A new Queensland over 50s community dedicated to grey nomads - which will eventually sprawl over 46 hectares - has held its opening ceremony.
Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey did the honours at the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open RV Lifestyle Village Oceanside.
Based at Burnett Heads near Bundaberg, RV Lifestyle Village will eventually include more than 400 new luxury homes, starting from $450,000. All homes will feature oversized recreational vehicle (RV) friendly garages,
RV Oceanside CEO, Phillip Stewart, said that the township of Burnett Heads was specifically chosen as the community’s base due to its unique, small-town coastal location and accessibility to surrounding travel destinations.
“This is the gateway to the Southern Barrier Reef and is also in the food bowl of Australia, so our residents will be spoilt for choice when it comes to where to explore,” Mr Stewart said.
“We have spent over two years planning this village to create something that meets the needs of active travellers.”
RV Oceanside has caravan and RV-friendly features such as a large wash bay and dump point, wide streets and long driveways. It also has a hardstand parking area that caters for 10 guest RVs – all offering power, water and WIFI.
The community’s first residents moved in November 2020, with more than 50 per cent of the community’s first stage now sold.
Resort operators say new residents are moving in each week from around Australia, with future residents having the option to build off the plan or purchase move-in ready homes.
RV Oceanside’s communal facilities also include a lagoon pool, gymnasium, art studio, communal kitchen, BBQ areas, library, lounge and a games room featuring ten pin bowling lanes, pool tables, table tennis and a bar.
Planning for the next stage of facilities is underway as well, with an eight rink covered lawn bowls green, tennis courts, pickle ball, a gold class cinema and expansive parklands to be constructed.
RV Oceanside currently has four display homes available for inspection.
Comment from our CEO
Downsizing.com.au CEO Amanda Graham said the opening of RV Oceanside came at the perfect time, with over 50s once again looking to travel in the post-COVID environment.
“Grey nomad travel has a bright future in the post-COVID era, as more Australians over 55 are embracing this safe and independent style of travel to explore their own big backyard across the vast Australian mainland and Tasmania,” Ms Graham said.
“Not surprisingly, we are seeing more retirement operators seeking to cater for these travellers.
“At 46 hectares in size, RV Oceanside would have to be one of the largest grey nomad-friendly communities in Australia.
“What’s more, even if they are not grey nomads, many over 50s are keen on the large garages these communities provide since they provide plenty of space for hobbies or recreational pursuits.”
As Australia’s leading over 50s property portal, Downsizing.com.au is the perfect place for grey nomads to discover their dream RV-friendly retirement living home.