Construction of Australia's first GLBT
retirement village is likely to begin next year, The Courier
The Linton Estate is a $26 million
retirement village aimed primarily at gay, lesbian and transgender
seniors. Plans for the project were first submitted to city
officials in 2000 but a weak economy had stalled the project,
developer Peter Dickson said.
The development is to be located about
an hour's drive from Melbourne – Australia's second largest city
behind Sydney – in the rural town of Ballan.
The village is expected to include a
community center surrounded by 120 single-story living units.
Amenities include a gym, pool, bowling greens, tennis court and club
The Linton Estate is being marketed as
a GLBT retirement community; however, sexual orientation is not a
“There's a fair number of straight
people that want to live there,” Dickson told the paper.
Pricing details and final plans are
expected to be made public next year.