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Alison Quinn elected Chair of the Retirement Living Council

February 11, 2016 News

RetireAustralia’s new CEO, Alison Quinn, was this week elected Chair of the Property Council's retirement chapter, the Retirement Living Council. Read Story

CEO Ray Glickman resigns from Amana Living for new adventures

February 11, 2016 News

The highly regarded CEO of WA’s Amana Living, Ray Glickman, has announced his resignation after 12 years in that position. Read Story

A death in the village

February 10, 2016 News

I had an interesting conversation a couple of weeks ago with a neighbour in her mid-sixties - let’s call her Sandra - whose mother lives in a retirement village. “Oh, have I got a story for you,” she told me when we caught up in the dog park after the New Year. Read Story

New, bigger village developments attracting new, bigger services

February 04, 2016 News

The size of new villages is increasing rapidly. Historically all villages are ‘horizontal’ greenfield developments with the private villages averaging 120 units while not for profit operators developing smaller villages, around 80 units. Read Story

US village units now on Airbnb

February 04, 2016 News

We have been waiting for this – retirement village units on Airbnb. Read Story

Uber style home care – now four entrants

February 03, 2016 News

The fourth ‘disruption’ home care digital portal was launched this week – called Home Care Heroes. This Uber style idea of home care is where individual care workers become sole traders and are matched with customers via a website and app. Read Story

Arcadia Communities – 537 retirement village units

February 03, 2016 News

Last week we mentioned that Arcadia Communities is building one of the largest retirement villages in the country; called Hidden Valley, it’s at Wallan, outside of Melbourne. Read Story

Richard Blair takes over abandoned Cootamundra village

February 02, 2016 News

In July 2014 village developer Geoff Hart emailed the 25 residents of his Wattle Grove retirement village in Cootamundra that his company Baragen was ceasing to trade despite the fact the village was only half built. In effect the strata owners were abandoned. Read Story

Ryman purchases third Melbourne village site – 400 residents/$180M development

February 02, 2016 News

NZ’s Ryman Healthcare has entered into an unconditional contract to buy 2.5 hectares in the Burwood East brickworks brownfield development (Melbourne). They will build independent living apartments and an aged care centre, including specialist dementia care, targeting a village population of 400 residents. Read Story

New record: 3,885 searches for a village in one day on villages.com.au

February 01, 2016 News

Every year the third week of January delivers a record number of searches on www.villages.com.au. Last Monday, 18 January 2016, 3,885 searches were made by 3,564 new people. This is up 16% on last year’s January peak. Read Story

28 keynote village & care speakers delivering on strategy, marketing, sales, property, finance, valuations, modular building and more

January 29, 2016 News

Take two days ‘Time Out’ March 10 & 11 to review your village & care business. The LEADERS SUMMIT has again selected the richest gathering of senior executive talent, each delivering real business intelligence that can be implemented in your business today. Read Story

Another NFP (Minda) launches massive building program – $260 million

January 29, 2016 News

South Australian intellectual disability Not For Profit, Minda, is building 294 retirement village apartments to fund the complete redevelopment of an absolute prestige beachfront at North Brighton (close to Adelaide CBD). Read Story

lendlease plans to sell its five NZ retirement villages

January 27, 2016 News

The financial press reports that lendlease has commissioned Goldman Sachs to find buyers for its five New Zealand retirement villages at a reported value of $100 million – meaning they will leave that market. The NZ portfolio comes under the Australian lendlease retirement division umbrella. Read Story

Australia’s biggest retirement village and aged care development approved: 750 units

January 27, 2016 News

Logan City Council, 26km south of Brisbane, has given DA approval to build a vertical village that will deliver 450 retirement village units and 300 aged care rooms. The complex will include three 12 to 15 storey buildings plus two buildings of four stories. Read Story

Vale retirement village promoter, Bob Oatley

January 13, 2016 News

Renowned the vigneron, international sailor and retirement village developer Bob Oatley passed away 11 January 2016, aged 87. Read Story

Fire destroys unit at Windsor Country Retirement Village

January 12, 2016 News

A terrible start to the new year with a fire destroying a unit at Windsor Country Retirement Village. Read Story

Carinity is switching to solar power

December 21, 2015 News

In a $1.1 million plan, Carinity is moving to switch 8 of its aged care communities - including retirement villages - to solar power. It is estimated that this change will see greenhouse gas emission savings equivalent to 165 tonnes of landfill. Read Story

Most Outstanding CEO in the Care Sector - Colin Osborne, Anglicare

December 18, 2015 News

The CEO for Anglicare - Colin Osborne - has been awarded the Most Outstanding CEO in the Care Sector in Australasia in 2015. These awards acknowledge excellence in the over 50s housing section (which includes retirement villages & aged care facilities) throughout Australia and New Zealand. Read Story

Stockland's $27 million Lightsview Retirement Village underway

December 16, 2015 News

Construction has begun at Stockland's 4.2 hectare Lightsview Retirement Village. Read Story

Redevelopment of Kiama Hospital - $70+ million plans

December 16, 2015 News

At a recent meeting, Kiama Council has green-lit two major developments on the Kiama Hospital site. Read Story

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