Gen U sign at St Laurence Park Retirement Village

Redevelopment of St Laurence Park Retirement Village

genU Karingal St Laurence is excited to announce the commencement of Stage One of a $23m redevelopment of Lara’s St Laurence Park Retirement Village.

Established by Father Gerard Tucker in 1950s to support retirees, the site became the home of St Laurence Community Services in the 1980s.  The site has had a prominent history within the Lara community and has been used to provide accommodation for retirees.

A $23m redevelopment has begun at Lara’s St Laurence Park.
“Since the merger of Karingal and St Laurence Community Services in 2016, genU has been committed to redeveloping the St Laurence Park site and investing in new infrastructure and accommodation to ensure that we continue to support and empower retirees,” said genU CEO Clare Amies.

genU is partnering with Colac based builder BDH Constructions for the redevelopment. BDH has significant development experience, having completed numerous commercial and residential projects across the region.

The first stage of the redevelopment will focus on removing aging housing infrastructure and replacing this with 69 new, contemporary designed, accessible housing, suitable for retirees.

The ‘natural rural setting’ of the park will be maintained by using housing materials that reflect this environment and the reestablishment of trees, shrubs and natural fauna.  There will also be accessible pathways and open space available for resident’s enjoyment.

genU stands committed to reinvesting into its local communities, to fulfill its vision of ‘building inclusive communities’.

To learn more about genU’s retirement living options click here.

Related News

genU and Housing Choices Australia partnership

genU Karingal St Laurence is excited to announce a partnership with Housing Choices Australia (Housing Choices), to redevelop two social housing sites in Belmont and South Geelong.