The Tablelands Retirement and Aged Care Facilities Action Group was formed in July 2009 in response to community concern and call for more retirement accommodation and aged care facilities in the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland.

The aim of the Group was to attract investment in retirement-village style development and aged care facilities on the Tablelands by showing substantial and detailed evidence of demand for this type of accommodation in the local community. Workshops and questionnaires were conducted to provide the evidence to potential investors of the need.  This project is ongoing as interest from developers’ increases.

This was a substantial exercise involving broad public consultation across meetings, surveys and questionnaires.  An enormous amount of detail is contained in the report and it remains publicly available, and has been used by aged care developers to assist in identifying demand.


  • Substantial primary market research specific to our region, identifying needs of our ageing population including location, housing preferences and other factors.
  • Numerous discussions with developers regarding projects and potential purchaser needs.
  • Tablelands Retirement & Aged Care Facilities Survey Report