Clarence retirement village in the works

A NEW $25 million residential lifestyle village containing 84 villas and a clubhouse has been approved by the Clarence City Council.

Springhaven Lifestyle Village will occupy the vacant land that previously formed part of the Rosny golf course, located opposite Fairway Rise Retirement Village.

The new lifestyle village will be owned and operated by Southern Cross Care – which also operates Fairway Rise – but will operate separately.

Work on the development is expected to start by the end of the year.

The facility, set in landscaped gardens, will include 84 independent living units with a mix of stand-alone villas and conjoined duplex units.

The facility will also include a community building to provide social activities, low impact sports, bar, dining and a library for residents.

Acting Mayor Jock Campbell said Clarence City Council was pleased to support a development that addressed the city’s ageing population needs.

“With Fairway Rise currently having a significant number of requests for accommodation on their waitlist, this development is necessary and will provide more housing options for older people,” he said.

“The location of the lifestyle village, so close to the amenities of Rosny Park, aligns with Council’s strategic priority to further grow the age friendliness of our city.”

The development will be accessed from Gordons Hill Road via a new roundabout, which will also replace the existing access arrangements for Fairway Rise.

The changes to Gordon Hill Road will also provide for pedestrian crossing refuges and bus stop laybys in both directions.

A copy for the report to Council can be found at www.ccc.tas.gov.au/agendas&minutes in the Planning Authority Meeting Agenda for 8 May 2017.

Caption: The north-east view of the newly approved Springhaven Lifestyle Village.