1,800 submissions against RetireAustralia’s bowls club development – but villages still attracting interest from clubs

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[The new wave of Consumer Advocacy] As we reported here, despite 1,800 negative submissions that reflects the new world of advocacy, RetireAustralia’s 94-unit development at the Tarragindi Golf Club became the first development to get the green light under the Brisbane City Council’s August 2016 incentives.

They were created to promote village and aged care developments, including those on privately owned sport and recreation zones.

A number of developments on sports land are currently under consideration by Council including RetireAustralia’s 154-unit development with Ashgrove Golf Club; Aura’s plans to build an 80-unit vertical village up to eight or nine storeys at the Coorparoo Bowls Club; and Reside Communities’ proposed 180-unit village up to five storeys with the Pacific Golf Club at Carindale.

The Brisbane Times has also reported applications for two aged care facilities in sports land are likely to be lodged this year.

Aura’s Mark Taylor told Fairfax said they had a long-term vision to work with clubs so people could relocate within their suburbs.

“We’re not just doing things because there is a Brisbane City Council policy … we’ve targeted sites that we think are going to be good sites long term and make a sustainable club and retirement village.”