Bundaberg North could become home to the region’s latest lifestyle retirement village with Kensington Gardens Lifestyle Estates lodging plans for 246 homes for “active seniors”.
The development proposal was recently lodged with Bundaberg Regional Council for a material change of use over land adjoining Mt Perry and Moore Park Roads.
In addition to a community centre and 246 small home lots, the proposed plans feature plenty to keep residents active during retirement.
Highlights include a golf driving range, chipping and putting green, a croquet and yoga lawn and bocce courts.
A resort pool and 25m lap pool are located next to the tennis and pickleball courts and health and wellbeing centre.
“The proposal consists of a retirement village with an emphasis to cater for active seniors with Recreational Vehicles,” the application said.
“The design of the dwellings takes into account the need to store recreational vehicles within each dwelling site.”
The Kensington Gardens Lifestyle Estates development is proposed to be undertaken over five stages, featuring seven different dwelling types with two to three bedrooms.
A central community building forms part of the proposal to “provide recreational and wellbeing services”.
Draft plans reveal the intention to incorporate a dining and lounge area, stage and salon into the community building.
A Men’s Shed is also proposed.
Due to the proposed location on state roads, the State Government will be a referral agency in the assessment process.
“A central access has been designed to service the site from Mt Perry Road.
“A secondary emergency access is also provided off Batchlers Road.
“The site plan has been designed with sufficient setbacks and landscaping as well as acoustic treatment to mitigate agricultural impacts from surrounding rural uses and noise impacts from the adjoining state controlled roads.”
A connecting footpath located along Mt Perry Road Rd was also included in the proposed plans.
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