$1.1B Whitsunday mixed use development – including retirement village – gets the green light

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After over two years of approvals, the Whitsunday Paradise estate in Bowen will start construction next month with a retirement living development to be included on the site.

As we covered here in 2018, the master-planned community – being developed by the China-backed, Gold Coast-based Greater Rewards Group – will eventually be home to 2,000 houses with up to 5,000 residents.

The site will be built in a number of stages with 200 homes to be built in the first stage.

When complete, the precinct will feature residential areas, multi-dwelling units, terraced housing and the retirement village plus a shopping centre, service station and food and drink outlets, sporting facilities, a club house, community hall, local parks, hotel and dining and entertainment precinct.

Preliminary works on the first stage are now planned to commence before December with a call for tenders on about $40 million of infrastructure upgrades.