Coolum Waters Retirement Community
Situated just moments from the Sunshine Coast’s world-famous beaches and the vibrant seaside villages of Noosa and Maroochydore is Coolum Waters Retirement Community.
The expansive seven-hectare site currently boasts 81 two and 26 three-bedroom independent living units, all with private patios and courtyards which overlook established gardens.
Residents can connect with the community in the clubhouse, relax in the spacious outdoor living and entertaining areas, be hypnotised by nature and the sites 100 native species of birds, be captivated by the latest films in the cinema or get active playing a game of bowls.
With some of the Sunshine Coast’s best restaurants, cafes and sporting facilities on your door step, Palmwoods Garden Village Retirement Community offers residents a relaxed lifestyle and the perfect blend of privacy and connection to the community.
Construction is underway on 69 brand new two (plus study) and three-bedroom units, which feature expansive views of the surrounding hinterland.
To discover more about the upside to downsizing in a brand new unit at Palmwoods Garden Village Retirement Community, please contact Shorelle on 1800 572 422 or visit retireatpalmwoods.com.au
Palmwoods Garden Village also includes a Care Centre which offers continuum of care.
If you’re happy and feel supported in a community, the last thing you want is to move when your needs change.
Palmwoods Garden Village Retirement Community can provide additional care, including meals and assistance in your home, if and when you need it.
For more information, please call 07 5457 4444.
Sundale offers a range of packages, which are tailored to suit your needs and financial situation.
To find out more about Home Care packages, call 1800 786 325 and speak to a caring and friendly member of the Sundale team.
Kay Hall met her husband, Des at an old-time-dance at Palmwoods Hall in 1969. Half a century on, Palmwoods Garden Village is now home, however, that decision was also unexpected, like their chance encounter on the dance floor.
“My sister Bev and her husband Wes Parry always wanted to move into Palmwoods Garden Village,” Kay said.
“Des and I happened to be driving past one day and popped in for a look and we ended up here too.
“It turns out we are surrounded by lifelong friends. Our immediate neighbour, Emily Thomas, is a friend from way-back, while Fran Newman and I used to go camping together with our families.”
The lush greenery of the Sunshine Coast is a far cry from the red dirt of Nhulunbuy and Katherine in the Northern Territory where Kay and Des worked as church pastors for more than 16 years, however, it was the pull of family that brought the couple back to the region.
“Des and I have three girls and five grandchildren, three boys and two girls,” Kay said.
“If they’re not keeping us busy, activities and events around the village are.
“People look out for one another at Palmwoods and you can be as involved as much as you would like.
“Streets are really important in the village too. You know everyone on your street and there is always support if you are in need.
Kay and Des met as teenagers and recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.
“What’s the secret to a long, happy marriage? Look at all the positives about one another – don’t look at the negatives.”
Ann Bryan and her husband David have called Palmwoods Garden Village home for three years.
Originally from the UK, the couple moved to Australia as newlyweds in 1969 chasing opportunity and lifestyle, and that’s exactly what they got.
“We opened our own restaurant, and I don’t think we would’ve had that opportunity in the UK,” Ann said.
The couple spent more than a decade living on Sydney’s northern beaches, and then on the Central Coast, but by 1984 they were ready for a change.
“We were thinking of moving to Brisbane, but when we saw the Sunshine Coast, we thought it was much nicer.”
However, it wasn’t the Coast’s pristine beaches that won the couple over.
“We love bushwalking, so the hinterland is where we love to be,” Ann said.
That’s why when they decided to downsize, they felt right at home at Palmwoods Garden Village.
“We love it because the shops are a short walk in one direction, but we are also on the edge of the countryside. If you go the other way you end up walking past paddocks.”
After living on acreage, Ann said the gardens and the unit’s size were very attractive.
“We have two children, eight grandchildren and a new great-great grandson,” Ann said.
“We’ve got a huge veranda, so when we get together at Christmas there’s still plenty of room.”
Ann and David have embraced the Sundale community.
“We strongly recommend it. You can become as involved as you want, and you have good neighbours.
“Our friends love it here, and we’ve made lots of new friends too.”
Ann produces the Palmwoods Garden Village newsletter and sits on the Residents’ Committee. The couple is also involved in the broader community. Keen photographers, they are proud members of the Caloundra Camera Club.
The Village Comparison Document gives general information about the retirement village accommodation, facilities and services, including the general costs of moving into, living in and leaving the retirement village. This makes it easier for you to compare retirement villages.
You can find the Village Comparison Document (Form 3) for Palmwoods Garden Village Retirement Community below.
The Retirement Villages Act 1999 requires a retirement village operator to provide a Prospective Costs Document to a person at least 21 days before the operator and the person enter into the contract.
The Prospective Costs Document refers to a specific unit in the retirement village and gives details about:
You can find the Prospective Costs Document (Form 4) for Palmwoods Garden Village Retirement Community below.
A PID makes it easy to compare different retirement village schemes.
You can find the PID for Palmwoods Garden Village Retirement Community below.
All units are under a license agreement. A license agreement is an ongoing contribution paid to Sundale in return for a licence to occupy and the right to reside in the unit.
An ingoing contribution is the amount payable by a person under a residence contract to secure the person’s, or someone else’s, right to reside in a retirement community, but does not include a recurrent payment for rent, fees or charges.
An exit fee is the amount a resident may be liable to pay to, or credit the account of, a scheme operator under a residence contract arising from:
(a) the resident ceasing to reside in the accommodation unit to which the contract relates; or
(b) the settlement of the sale of the right to reside in the accommodation unit.
The exit fee for a residence contract, including an existing residence contract, that a resident may be liable to pay to, or credit the account of, the scheme operator is to be calculated as at the day the resident ceases to reside in the accommodation unit to which the residence contract relates.
All fees are outlined in your public information document (PID) however residents will be required to pay for their utilities and contents insurance.
$10,000.00, which is completely refundable if sale does not proceed.
Palmwoods Garden Village Retirement Community is pet friendly, but you’ll need seek approval from the Retirement Village Manager first.
Absolutely. There is no timeframe as long as you advise us. Visits lasting more than a month require agreement from the Retirement Village Manager.
Yes. There are local council buses nearby which run on a regular basis.
Decorate – yes, for example pictures on walls and furnishing. All renovations require an approval form to be submitted to the Retirement Village Manager.
Yes, there is a large clubhouse for socialising, committee meetings and activities. The clubhouse has a cinema room, games room, library, kitchen and a heated swimming pool.
Yes, there is a retirement community committee which meets once a month.
There are regular activities which are organised by the activities committee, including exercise classes, quizzes, pool, cards and indoor bowls.
Yes. The swimming pool is heated, perfect for year-round swims.
Yes. There is a space to store your caravan.
Yes. There is a BBQ area at the clubhouse.
Yes. There is a library at the clubhouse.
Security regularly patrols the site at night. The maintenance team also check on units when on duty.
Yes. There is an emergency call system at Palmwoods Garden Village Retirement Community.
Yes. Please contact our Concierge team on 1800 786 325 to discuss your needs.
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