Work has begun on the extension of Palm Lake Resort Toowoomba. The project is expected to inject an estimated $100 million into the local economy.

Palm Lake Group aims to maximise its use of the local workforce, with up to 90 tradespeople at the new development site at any one time. Long-term economic benefits are also expected, with the new resort aiming to emply around 10 long-term locals on-site once complete. The project will see 322 new homes added to the development, which currently has 221 homes.

Palm Lake Group town planner, Suzanne Jensen, says the surrounding views to the north, west and east have been taken into account in the planning process to ensure the comfort of future residents. “The houses will be built to maximise solar orientation, which will enhance the comfort of residents by naturally regulating the temperature of each home,” she said.

Located at 97-127 Hogg Street, the gated community allows mature residents to maintain an active lifestyle.

The endeavor to provide facilities for an active lifestyle is fulfilled with a 10-pin bowling alley, an eight- lawn bowls green, golf simulator, tennis courts, a gymnasium and activity centre, indoor and outdoor pool, and a movie cinema within a brand new country club.

Palm Lake Resort sales and marketing manager Sue Baldwin says Toowoomba is such a perfect place for retirees. “It’s a thriving cosmopolitan city with so much to offer, while retaining the leafy laid-back country feel,” Ms Baldwin said.