Australind village nears completion

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Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
Edenlife CEO Bill Marshall is excited to see the progression of the new villages in Australind.
Camera IconEdenlife CEO Bill Marshall is excited to see the progression of the new villages in Australind. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

A $47 million retirement village is a step closer to completion with the on-site clubhouse scheduled to open in mid-October.

Designed to “fill the gap” between the rising number of senior citizens and the number of affordable housing options in WA, Edenlife Australind, when completed, will deliver 205 homes to Australians aged 50 years and over.

Edenlife chief executive officer Bill Marshall said he hoped the village would provide a sense of community and belonging to older Australians.

“With recent events associated with COVID-19, unfortunately more than ever, older Australians have felt really isolated and in some cases, unsupported,” Mr Marshall said.

“Edenlife village gives those people a chance to be part of a community.”

A snapshot of one of the many display homes.
Camera IconA snapshot of one of the many display homes.

Mr Marshall said the lifestyle village would focus on having a light environmental footprint.

“With our specially designed solar and embedded energy network, we will be able to provide free power to residents up to 10kW per day,” Mr Marshall said.

“This offering is unique for this style of community and will really assist in keeping residents’ living costs down.

“We have also focused on safety within the community including the ability for all residents to view the feed from all CCTV cameras within the community from the safety and comfort of their own home.”

Kitted out with a cinema, function area, indoor heated pool, fitness centre, games room and library, Mr Marshall said residents wouldn’t need to leave the village.

“They will have pretty much everything at their fingertips,” he said.

“Rather than make noise and mess at home, the men can spend their time in the men’s shed workshop whilst the ladies enjoy the arts and crafts area or enjoy a game on the bowling green.”

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