It takes a lot of commitment to become a qualified surf life saver.

All the training and practice to qualify, just so that each individual surf life saver is able to volunteer their time for the benefit of their communities.

For example, to become a bronze beach patroller, a member must obtain a specific level of skills in surf awareness, rescue techniques, radio communication, CPR and first aid.

And to accomplish that knowledge, there are a whole bunch of learning modules they have to work through, to achieve their level of accomplishment.

It’s a whole lot more involved than you might think.

Being a nipper, or a surf life saver is a lifestyle, and in many instances, a family lifestyle, it’s a lifelong love affair, with the water, the people, the fitness and the responsibility. Not to mention the thrill of playing an instrumental part in saving someone’s life.

Many say that these instances form their proudest moments in life.

Indeed people who have been saved also say that, although they may not remember everything that was involved in saving their lives (especially if they weren’t breathing), they will never forget the profound event, that gave them a second chance at life.

They say they value their lives more and they will never forget the generosity and expertise of the life savers involved and that they will always be indebted to them and will never forget them.

That certainly is a legacy to be proud of. We should never take them, or their safety for granted. We should also remember, they are not patrolling our favourite beaches as a job that pays penalty rates on weekends.

Each and every life saver is there out of the goodness of their hearts and as a service to their communities.

The perfect setting for the perfect lifestyle Prize Home.

“Coast Broadwater” is a master planned, architecturally designed residential sky home complex in Labrador, a northern suburb of the Iconic Gold Coast in South East Queensland.

Located across the road from Labrador Beach and Harley Park, a picture perfect green space on the beach foreshore, Coast Broadwater is a new complex only completed in 2016.

Views of the Broadwater are uninterrupted and will never be built out. Each apartment has quality appointments, with many sky homes cleverly and uniquely sprawled over two levels in penthouse style configuration.

Each sky home is a quintessential example of luxury beachside living, without breaking the bank. With spacious decks and internal living areas, merge seamlessly to invite the breathtaking outside in, for a truly enviable day to day lifestyle experience.

Coast Broadwater is conveniently positioned within short walking distance to everything that is anything. From a selection of charismatic cafes, restaurants, ice-creameries, clubs, bars and boutiques, to public transport, world-class amenities and infrastructure, this complex offers residents the opportunity to largely do away with the necessity to drive.

Living the Coast Brightwater lifestyle.

Fall asleep, listening to the mesmerizing sound of waves breaking on white sandy beaches, and wake up to the sun peeking out and glistening across the water, as it reaches into the sky, while you enjoy a ham and cheese croissant, a latte and newspaper, before you contemplate, how you can best spend your day.

Work out in the resident’s gym, before getting some laps in, in the podium salt water pool, before making an espresso to give you a “pick me up”.

You can then head across the road to Harley park and sit in the calm water of the unique natural lagoon.

There are two children’s playgrounds for when the kids are around, the southern playground is a nautical ship theme, whereas, the northern playground is more about climbing and balancing on ropes.

Labrador demographics

Labrador is 64 km to Brisbane CBD. It is in the federal electorate of “Fadden” and the population sits at around 17,000 people, 51.3 percent of those people are men. The average age of residents is 39, 32.5 percent of residents are married, 41 percent have never married, 14.5 percent are divorced and 4.5 percent.

53 percent of residents are over 15 years old and working full time. 31 percent of residents work part-time and Labrador has an unemployed rate of 10 percent.

The main occupations of people living in Labrador are; 15.4 percent professionals, 15.4 percent technicians and trades, 13.5 percent community and personal service workers, 13 percent are in sales, 133 percent in clerical and administration, 12 percent labourers, 9.4 percent managers, 5.7 percent machinery operators and lastly there is 1.8 percent, what they are doing!

The main industries residents work in are; 13.4 percent health care and social assistance, 12.4 percent retail trade, 11.6 percent accommodation and food services, 9.5 percent construction, 7.1 percent manufacturing, 6.7 percent education and training, 5.2 percent professional, scientific and technical services, 4.5percent administrative and support services and 4.3 percent public administration and safety.

