , Glenwood Homes, Grady Homes, Lancini Homes, Lifestyle Construction NQ, North Haven Homes and Ron Jones The Builder. Devine Homes also have four of its own properties on display in the village.

A Devine Communities initiative, Battle of the Builders is a great way for potential homeowners to browse different options, house prices and styles in the one place, forcing each builder to become more innovative and competitive.

The new village will provide exceptional value with all builders offering $10,000 off the building costs of any home in the village if buyers elect to build at River Parks but only for a limited time.

Battle of the Builders Chairman Jim Shapcott said the Battle of the Builders concept was unique to Devine and was designed so homebuyers could compare and contrast a variety of styles and costs.

"By putting builders up against each other in direct competition we have found the quality of design and finishing of every house goes to a whole new level," he said. "Each of the builders' designs has a special point of difference so there is something to suit every taste and budget."

Devine has stepped up construction activity at the landmark project recently opening the first of many major community parks ahead of schedule and Stage One is nearing completion very quickly.

Stage One of River Parks, which will also include the River Parks Display Village, will have a total of 112 homesites, ranging in size from 450 sqm to 750 sqm. The final release in Stage 1 is now on the market and being well received by Townsville residents. Set over 72 meticulously-planned hectares on completion, River Parks will be home to approximately 1,000 families surrounded by sculptured landscaping, promenades of trees, abundant parklands, open spaces, walking and cycling tracks, a neighbourhood convenience store and a beautiful park side cafe for Kelso residents.