Plans unveiled for $100 million country club, golf course and housing estate in Warrnambool | The standard

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Plans for Warrnambool’s first country club with a golf course, retirement village and adjoining housing estate on Wollaston Road will cost $100million to build. General Manager Stewart Gull said he was extremely excited about the development. which included a retirement village known as Warrnambool Shores Country Club for residents aged 55 and over. The development plan calls for 185 fully detached houses in the retirement village as well as 52 residential lots ranging in size from 698 square meters to 957 square meters. “Warrnambool Shores Country Club will offer a range of private on-site facilities never before seen or available to retirees in Warrnambool and the region,” Mr Gull said. The project is expected to be sold in stages and would be completed over a period of seven to ten years. The retirement village, if approved, would be developed by Country Club Living, a subsidiary of the Gull Group and the 11th in its portfolio across Queensland and Victoria. Major projects: Work on a retirement village, a golf course and a housing estate could begin by the end of the year. The development proposal is currently being reviewed by Warrnambool City Council and Country Club Living said it was confident all necessary permit approvals would be ratified by mid-2022, with work on site due to start in the second half of the year. of this year. The proposal also calls for a new bridge across Bromfield Street to the new estate, crossing the River Merri near the weir which is due to be demolished soon. The city council has not yet committed to funding a new bridge over the river, but has provided for it in a number of planning documents. The resort-style retirement community will offer a choice of two- and three-bedroom open-concept villas, some with a double garage or an oversized single garage and porch suitable for parking a golf cart. The project will include a nine-hole golf course for the use of residents, their guests and the wider community. A state-of-the-art community center will provide the social and support hub for residents. There will also be an indoor heated pool, spa, gym, all-weather bocce court, pickle ball court, theater, library, billiards room, craft room, bar, an outdoor barbecue area and a shelter for caravans. There would also be an open public space along the river with wetlands and a walking path that would connect the reserve and the playground at Ponting Drive. 24/7 emergency call systems will be installed in each residence to provide care and peace of mind to residents, and on-site managers will be appointed. “Country Club Living already has 1,900 residents enjoying similar facilities in our villages in other locations,” Mr Gull said. These villages are located in places like Noosa, Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. The proposal is on land next to Merri River School which was purchased two years ago for between $1.5 million and $1.65 million. The retirement village would cover 18.5 hectares and the housing estate an additional 24.8 hectares. If the village does not get the green light from council, the golf course plan would be scrapped in favor of keeping the area as an open public space, and the rest would be turned into residential development, according to plans submitted to the city. IN OTHER NEWS: Listen to our new series The Folkie Podcast, only on Spotify. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content: Now just a click away with our new app: Digital subscribers now have the option to receive information faster, at their fingertips with The Standard: Have you signed up for the The Standard’s daily newsletter and breaking news emails? ? You can sign up below and make sure you’re up to date with everything happening in the Southwest.


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