20.9percent of homes are fully owned, 25.3 percent are paying off mortgages and 49.9 percent are renting.

The median individual income is $494 per week and the median household’s income is $862 per week.

The median rent in Labrador is $300 per week and the median mortgage payment is $1733 per month.

Keep an eye on these Surf Life Saving Lottery Draw 181 dates!

Lottery No.181 closes 12.00 noon AEST Monday 19th June 2017 and the First Prize Winner will be drawn 12.00 noon AEST Friday 23rd June 2017. The draw will be conducted at 190 Montpelier Road, Bowen Hills Qld. The winners will be advised by registered post and the results will be posted in The Australian newspaper on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

This prize home will not be open for the public to view.

It’s easy to say I’ll get my Surf Life Saving Prize Home Lottery tickets later. But that’s no good if they are all gone!

Tickets start at just $2 and the price goes down the more tickets you purchase.

If you purchase a $10 book you get 6 tickets instead of 5, they will only cost $1.66 each, if you purchase a $50 book, you will receive 70 tickets, $0.71 each and if you purchase a $200 book you will receive a whopping 400 tickets at just $1.00 each.

Given that only one ticket will be selected, winning a brilliant sky home like this for $1.00 is amazing. With 400 tickets, your odds are starting to look amazing too.

There will only be between 2,000,000 tickets sold if the are purchased individually, or up to 8,000,000 if tickets were all sold at the cheapest rate.

As another incentive to purchase more tickets, if anyone of your tickets is selected as the first prize winner, you will also win the corresponding bonus prize based on the number of tickets purchased by the same person at the same time.

You can purchase your tickets now before you forget :)

Motor vehicle values quoted, are based on January 2017 prices and include dealer delivery and all on-road costs (including compulsory third party insurance), they are based on Brisbane drive-away. The final vehicle value may vary dependent on insurance and on-road costs based on the state the winner resides in.

spendRecieve (including free tickets)No of free ticketsBonus Prize (if you win first prize)
$106 Tickets1 Free Ticket$1,004,900 plus additional $1,000 Good Guys Gift Voucher Total $1,005,900
$2020 Tickets10 Free Tickets$1,004,900 plus additional $20,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,024,900
$3040 Tickets 25 Free Tickets$1,004,900 plus additional $30,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,034,900
$5070 Tickets 45 Free Tickets$1,004,900 plus additional $50,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,054,900
$100150 Tickets 100 Free Tickets

$1,004,900 plus additional $60,000 BMW X1 F48 sDrive18d — xLine (Black Sapphire metallic paint) including Comfort package and panorama glass roof $1,064,900

$200400 Tickets 300 Free Tickets

$1,004,900 plus additional $70,000 audi A6 1.8L S-tronic 140kW Sedan MY17 (Ibis White) $1,074,900

This Sky Home ticks all the boxes for ideal lifestyle

It has location, it has elevation, it has sophistication and will have your elation.

My oh my, someone is going to be a happy ticket holder indeed!

For as little as 50c per ticket, you could be the one turning the key in the front door and be waving from the balcony. You have arrived. Any why not, you have just as much chance to win as anyone else.

Here’s a list of most of the features you will enjoy as 1st Prize winner of this spectacular sky home package;

  • The Total first Prize package is valued at $1,004,900

  • Cashable Gold Bullion worth $200,000

  • Living area is 155 m2

  • Quality sky home-1105 Coast Broadwater 378 Marine Parade Labrador Qld 4215 situated in a 12 storey residential Tower with a mix of owner-occupiers and long term tenants.

  • Professional interior Design, with furnishings, finishings and electrical appliances package worth $120,000

  • Transfer fees and stamp duty are paid by Surf Life Saving

  • Exclusive access to residential tower resort style facilities such as luxury in-ground pool built into a podium, BBQ and entertaining zones, an elegant and plush residential lounge and gymnasium

  • Large alfresco on the main balcony, with BBQ and views of across Harley Park to Broadwater beach and the gorgeous and most unusual natural saltwater lagoon

  • The 2 bedrooms are on the 2nd level of the sky home. The main bedroom is spacious and has a walk through robe, a good sized ensuite and a private balcony with vistas across the Broadwater and Hinterland, which all accentuate the luxurious feel in this space.

