Cherry Glades Estate is a seniors housing development in Manjimup being delivered by the Department of Communities (Communities) in partnership with the Shire of Manjimup, with support from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program and the South West Development Commission.
Approximately 50-60 affordable, age-friendly homes are anticipated to be delivered across five stages and will include rental and home ownership opportunities.
When it’s complete, Cherry Glades will be a safe and lively place for people over the age of 55, with a range of appropriate and affordable housing choices in different sizes and styles that are high quality, secure and easy to maintain. Residents will be able to age well in their community, close to family and friends, while enjoying a relaxed and active lifestyle in a vibrant setting right next to the town’s services and amenities.
Unique naming opportunity
Communities and the Shire held a unique competition in 2018 for Shire residents to name the proposed estate. The name Cherry Glades was chosen, as submitted by local resident Glenys Cope who said she envisaged the estate streets lined with cherry trees to reflect Manjimup's claim to cherry fame as well as residents enjoying the tranquillity of the glades (or open space between the surrounding forests).
There will be limited opportunities at Cherry Glades to apply for home ownership under Communities’ co-ownership scheme. The scheme is a fixed shared equity product targeted to people over the age of 65 who meet social housing income and asset eligibility limits. Under the scheme, eligible seniors can purchase a 65 per cent equity share of the dwelling and Communities will retain a 35 per cent equity share of the product as a silent partner.
Contact the sales team for more information about eligibility.
Stage 1A development
Stage 1A of the development was completed in December 2019. This included nine new homes (six 3 bed 2 bath, and three 2 bed 2 bath) built to meet the Silver Level Livable Housing Design, with generous verandas and materials that keep with the character of Manjimup. Stage 1A included a mix of full market and shared equity sale options.
Indicative project timeline
The timeline for subsequent stages of the development will depend on market demand and sale uptake of Stage 1A.
Cherry Glades is close to a range of health and medical services in the Manjimup town centre, such as medical centres, dental clinics, the wellness and respite community centre and hospital.
An assortment of shops, banks, food outlets and essential services are within walking distance of the estate.
Residents at Cherry Glades can take advantage of Manjimup’s towering forests, pristine rivers, heritage connections, amazing food and wines, and its proximity to untouched coastline. Manjimup has some of the finest produce in Western Australia and is an active outdoor destination that lends itself to a range of activities such as cycling, bushwalking, mountain biking, swimming and fishing.
Recreational facilities available right in the town center include the AquaCentre, Art Gallery, Country Club, Manjin Park and outdoor gym, Public Library, RSL, Steam Museum and Timber and Heritage Park.