Seeking a Sea Change? Live Like You’re on Holidays with Ingenia Lifestyle

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So many residents tell us how much they have to stop pinching themselves when they wake up every morning in their beautiful new homes.

If you’re seeking a sea change or looking to escape the everyday, you’ll be spoiled for choice with Ingenia Lifestyle’s range of coastal communities.

Dotted throughout Australia’s east coast, our communities offer a diverse choice of beach, lake and coastal hinterland locations where residents can downsize into paradise and live like they’re on holidays all year round.

There’s no surprise these communities are recording such strong demand with Ingenia Lifestyle’s innovative ownership model providing a more affordable price point with no stamp duty, no exit/DMF fees and no council rates! Explore your new sea change lifestyle with us:



Latitude One is a contemporary gold class resort, offering a perfect combination of beautiful new homes surrounded by subtropical gardens. A downsizing dream with the beach and marina nearby, fishing, golfing and plenty more to do – you’ll find a vast array of choices waiting for you. For more information please contact Sheree on 0408 295 737 or Catherine on 0427 900 501.

Positioned in the seaside town of Woolgoolga, approximately 25 kilometres north of Coffs Harbour, our new community will be set to commence development at the end of 2017. Downsizers won’t have to wait long to purchase their brand new home with initial sales commencing in 2018. For more information please contact Wendy on 0448 714 021.

Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks appeals to those seeking to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to start a new life within reach of spectacular beaches, river and ocean fishing and boating. But you must be quick, there are only just a few homes selling in the final stage. For more information please contact Wendy on 0448 714 021.

Perfectly designed for the active downsizer looking to enjoy the benefits of lakeside coastal living, Ingenia Lifestyle Lake Conjola is your destination to lock and leave to travel and then return home to live an exclusive lifestyle. Brand new homes are selling now! For more information please contact Rachel on 0459 995 919.


We’re excited to announce the DA approval of our next brand new lifestyle community coming soon to Hervey Bay. Known as Australia’s premier whale watching city where you can visit the heritage listed Fraser Island, go boating, fishing or simply soak up the sun and enjoy Hervey Bay’s lifestyle. If you’d like to become an early bird and receive more information, contact Sharon on 0448 165 524.

Coastal Lifestyle sees Homes Snapped up at South West Rocks


Active downsizers looking for a sea change are flocking to the NSW Mid North Coast as Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks release its final stage of homes at its upcoming Open Day on Saturday 21 October from 10am to 2pm.

Just 8 new homes will be made available for purchase in the final stage of the land lease community, with new two bedroom homes starting from $330,000.

Project Sales Manager Wendy Hobson said prospective buyers could register their interest as part of the First Choice Club and reserve their ideal home in the final release with a fully refundable $1,500 deposit.

“The community’s popularity among downsizers, from both the local region and those seeking a sea change is on the rise, and our First Choice Club has seen more than 60 percent of homes already reserved or contracted,” Ms Hobson said.

“Our community is perfect for active downsizers with the local Country Club, bowling greens and golf course all within close proximity for residents.

South West Rocks’ lifestyle-focused community offers residents the opportunity to live in a brand new home in a land lease community where you own the home and lease the land.

Ms Hobson said the land lease model was becoming a sought after option for downsizers looking for a change while maintaining their active lifestyle.

“South West Rocks features Ingenia’s innovative ownership model providing a more affordable price point for buyers where owners are not required to pay stamp duty, exit fees or council rates,” Ms Hobson said.

One couple who are eager to move into their new home are Brian and Doreen Clune who said they cannot wait for their new coastal lifestyle to begin.

“The price of the homes has helped our financial arrangements and the quality of them represents value, while the lifestyle that comes with it is just wonderful,” Mr Clune said

“Downsizing was always our plan, but to have that extra money left over after purchasing a new home in lifestyle focused community was what really won us over.

“The decision was to make the move now for our lifestyle and to plan ahead to make this our last move as we’re not going to move again.

“South West Rocks’ coastal lifestyle sold it for us. We are within walking distance to everything, we are surrounded by other active seniors and we can park our caravan at home so we can go travelling whenever we like.”

For more information call Wendy on 0448 714 021 or visit

New Major Sponsorship with South West Rocks Bowls Club


South West Rocks Bowling Club has received a major boost following a successful year of competitions, with the Club securing Major Supporting Partner – Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks.

Ingenia Lifestyle was excited to announce its 12 month partnership with the Club which will see a number of opportunities and benefits delivered to the South West Rocks community.

The bowls club celebrated its new sponsorship in style, hosting a community open bowls session with Club President Barry Horsfall and Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks Sales Manager Wendy Hobson.

Residents, players and club officials were joined on the Club’s green by local South West Rocks seniors all vying for the win.

Ms Hobson said Ingenia looks forward to actively supporting the South West Rocks Bowling Club and engaging with local community through the popular sport.

“The South West Rocks Country Club is a major asset to our local community, especially to over 55s in the area,” Ms Hobson said.

