When we first got together to discuss how Shoreline would take shape, we knew that this was an exciting new beginning for the Redlands community. A decade later, the very same foundations still stand; we’re not here to create a faceless suburb, we’re building a neighbourhood with true community values, a new coastal township – shaped by the unique character and endearing charm of the Redlands. That’s why understanding what makes a neighbourhood great, is our greatest priority.
Believe it or not, a great neighbourhood isn’t a vision of perfection, straight lines or cleanliness. It’s a higgledy-piggledy mix of personality that’s defined by quirks and flavours, a hotpot of people from all walks of life and backgrounds that adds character that makes people want to belong to one place over another.
Back when things weren’t so globalised, people spent more time together, shopping at the market square instead of the supermarket 10km away, running into each other at the corner shop or pitching in for the annual community event. However, it’s not a formula you simply cut and paste.
Community spirit is something that’s nurtured through years of genuine care and support. And that takes many forms, whether it’s creating opportunities to bring people together for a common cause, or ensuring that the neighbourhood has plenty of safe and accessible ‘people spaces’ to make it happen naturally.