Norm Rix has been a client of Bennett + Bennett for well over 30 years and to acknowledge that we took Norm to lunch at Omeros Brothers, Main Beach.

As Norm would admit, he has had and continues to have a wonderful life with many achievements and successes. He remains at the forefront of development in the Gold Coast Region. Norm loves the Gold Coast and the opportunities it presents to entrepreneurs like him. He marvels at the mosaic of ‘characters’ that have thrived and/ or dived on the Gold Coast and form an integral part of its success and unique charm.

As far as we can recall, Bennett + Bennett initially worked with Norm some 40 years ago when he was building spec houses and 3 storey walk ups in the Labrador area and along Marine Parade. Norm’s first iconic project with Bennett + Bennett as consultants, was the development of the Ashmore City Shopping Centre in the early 1990’s. It was from this point onwards that we have provided all survey works to Norm and Rix Developments and there have been many highlights.

Thank you, Norm, for your support of our business and long may it last.

Some short facts about Norm

  • Born – 1935 (now age 85)
  • Humble beginnings
  • First job was as a bowser boy on the corner of Nerang Street & Scarborough Street in Southport.
  • At 19 he did his National Service and loved it – paid good money.
  • Started in Real Estate with Laurie Wall – legendary GC agent. Started his own Real Estate agency in 1961 (Aged 26)
  • Introduction into development was building spec homes in the Labrador area.
  • Advanced to developing 3 storey walk ups along Marine Parade, Labrador.
  • First iconic project – Ashmore City Shopping Centre (extended 3 times)
  • Then Pitstop (next door) – 1998
  • Expanded into residential land development focussing on the Coomera and Upper Coomera areas.
  • Successfully completed many large land subdivisions since 2000.
  • Some of the Larger projects:
    • Coomera Grand Shopping Centre & Residential Estate
    • The Sanctuary – Daisy Hill
    • California Creek – Cornubia
    • Norman Dee Springs – Coomera
    • Pimpama City Town Centre – Pimpama
  • Former Councillor for 9 years
  • Norm Rix (Recreational) Park, Labrador
  • Inducted into the Gold Coast Business Excellence Hall of Fame in 2016

Cover Image: Celebrating lunch with Norm Rix: Clockwise from front left: Peter Ireland (ex B+B Director), David Dover (Project Manager – Rix Developments), Stephen Mavor (B+B Director), Paul Jones (B+B Director), Mark Billsborough (B+B MD), Norm Rix (Rix Developments)