Cherry Glades is a new seniors’ estate in the heart of Manjimup, at Lot 319 Moore Street, that will comprise approximately 50-60 affordable homes.
The seniors housing development – also known as the Manjimup Seniors Living Project – is 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.
The development is expected to be delivered in five stages and will include a mix of 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 live independently 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 amenities.
Unique naming opportunity
In early 2018, Communities and the Shire held a unique competition for Shire residents to name the proposed estate. The name Cherry Glades was chosen, and was submitted by a local resident 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 tranquility of the glades (or open space between the surrounding forests).
Stage 1A development
In December 2019, Pindan Constructions completed Stage 1A of the development which included nine new homes (six 3 bed 2 bath, and three 2 bed 2 bath) built to a minimum Silver Level Livable Housing Design and with generous verandas and materials that keep with the character of Manjimup.
This stage offered a mix of full market and shared equity sales. The Stage 1A Site Plan and an FAQs booklet are available on the right-side of this page.
There will be limited opportunities at Cherry Glades to apply for home ownership under the 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.
Read the Fact Sheet for more information about the scheme and eligibility.
The timeline for subsequent stages will depend on market demand and sale uptake of Stage 1A.
About the Manjimup community
Cherry Glades is close to a range of health and medical services in the Manjimup town centre, such as dental clinics, general practices and the Wellness and Respite Community Centre.
An assortment of shops, banks, food outlets and essential services are within walking distance of the estate, including Australia Post, Coles, Mitre 10, Target and Woolworths.
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 AquaCentre, art galleries, the public library, Country Club, Manjin Park and outdoor gym, RSL, Steam Museum and the Timber and Heritage Park.