Ryman Healthcare announces new Melbourne development

Ryman Healthcare is building a $180 million retirement village in Mulgrave in Melbourne’s south-east.

Ryman Healthcare has purchased a 4.6-hectare site in Mulgrave, in Melbourne’s south-east to build a $180 million aged care home and retirement village.

The development will see Ryman Healthcare mix living options for the first time to include a retirement community with single-story villas at the centre.

It includes more than 80 two- and three-bedroom villas, 110 independent living serviced apartments and a 60-bed aged care home.

There will also be a café, bar, cinema, gymnasium, hair and beauty salon and bowling green.

The site, which has panoramic views of the Dandenong Ranges, is a short walk to Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre and Waverley Park and close to the Monash and Eastlink freeways.

Cameron Holland

Ryman Australia CEO Cameron Holland said the village’s mix of living options was a point of difference in the company’s overall offering in Melbourne.

“People want choice and, while we’ve seen really strong demand for our apartment-living options, a lot of older Melburnians are keen to downsize to something that provides a different kind of lifestyle,” Mr Holland said.

“Our integrated model offering aged care on site has proved extremely popular with people who want the peace of mind of knowing their healthcare needs can be met in one village community. Expanding our retirement living options within that model just means we can offer something for everyone,” he said.

Ryman Healthcare has five retirement villages in Victoria that are operational and a further seven villages in development.

Main image: An aerial shot of the Mulgrave site.

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