Oak Tree Retirement Village live-in managers Charlie and Cathy Azzopardi check out the river view at O’Leary Street.
Oak Tree Retirement Village live-in managers Charlie and Cathy Azzopardi check out the river view at O’Leary Street.

Retirement village work begins

THERE’S nothing like the hum of construction work to show Warwick is moving forward.

While the wet week has slowed some work in the Rose City, the new Oak Tree Retirement Village in O’Leary Street has re-commenced with construction on the next stage of villas.

Oak Tree Retirement Village on-site manager Cathy Azzopardi said the first resident would move during early November.

“We’ve just moved from Cairns and have been here about three months, but there’s been a lot of changes here during that time,” Mrs Azzopardi said.

“In total there are 11 stages but we hope stage one – which includes the community centre – will be completed by January.

“People have a choice of four villas which range from two to three bedrooms.

“The river view villas are beautiful – they don’t cost any more than the others – and there’s some still available.”

Oak Tree Retirement Village manager Anna Jackson said a two-bedroom villa was currently on display for people to wander through.

But that’s not the only work going on. In a finger-licking move, KFC has confirmed it will soon be moving from its current Wood Street address.

A Collins Food Group spokesman said the secret herbs and spices would soon be cooked up next to the old Domino’s Pizza site on Albion Street with construction for the new store underway. It should be complete by January.

“The new store will be the latest three-window drive through design,” the spokesman said.

“It is hoped to be completed by late December but before the end of January.”


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