“The lifestyle, health and wellbeing of not only our residents, but other local seniors, is extremely important to us and we see this sponsorship as a contribution to the development of the community.

“The new partnership will contribute in a multitude of ways to the local community – providing free learn to bowl days and additional bare foot bowls sessions for all to enjoy.

“Many of our residents love to socialise around a game of lawn bowls and can’t wait for the upcoming Ingenia Lifestyle Tournaments in July and September.

“Local South West Rocks residents will be welcome to join our upcoming tournaments as well and enjoy a perfect day on the green.

“We also hope to see our relationship with the South West Rocks Country Club continue to strengthen long into the future, as it’s a popular social spot that many of our residents take advantage of.”

Residents Thrilled as New Community Clubhouse Unveiled


More than 90 people joined the State Member for Oxley, Ms Melinda Pavey and Mayor of Kempsey, Cr Liz Campbell, to celebrate the opening of Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks’ brand new community clubhouse this month.

The brand new clubhouse features a modern open plan design with expansive wrap around deck, alfresco entertainment areas, large kitchen, social activities space, lounge with fireplace and library and will become a social hub for resident events and gatherings which is all designed to encourage a balanced, social and active lifestyle for residents.

Performing her official dignitary duties on the day Ms Pavey was proud to present the plaque saying she loves nothing more than to spend her weekends in South West Rocks.

“To have affordable housing that compliments South West Rocks’ lifestyle, downsizers now have more choice, control and flexibility.

“When you’ve worked hard all your life and contributed to this state, with real community members contributing to this region, it’s this lifestyle that you’re able to have now to help reflect on the past, and it’s lovely to be able to have you choose to stay here in South West Rocks,” Ms Pavey said.

Recognising the valuable ongoing support provided to the local community, Cr Liz Campbell thanked Ingenia Lifestyle for their hard work and investment in building the community clubhouse.

“It’s been two years since I’ve visited here and what Ingenia has created in this time makes it a more attractive place to retire and downsize to.

“We are so lucky in the Macleay to have this investment, as facilities such as these can only attract more seniors looking for a sea-change to come to our valley. We all know that South West Rocks is home to some of the most spectacular beaches and coastline in Australia, but we also need great facilities that promote a healthy and active lifestyle if we are to encourage more people to move to the Macleay.

“The new community clubhouse will be an asset to this community for many years to come. Ingenia Lifestyle has created quality facilities for socialising with like-minded people that only enhances the wonderful living centre you provide to local residents,” Cr Campbell said.

Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks’ Sales Manager Wendy Hobson said residents were thrilled with the new community facilities, which will encourage the community to come together and foster a sense of belonging.

“The nautical themed interior design of the clubhouse draws on the beautiful forest-fringed beaches nearby and provides a calm and inviting space for residents to enjoy,” Ms Hobson said.

“Adding to the social events calendar and Ingenia Care wellbeing program, we’ve now incorporated several resident run activities such as book club, ukulele classes, craft & mah-jong for the residents to make the most of our brand new facilities.

“The quality of our homes and communal facilities is always a pleasant surprise to downsizers when they come to visit our community for the first time, and I’m sure these new facilities will not disappoint,” she said.

Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks’ affordable and lifestyle focused community offers residents the opportunity to live in a brand new home in a land lease community where you own the home and lease the land. Brand new homes selling quickly, from just $239,000.

For more information on Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rock call Project Sales Manager Wendy Hobson on 0448 714 021 or visit

A Place to Call Home in a Safe and Secure Community


There are many things to consider when looking to downsize into a lifestyle community; whatever the benefits may be, community living comes with its rewards.

From budget, space and garden size to the new style of living, over 55s lifestyle communities deliver peace of mind in a safe and secure environment, surrounded by friends with on-site staff.

Many of Ingenia Lifestyle’s residents see an improvement in their lifestyle, health and wellbeing through community living with social events, the array of facilities on offer and the opportunity to meet new friends and neighbours.

New residents to Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks, Robert and Desley Baxter, said they had wanted to move into the mid-north NSW coastal area for over 18 months and were prepared to wait for the right opportunity.

Both were impressed with Ingenia Lifestyle and while Desley fell in love with the homes, Robert couldn’t resist the lifestyle.

“It was such an easy decision to downsize, after retiring we knew we needed to live in a place where we could enjoy life and all the little things.

“The size and layout of our new home is much easier to look after, especially since we don’t need to mow the lawn anymore.

“The security of the community was a big factor in our decision, we travel a lot and wanted a place that could be our home base, but also secured while we’re away.

“Purchasing at Ingenia Lifestyle has allowed us to slow down a bit more from our busy lives and it’s nice to take it easy for a change,” Robert said.

With the extra money they saved from downsizing Robert and Desley are now able to pay their bills and still have money left over to continue travelling all over Australia.

Due to the increasing demand to live at Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks there is now limited opportunity to secure your new lifestyle on the beautiful mid-north coast of NSW.

