BACK TO THE BUSH
‘The bush’ has long been woven into the fabric of Australia’s cultural identity, but in the hustle and bustle of big city living, more and more Australians are losing sight of it.
While most of us live and work in the big city, retirement communities are increasingly looking to this vision of the bush to help over 50s make a ‘treechange’ to a more relaxed life.
Affinity Sheep Station Creek sales manager Melody Lucas said while the community might feel cut off from the big smoke, it was close to a major centre: “Nestled amongst pristine nature reserves and bushland, as well as incredibly picturesque Sheep Station Creek, it’s easy to forget just how close the community is to Morayfield shopping precinct, transport connections and first-class medical facilities.”
New residents Merilyn and Malcolm Chisholm have just moved from Brisbane’s southside, where they lived for almost 30 years. Mrs Chisholm said they had enjoyed being close to family, but decided they wanted to spend more time on their hobbies, travelling and catching up with friends, and Affinity Sheep Station Creek ticked all the boxes.
“We both spent our childhood in country Queensland and met while attending tertiary institutions in Brisbane,” she said.
“After educating our children, we began looking for a suitable place to retire. As soon as we drove into Affinity Sheep Station Creek we felt at home. We are almost completely surrounded by bush, birds sing all day and kangaroos come out to pick as the day cools.”
Mrs Chisholm said they loved being back in the country. “We have friends in the area and we’re already catching up with them, so the adjustment has been easy in that respect,” she said.
Affinity Sheep Station Creek ticked all the boxes for Malcolm and Merilyn Chisholm, who both spent their childhood in country Queensland.