QUAY2 is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Torquay’s newest football club, The Surf Coast Suns.

“We’re proud to support the new club with co-sponsors Links Property and Peppers Sands Resort,” says Maxwell Shifman, Intrapac Property COO. “It’s a rewarding part of our work to see the community catered for by the excellent facilities that are continuing to come to the area.”

The Surf Coast Suns – whose introduction was brought forward a year because of high demand – joins the Torquay Tigers as the region’s local AFL representation. In its first year, the Suns had over 70 participants for the first season of Auskick with under 10s and 14s joining the ranks this year. Net Set Go, the netball equivalent to Auskick, will also be run by The Suns.

The club was part of the QUAY2 launch celebrations last month, staffing the sausage sizzle and getting to know prospective new neighbours and footy recruits. Half of the available lots of QUAY2‘s first stage were sold on the launch day, with strong demand thereafter. A second stage release is planned in about 4 weeks’ time.

“People don’t realise that you start out with nothing – you’re not given grants or funding, so it’s up to the club to secure sponsorship for quality equipment and marketing. It hasn’t been a hard sales pitch, though, and we’re thrilled to have such great companies jumping on board, whose money will go towards investing in equipment,” says club secretary Brooke Ryan, a resident of The Quay. “We’re hoping to create a real family-friendly vibe for the club.”

Sporting facilities, parks and recreational areas have always been important to Intrapac Property, who created The Quay Pavilion and The Quay Reserve sporting facilities and oval as the first element of The Quay development.

“Now there are two football clubs, children can be spread around the teams so there’s more participation, rather than having to sit on the bench because there are too many players,” says Shifman. “I look forward to coming along to a few games and cheering the kids on.” Register your interest today.


QUAY2 and The Quay Resident’s Association held a Christmas in July event for the neighbourhood families to add their artistic flourishes to streetlamp banners in the run-up to Christmas.

“Christmastime in The Quay has always been a special time of the year,” says Intrapac Property chief operating officer Maxwell Shifman. “People moving into QUAY2 will have the benefit of having an established community next door with an enviable community spirit that will spill over to their own neighbourhood. “

Last year, a group of The Quay residents wanted to share the feeling they had of living in a special community, as well as wanting a way they could all get to know each other better and develop a community where families could become life-long friends.

“We took advantage of the festive holiday season, and with support from Council, developed an annual Christmas and New Year’s event for the neighbourhood to help get our community into the holiday spirit and celebrate together,” explains John de Witt of The Quay Resident’s Association. “We kick-started the holiday by designing and hanging about 170 – 1.4 metre streetlamp banners throughout the streets of The Quay.”

He said he was amazed at the result and that so many residents got into the holiday spirit. Some residents even put on holiday movies for neighbours by converting their driveway doors into cinema screens and handing out popcorn.

“The Quay was so colourful, it was like a cake with multi-coloured candles day and night,” says John. “Everyone, from within and outside The Quay, had so much fun – it was the talk of the local schools and town, and no doubt ‘Christmastime in The Quay’ has become a Surf Coast Shire special holiday destination to share!”

The Quay resident Nicole Nelson agrees, saying: “The Quay’s residents had such great enthusiasm about the project and the kids were so excited selecting the banners. We met so many new families and made friendships.”

Her eight-year-old daughter Sienna Nelson thinks it’s even more important as a way to showcase where she lives to Santa and his helpers: “I think Santa Claus and his reindeer can better see our neighbourhood now. I even saw his footsteps in the sand outside our house!”

The traditions will be continued this year and will take be taken to the next level in the holiday spirit by initiating a not-for-profit charity fundraiser with a house and street decoration awards contest, where the winner’s cash prize will be donated to their charity of choice.


QUAY2 was officially launched with a family fun day community event, a commemorative tree planting and strong sales.

Surf Coast Mayor Rose Hodge and Andrew Katos, MP for Barwon South, attended the event, alongside the former landowners, the McCann family, whose grandfather once farmed the land.
The event included free paella, hot drinks, fairy floss, ice cream and a sausage sizzle run by the new Surf Coast Suns football club, who are sponsored by QUAY2. Bay FM broadcast from the location, whilst local kids utilised the bouncy castle, face-painting, balloons and a petting zoo.

Intrapac founder David Payes, who is also the current UDIA Victoria President, says: “When we started a decade ago with the vision for The Quay, we set about building a community, not just a sub-division. When people drove into the neighbourhood, we wanted it to feel coastal, to have architectural integrity and substantial open spaces, parks and playing fields. With the council’s help, we brought this vision to life and now take it a step further with QUAY2.”

The Quay, which won a UDIA Excellence Award in 2008, is a 580 lot residential subdivision between Torquay beach and the Surf Coast Highway. QUAY2 will consist of over 600 dwellings, with a mix of land lots and modern, medium-density townhomes.

“The Quay is still highly regarded for the quality of the urban design, landscaping and design guidelines,” says Maxwell Shifman, Chief Operating Officer for Intrapac Property. “QUAY2 will build on these themes, taking advantage of the most modern trends and standards to create an even more premium coastal neighbourhood. And with brilliant facilities such as the local playing fields, playground and skate park, new schools, and multiple shopping options coming soon, you will not find a better location on the Surf Coast.”

Intrapac Property was one of the first developers to recognise the “sea change” phenomenon driving demand for more coastal properties. The team’s hunch was right and in the last 12 years, the
town has grown more than 67 per cent with its population more than doubling since The Quay was first developed. Around 30% of that population growth was catered for at The Quay.

QUAY2 is also in close proximity to the unspoiled White’s Beach, coastal bike trails, adventure playgrounds for the kids, great schools, services such as medical, shopping and recreational facilities to suit young, growing families and downsizers alike. Lots start at $179,000. Register your interest today.