National Retirement Living Awards 2018 finalists

Retirement village industry leaders, innovations and projects have been recognised among finalists for the National Retirement Living Awards 2018.

There are now more than 3.7 million Australians aged 65 and over, and retirement villages are an essential part of the housing choices for older Australians. Currently, around 300,000 Australians live in around 3,000 retirement villages.

The National Retirement Living Awards recognise the contribution and achievements across all areas of the retirement living sector, by the people and companies helping ensure senior Australians have an enjoyable retirement.

The national winners will be announced at the National Retirement Living Awards Gala Dinner in Canberra on 29 November 2018. State and Territory winners for Village Manager of the Year will be announced in the lead up to the national awards.


Programmed Award for Village Manager of the Year


Michael Baxter, Aveo Group (NSW)

Mark Maybury, Stockland (NSW)

Susan O’Neill, Stockland (ACT)

Melissa Tome, Uniting (NSW)


Christian MacIntosh, Stockland (SA)

Angela Trevor, Living Choice Australia (SA)

Darren Ward, Stockland (SA)


Scott Burton, RetireAustralia

Russel Elms, Churches of Christ Care

Sue Stevens, Blue Care

Ian Thompson, Ingenia Communities


Jane Ellis, Lendlease (VIC)

Mary Goldstein, Baptcare Hedley Sutton Resident’s Committee (VIC)

James Oakley, Stockland (VIC)


Glynis McEwan, Masonic Care


Ingenia Award for Future Retirement Living Leader

Aliccia Azzimi, Lendlease (NSW)

Kate Muller, Stockland (VIC)

Sandy Spencer, Aveo Group (QLD)


Imagine Projects Award for Salesperson of the Year

Diana McGrath, Ingenia Communities (VIC)

Lynn Scott, Retirement Communities Australia (VIC)

Tracy Todhunter, Lendlease (NSW)


Wise Agency Award for Marketing Excellence

‘Aveo Journey’ National Brand Rebuild Campaign, Aveo Group

IRT Parkside, IRT

Spring Retirement Festival, Lendlease Retirement Living

Latitude One by Ingenia Lifestyle, Ingenia Lifestyle


nettletontribe Award for Design Excellence

Aveo Newstead, Aveo Group

Drummond Place Carlton, Australian Unity

Rivervue – A Porsche with Petrol!, Tigcorp Pty Ltd


Award for Best Refurbishment

Living Choice Woodcroft – Leisure Centre Rebuild 2018, Living Choice Australia Ltd

Patterson Lakes Retirement Village Club House, Stockland


Award for Best Retirement Living Innovation

Nutrition Select Ready Meals by Aveo, Aveo Group

Rivervue – Intergenerational Integration , Tigcorp Pty Ltd

Shell Cove Service Delivery Model, Warrigal.


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