The Bundaberg region in Queensland is soon to see a new over-50s oceanfront address at Ingenia Lifestyle’s most recent development Drift with first settlements expected from early 2024.
The 16ha greenfield site located on the forefront of Bargara’s coastline, follows the success of Ingenia Lifestyle’s first Fraser Coast community at Hervey Bay, and reinforces the region’s strong appeal for both local downsizers and those from further afield.
Drift will offer over-50s in the region the chance to buy into a premium land lease community offering a range of community amenities created with relaxed, low maintenance coastal living in mind.
With a planned resort style lagoon pool and oceanfront clubhouse everyone will have the chance to enjoy the direct ocean frontage.
Ingenia Communities’ Head of Development, Von Slater said Ingenia has recognised the importance of treading softly on the environment for generations to come and Drift had a minimum seven-star NatHERS sustainability rating.
“Connectivity and social opportunities are not compromised nor is the community's commitment to sustainability,” Ms Slater said.
“The homes have been designed with thermally efficient construction materials providing our residents with thermally efficient housing.
“We’ve ensured all external walls are insulated, ceiling fans installed in all bedrooms and living rooms, and built to boundary walls along the west on all homes.
“Construction is well progressed, with Ingenia using local contractors and builders to bring the vision to fruition – JRZ Homes has been integral in helping to allow Ingenia Lifestyle to support the local region.
“Given the location, we also understand the importance of looking after the local turtle population here at Bargara which is why we are implementing a range of protective measures into our design process.
“Ingenia has consulted with ecologists specialising in turtles to provide input and advice into the design of the community and facilities in order to minimise any impacts to the turtles.
“For example, artificial light can disorient turtles and misdirect them from the horizon, bringing them inland so we've carefully considered the architectural design layout to minimise the impacts of artificial light at night.
“The design and position of the clubhouse allows the building to shield artificial light generated from the lagoon pool area, which will allow the residents to make the most of the pool during the turtle nesting season, minimising any disturbances.
“With amenity and location rating as two of the most important factors for our residents, Ingenia chose Bargara as the ideal setting for Drift.
“We’re confident our future residents will appreciate the opportunity to call Drift home; with such prime ocean-front positioning and in a region that is well- known for its beauty.
“The community is closely located to cafes, shops, entertainment precincts and a range of healthcare facilities just minutes away in Bargara and Bundaberg.
“The Bundaberg airport is also close enough that family and friends from afar can easily visit,” she said.
The launch of Drift has seen an overwhelmingly positive response from locals with two community information events quickly reaching full capacity.
Those now wanting an appointment are being encouraged to call to secure a one-on-one chance to see Drift for themselves. Official sales and allocations are expected to take place from 06 November.
Find out more: https://ingenialifestyle.com.au/drift
About Ingenia Lifestyle
Ingenia Lifestyle was formed in 2013 by Ingenia Communities Group, a leading owner, operator and developer of quality affordable seniors’ housing communities in Australia. With its focus always on the resident, Ingenia is committed to providing a superior quality of life to senior Australians.
More than 6,500 Australian seniors currently call an Ingenia Lifestyle home, across 29 locations in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Our residents enjoy a lifestyle based on independence, wellbeing and active living.
The Ingenia Lifestyle model is unique in that buyers purchase a brand-new home and lease, rather than own, the land, offering a much more affordable entry price point and eliminating the need to pay stamp duty.