Tony and Marlene Green’s development application for a 246-home retirement village in Bundaberg North has been lodged with the Bundaberg Regional Council after receiving preliminary approval.
Their Kensington Gardens Lifestyle Estates is looking to move back to Queensland after opening two luxury retirement villages in Shepparton, Victoria and Albury, New South Wales.
The 246-home retirement village was designed by Keystone Architects, with an emphasis on active seniors with recreational vehicles, and will be developed by the Green’s.
The proposal outlines seven different dwelling sizes within one- and two-bedroom residences.
A 48.5-hectare site, encompassing five plots of land that currently grow sugar cane, has been earmarked for the development.
The development application was found to comply with all assessment benchmarks and as a result was recommended to Council for approval in February.
If approved, Kensington Garden Estates is expected to be build in five stages with a proposed end date of 2030, beginning with the community centre, parklands and 39 dwellings being finished 2022.