Lifestyle Villages & Park Homes
Brighthouse helped establish many of the first park home lifestyle villages in Western Australia, following the introduction of the Caravan and Camping Grounds Act in 1995 and Caravan and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997.
It has continued to develop new concepts and provide design and operational options that lead to the creation of benchmark developments in this growth market segment.
From early caravan park site conversions at Coogee Beach Holiday Resort and Woodman Point Holiday Park, the concept quickly became accepted as an residential alternative for active retirees. Brighthouse Strategist, David Holland was an early instigator of the Premier Leisure Village Group, which consisted of six, independent caravan park owners, who realised the potential for lifestyle villages within existing, well located, caravan parks.
The social and financial benefits of park home living are hard to ignore and hundreds of "empty nester" retirees have sold their family homes and purchased a new contemporary home in a lifestyle village. For many there is a substantial positive cash benefit - enabling the realisation of the dream of a new home, car and caravan - and a welcome return to the bygone era of neighbourly social interaction.
Brighthouse provided consultancy and project management services for the development of one of the first fully-residential park home villages at Mandurah. Western Australia, which included ground-breaking facilities of clubrooms, library, swimming pool and a bowling green. Following that successful project, Brighthouse was engaged as the lead consultant on a number of park home developments including Riverside Gardens, Gosnells, Woodman Point Resort, Fremantle, Cooke Point Resort, Port Hedland and Wavecrest Village, Hopetoun.
In the decade following the park home legislation, which legitimised permanent park home villages and gave protection to the homeowners, many thousands of retirees, adopted the lifestyle.
Lifestyle Villages are now a recognised affordable, retirement housing option. Brighthouse continues to lead innovation and development of the sector, providing services to potential owners developers of lifestyle villages.
Brighthouse has also prepared concept designs, feasibility studies and business cases for small retirement housing developments for regional areas, local government and Not-For Profit organisations (NGO).