Green light for Kensington Gardens retirement village – Bundaberg Now
The Kensington Gardens Lifestyle Estates retirement village development, comprising 244 homes, has been approved and is expected to offer a range of facilities for active older people.
The material change of use application for the retirement facility was filed last year on five lots located at the corner of Mt Perry and Moore Park Roads.
Proposed to be completed in five stages, the first stage of development would see 39 homes built along with a variety of community facilities.
The following stages would include the construction of 47, 41, 64 and 53 units respectively.
‘The Barn’ community club will include a kitchen, dining and reception room, stage, bar, lounge, lounge, amenities, reception, sales and office rooms and multi-purpose rooms which should operate between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. .
A men’s shed and a health and wellness center including a gymnasium, locker rooms, treatment rooms, consultation rooms and a foyer would also be set up on the site.
For active retirees, plans for the lifestyle village include tennis and pickleball courts, a lap pool and complex, a croquet and yoga lawn, two bocce courts, barbecue areas, a garden of community products, a golf course and a driving range and a washing area.
The homes built on site will feature a mix of two and three bedrooms.
“The proposal is for a retirement village with an emphasis on active seniors with recreational vehicles,” the application reads.
“The design of the dwellings takes into account the need to store recreational vehicles in each dwelling site.”
Following assessment by the relevant agencies, primary access to the site will be from Moore Park Road with exit only onto Mt Perry Road.
A connecting footpath located along Mt Perry Road has also been included in the proposed plans for the Kensington Gardens Retirement Village.
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