Re­tire­ment de­vel­oper Liv­ing Gems has won awards for its com­mu­ni­ties on the Sun­shine Coast, Ca­bool­ture and Toowoomba at the Mas­ter Builders As­so­ci­a­tion of Queens­land Hous­ing and Con­struc­tion Awards.

Liv­ing Gems man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Vlad Pul­lich said the awards demon­strated that in the com­pet­i­tive mar­ket of re­tire­ment liv­ing, de­vel­op­ers needed to find a point of dif­fer­ence. He said Liv­ing Gems stood out in two key ar­eas: price and com­mu­nity.

“We do the en­tire site ac­qui­si­tion, de­vel­op­ment, con­struc­tion and build out the en­tire fa­cil­i­ties and homes within the same busi­ness,” he said.

“We have the scale to de­liver a cost­ef­fec­tive prod­uct.”

Liv­ing Gems op­er­ates eight re­tire­ment com­mu­ni­ties across south­east Queens­land.

Mr Pul­lich said the stand­out as­pect of the de­vel­op­ments was their club­houses.

“We’re push­ing the en­ve­lope,” he said. “We have a bowl­ing al­ley in the Ca­bool­ture club­house and com­mer­cial kitchens which would ri­val any five-star kitchen in Bris­bane and the Gold Coast.

“We want to bring as many peo­ple in as pos­si­ble with the club­houses.”

“They are af­ford­able homes and very lux­u­ri­ous club­houses.”

Mr Pul­lich said cater­ing to ac­tive liv­ing was now a must-have in any re­tire­ment com­mu­nity. “It’s all about life­style,” he said.

“All of our res­i­dents are ac­tive and aren’t in­ter­ested in re­tire­ment homes.”

Mr Pul­lich said that Liv­ing Gems em­pow­ered its res­i­dents by fre­quently meet­ing with each com­mu­nity’s home­own­ers com­mit­tee.

Fa­cil­i­ties can in­clude an in­door heated pool, spa, sauna, ten pin bowl­ing al­ley, bar­be­cue pavil­ion, gym, bowl­ing green, ten­nis court, vir­tual golf, games room, hair sa­lon, li­brary, mu­sic room, work­shop plus an art and craft stu­dio.

Liv­ing Gems’ re­tire­ment liv­ing com­mu­ni­ties are lead­ing the way with their fa­cil­i­ties for ac­tive liv­ing.

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