Gold Coast Council backs RetireAustralia’s retirement village at Burleigh Golf Club – but promises to protect golf courses from residential development

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As we covered here, the NZ-owned operator wanted to build 145 independent living units and 32 aged care apartments across three five- and six-storey buildings at the Club.

The conditions for approval include reducing the size of the building closest to home from six storeys to four; a second building from six storeys to five; and the remaining building to stay at six but preserve views for local residents.

Councillors told the Gold Coast Bulletin they liked the development because it had no impact on the course itself – only 16,000sqm or 3.33% of the site has been flagged for the village.

Interestingly 94 objections were received from residents, but Council approved the project because of the lack of space available in suburbs like Burleigh for retirement villages.