Proposed Odyssey Residences and Iluka Plaza to bring lifestyle to Beaumaris Beach

An artist's impression of the Odyssey Residences at Beaumaris Beach.
An artist's impression of the Odyssey Residences at Beaumaris Beach.

REGISTRATIONS of interest are being invited for a proposed $40 million lifestyle development in Iluka.

Odyssey Residences at Beaumaris Beach is part of Brightwater Care Group’s plans for a three-storey lifestyle village 300m from the beach, on the corner of Burns Beach Road and Fernando Parkway.

The not-for-profit organisation has partnered with developer OP Properties to oversee the project that would include 58 private residences for a variety of different life stages as well as shops and cafes.

The “lock-and-leave” residences would have two or three bedrooms, with community spaces including a lobby lounge and porch, shared living room and entertaining area, kitchen facilities, vegetable garden, shed workshop, gym, roof-top terrace and heated swimming pool.

The City of Joondalup received the development application last week.

Officers will now assess the proposal and seek community feedback before it goes to the Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel for consideration.

Brightwater chief executive Jennifer Lawrence said it would offer “lifestyle opportunities” to keep people connected to their neighbours and the community while transitioning into retirement.

“Our vision for Odyssey is the result of extensive research and planning including a study of east coast trends showing how people want to live as they start thinking about retiring from work, and enjoying more time for travel and other interests,” she said.

She said it was expected to have a strong appeal for people aged over 55.

OP Properties director Luke Parker added the development would be perfect for people who lived in Iluka and were looking to “downsize in the suburb that have grown up in”.

Potential buyers can register their interest at www.odysseybeaumaris.com.au or call Caryl Sutrisno at Seniors Own Real Estate on 1300 593 109.

‘Iluka Plaza’

The Beaumaris Beach precinct in Iluka also proposes a mixed-use development on the corner of Burns Beach Road and O’Mara Boulevard.

OP Properties director Luke Parker said while it was not clear what the “Iluka Plaza” development would include, previous concept plans had proposed multi-level apartments with ground floor shops.

It could also include cafes, restaurants, a small format supermarket, childcare, medical centre and office spaces.

Mr Parker said while they had looked at having the potential for a fourth storey on the north-west corner, it was not supported by residents through the City of Joondalup’s community consultation and it had been removed.

He said there was a big focus on creating a local amenity with cafes and shops on both sides of O’Mara Boulevard, which is “important to all stakeholders”.

“We have had our ups and downs over the past two years of consultation but are pleased the strategic planning framework is now in place to control and enable the delivery of a high quality diversity of housing, shops and cafes,” he said.

“We don’t want to just cater for one section of the catchment, we want a mix of users coming and going.

“Through our assessments and research, we are trying to get the mix right to ensure we create a vibrant local village.”

He said they were currently engaging local businesses and potential tenants to gauge their level of interest.

“We are very early in the planning process but we have had a significant response so far,” he said.

However, he said Odyssey Residences was the main focus at this stage.