RETIRE WITH BENEFITS
The penthouses have been snapped up and more than 50 per cent of stage one has sold, at Wesley Mission Queensland’s newest over 65s development.
Rosemount Retirement Community will be built over two stages, with stage one – the seven-storey, 70-apartment Madden due for completion in early 2019, and the four-storey, 65-apartment Tynan set to follow.
A village green will separate the two buildings, with residents also enjoying resortstyle amenities such as an outdoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, cafe, library, lounge area and cinema.
Wesley Mission Queensland Retirement Living sales and marketing manager Jenny Horne said local downsizers were the main buyers getting in early.
“The majority of buyers are downsizing from their family homes,” Ms Horne said. “They are locals not wanting to leave the area, but wanting a lifestyle where they don’t have big yards and swimming pools to look after or big houses to clean, but still want the lifestyle and facilities with reasonably large apartments.”
The one, two and three-bedroom apartments have secure undercover car parking, lift access, a 24-hour emergency call system, ample storage and reverse-cycle airconditioning, while most have a study area.
Ms Horne said one of the biggest benefits of moving into a retirement community was being part of a friendly environment. She said it was better to move while still young enough to get the most enjoyment out of the facilities.
Ms Horne said residents from Wesley Mission’s other complexes often told her they wished they had made the move sooner.
The Rosemount community will be colocated with Wesley Mission Queensland’s Sinnamon Village residential aged-care communities and wellness centre, giving residents the ability to age in place.
Apartment prices start at $385,500, with construction expected to start in September.
Rosemount Retirement Community has launched to the market, with 50 per cent of stage one, including the penthouses, already sold.