Mark and Evette Moran: pioneers of integrated retirement living and aged care in Australia

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You won’t want to miss this week’s Design and architecture issue of SATURDAY, with Mark and Evette Moran on the cover.

In 2016, the couple’s Vaucluse project set the benchmark for integrated retirement living and aged care developments in Australia.

Today, the husband-and-wife team is continuing to innovate and adapt their products to meet their philosophy of ‘Live Younger Longer’ – while achieving record prices.

“We’re not lawyers nor accountants, we probably see things a little bit differently,” they tell SATURDAY.

“We were the first to recognise and promote that ageing should be celebrated.”

Mark and Evette co-founded the Mark Moran Group following 20 years with the Moran Health Care Group which was founded by Mark’s parents Doug and Greta Moran AO.

In 2010, the couple purchased an existing aged care facility from St. Luke’s and transformed it into the award-winning Mark Moran at Little Bay.

Their next project was Vaucluse, billed as Australia’s most expensive retirement village with prices ranging from $850,000 up to $4 million when it opened in 2016.

At the time, the only other comparable project was Australian Unity’s Rathdowne Place village in Carlton, 3km from the Melbourne CBD, which had two towers of retirement living and aged care.

Six years on, Mark Moran Vaucluse has won a multitude of national and international awards with its success helping to ensure that the integrated model of care was quickly adopted by the wider sector.

So, what lessons has the couple learnt from the development?

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