Originally forming the southern part of the suburb of Robina, Varsity Lakes is a multi-award winning and highly regarded master planned community offering residents an enviable, family-friendly lifestyle. Set alongside picturesque lakes and manicured landscaping, the environmentally-conscious community’s close proximity to Robina Town Centre, major arterial roads and a variety of public transport options has continued to drive interest in the area. Boasting an impressive list of facilities and amenities, Varsity Lakes offers a variety of detached and semi-detached housing options within a meandering and award-winning lakeside setting.
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As a highly accredited and award-winning master planned community, Varsity Lakes offers an extensive range of impressive facilities and amenities both within the suburb and surrounding areas including a variety of recreational and outdoor activities such as the Varsity Lakes Sports House, the Varsity Lakes Skate Park, Central Park and the Varsity Lakes Community Centre. Retail and shopping is catered for with the inclusion of Market Square, Christine Corner and the suburbs proximity to Robina Town Shopping Centre and its exhaustive list of retailers.
Varsity Lakes offers an extensive list of schooling options including early learning centres, Australian College of Information Technology, Hope College Australia, Varsity College and the close proximity to Robina also affords convenient and easy access to Bond University located on the Robina-Varsity Lakes border.
Located to the south of Robina, Varsity Lakes is a master planned community bordering Burleigh Road, Burleigh Connection Road and the Pacific Motorway providing convenient and easy commuter access in, around and out of the suburb. Public transport is well catered for by two forms of high frequency public transport including several bus services and access to the City Train line connecting the Gold Coast and Brisbane via Varsity Lakes Railway Station.
Varsity Lakes (formally named in 2003) is the upmarket name for the former suburb of Stephens and part of Robina on the Gold Coast. It is immediately west of Burleigh Waters. Before the suburbanisation of the Gold Coast hinterland a large wetland extending from Burleigh Heads to Reedy Creek was known as Stephens Swamp. It was named after Thomas Stephens, mayor of Brisbane (1862), Queensland parliamentarian and grazier. Stephens acquired the wetland and improved it with drains discharging northwards to the Little Tallebudgera Creek.
Suburban Stephens began in the early 1980s with the formation of Silverbank Lake and the nearby estate in the south-west corner where the community centre was built. Across the swamp to the north-west, Arthur Earle, grazier, entered into an arrangement with Robin Loh, a Singapore developer, to create the lakes-based suburb of Robina. The private Bond University was opened on Robina’s Lake Orr in 1989.
By the mid-1990s residential development had spread about half-way across Stephens. Gold Coast’s newest island, Azzura Island, lifted the profile of the area. Azzura Island’s allotments were nearly all sold on the day of their release. Houses along Christine Avenue and Varsity Parade followed the upmarket trend. Whilst there are units and townhouses around the educational precinct, the 2001 housing census for Stephens recorded 76% of dwellings as detached house and 22% as townhouses.
Local shopping is provided on the north side of Lake Orr at Market Square Shopping centre, and on the south side at Christine Corner. A wider retail range is found in neighbouring Burleigh Waters and at Robina. A railway station on the west of Varsity Lakes for the extended Gold Coast line was opened in December 2009.
Education is provided at the State Varsity College (2001), with the junior campus on the north side of Lake Orr and the senior campus on the south side. The population of Stephens (2001) was youthful: nearly one quarter of residents were 14 years old or less, compared with 18% for Gold Coast, and 66% of families had children.
The Stephens name continued with the community centre. Otherwise, bucolic Thomas Stephens, inhabitant of another century, was unremembered.