Proposal Submitted for Oxley Retirement Facility & Community Centre

Did you know that a new retirement facility and community centre may soon rise at Seventeen Mile Rocks Road and Cliveden Avenue in Oxley? 

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A proposal has been submitted for a 77-unit retirement facility and community centre on a vacant site located at 53 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road and 113 Cliveden Avenue in Oxley. 

Designed by Conrad Gargett, the proposed development has been designed as a model for innovative retirement living which comprises a range of living options that respond to the occupant’s accommodation needs.

The development will be done in multiple stages. Stage 1 involves the reconfiguring of the two lots into 39 residential lots for future dwelling houses. This has been given the green light by Council whilst Stage 2 is still awaiting approval. 

Photo credit: Economic Development Queensland

For the Stage 3 of the project, the developer is seeking to build three stand-alone buildings which will have a total of 77 units spread across a range of two and three-bedroom dwelling types. 

A single-storey community centre will also be constructed as the focal point for the overall facility. The centre will support various social and community events and gatherings. It will remain under the control of the management of the retirement facility but will be made available for public hire.

Artist’s impression of proposed retirement facility (Photo credit: Economic Development Queensland)

Around 158 car park spaces, wherein 127 for residents and 31 for visitors, are also part of the proposal. Access to the site will be via a 2-way driveway crossover from Moorhen Terrace.

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A report prepared by Peakurban on behalf of the applicant states that sustainable design initiatives and measures are being considered to reduce the environmental footprint of proposed development. Such measures may include the use of solar panels. 

Site aerial view (Photo credit: Economic Development Queensland)

“Ultimately, development of the subject site for the purposes of a retirement facility supported by an integrated Community Centre represents the highest and best use of one of the key sites within the Oxley PDA,” Peakurban stated.

“The proposed retirement facility provides a unique, architecturally designed retirement (over 55s) community within an attractive, bushland setting. The accommodation, amenity and recreation offerings proposed by the Retirement Facility will ensure the provision of an innovative, integrated model for retirement living,” the report reads. 

For more details about the proposed retirement facility and community centre in Oxley, see DEV2021/1234