Sanctuary Cove was founded on a dream by the late Mike Gore and has certainly had its ups and downs. Visiting the area today, with its multi-million dollar homes, manicured streets and private security patrols, it seems hard to believe that this almost never happened.
In 1987 the Cove was officially opened with a bang. Frank Sinatra performed at was was termed the Ultimate Event, costing approximately $16 million. From then the critics jumped on every opportunity to point out the environmental aspects of the development, labeling it 'Cement Cove'.
EIE, the Japanese owners of Sanctuary Cove in 1993 struck some problems with their financiers and again all seemed lost. With a lot of hard work from people like Geoff Grady, the area remained and kept its identity and in 2002 started its climb again.
Queensland - the Sunshine State.
New South Wales - the First State.
Victoria - the Garden State.
Tasmania - the Apple Isle.
South Australia - the Festival State.
Western Australia - the Real Thing.
Northern Territory - Outback Australia.