Sundale is a community based, not for profit organisation that supports the needs of its community via outstanding Retirement Communities, Care Centres and In-Home Care support services.

Blending independence, outstanding support, modern accommodation and lush gardens with caring, compassionate staff, Sundale is the perfect place to call home.


To provide support and care to our communities to enable them to live their best lives with dignity, respect and choice.


Sundale has been part of the Sunshine Coast community since 1963 and is extremely proud of its heritage and strong foundations.

Sundale will always honour its past, but is focused on a new, modern future so it can cater to the evolving needs of the community for decades to come.

To make this vision a reality, Sundale will continue to be agile and explore retirement and lifestyle options through the prism of future needs, including technology and amenity.

Sundale is committed to being there for its residents and care recipients when they need us and is focused on developing innovative service models which create connected communities.


Sundale’s values underpin its purpose and reflect the standard of care you can expect at Sundale.

Sundale is committed to:


Sundale takes responsibility for the trust you place in us.


Sundale understands that you and your family, friends and health professionals are the best people to help you make decisions.

Sundale will spend time getting to know, to better understand what matters most.


Sundale strives to make a difference in people’s lives every single day.


The selfless enthusiasm of the Nambour Apex Club, supported by other service clubs and the generosity of the Sunshine Coast community, raised the funds to lay the first brick at Sundale’s Nambour site in February 1963.

More information about Sundale’s rich history can be found in Elaine and Inga Green’s wonderful book, Sundale Creating Communities 1963 – 2013.

4 Nov 1956
Nambour Apex Club is formed.
Nambour Apex Club purchase 18 acres of land near Nambour.
18 Feb 1963
Construction begins at Nambour Garden Village. Dr Allan Raine (Nambour Apex Club President) places a gold sovereign underneath the first brick as a symbol of the golden opportunities to come.
30 March 1963
Queensland Premier, Frank Nicklin lays the foundation stone at Nambour Garden Village.
30 November 1963
Nicklin Lodge (named after Queensland Premier, Frank Nicklin) at Nambour Garden Village is officially opened.
October 1966
Stage two of Nicklin Lodge at Nambour Garden Village is officially opened.
3 May 1969
Stage three of Nicklin Lodge at Nambour Garden Village is officially opened by Minister for Social Security, W.C. Wentworth.
30 August 1970
Queensland Premier, Joh Bjelke Petersen officially opens McGowan Lodge (to honour a bequest from Mrs L.B. McGowan) at Nambour Garden Village.
9 September 1973
Former Queensland Premier, Frank Nicklin, officially opens James Grimes Nursing Home (named after founding Sundale Management Committee President, J. D Grimes) at Nambour Garden Village.
Stage four of Nicklin Lodge at Nambour Garden Village is officially opened.
3 February 1979
Stage two of James Grimes Nursing Home at Nambour Garden Village is officially opened.
The Rotary Club of Nambour and the Rotary Club of Nambour 76, led by Sir Clem Renouf raise $233,000 to develop Rotary Garden Village. The two Rotary Clubs would later choose to join with Sundale to deliver and operate the village.
25 March 1982
The Sundale Constitution is amended to allow an enlarged Management Committee consisting of four representatives from the Apex Club of Nambour, two from the Rotary Club of Nambour, two from the Rotary Club of Nambour 76 and three community representatives.
28 November 1982
Queensland Senator, Flo Bjelke-Petersen officially opens the fifth and final stage of Nicklin Lodge at Nambour Garden Village. The stage, known as Bowder Lodge, honours a bequest from sisters Daisy and Kathleen Bowder.
December 1982
Earthworks begin at Rotary Garden Village.
7 Feb 1983
Sundale purchase 15 acres of land neighbouring Windsor Rd, Nambour.
March 1983
Construction begins at Rotary Garden Village.
7 April 1984
World President of Rotary International, William Skelton officially opens Rotary Garden Village (Burnside).
26 October 1986
Rod Voller Hostel at Rotary Garden Village is officially opened. The facility honours architect Rod Voller, who was involved in the planning and building of Rotary Garden Village.
December 1989
Sundale Management Committee purchase 17 acres of land at Palmwoods.
31 August 1993
Palmwoods Garden Village officially opened.
Sundale Management Committee purchase Aloaka Lodge Aged Care (Kilcoy) from the Somerset Senior Citizens Centre Board.
February 2004
Coolum Waters officially opened.
Sundale Management Committee purchase Bindaree (Boyne Island) from the Bindaree Lodge Management Board.
Sundale celebrates 60 years of caring for the community.

Sundale Executive Leadership Team

Cameron Taylor
Chief Executive Officer

Cameron Taylor is a distinguished senior business leader with a robust track record in property and community business management. As the former CEO of Eureka Group Holdings (ASX) and State Property Manager at Woolworths, he has expertly led significant growth and transformation initiatives in complex environments. Cameron specialises in affordable housing, seniors living and social infrastructure real estate, demonstrating profound strategic acumen and stakeholder engagement skills. At Sundale Ltd, he applies his extensive experience to promote sustainable growth, team spirit and operational efficiencies to a proud brand and essential community service. 

Sharon Seymour
Executive Manager - People Safety Learning and Culture

With over 25 years of management experience, Sharon is a highly experienced HR professional who is values based and outcome driven. With experience in Australia and the UK, she has worked across a diverse range of industries.

