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Your inside look at some of the best new developments across south-east Queensland.La Riviere on Cannes

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The La Riviere on Cannes development sits on one of the Gold Coast’s true sweet spots right on Main River. Look down the river and the bright lights of Surfers Paradise beckon, while up the river the tranquility and adventure of the Gold Coast hinterland are calling.

The views can also be enjoyed from the large communal entertainment deck that houses the pool and a barbecue area.

It’s not just the views, however, that make these 16 apartments a stand-out on Queensland’s southern coast. Most of the two, three and four-bedroom residences are over two storeys and all have access to secure parking facilities.

Designed with the utmost elegance in mind, each has spaces for showcasing artwork, private study areas and there are marina berths for those who like their water sports.

Their proximity to the Gold Coast’s famous beaches alone would make them an attractive investment but the region has much on offer and ??? with the Gold Coast light rail a few minutes walk away, the Gold Coast International Airport a 35-minute drive away and access to plentiful public transport, including buses and trains ??? all attractions, from hiking and biking through Mt Tamborine to boating, surfing and sunbaking by the sea, are easily accessible. Maasra Coorparoo

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Coorparoo is one of Brisbane’s older suburbs, populated with stately Queenslander homes perched on leafy streets down which the winds of residential change are blowing with trendy dining and retail precincts being built or planned and sophisticated apartment developments underway.

Maasra Coorparoo, with its elegant touches of wood and stone, is a 131-apartment complex with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom residences all above a storey of retail and dining outlets.

The development is the brainchild of Coorparoo-born and bred brothers Anthony and Jason Karam, who know the area and have said that they wanted to create something that would be embraced by the local community.

To truly appreciate one of Maasra’s greatest assets, one need only look over the balcony, where one of Brisbane’s newest green spaces provides a verdant oasis in the middle of a busy suburb.

Coorparoo Creek Park has been reinvigorated with cycling and pedestrian paths, picnic and barbecue facilities and parklands to explore.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite after a jog through the park, there’s a plethora of dining options available just a stroll from home, from Thai and Greek, to all-day breakfast and homemade pizza.

Then it’s home to an apartment with spacious bedrooms, open-plan living and European appliances. Residents also have exclusive access to a large entertainment area, furnished with a BBQ, gym and 25 metre lap pool. Cyan by Mosaic

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Kings Beach, on the much-loved Sunshine Coast, has been a turquoise beacon for home-and-holiday makers for many years.

If its magnificent swimming beaches, coastal walks, family-friendly playgrounds and sensational surfing aren’t enough reason to call this beautiful stretch of Australia’s east coast home, there’s now one more – Cyan.

Cyan is the latest property development from the Mosaic Property Group and the company’s managing director Brook Monahan says the $20 million, eight storey, 31 apartment project perfectly reflects the current demand for this type of product on the Sunshine Coast.

“The success of this project vindicates our decision to start to invest in the region, and we are confident that this will carry through to the other exciting projects we have planned for future release in this region,” says Monahan.

“As with all of our developments, Cyan has been meticulously designed with the end-user in mind and this has thankfully resonated very positively with buyers.

“Kings Beach is a great location, but we absolutely still needed to get the product right from a design, size, finish and price perspective – it’s a delicate balance.

“We went to great effort to ensure that Cyan was a perfect fit for its environment and the residents that we know will ultimately end up living there – right down to small features such as the pet showers where you can wash your pet after a long walk on the beach.”

And this latter aspect, along with the sublime location, could be one of Cyan’s greatest assets – it’s a pet-friendly, boutique development that would make it the perfect place to call home.