Buyer demand fast tracks next stage at $220M Newcastle retirement community

Leading retirement provider Aveo Group has officially sold out of its $25 million opening release in Newcastle and is now breaking ground on the second stage of the $220 million community.

Aveo Newcastle’s initial stage saw the delivery of 50 homes and a world-class $4.8 million community centre, which features a residents’ bar and lounge, billiards area, cinema, communal kitchen and a health and wellness centre, which includes consultancy rooms for visiting allied health professionals.

The $23 million second stage will see a further 45 two bedroom independent living villas delivered to the premier retirement community, doubling its size. Villas vary in design with most boasting expansive north westerly aspects overlooking the rolling greens of the Shortland Waters golf course and waterways.

The announcement also aligns with the opening of the new Shortland Waters Golf Clubhouse, a $2.5 million investment from Aveo into the Newcastle community where residents and locals alike can enjoy the restaurant, lounge areas, gaming rooms and pro shop.

Aveo’s Executive General Manager of Integrated Retirement Communities, Jason Eldering said he anticipates the community’s second phase will mirror the success of the first stage.

“We are continually seeing enquiry for retirement living in this wonderful golf course environment reflecting an increasing demand for seniors looking to downsize without compromising on location or lifestyle, and that is exactly what we have to offer with stage two of Aveo Newcastle,” Mr Eldering said.

“With our already extensive list of amenities alongside the newly developed Shortland Waters Clubhouse, our residents will receive the health and care support services they need and have everything right on their doorstep to help realise their retirement dreams.”

“Aveo has significantly invested into the Newcastle community and by completing the community centre and the golf clubhouse in the first stage; it has provided a great opportunity for residents to use the brand new facilities all year round.”

The restaurant services at the Shortland Waters Golf Clubhouse, which opened this month, are managed by Select Dining by Aveo – an industry-leading Australian-first initiative from Aveo Group aimed at implementing nutritional standards nationwide ensuring wholesome and nutritional restaurant quality meals are readily available to residents, club members and the public.

“What’s great about this project is that it doesn’t just cater to retirees, it benefits the whole Newcastle community,” Mr Eldering said.

“Aveo Newcastle residents living nearby, as well as locals in the region, can come and spend their days at the Shortland Waters Clubhouse, enjoy the good food and take full advantage of the brand new facilities.”

Sue Sandeman moved into the Aveo Newcastle community in November with her husband Ron and said she has not looked back since purchasing their two bedroom home.

“We had been searching around for this type of community and when we found Aveo Newcastle, it felt like home – it reminded us of the country and it had plenty of space and gardens around,” Mrs Sandeman said.

“We have also been amazed and grateful at how easy it has been to make new friends here – our life and wellbeing has improved now that all of the daily stresses have been removed like all of the work around the property, cleaning the pool, mowing the lawns and maintaining the gardens.

“The transition was easy – this has been the best thing we’ve done.”

The second stage of Aveo Newcastle is due to be finalised by mid-2019. Once complete, the six-year $220 million retirement community will feature 300 independent villas and high care aged care offering catering to seniors over 65s across the region.

The community is located on 33 Shearwater Drive, Shortland NSW 2307 in Shortland Waters, just 11 kilometres from Newcastle’s CBD.

For more information on Aveo Newcastle, call 1800 957 940 or click here to visit the website.

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