CYC Burleigh accommodation
Burleigh Heads’ largest private landholding has hit the market, with the site currently operated as a youth camp by CYC Australia. Image – Colliers.
  • Burleigh Heads' largest private landholding offered to market by Colliers on behalf of CYC
  • CYC have owned and operated a youth camp from the site since 1945, now relocating to a larger site to expand operations
  • Site unrivaled in size and located in one of most exclusive residential enclaves, says Colliers Director Steven King

The largest private landholding in the Burleigh Heads area has hit the Gold Coast market, with Colliers engaged to conduct the sale.

The rare landholding has not changed hands since 1945, described by Colliers as a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’.

The site spans 3,809 sqm across 7-9 and 16-28 Rudd Street, and is currently owned and operated as a youth camp by Christian Youth Council (CYC) Australia.

Site home to Christian-run youth camp

Adjoining the Burleigh Heads National Park and within walking distance to the Gold Coast’s best beaches and amenities, the site has played an ideal home to the youth camp for almost 80 years.

CYC Burleigh Camp Director, Andrew Grant, described the sale of the site as bringing mixed emotions.

“We have been successfully hosting camps for school aged children at Burleigh since 1945 and this location is amazing.”

Andrew Grant, CYC Burleigh Camp Director

The Burleigh camp site, however, is no longer able to facilitate the needs of the rapidly growing organisation as it once did.

“After many years, we have simply outgrown this facility and around 18 months ago we purchased land on the Sunshine Coast that will allow us to increase our capacity and camp amenity,” he added.

Director of Colliers Investment Services, James Crawford, listed the landholding for sale on behalf of CYC and says the sale is likely to never be repeated.

“This is the largest private land holding available on the Burleigh headland and without doubt, is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Mr Crawford.

He added that the site is expected to see some incredible interest, particularly as Burleigh Heads is highlighted as one of Australia’s leading residential destinations.

Director of Colliers, Steven King, described the size of the Burleigh landholding as ‘unrivaled’ and said it is positioned in one of the most exclusive residential enclaves.

“Other land holdings of a similar size and position simply do not exist on the headland, so 3,809sqm of land in Burleigh’s premier residential enclave is a truly special and unique offering.”

Steven King, Director of Colliers

The site comprises of three separate titles:

  • 7-9 Rudd Street, offering 903 sqm of land and a three-bed two-bath residence
  • 16 Rudd Street, offering 711 sqm of land and a storage area
  • 18-28 Rudd Street, offering 2,195 sqm of land and accommodation and camp facilities
CYC Burleigh location
The CYC Burleigh site adjoins the Burleigh Heads National Park. Image – Colliers.

As for what is in store for the land once it changes hands, it is likely that buyers will transform the site into a residential holding.

”We anticipate the new owner will undertake some form of residential development in line with the residential and community zoning the site has. We also expect the owner will investigate the additional 1,012sqm of land which adjoins the site,” said Mr King.

In the nearer future however, CYC plans to continue operating from the Burleigh site until the new owners receive development approval.

“In the short term CYC will be signing a lease at $500,000pa to continue operating camps from the site whilst the buyer goes through their approval process,” concluded Mr Grant.

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