Currently under construction, The Oaks on Neville (“The Oaks”) will be the first apartment style retirement village of its kind in regional New Zealand. The village sits right in the middle of Warkworth, a small but fast growing town 64 kilometres north of Auckland.
With around 5000 permanent residents, Warkworth also acts as a catchment for a number of wider farming communities.
Real Living Group, one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned retirement village operators, is behind the project.
Directory Kevin Murphy says The Oaks on Neville is designed to meet the changing expectation of what retirement living offers.
“This is the first retirement village that's actually been built into a little township, everything that central Warkworth offers they'll have at their fingertips. “
Within walking distance of the village will be a medical centre, supermarket, pharmacy, bowling club and local RSA.
Alongside this The Oaks will include a gym, pool, café and library.
With an estimated village resident population of 350 people when completed, The Oaks will have 180 apartments and around 30 rest home or hospital rooms providing a welcome boost to the local economy.
“The beauty of this village is they are going to have people living centrally and shopping on a daily basis, so the injection of money into Warkworth businesses is quite phenomenal,” Mr Murphy says.