THE City of Joondalup is seeking feedback on a proposed $40 million lifestyle village in Iluka.
Odyssey Residences at Beaumaris Beach by Brightwater Care Group and developer OP Properties proposes a three-storey development 300m from the beach.
The 58-apartment building would be located in the southern half of 34 Kallatina Drive, bounded by Santos Vista, Fernando Parkway and Burns Beach Road.
Offering two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences, it also proposes open space areas, a pool, gym, upstairs garden and sundeck.
The applicant is requesting the City exercise discretion with an increased building height, reduced street setback and landscaping , retaining walls higher than 0.5m and solid fencing higher than 1.2m, and no visitor parking.
Submissions can be made until November 6 via email@example.com or PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.
The application will then be considered by the Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel at a future meeting.
Developers of the proposal said they had been overwhelmed with more than 350 registrations of interest from residents aged over 55 since lodging the development application in mid-August.
Of these, about 50 per cent are from people living within 3km of the proposed site in suburbs including Kinross, Currambine, Iluka and Burns Beach.
The development plans to be the centrepiece of a proposed multigenerational lifestyle village that will also include shops, cafes and accommodation for different life stages.
OP Properties director Luke Parker said the strong interest showed the proposed development offered a housing choice for over-55s that did not exist in the area.
“Drawing on east coast trends, the plans for Odyssey reflect how and where people want to live as they start planning for their retirement and taking time out for travel and hobbies,” he said.
“Despite advising potential buyers we are yet to obtain planning approval, 28 have already put their name against their preferred apartment as they don’t want to miss the opportunity of downsizing within the community they have lived all of their life.”
If approved, construction could start mid next year, with the first residents moving in early 2021.
Mr Parker said not-for-profit Brightwater Care Group and OP Properties had consulted extensively with the local community and authorities over the past two years and were hopeful of a positive outcome.