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We are currently in the development application process for a new over 50’s lifestyle precinct in Canungra, QLD. For more information, please see below or click on the button for further details.
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7 Finch Road, Canungra
A SUSTAINABLE, DESIGN-DRIVEN APPROACH TO OVER 50’S LIVING IN THE SCENIC RIM.
Our proposed retirement estate is located at 7 Finch Road, on the northern edge of the central Canungra township. Of the 23ha site, approximately 50% of the total area is proposed to be developed, with the remaining 50% retained as natural bushland and fauna corridors.
The proposal seeks to deliver 188 two and three-bedroom retirement homes, a range of residents’ amenities designed for senior living, and extensive environmental sustainability initiatives. The estate is privately managed, and the residents contribute to the maintenance and upkeep through estate fees.
The project is proposed to be staged in delivery over the next 4-8 years.
Over the past 6 months, we have engaged with many of the local residents and business owners to incorporate their valuable feedback into the designs where possible. Some of these changes include (but not limited to) improved water-saving measures, providing amenities that minimise the impact on those offered in town, improved fauna protection, and increased landscaping / screening to neighbours and the street.
We look forward to continuing to shape the proposed estate with the local community to ensure the new residents become valued members of the growing Canungra town.
Thank you for taking the time to review our information platform. If you have any feedback, questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Project Manager Riye Arai-Coupe via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0422 684 454.
Three commercial and retail lots are also proposed to be subdivided from the site, under a separate application with Council. Pending approval, it is envisaged the masterplan will be delivered in a sustainable, staged approach over the course of the next four to eight years.
Environmentally Sustainable Design
Ample Car Parking
Water Sensitive Design
$4.6m for Local Infrastructure
More than 50% of existing bushland on the site (over 11 hectares) will be retained to deliver a green corridor throughout the site, prioritise important wildlife habitats, and integrate the development with its surrounds.
The master plan is sensitive to the site’s natural topography, resulting in a community of residences nestled in the natural valley of the site, surrounded by native bushland, and incorporating extensive waterway and vegetation protections.
The proposal also includes fauna protection fencing, wildlife corridors and protections for trees of significance, bushfire setbacks and vegetation management zones, buffers and protected safe passages to koala habitats, and extensive rainwater and stormwater catchment infrastructure.
We are also proactively introducing additional water sustainability features, beyond any statutory regulations.
Prioritising drought-tolerant landscaping, high-efficiency water fixtures and appliances, rainwater tanks for every household, large underground water storage tanks for communal spaces, extensive rainwater and stormwater catchment design.
We are cognisant of the water supply and usage in Canungra and believe that the planned growth in the area is the catalyst required for greater infrastructure investment.
As such, we are continuing to engage with local representatives to advocate the need for improved long-term, more sustainable water infrastructure for Canungra.
It is estimated the development will deliver $4.7 million in developer-paid infrastructure contributions, which should ultimately be reinvested in the community by various levels of government.
Strong population growth in the Scenic Rim, coupled with the needs of an aging population, is driving the need for more sustainable, diversified housing and lifestyle opportunities in the region.
This development presents a significant opportunity to provide housing diversity, support existing and future businesses, create local jobs, and contribute to the enhancement of local infrastructure.
A Development Application was lodged with Scenic Rim Regional Council in December 2020 following extensive consultation with community representatives and elected members. Community consultation will proactively continue throughout the Development Application assessment process and beyond.
The Development Application can be accessed via Council’s website.