A Brisbane-based retirement village says incoming residents will be eligible to claim the Australian Government’s $25,000 HomeBuilder grant.

A range of deluxe villas at Reside Communities’ Samford Grove retirement village are expected to start construction within the HomeBuilder timeframe as part of a major expansion of the north-west Brisbane village.

The Australian Government confirmed on 18 June that buyers of newly-built leasehold retirement villages, in all States except for Victoria, would be eligible to claim the grant.

Reside Communities CEO Glen Brown said the timing could be perfect for buyers looking to make a move to Samford Grove within the next 12 months.

“We will have a selection of brand new villas priced at under the $750,000 threshold that should be eligible for the HomeBuilder grant as they are leasehold properties and will start construction between now and 31 March,” Mr Brown said.

“This is an amazing opportunity for anyone considering a move to retirement living at Samford Grove,” he said. “This village enjoys an idyllic country-style setting in a region facing a shortage of new, high-quality retirement options.

“We have seen very strong demand for on-ground villas in the first stages, especially from local downsizers keen to stay in the much-loved Samford area and looking for a comfortable and low-maintenance lifestyle.”

Samford Grove is located within easy walking distance of the Samford township’s shops, cafés and health services while hospitals and major shopping centres are just a short drive away.

Two display villas are now open for inspection, showcasing luxurious kitchens with stone benchtops, European appliances, 2.7m ceilings, ducted air conditioning, outdoor entertaining areas and built-in barbecues.

A new community and wellness centre, dubbed The Homestead, will open later this year, featuring generous lounge and dining areas, café, bar, library, cinema, gymnasium, hair salon and indoor pool.

Interior of a display village at the Samford Grove retirement village