Affordable Housing

PresCare provides a range of affordable housing options for older Queenslanders.  With a place of your own in a caring environment, PresCare can help you maintain your independence with affordable options to rent with total peace of mind, for you and your family.

Our Independent Living Choices

PresCare currently has cottages and units of various sizes for rent. They are co-located alongside PresCare residential care homes in Thornlands, in the Redlands district of south-east Queensland; in Rockhampton on the Tropic of Capricorn; and at Maryborough on the Fraser Coast.

Lake Sherrin, Thornlands – Units/Bedsitters

Located on the main thoroughfare between Redland Bay and Brisbane City in the bayside suburb of Thornlands, Lake Sherrin is surrounded by beautifully lush gardens, a lake, and abundant wildlife, creating an atmosphere that is peaceful and relaxed.  There are 106 units, 63 studio units, 39 one-bedroom cottages and four two-bedroom cottages, single storey with park or lake views. You’ll be close to Victoria Point Shopping Centre and a wide variety of shops and cinemas.

To join the no-obligation (no cost) waiting list please contact Lake Sherrin on 07 3206 4146.

Alexandra Gardens, Rockhampton – Cottages/Units

Located within generously landscaped grounds, 40 modern two-bedroom units were completed in 2013 as part of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). These form part of a warm, friendly environment at Alexandra Gardens.  You will have a secure home in a supportive community with shops, supermarkets, buses and other amenities close by.

To join the free no-obligation waiting list contact Alexandra Gardens on 07 4999 3006.

Groundwater Lodge, Maryborough – Units

Groundwater Lodge in Granville is built on several acres of beautifully landscaped property. 23 modern two-bedroom independent living units were completed in late 2013 as part of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) focus in Maryborough, a growing regional city rich in history and heritage through classic 1800s Queensland architecture and located just 220 kilometres north of Brisbane.

To join the free no-obligation waiting list contact Groundwater Lodge on 07 4122 6800.

About the National Rental Affordability Scheme

Available via the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS), PresCare has 40 two-bedroom units in Rockhampton and 23 two-bedroom units in Maryborough.  These units were built on land provided by the Presbyterian Church of Queensland and funded through NRAS by the Australian Government in partnership with the Queensland Government.

These units were designed with senior living in mind. It was important to PresCare that they were not only visually appealing, but also practical for older occupants. The spacious homes have wider hallways, easier access to bathroom and kitchen facilities and large windows to draw in the natural light.

PresCare sees NRAS-funded developments as a natural fit in our mission to care for older Queenslanders.

NRAS sought to address the shortage of affordable rental housing by assisting community organisations and businesses to build and rent homes to low/moderate income households. The scheme also aimed to reduce rental costs for low to moderate income households; and encourage large-scale investment and innovative management of affordable housing.