What do over-50s and the Big Merino have in common?
In a bid to cement its place as the number one over-50s lifestyle community in Australia, Morayfield development Affinity Sheep Station Creek has officially announced it will be campaigning to move the iconic Big Merino to its Queensland property, ahead of its official launch in June this year.
The group is currently negotiating and planning the logistics of the move, for the 15.2-metre high, 18-metre long and 97-tonne landmark to be safely positioned 1,146km from Goulburn, New South Wales, to Morayfield, Queensland.
Following its safe arrival, the Big Merino will take pride of place at Affinity Sheep Station Creek alongside 134 new homes set in beautifully landscaped surrounds, complete with five-star amenities including a Country Clubhouse, swimming pool and spa, bowling green, gym, riverside walkway and more.
Director of Park Investment Properties, Robert Farrell, said the synergy between Sheep Station Creek and the Big Merino was undeniable, with the relocation set to offer the icon a new lease on life.
“Affinity Sheep Station Creek is just an hour from Brisbane, and 40 minutes from the Sunshine Coast, so the new location will provide an opportunity for more people than ever to visit this national treasure,” he said.
“Sheep Station Creek was originally a fully-operational sheep station, which has inspired the country feel of the lifestyle village. The Big Merino, or ‘Rambo’ as he is affectionately known by locals, will feel right at home.
“When we purchased Sheep Station Creek, we knew we wanted to go big… and you can’t get much bigger than the Big Merino!”
Discussions are currently underway with a range of stakeholders regarding the relocation of the Big Merino, with further information scheduled to be released in the coming weeks.