Brand new homes are selling from just $239,000. For more information please contact Wendy Hobson on 0448 714 021 or visit

Making new friends after 55

In our younger years, there seemed to be almost limitless opportunities to meet new friends, from school, sports clubs and family gatherings, to social dances, events or through work. However, friendships can tend to take a back seat as life gets busier and we put more and more time into building our careers or caring for our families.

Once the kids fly the nest or you slow down or finish at work, it’s not unusual to find yourself feeling a bit lost for company and you might find yourself looking for ways to meet others with similar interests.

Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks resident, Rita, admits even though her active days are over she still takes in a lot.

“I play golf two to three times a week and sing and play an organ with the church and Sing Australia Choir and belong to the seniors citizens club, other community groups and attend meetings.

“I have lots of friends here and that’s the main thing, and at this time of life you need a lot of friends of your own age group.

“You may have children but they are all working and don’t have the time to take you to appointments, it’s the friends that do that for you which is really great for South West Rocks.”

If you’re looking to meet new friends, why not try some of these ideas?

Commit to making new friends: It usually takes making a conscious decision to do something different – like seeking out new friendships to actually make a change.

Find a common link: To help break the ice, it’s worth checking with your current friendship groups or family members if they happen to know anyone living in your new locale.

Take part in events: Ingenia Lifestyle hosts a range of events, from charity morning teas and fundraisers to seasonal celebrations and wellness talks to help residents connect with new friends.

Indulge a hobby: Now that you have the time, finding a new hobby or rediscovering an old one, can be a fantastic way to meet others.

Start a morning tea or sundowners club: it could be a great way to start new friendships hosting weekly get-togethers over a casual cuppa, bake club or a cool beverage and nibbles.

Brand new homes are selling now and start from $239,000 For more information on Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks please call Wendy Hobson on 0448 714 021 or visit

Seniors Driving Demand at South West Rocks


Strong interest from NSW mid-north coast seniors has sparked the launch of 40 new homes to the market at Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks.

Seniors looking for affordable downsizing home options are able to peruse the community, via appointment, where we are showcasing two new display homes.

This highly anticipated lifestyle community for the over 55s will provide seniors with a selection of two-bedroom floor plans that are free from stamp duty, entry and exit fees, starting from just $239,000.

Project Sales Manager Wendy Hobson said the community had already received an overwhelming response from local seniors looking for affordable housing alternatives to make the most of their active senior years.

“The first of the new homes were snapped up in the pre-sales event before we officially launched to the market and now we’re well into strong sales mode for the next stage of homes,” Wendy said.

“The benefit of buying at Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks is that it challenges the perception of traditional retirement living, and delivers a lifestyle based on independence, wellbeing and active living.

“Our location is another key draw card for buyers, situated on more than 9ha of prime coastal land and located only an hour from Port Macquarie.”

Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks resident Rita Lucas said she enjoyed the peacefulness and the fact that she can lead her own life.

“I am a South West Rocks local but felt it had come to a time in my life where I didn’t want such a big garden and also wanted to live with like-minded neighbours of the same age group,” she said.

“When my friends come to visit they are really surprised about the space I have here.

“I keep pretty busy playing golf two to three times a week, and sing with the church and Sing Australia Choir. I also belong to other community groups and attend meetings.

“Lots of my friends are here which is great. I would recommend South West Rocks for the lifestyle; you’re buying into a lifestyle, and I’m very happy here.”

For more information, please call Wendy Hobson on 0448 714 021 or visit Ingenia Lifestyle South West Rocks, Gordon Young Drive, South West Rocks.

South West Rocks Preparing for Launch of New Homes


Active Lifestyle Estates will deliver more than 50 brand new homes at South West Rocks, a popular tourist destination on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.

Located on 9.5 hectares of waterfront land, the high quality mixed use community is in a prime coastal location, one hour’s drive from Port Macquarie.

Project Sales Manager, Wendy Hobson, said Active Lifestyle Estates South West Rocks is a relaxing and private lifestyle community, appealing to people who wish to enjoy living in a community, whilst retaining their individuality.

“The unique land lease purchasing model has proven popular amongst our sister communities in the Central Coast region with seniors seeking an affordable and relaxing lifestyle.

“These communities have been extremely popular with local buyers and downsizers from Sydney and Newcastle, with the location perfect for those seeking a sea change yet still be close to services.

“Residents purchase a new manufactured home and lease, rather than own the land, eliminating the need to pay stamp duty and entry fees – freeing up money to spend on the important things in life.

“There are also no exit fees, no council rates, and eligible pensioners can also apply for government rent assistance,” Wendy said.

South West Rocks brand new homes are selling from $239,000 with the first of the brand new floor plans to be released later this month.

Active Lifestyle Estates South West Rocks is located at Gordon Young Drive, South West Rocks NSW. Call Wendy Hobson, Project Sales Manager on 0448 714 021 or visit