Media Release

  • 23 August 2018

Seniors living in the Illawarra lunch held in Wollongong

Acorn Lawyers and Edminton Jones have joined forces to co-sponsor Property Council Australia's Illawarra Senior Living luncheon held at Centro CBD on Thursday 23rd August. The way in-which the community looks at retirement living is now more important than ever with 1 in 4 people aged over 65 years old in the region.

Ensuring that high-quality and age appropriate housing options exist and are accessible for people in the Illawarra were among the topics discussed on Thursday. The keynote speaker was Jeremy McKinnon, senior manager of Advisory at MacroPlan Dimasi.

Mr McKinnon said his address looked at the "future retirement opportunity for the Illawarra", with a focus on highlighting the critical nature of this opportunity, and the development that would be required to underpin this.

Other speakers included Professor Alison Jones from the University of Wollongong; Leanne Taylor, executive leader strategic innovation and development at Warrigal; and IRT Communities CEO Stig Andersen.