Sanctuary Cove Community Consultation
In consultation with the Sanctuary Cove Principal Body Corporate, Aveo recently opened a community consultation retail space in Marine Village to give the local community an understanding of the proposed masterplan and an opportunity to discuss concerns in person. Over a two week period, we were thrilled to meet over 400 local residents and gain an insight into the community sentiment. In addition, information sessions were held to provide a more detailed overview of our care services.
A summary of the comments received are below:
- 27% loved the concept and did not want to change a thing. Many were interested in purchasing
- 36% were happy with retirement use on the site, but provided their contact details only so they could be kept up to date with the progress of the proposal as many of these may be interested in purchasing
- 32% commented re changing the design, but were happy with retirement use. The comments regarding the design were varied and mostly related to individual peoples personal taste
- 5% did not support the proposal
We were particularly happy with the fact that over 35% of groups we received comments back from, were interested in purchasing at Aveo Sanctuary Cove.
Proposed Retirement Village
Aveo has acquired the Recreation Club site at Sanctuary Cove and is planning to request The Primary Thoroughfare Body Corporate of Sanctuary Cove (PTBC) to submit a change of proposed use plan (development application) that would allow Aveo to redevelop the site into a retirement village. In late 2014, Aveo commenced our planning for the site and reached out to the Sanctuary Cove Principal Body Corporate (PBC) to initiate community engagement.
The Recreation Club site is 8.68 hectares and is currently zoned for residential house and land development under the unique legislation that governs Sanctuary Cove, the Sanctuary Cove Resort Act, 1985 (SCRA). Whilst residential housing is a permissible use, purpose built housing or private aged care within a registered retirement village is not. In the 2014 Sanctuary Cove Resident Survey, the residents of Sanctuary Cove identified that the inclusion of a retirement village is one of the top five changes that would be supported within Sanctuary Cove. Aveo would like to work with the Sanctuary Cove community to create a retirement village on the Recreation Club site, as Aveo's core customer offering is providing living options for older Australians within retirement villages.
Aveo seeks to drive continuous improvements within the retirement living sector in order to meet our residents' expectations, recent examples of this include entering into strategic agreements with allied health businesses and implementing in-home support and care services through community home care partners such as RSL Care here in Queensland.
Together with the Sanctuary Cove Principal Body Corporate, Aveo will keep the community informed throughout our consultation process.