IT HAS injected dollars into the local economy, hiring 50 tradies during the construction phase, now the Coast's newest resort is ready to be shown off to the general public.
The $100m Palm Lake Resort Cooroy-Noosa will host an official opening today.
The retirement resort will house a recreational and wellness centre with a state-of-the-art gym, as well as a ten-pin bowling alley, an eight-rink undercover championship lawn bowls green, golf simulator room, spas, sauna, movie cinema as well as indoor and outdoor pools.
Stage One will see 40 eco-friendly homes completed out of the more than 200 homes planned for the site.
Among the designs are large two-bedroom-plus-study homes featuring specially designed RV garages and storage for those other 'toys' that make the retirement years such an adventure.
A $25 million aged care facility will complete the Cooroy development.
Visitors who check out the Cooroy resort from 10am to 3pm today are being offered free mini-massages and the chance to win lucky door prizes worth more than $2000.
Palm Lake Resort national sales and marketing manager Marlene Cumming said 'retirement' itself was a concept that is changing dramatically with the generations - a change that Palm Lake was embracing and fostering through its new real estate developments.
People aren't looking to downsize as they get older - they want to 'right size'," she said.
"They are used to large living spaces but don't want the maintenance of a large garden or a large lawn. They like to entertain guests and have family stay - they don't want to be cramped up in small dwellings.
"A lot of our target market aren't slowing down or retiring either. They come into our lifestyle community resorts and the number of items in their diaries actually increases due to the variety of onsite activity and entertainment options and the all-round social nature of the resorts."
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