A $70 million coastal development precinct including a cafe, retirement living, apartments and shops has been proposed for Iluka.
OP Properties today released artist impressions of the coastal village in Beaumaris Beach estate, which it hopes will create an intergenerational community.
It has partnered with Brightwater Care Group to develop a proposed three- to four-storey village precinct in Satterley Property Group’s estate.
It will include basement parking and housing options in the form of apartments and retirement living, plus small shops, a cafe and restaurants fronting O’Mara Boulevard.
“The prospect of something like this actually happening after being talked about for so long is fantastic,” Iluka resident James Woodfield said.
“I’ll finally be able to walk down the road on a Saturday morning and pick up the paper and a decent coffee.”
OP Properties director Luke Parker said the developers wanted to create a place residents would be proud to visit and own.
“Our vision and challenge is for this village precinct to respectfully deliver greater housing choice, local employment and a vibrant local amenity strip,” he said.
Brightwater chief executive Jennifer Lawrence said the design for the organisation’s second northern suburbs retirement village built on the concept of intergenerational living.
“We’re confident it will enhance and promote community integration for our residents, at a time of life when people are taking a step back from work and wanting to lead a more relaxed, community-oriented life,” she said. “This model helps to maintain a sense of security and connection for those people, backed by the knowledge that additional in-home care will also be available.”
OP Properties is undertaking community consultation via www.BeaumarisPrecinct.com and plans to lodge planning applications next month. It could take 12-18 months for those to be assessed before it can lodge development applications to start building.
There will be drop-in information sessions at 3 Romano Crescent, Iluka from 2-5pm on Saturday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 17.