Plantation Palms is a development with a difference. Our aim is to create a sustainable, comfortable and appealing development that is working in harmony with Mackay’s tropical environment.
Community spirit is also important to us. Our unique development incorporates designs of houses, landscapes, streets and public spaces that together instil a sense of neighbourhood and encourage a more balanced lifestyle.
To view the various stages within Plantation Palms and the surrounding facilities available to residents, download a copy of the official masterplan.
Plantation Palms is located in Mackay’s sought-after Northern Beaches, 15 minutes drive from the Mackay CBD and harbour, 5 minutes from the beaches and 25 minutes from the airport.
Unbeatable for convenience, Plantation Palms adjoins Northern Beaches State High School and the major retail precinct, Northern Beaches Central featuring Coles, Woolworths, McDonalds and over 25 specialty stores. Plantation Palms is also conveniently located within 300 metres of:
The Symons family owned the Eulbertie Park plantation (the original name for the land now occupied by Plantation Palms) for over 100 years, working it for sugar cane and cattle.
The late Rob Symons saw Mackay growing steadily and had a firm belief his land would one day turn to urban use.
It was well located on the expanding Northern Beaches, within easy reach of Mackay and the Whitsundays not far away. When the investor/developer team of Paul Ramsay and Kim Clarke first walked over the land, they were struck by its untapped potential and raw beauty – its gently rolling topography offered views, sea breezes and unique variations to the development’s built form.
The site is a former cane plantation nestled between the Eulbertie Park ridge and McCready’s Creek, covering approximately 347 hectares. Remnants of this working history such as the farmhouse, sheds and stock pen remain and will be integrated into new development where possible.
The gently undulating topography consists of open paddocks with occasional remnant native trees, many of which will either be retained in new parks or transplanted.
The freshwater and estuary landscape on the lower portions of the site offer the new development a high value visual and environmental resource.
The Symons Family
Rob Symons’ family has operated Eulbertie (the original name for the land now occupied by Plantation Palms) as a cane and cattle property for over 100 years. Rob was well known in Mackay and it was his vision that the land would one day form part of the City’s growth. Rob did the early planning work to recreate the site as a residential development and the Symons family to this day has an interest in Plantation Palms to ensure its heritage is maintained.
Paul Ramsay’s father, a surveyor, passed on to Paul his passion for property when he gave him his first job in the family land business. Paul identified Mackay’s strengths as a provincial centre, a thriving agricultural sector and an expanding mining industry. Paul Ramsay Holdings has a strong ongoing association with regional Australia, with major interests in the media and health sectors.