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New eco retirement village underway in Bay of Plenty

Monday, July 30, 2018

New eco retirement village underway in Bay of Plenty

A new eco retirement village is under construction in the Bay of Plenty suburb of Papamoa.

Located on Grenada Street, the Pacific Lakes Village is a joint venture between Generus Living Group and local iwi Mangatawa Papamoa. When complete, the $250 million village will add 350 new homes to the area.

What makes Pacific Lakes Village eco-friendly?

There will be solar power wiring in every home (giving residents the option to go off the grid) and on-site charging stations for electric cars. There will also be composting facilities, recycling hubs, community gardens, and even a climate-controlled growing house.

The village’s communal facility, The Lake House, includes even more sustainable features.

“The Lake House will be the village’s first communal facility to be developed and will operate off the grid with its own solar power and rainwater recycling systems,” says Generus Living Group director Graham Wilkinson.

In addition to sustainability, Pacific Lakes is also designed to promote a sense of community – both within the village (between residents) and with the wider community.

‘The Pavilion’ will be a community hub with bar, cafe, and lounge facilities, as well as a library, arts and crafts studio, and function centre.

“We want residents to be able to engage with the local community while being safe and secure, and enjoy a myriad of facilities and services, all provided in a sustainable way,” says Mr Wilkinson.

For more information about the Pacific Lakes development, please visit their website


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