New retirement village proposed

A development application for a new retirement lifestyle village in Bundaberg North has been submitted. Picture: BRC

By Aaron Goodwin

246 homes, community centre, sports facilities and a resort pool headline the features of a proposed lifestyle retirement village in Bundaberg North.

Kensington Gardens Lifestyle Estates has lodged a development application with Bundaberg Regional Council for a material change of use over land adjoining Mt Perry and Moore Park Roads.

The development application stated that the lifestyle village is targeted towards active seniors, with; a golf driving range, chipping and putting green, a croquet and yoga lawn and bocce courts, a resort pool and 25m lap pool located next to the tennis and pickleball courts and a health and wellbeing centre.

There are seven different dwellings types proposed, all ranging in size, to fill the 246 home lots.

“The proposal consists of a retirement village with an emphasis to cater for active seniors with Recreational Vehicles,” the application said.

“The design of the dwellings takes into account the need to store recreational vehicles within each dwelling site.”

The Kensington Gardens Lifestyle Estates development is proposed to be undertaken over five stages.

To provide wellbeing services, a central community building is also proposed to include a dining and lounge area, stage and salon.

A Men’s Shed is also proposed in the application.

With the village proposed to be located on state owned roads, the State Government will be a referral agency in the assessment process.

“A central access has been designed to service the site from Mt Perry Road,” the application said.

“A secondary emergency access is also provided off Batchlers Road.

“The site plan has been designed with sufficient setbacks and landscaping as well as acoustic treatment to mitigate agricultural impacts from surrounding rural uses and noise impacts from the adjoining state controlled roads.”