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Kensington Gardens retirement village given green light

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The Material Change of Use application for Retirement Facility was lodged last year over five lots located on the corner of Mt Perry and Moore Park Roads.

The Kensington Gardens Lifestyle Estates retirement village development, featuring 244 homes, has been approved and is set to deliver a range of facilities for active seniors.

The Material Change of Use application for Retirement Facility was lodged last year over five lots located on the corner of Mt Perry and Moore Park Roads.

Proposed to be completed over five stages, the first stage of development would see 39 houses constructed along with a variety of community facilities.

The subsequent stages would feature the construction of 47, 41, 64 and 53 dwellings respectively.

‘The Barn’ Community Club is set to include a kitchen, dining and function room, stage, bar, lounge, salon, amenities, reception, sales and office rooms and multi-function rooms which are expected to operate between 7 am and 10 pm.

A men’s shed and a health and wellbeing centre featuring gymnasium, change rooms, treatment rooms, consulting rooms and a foyer would also be developed on site.

For active retirees the lifestyle village plans feature tennis and pickleball courts, a lap and resort pool, croquet and yoga lawn, two bocce courts, barbecue areas, a community produce garden, golf chipping and putting range and driving range and a washbay area.

Kensington gardens retirement village
The Kensington Gardens Lifestyle Estates retirement village development, featuring 244 homes, has been approved and is set to deliver a range of facilities for active seniors.

The homes built onsite will feature a mix of two and three bedrooms.

“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.”

Following assessment by relevant agencies, the primary access to the site will be from Moore Park Road with an exit only provided to Mt Perry Road.

A connecting footpath located along Mt Perry Road was also included in the Kensington Gardens retirement village proposed plans.

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  1. What gas happened to the two hotels in town and the apartment block at Bargara. What us holding these up, us it council, state government or ate they now not happening?

  2. The name “Kensington Gardens” may prove to be extremely confusing and misleading as the location is the opposite side of Bundy to the suburb Kensington. Surely the company could be more creative with a suitable name.
    While this appears to have a lot of great amenities for a retirement village, once again we see a retirement village approved without any low care or high care facilities for residents whose health declines. This often leads to elderly people frequently driving across town to spend time with their spouse or friend whose needs mean they can no longer be cared for in their home in the retirement village. Poor planning.

  3. I agree with Jill. We have enough retirement villages for active seniors, but age creeps on and when more care is needed, the options at the moment are very limited. Other retirement villages have ‘promised’ low/high care facilities in their future planning, but this never happens, with government approved beds sold off time after time. Approval for these lifestyle villages MUST include amenities for advanced care. Yes, the name Kensington Gardens is very confusing.

  4. Any chance of a better bus service in the area? I also agree Kensington gardens is misleading as my first thought was it would be near the airport. That particular spot is also a very busy traffic area, will the roads be improved? As I live in that area I would like to think that all these ideas and queries might have been addressed prior to being approved. Is there a plan that can be shared with the public?

  5. The name is going to confuse people as to where it is. Hugely suggest a name change. The area where the Community Barn is planned etc is on a very low lying area subject to water ingress and it lies there for months, so I sincerely hope that they really build the area up and have drains. They tried years ago to plant sugar cane there but it was not a success due to the water logged area. Good for a rice crop. But which engineer is so lacking in common sense has approved the amenities can go ahead down on the flat. The roads will need to be greatly improved and the bus service is poor (maybe they might have their own bus but I sincerely doubt that).

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