25 October 2023

Work to start on new 44-villa Avondale retirement village in 2024

| Jen White
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An artist's impression of Avondale Grange.

An artist’s impression of Avondale Grange. Photo: Supplied.

A 44-villa retirement village to be built in Avondale will include a medical centre and allied health services for residents, as well as provision for a future aged care home.

Work is expected to start on Avondale Grange, on Goolagong Street, in early 2024 and is set to be completed in 2025.

Prices for the two and three-bedroom villas range from $995,000 to $1.1 million.

The development by Life Constructions Pty Ltd was approved by Wollongong City Council in 2019.

Dr Brett Gooley, who developed the concept of the Illawarra International Health Precinct on the 10 ha site, will be among the providers of on-site medical services.

A spokesperson for the developer said there had been strong interest from prospective residents, with “several” already reserving their future homes.

The village, open to over 55s, is promoted as “more than just a retirement village”.

“It’s a lifestyle destination, designed to offer the perfect combination of a fun and vibrant community atmosphere.”

An artist's impression of the units at Avondale Grange.

An artist’s impression of the villas to be built at Avondale Grange. Photo: Supplied.

“As a residential development centred around community and care, the wellbeing and comfort of Avondale Grange residents is paramount,” a sales brochure says.

“For this reason, we have integrated a medical centre on-site staffed by qualified medical practitioners, providing convenient medical care for all residents.

“As part of our holistic approach to care, a residential aged care home is being developed for future release at Avondale Grange.”

“This premium facility ensures residents a smooth transition if and when needed.”

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As well as the medical centre, residents will have access to a shared community space, The Pavilion, described as a “dedicated, state-of-the-art community hub where residents gather to socialise, relax, and engage in various enjoyable activities”.

Other facilities will include a community kitchen, residents’ lounge, barbecue area, bowling and putting greens and terrace area.

The villas have been designed to allow residents to age safely at home and remain independent for longer, with minimal maintenance, open-plan living and an emergency response system.

For information, visit Avondale Grange, or phone 1300 520 919.

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