This 1,200-home ‘adult residential development’ is a staged development set on a 50 hectare site which, at the time of purchase, the development community generally considered as “remote and a challenge”.

Jackson Teece provided master planning and architectural design services to create this new concept in retirement housing which is specifically aimed for the 40-60 year old ‘ageing baby boomer’.

The main features of the development are the three artificially created salt water lakes and marina which link to a newly constructed canal, which in turn links the resort by water to the city and all its water accessible attractions.

Designed as a village community, each of the three stages comprises recreational, commercial, retail and residential buildings.

Our architectural designs for all accommodation types created choice in the categories of size, style, level of finish and aspect for purchasers, which ultimately delivered maximum cost-effectiveness for the developer.

ESD principles and practices have been incorporated into the planning and architectural designs.

The concept, launched in April 2002, delivered residential sales totalling more than $100M ahead of the 12-month anniversary of the project launch.

Australand purchased the Aurora development for $90 million, returning a substantial profit for our Client.