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Keyton to add much needed retirement living capacity in nation’s capital

New Romans 2 mins read

With Australia’s retirement living villages sitting at over 90 per cent occupancy, it's important village owners and operators continue to reinvest in and expand on their existing stock of residences.


In the ACT, Keyton has extensive waitlists for its three properties. To help meet this demand, its The Grove, Ngunnawal community is being extended with 45 brand new single level two- and three-bedroom villas. 


Keyton will also restore and repurpose original elements of the historical Gold Creek Homestead, converting it into a multi-purpose space with an arts and craft studio amongst its extensive grounds.


The extension will see the village grow from its current 161 to a 206 villas precinct including a co-located 124-bed aged care facility to be delivered by Arcare aged care.


“The Grove is one of Keyton’s three communities in the ACT and this new extension will revitalise it with new villas and amenities,” Head of Development Jason Fitzgerald said. 


“Importantly, it adds much needed retirement living capacity to the nation’s capital at a time when there are already extensive waitlists for Keyton properties in the region.”


Part of the ACT district of Gungahlin, The Grove sits in suburban Ngunnawal, offering stylish, contemporary living mixed with state-of-the-art facilities including a clubhouse featuring an indoor heated pool, modern gymand onsite hairdresser.


According to Keyton Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Cockerill, The Grove offers a deep sense of community and a lifestyle focused on safety, security, and wellbeing. 


This is reflected in Keyton’s commitment to provide a 5-star Greenstar Community Precinct, showcasing the village’s elevated sustainability and liveability benefits with double glazing, heat pump hot water systems and solar panels on all villas. 


For Mr Cockerill, the 5-star rating reflects Keyton’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, ensuring every community responds to its local environment and brings people together in ways that strengthen their sense of community belonging and pride.

“With more Australians recognising the value of living in a sustainable home and community, demand is growing for retirement living options that deliver greater resilience, efficiency and value for residents while protecting the environment for future generations,” Mr Cockerill said.


Moreover, new residents in the extended village will continue to have access to The Grove’s program of wellbeing events that continues to expand. This ensures residents experience the best of retirement living including a sense of connection, belonging and a vibrant environment that ensures residents thrive.


“It’s a place that exemplifies the Keyton difference reflecting our ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional lifestyle communities where residents can live healthier, happier more connected lives,” Mr Cockerill said.


About us:

About Keyton 

Keyton is a leading owner and operator of over-55’s independent living communities in Australia with more than 75 villages with 17,000 residents across the country. We have over 30 years’ experience in retirement living, empowering independent seniors to choose where and how they live – and to make those choices with confidence. We lead with heart, prioritising wellbeing, connection and choice for residents and customers. 


Contact details:

Tim Mahony on 0402 059 987 or


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