Living Choice has revealed plans to build a premium Over 50s Lifestyle Resort in the fast-growing regional town of Murray Bridge.
On 20th June, Burke Urban announced that Living Choice had entered into a contract to secure 22.3 hectares in the southern sector of the Newbridge master-planned residential community. Living Choice plans to build a premium Over 50s Lifestyle Resort, to be known as Living Choice Murray Bridge, on some of the land it has purchased.
Living Choice owners, Ian Tregoning and Graham Hobbs, have plenty of experience in seniors’ living. They have 13 premium retirement villages in three states and an Over 50s Lifestyle Resort, Living Choice Mount Barker, which is currently under construction. The company is also developing residential communities on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Newbridge is located at the former Murray Bridge Racing Club, next to the Murray Bridge Golf Course, and Mr Tregoning said Living Choice Murray Bridge would complement the existing master-planned community perfectly.
“Living Choice is well-known in the industry for its award-winning homes and leisure facilities. At Living Choice Mount Barker, we are building 215 homes with a choice of 13 two and three-bedroom designs. It will be a secure, gated community offering a wide range of facilities, including a Country Club and Recreation Centre with an indoor heated pool and gymnasium,” he said.
“We intend to bring the same standard of Over 50s living to Murray Bridge. It will be a vibrant community where people can enjoy stress-free living with like-minded neighbours,” he added.
Mr Tregoning said Living Choice’s in-house team of architects would meet with the Murray Bridge Regional Council with a view to obtaining Planning Approval as soon as possible. “We hope to start civil works in early 2024,” he added.
Mr Tregoning and Mr Hobbs’ business journey started in 1993 when they pooled their talents to create some of Australia’s most iconic hospitality venues. Through their companies EDP Hotels and Hotel & Club Specialists, they own and operate 18 licensed venues in South Australia, have built five new hotels in Queensland and fully redeveloped six clubs.
In Murray Bridge, they are well-known for the redevelopment of the $60-million luxury Bridgeport Hotel, which was named Overall Hotel of the Year – Regional at the 2022 Australian Hotel Association’s National Awards for Excellence.