Queensland-based, KTQ Developments has been granted approval to build a master-planned ‘smart’ community just minutes from the Caboolture CBD and train station, 54km N of Brisbane.
The proposed development is being touted as one of the first of its kind in Australia providing accessible and affordable housing for the wider community, including people with disabilities and the ageing population.
KTQ Developments is a privately-owned, property development and private equity company led by Drew Steptoe (pictured), and has extensive retirement village experience.
The development to be called “Orion on Rowe”, will be built over nine stages and include a four-storey building for offices, shop and food/drink outlet; four-storey, 14-unit disability accommodation; 23 three-storey townhouses; five-storey, 100-bed residential aged care facility and a seven-storey retirement facility with 93 units.
The proposed specialist disability accommodation has been designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision for people with significant physical impairment and are designed at either a Liveable Housing Australia (LHA) ‘Platinum’ (high physical support) or ‘Silver’ (improved liveability) level
The development includes two overnight accommodation studio apartments as required under the SDA guidelines to be used by nurses and/or carers as required.