The official opening of Aveo Mowbray Links.
The official opening of Aveo Mowbray Links.

Aveo retirement community returns to heritage name

CONSTRUCTION is nearing completion on Aveo Group's new stage development as the sought-after Launceston independent living community announces its return to the heritage name, Aveo Mowbray Links.

The new stage development will consist of 16 single-level villas, with prices starting at $273,000, all with an open plan style of living, two bedrooms, one bathroom, modern kitchen, one car garage and outdoor entertaining areas.

Located next to the Mowbray Golf Club, which adds to the array of community-based activities available at the community, new villas within the community have been fast-tracked for completion in response to demand in the region, with the first new stage residents scheduled to move in February 2019.

The return to the historically significant Aveo Mowbray Links has been welcomed by residents and locals, the name referring to one of the original settlers in Launceston, Martin Mowbray Stephenson, who owned the homestead formerly located where Launceston Church Grammar School now resides.


The official opening of Aveo Mowbray Links.
Kate Platzbecker with Heidi at Aveo Mowbray Links.

Aveo Group CEO, Geoff Grady, said that the return to Aveo Mowbray Links reflected a commitment to the growing Launceston retirement community.

"Participation and belonging are important values at our retirement communities and it was important we respected our residents' desire to revert to the Aveo Mowbray Links name," Mr Grady said.

Jan Topfer, a resident who has bought into the new stage at Aveo Mowbray Links, is looking forward to joining the Aveo Mowbray Links community.

"The new units being built suit me in every way ... the location itself is so handy to everything I could need," Ms Topfer said.

Aveo has also announced plans to upgrade and modernise its Aveo Bentleigh community in Melbourne to better meet the needs of local retirees with local council granting planning approval of the proposed revitalisation.

The upgrade will include a new three-storey building consisting of 43 independent living units, following ongoing discussion and consultation with existing residents.

Mr Grady said the Bentleigh redevelopment was an important step to meet the changing needs of existing residents and tomorrow's retirees, noting an increased demand for a greater choice of independent living options for local seniors.


The official opening of Aveo Mowbray Links.
Fay Mancey and Ray and Pam Deamer at Aveo Mowbray Links.

"The existing community has served residents incredibly well for many years, however the needs of local seniors have changed considerably since the buildings were first constructed in 1990," Mr Grady said.

"The redevelopment means we can offer prospective residents the style of accommodation they are looking for, with more spacious layouts and better finishes that have been designed to meet the tastes and functionality requirements of our residents. Our plans also include a new and extended community area which will allow for greater flexibility and larger social gatherings."

Aveo Bentleigh's longest residing resident of 16 years, Gladys White said she was looking forward to enjoying the new community facilities upon completion.

"I am so excited to see the new development take shape. I have loved every year I have lived at Aveo Bentleigh and my only hope is that I live long enough to enjoy all the new facilities and get to see and enjoy what it will bring to our little community," Ms White said.

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