Kerrisdale Gardens offers a highly flexible, integrated approach, focusing on wellness and life engagement. This recently completed ‘community within a community’ embodies many distinctive features to which older people in Mackay have positively responded, offering the client innovation in design. The client’s healthy ageing perspective for this development project underpinned their projected model of care and service. The Kerrisdale Gardens Stage 1 development, consists of contemporary supported and Independent living villas and apartments, residential aged care and a beautiful wellness and medical centre. During the Master Planning phase Paynters worked closely with the client to ensure the facility was sized to capacity, with long term thinking and cost savings a priority. The future setup of solar was a conscious decision to incorporate if desired years down the track. The approach to customisation of each villa is rare however, Paynters allowed the purchaser to make changes to create individualised villas.