Retirement village to add 34 new units

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Residents said the new cottages will be a great addition to the community.
Camera IconResidents said the new cottages will be a great addition to the community.

The Bethanie Esprit retirement village and community will be bolstered and expanded with the addition of 34 new cottages.

Scheduled to start in April, the project will be completed in three stages and increase the number of properties from 82 to 116, building on the already thriving community, according to Bethanie retirement village general manager Amanda McLearie.

“Research shows there is demand and this coupled with the attractive entry price point we are confident that these cottages will be snapped up,” she said.

“The cottages will face inwards onto landscaped gardens and be closer to the clubhouse.”

Bethanie chief executive Chris How said the new cottages would provide a smaller and more affordable living alternative compared to the existing villas.

“We know people aspire to live in the Esprit retirement village, so we have designed a more affordable option without any compromise on quality,” he said.

Despite sitting on smaller blocks, the new cottages will feature a full sized kitchen,double garage, alfresco area and a rear entry double garage based on a single story terrace house design.

With work set to begin in April, the project will be completed in three stages between April this year and August 2020.

“Stage one has 10 cottages, Stage two has 12 and Stage three has 12 cottages,” Mrs McLearie said.

“Residents are excited to see the development start and engage in the activities planned to promote the cottages.”

Village resident Geoff Fuller said he was on board with the project with the new cottages to be a great addition.

“Anything which can allow the village to develop more is great,” he said.

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