Sharon is passionate about delivery great outcomes for Sundale and driving change through optimising human resources to create an engaged workforce that delivers high quality care. Sharon is a strategic thinker who drives business success enabling an inspired and highly skilled workforce.

Sharon has a strong background in healthcare and extensive experience in learning and development and workplace health and safety.

Joined Sundale 2021.

Richard Langley
Executive Manager of Corporate Performance

Richard is responsible for Finance, Procurement and Information Systems at Sundale.

Focused on boosting Sundale’s performance, Richard uses data and trends analysis to make informed financial decisions at Sundale. He also oversees cyber risk and safety and ensures the organisation complies with all regulatory and corporate governance requirements.

With 30 years of experience across industry, government and in the not-for-profit space, Richard understands the importance of collaboration and how it can bring together people and streamline processes.

Joined Sundale in 2022.

Sundale Board

Terence Seymour

Terence has extensive experience in the private, for profit and not for profit sectors and in the public sector. He has developed considerable expertise in the areas of strategic transformation of people and cultures, in customer service, corporate governance and risk management, business development and in driving operational efficiency and transformation.

His employment history includes periods as an executive and business leader within national and international organisations across a range of industries and contexts and he has worked in a broad range of cultures and environments.

Joined the Sundale Ltd Board in 2022.

Jenny McKay
Deputy Chairperson

Extensive Local, State and Federal government experience, including 20 years as a Sunshine Coast councillor.

More than 20 years of experience in administration for the Queensland Police Service in Nambour,  Maroochydore and Noosa.

A past Sundale Board Member, who played an important role in the creation of Palmwoods Garden Village Care Centre, Coolum Waters Care Centre and Sundale’s In-Home Care unit in the early 2000s.

Born in Nambour with numerous family and friendship connections to Sundale.

Joined the Sundale Ltd Board for the second time in 2021.

Christine Perren
Chris Westacott
Board Member

Chris is a specialist aged care consultant who works with organisations to improve performance through practical renewal of their people management and governance systems and processes.

Chris holds an MBA, Degree qualifications in Human Resources and Marketing and a Diploma of Directorship. Chris also holds Fellowships of with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Australian Institute of Leadership and Management.

Joined the Sundale Ltd Board in 2022.

Ross Morgan
Board Member

Ross is a Non-Executive Director with experience in the disability, family services, aged care services, mental health, tourism, membership and charity sectors.

He holds a Graduate Certificate of Management and a Business Degree. Ross is a qualified CPA (Certified Practising Accountant), a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders ANZ.

Joined the Sundale Ltd Board in 2022.

Martin (Marty) Hunt
Board Member

Marty has had a 32 year career as a Queensland Police Officer and a three year stint as the Member for Nicklin in the Queensland Parliament being appointed as Shadow Assistant Treasurer. He holds a Certificate IV in Small Business Management and a Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety.

Marty’s career included management of the non-profit Police Citizens Youth Club at Nambour for 17 years, including several school aged care facilities winning several awards including the Sunshine Coast Council Australia Day Award for Community Organisation of the year in 2015. He has been a local in the Nambour area for 23 years.

Joined the Sundale Ltd Board in 2022.

Ian Black
Board Member

Before moving to the private sector, Ian held positions with the National Capital Development Commission and the Darwin Reconstruction Commission specialising in Capital Works Programming. Has been a team leader in his own businesses, in particular in property and property development. He has held positions with the Real Estate Institute of Australia and more recently the Real Estate Institute of Queensland. A Sunshine Coast resident for almost 40 years and business owner of Day and Grimes Real Estate (1996 to 2022) and a Nambour resident since 2007.

Joined the Sundale Ltd Board in 2022.

Jodie Ashworth
Board Member

Jodie is a highly skilled health care leader who has been in the public and not-for-profit health sector for more than 38 years. She has experience in a range of organisations from small rural to large tertiary centres across three states of Australia.

Until a recent move to Queensland, Jodie was the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer/General Manager at Northern Health, Melbourne. This role was inclusive of acute, rehabilitation and aged care beds across four sites. Since moving to Queensland in 2019, Jodie filled the acting Executive Director of Operations (COO) at Metro North in Brisbane and until September 2023 was the Chief Executive of Wandi Nerida, Australia’s first Residential Mental Health hospital for eating disorders.

Jodie has been actively involved in clinical quality and risk management and was a nominated member of the Victorian Quality Council from 2008 – 2012. Since 2013 she has been an assessor for the Australian Council of Health Care Standards (ACHS) and continues to assess health services across the country. She held an appointment with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority as an approved panel member for hearings for six years and is passionate about high standards of care for our most vulnerable, including the elderly.

Jodie has had significant managerial and operational experience at executive and senior management levels that has involved financial accountability, development of service capability, responsibility for patient/ resident care and multi-disciplinary team management. She has been involved in state wide projects focused on improvement of culture and communication in the health sector and the achievement of health literary in consumers. Her work in strengthening hospital response to family violence and creating Koori Maternity Services have led to public health awards in Victoria. Her Queensland Health Service won the ACHS National award for Clinical Safety and Excellence in 2022.

Jodie lives in Palmwoods with her husband and two of their four children who are still at school.

Joined the Sundale Ltd Board in 2024.