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Lifestyle Bittern wins two 2019 UDIA Awards for Excellence – Affordable Development and Special Purpose Living

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We’re delighted to announce our Lifestyle Bittern community is a multi-award winning community! Our over 50s development on the Mornington Peninsula has won the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) 2019 Awards for Excellence for Affordable Development and Special Purpose Living.

We’re thrilled to have won these awards and be recognised for our focus on delivering purpose-built housing to meet this need, but our greatest satisfaction is knowing that our homeowners who have moved to Lifestyle Bittern enjoy a fantastic living environment, while also freeing up equity they may not have had if they remained in their current home.

Lifestyle Bittern enables working, semi-retired and retired people over 50 to live an independent life of luxury for an affordable price. With quality, brand new low maintenance homes priced at 62.5% of the local median house price, homeowners can release additional home equity to help fund their retirement. The development fills a gap in the local market for downsizers living on the Age Pension with low rental fees.

Lifestyle Bittern homes offer high quality turn-key inclusions such as stainless steel appliances, stone benchtops, soft close cabinetry and beautiful landscaping. With 5-star resort-style facilities, leading wellness and lifestyle program, Lifestyle Bittern supports an active lifestyle. Uniquely in the sector, all homeowners have access to community facilities from settlement including a multi-million dollar clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools and spa, gymnasium, cinema, billiards room and library. The community is designed to create a welcoming community, with activities such as a bowling green, tennis court, workshop and outdoor entertaining terrace carefully spaced around the site and fully landscaped gardens to provide quiet enjoyment. With onsite Community Managers and secure evening access, Lifestyle Bittern offers a safe and welcoming environment for homeowners.

Distinct from retirement villages, Lifestyle Communities support independent living with an average entry age of 67 years. Lifestyle Bittern caters to the increasing number of Victorians aged over 50 looking to downsize their family homes but not compromise their lifestyle or living standards. Community creation is a fundamental part of our overarching development and company vision.

Our guiding principle has always been to create a ‘business for purpose’ rather than a ‘purpose for business’. We achieve this by creating outstanding quality communities with resort-style facilities at an affordable price with sustainably low fees. We’re meeting the high demand for affordable quality homes for people who prefer to spend their time and hard-earned money on improving their lifestyle,
wellness and pursuing leisure and travel interests.

As the numbers of retiring Baby Boomers continues to rise, the lack of appropriate housing stock continues to be a major challenge for the industry in Victoria. The demand for our style of housing continues to rise, and we are particularly proud of our extremely high referral rate from existing customers which at Lifestyle Bittern represented 73.4% of sales, testament to our success in community creation and the high quality of our product offer.

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