  • Bedroom 2 is also spacious has a large wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors

  • The 2nd level also hosts the 2nd bathroom and the laundry

  • On the first level, there is a good sized study with large sliding doors to close it off if paperwork is looking too messy

  • The Living room looks relaxing, as it should, with comfy sofas to laze back on, when you do get the chance to relax and wind down.

  • The Kitchen zone is simple and elegant. With top quality appliances such as the gas cooktop, 4 door fridge-freezer The surfaces are in caesar stone and doors are gloss two pack finish.

  • The Dining zone is contemporary, making use of lovely timber which is accentuated by the other timber pieces throughout the home, such as the stools at the breakfast bar and the outdoor setting.

  • The Sky home comes with a single lock-up garage and additional visitor car spaces, for if you have guests over.

  • Pets under 12 kg are permitted in the residential tower

You will love the idyllic position, it is within a short stroll to cafe precincts, major shopping precincts, pristine beaches, public transport and extensive bike and walking pathways.

The estimated annual rental yield for this Labrador waterfront sky home furnished is $41,600. You can purchase your tickets here to give yourself the best chance at holding that winning ticket that gets swapped for the keys to your new lifestyle.

The Gold Coast is famous for many reasons, most of which, money just cannot buy.

The Gold Coast is celebrated for its schoolies week, for hosting Grand Prix, for having one of only 4 Casinos in Queensland, for having Cavill Avenue. The Gold Coast is revered for having Resorts- lots of resorts, for having fabulous Theme Parks, and not just one or two, or three, but four, for having Ripley’s Believe it or not and for having a vast array of nightclubs, bars and pubs, clubs, sports venues, World class shopping precincts and the list goes on…..

Yet the Gold Coast also has some spectacular forestry from state forest to World heritage forests, like Narang National Park and Nerang State Forest, Mount Barney National Park, Glen Rock State Forest and Main Range National Park t name just a portion.

The Gold Coast has many other styles of natural sites at the heart of what visitors value as a holiday must-see destinations.

If you enjoy recreational activities or adventure, you will understand why the following adventures draw so many travellers and new residents to the region; activities such as exploring Glow Worm Caves, the natural bridge circuit in Springbrook National Park, the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, the treetop challenge at Currumbin, whale watching on one of the catamarans. There’s Thunderbird Park, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Jet Ski surfaris, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Sky Diving, water diving, fishing, boating, or golfing.

These are certainly draw cards for the Gold Coast and natural assets are arguably far more valuable to a Region than man-made sites.

But everyone who’s anyone will agree, that by far, the most popular and famous natural drawcard for the Gold Coast is it’s magnificent white soft sandy beaches, with predictable wave breaks and breathtaking sunrises to signify the start to another day in the life of a tourist magnet.

Local market wrap

Labrador is a beachside suburb, it is considerably more affordable than its southern Gold Coast counterparts. My theory is simply that investors prefer surf beaches to naturally protected beaches.

However, The Broadwater is still exceptionally popular as Labrador has one of Australia’s only beachside lagoons.

Across the road from your front door is Hervey Park which is night lit, making it ideal for twilight BBQ’s. There are also 2 substantial children’s playgrounds, highly sought after and frequented by young families.

Labrador and the greater Gold Coast region have ample infrastructure and amenities such as public transport, with stage 2 of the $420 million light rail due for completion in early 2018, hospitals and ancillary medical precincts, education facilities and distinguished Universities, world class shopping precincts.

There is also consistently high performing tourism, a seemingly endless variety of tourism magnets and the impending 2018 Commonwealth Games, together with the significant expenditure in excess of $2 Billion to cater for the Games and beyond. All of these factors will conspire to ensure strong capital growth in the real-estate investment marketplace.

If you hold on to your fabulous Sky home into the longer term, you are sure to reap the benefit of capital gains on the value of your waterfront abode.

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets!

From our crew here at Prize Link, we wish you all the very best of luck!