Construction team hits the road

Last week the Construction and Development team as well as the Regional Managers undertook a 3 day road trip across Southern QLD and Northern NSW to catch up with our development activities. We set off on in a convoy of 4 vehicles and visited our villages in Toowoomba, Warwick, Goondiwindi, Gunnedah, Tamworth, Armidale and Lismore.


Apart from some great learnings coming for the trip, we were able to engage with our Village Managers as well as some of our residents to discuss the issues that are meaningful for them. The more we travel the more we hear that people want to stay in their local catchments they call home. The opportunity to move into a purpose built village in state of the art villas is very comforting and provides great inspiration for us at Oak Tree to continue our work.

No matter where you are, there is a good chance we may have an option for you to consider. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you in our villages to discuss all the elements of the Oak Tree lifestyle. All it takes is a phone call or a visit at your leisure.

Well over a 1000 residents now call Oak Tree home but our job is not yet complete. Many people are still searching for affordable and comfortable options in their home towns and suburbs to release the pressure of home maintenance, bridge the loneliness gap or simply allow them the opportunity to travel the world without the stress. Whatever your  needs we are confident we can assist.

We look forward to meeting you soon,

Until next time,
Warm regards,


Darling Heights Preview Event

Yesterday saw the Preview Event for our brand new Darling Heights village currently being built in Platz Street.  Over 60 people came along to listen to Directors, Mark Bindon and Franco De Pasquale, together with Regional Manager Melissa Luck, introduce the village to the local senior community.



The event was held at the stunning Gabbinbar Estate.


After completing the hugely successful Oak Tree village in Baker Street, the new offering in Platz Street will consist of 59 homes with a mixture of 2 and 3 bedrooms with a release date of late 2018.  The village will also feature a swimming pool, lawn bowling green, barbeque and entertainment areas, as well as a community centre and early plans for a vegetable garden.

For further information about Oak Tree Darling Heights, please contact Sharon McManus on 1300 367 155

SAVE THE DATE:  Come for an exclusive peek at our Hard Hat Tour, Darling Heights.  1st 2nd and 3rd June.    More details to follow soon.

Oak Tree expands regional presence

Oak Tree expands regional presence

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our regional footprint with a number of new projects set to start construction in the coming month or two.

The Hunter Valley is one of the great regions in Australia great beaches, wineries and great people. Our Cardiff village has been a great success and we will soon be starting Boolaroo which is a few minutes’ drives down the road from Cardiff. Immediately after the Boolaroo commencement, we will be starting our Rutherford project which is in the Maitland district. Continue reading

Hard Hat Tour - Dubbo

Hard Hat Tour – Dubbo

This weekend was the very first Hard Hat Tour at our newest Retirement Village offering in Dubbo.

Over 50 people were in attendance and among the first to receive guided tours of our brand new villas. Oak Tree Director’s Mark Bindon and Franco De Pasquale, along with Regional Manager, Melissa Luck enjoyed meeting the Dubbo community and giving an insight into the exciting village that is to come. Continue reading

Board meeting in the bush

Board meeting in the bush

Last week we hosted our Board meeting in Toowoomba, coinciding with the official launch of our second village at Darling Heights. It was a great opportunity to have our external Directors in the field, broadening their understanding of the Oak Tree business in the bush. As a matter of policy, the Oak Tree Board conducts several board meetings throughout the year in regional locations…this is a major focus for the Oak Tree business. Our aim is to improve the lives and options for regional seniors…keeping them in their local communities is critical to maintaining a social balance as well as enhancing the lives of our older community members. Continue reading

Carol Petersen with Dog

I chose Oak Tree

Two much-loved King Charles Spaniels were the key consideration when Carol Petersen started looking to downsize into an independent lifestyle community.

Recently retired from a long career in emergency services communications, the 64-year-old was living in Townsville and looking for a change of scenery. Continue reading