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17 January 2022

A Home for Residents and Wildlife at the Glenfern Lifestyle Community

The Glenfern Lifestyle Community has been designed to not only elevate the over 50s living experience, but it has also been thoughtfully developed to protect the surrounding environment and wildlife.


There is more than meets the eye when looking at the beautiful designs at Glenfern. Geoff Dearden, Development Manager at Hometown Australia explains the elements designed to benefit the surrounding environment. As part of Hometown Australia’s environmental offset protection for Glenfern, several koala feed trees will be maintained near the entrance to the community.


“The koala trees are situated at the front of the community and will be surrounded by landscaped gardens to further secure the future of koala habitats in the area. This is in accordance with the local KPoM (Koala Plan of Management), to assist with preservation of koalas within the area which is considered critical for the species survival,” said Mr Dearden. Further environmental initiatives include stormwater being captured by large water quality filtration basins to purify the stormwater before re-entering the natural ecosystem, and the construction and distribution of 50 nest boxes to assist in the local cockatoos, owls and lorikeets that call Thrumster home in the adjacent protected bushland.


“The location of the Glenfern Lifestyle Community is adjacent to protected bushland. The design of the community amenities takes in the beautiful views over the surrounding natural environment, offering residents a visual sense of connection,” said Mr Dearden.

Pictured: The Glenfern Lifestyle Community located in Thrumster, Port Macquarie

Raising Awareness with Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

A local popular initiative to raise awareness for Australian koalas is the Hello Koalas Sculptures Trail. The trail features 79 one-metre high, individually designed and hand painted by talented artists, sculptures to be discovered across the Port Macquarie region. The Glenfern Community sales offices has a new fury friend with the ‘Gum Blossom’ koala calling the office home.


“Hometown Australia are proud to show support and assist in sharing the message of the importance of conserving and caring for Australian wildlife, specifically koalas within the mid-north coast of NSW, by supporting the local Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail,” concluded Mr Dearden. The ‘Gum Blossom’ koala has been hand painted by talented artist Suzanne Pride and is designed to reflect the mid-north coast’s natural wonders including the beautiful sunshine and plethora of flora and fauna.

Pictured: The ‘Gum Blossom’ koala reflects the beautiful flora and fauna in the mid-north coast region

The Glenfern Lifestyle Community

Designed to elevate the over 50s living experience with quality homes, resort style amenities and convenient access to all that the beautiful mid-north coast of NSW has to offer. You can read about homes at Glenfern in our recent article or visit the website for further information about what life could look like for you at the Glenfern Lifestyle Community.

Be sure to come down and say hi to ‘Gum Blossom’ in the sales office located at 1/23-41 Short Street, Port Macquarie and speak with Kim Cooper, Sales Consultant, to learn more about the community.

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