Construction is now underway on a $6 million clubhouse which has been inspired by the iconic Queenslander home design and is located at Stockland’s first over 50s land lease community.
The clubhouse forms part of Thrive Nirimba, which is a $132 million land lease community which sits within Stockland’s 2,400 hectare Aura master-planned estate in the Queensland Sunshine Coast. Stockland is marketing the development as a “lifestyle community”.
Thrive Nirimba represents ASX-listed Stockland’s initial foray into the rapidly growing land lease community sector.
The 244 planned homes at Thrive Nirimba are part of a 3,000 nationwide land lease dwelling pipeline which if delivered are set to make Stockland a major land lease player.
Situated at the heart of Thrive Nirimba, in the Sunshine Coast suburb of Baringa, the clubhouse will offer a place for residents to relax, exercise, socialise with neighbours and entertain family and friends.
Stockland General Manager of Land Lease Communities, Kingsley Andrew, said that the Thrive lifestyle communities offer a new type of retirement that meets the needs of the modern retiree.
Our Thrive lifestyle communities are for customers who are looking to downsize and have access to the incredible benefits and amenities of resort-style living, but who don’t see themselves living in a traditional retirement village,” he said.
“The new clubhouse is a modern take on the traditional Queenslander with sweeping outdoor verandas leading from internal social spaces overlooking the Sunshine Coast’s best backyard.
“It will offer residents a community-focused, luxurious space to relax and socialise with friends and family – with an indoor cinema, wellness centre with heated swimming pool, spa and gym, entertainer kitchen and bar, alfresco kitchen area with pizza ovens and BBQ facilities, bowling green and so much more.”
Designed by award-winning architects DC8 Studios, the 1,100 square metre clubhouse will also offer residents exclusive access to a business lounge and library, billiards lounge,workshop space, studio for arts and crafts, community garden, fire pit, pickleball and croquet court, and a pavilion which can be booked for private functions.
Built by Mainbrace, the clubhouse is expected to be completed early 2022.
Homes at Thrive Nirimba range from $475,000 to $770,000.
“There are a range of floor plans, facades, colours and upgrades available to choose from when designing a custom home in Thrive Nirimba. House prices depend on customer selections and preferences such as location in the community and size of the home,” a Stockland spokeswoman told Downsizing.com.au.
In the retirement living space, Stockland has traditionally developed and operated retirement villages, but is now turning its hand to land lease communities.
Stockland says at Thrive Nirimba customers will be able to purchase their new home outright with no entry or exit fees, and pay a site rental fee.
Over the next 30 years, Aura is planned to include more than 20,000 new homes, two business parks, 10 sporting grounds, 25 community facilities, 20 educational facilities, 700 hectares of conservation and park areas and 200 kilometres of cycle ways and walking paths.
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