Aged village launched

Sam GibbsHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Edenlife CEO Bill Marhsall, Shire of Harvey CEO Tania Jackson and Minister Mick Murray.
Camera IconEdenlife CEO Bill Marhsall, Shire of Harvey CEO Tania Jackson and Minister Mick Murray. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/Jon Gellweiler

The highly anticipated $50 million retirement village planned for Australind was officially launched at the Leschenault Pavilion last week, with details of the development plans and what people could expect to see.

Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray was on hand to welcome the Edenlife team and the prospect of 300 new residents in Kingston.

“I welcome the construction of this multi-million-dollar project as it will provide a significant economic boost for the Australind locality, with all the civil and earthwork contracting being sourced locally,” Mr Murray said.

“These types of villages have huge social and security benefits, with everyone looking out for each other while living in a close-knit community.”

Lester Group director Russell Lester said he was excited to see the project coming to life more than 20 years after the idea came about.

“The expanding population of seniors, who continue to be very active, translates into strong demand for quality and affordable communities for seniors,” he said.

Mr Lester said despite being classified as a caravan park when passed through the Harvey Shire Council, the development would look more like other lifestyle villages in the South West.

The development will include 186 homes over 8.3ha and a clubhouse with heated indoor pool, gym, library, bowling green and cinema.

Construction is expected to begin early in the new year with the first residents settled later in 2019.

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