Vi­sion for a coastal oasis

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page -

A $70 mil­lion coastal de­vel­op­ment precinct in­clud­ing a cafe, re­tire­ment liv­ing, apart­ments and shops has been pro­posed for Iluka.

OP Prop­er­ties to­day re­leased artist im­pres­sions of the coastal vil­lage in Beau­maris Beach es­tate, which it hopes will cre­ate an in­ter­gen­er­a­tional com­mu­nity.

It has part­nered with Bright­wa­ter Care Group to de­velop a pro­posed threeto four-storey vil­lage precinct in Sat­ter­ley Prop­erty Group’s es­tate.

It will in­clude base­ment park­ing and hous­ing op­tions in the form of apart­ments and re­tire­ment liv­ing, plus small shops, a cafe and restau­rants fronting O’Mara Boule­vard.

“The prospect of some­thing like this ac­tu­ally hap­pen­ing af­ter be­ing talked about for so long is fan­tas­tic,” Iluka res­i­dent James Wood­field said.

“I’ll fi­nally be able to walk down the road on a Satur­day morn­ing and pick up the pa­per and a de­cent cof­fee.”

OP Prop­er­ties direc­tor Luke Parker said the de­vel­op­ers wanted to cre­ate a place res­i­dents would be proud to visit and own.

“Our vi­sion and chal­lenge is for this vil­lage precinct to re­spect­fully de­liver greater hous­ing choice, lo­cal em­ploy­ment and a vi­brant lo­cal amenity strip,” he said.

Bright­wa­ter chief ex­ec­u­tive Jen­nifer Lawrence said the de­sign for the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s sec­ond north­ern suburbs re­tire­ment vil­lage built on the con­cept of in­ter­gen­er­a­tional liv­ing.

“We’re con­fi­dent it will en­hance and pro­mote com­mu­nity in­te­gra­tion for our res­i­dents, at a time of life when peo­ple are tak­ing a step back from work and want­ing to lead a more re­laxed, com­mu­nity-ori­ented life,” she said. “This model helps to main­tain a sense of se­cu­rity and con­nec­tion for those peo­ple, backed by the knowl­edge that ad­di­tional in-home care will also be avail­able.”

OP Prop­er­ties is un­der­tak­ing com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion via www.Beau­marisPrecinct.com and plans to lodge plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions next month. It could take 12-18 months for those to be as­sessed be­fore it can lodge de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tions to start build­ing.

There will be drop-in in­for­ma­tion ses­sions at 3 Ro­mano Cres­cent, Iluka from 2-5pm on Satur­day, May 13 and Wed­nes­day, May 17.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the Beau­maris Beach Es­tate de­vel­op­ment.

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