It's full steam ahead for Oak Tree Retirement Village Gunnedah, with the stage three expansion now underway.
Eight villas will be built in this next stage, with six of them already sold to elderly folk looking to downsize and enjoy a more relaxing lifestyle.
Village manager Kathryn Blinman said the homes were a new design, with a Colorbond roof and new floor plans.
"Everything's been designed in line with the senior planning code to ensure aging in place is successful for people who move in throughout various stages of their retirement," Ms Blinman said.
"We're seeing a strong increase in the sale market for people who are moving from their family home and are looking to downsize and simplify their life.
"The biggest thing we offer is full maintenance, so from light bulbs, to smoke detector batteries, down to mowing the lawns, and trimming the hedges. We look after all of that for people who are moving in so it really affords them the freedom in their retirement."
She told the NVI she was hoping stage three would be finished by the end of November, with stage four on the horizon soon after that.
"With how high the demand has been for stage three, we'll look to move to stage four quite quickly. Eventually there'll be 62 villas on site," she said.
"The builder that we used here had some restrictions in place with COVID and people on the site, so they've worked really well around managing that, and we haven't seen too much of a significant delay."
Local trades have been and will be used throughout the stage three build, such as Paul Hickman, who Ms Blinman said did all the civil works, and Palmer's Landscapes, as well as other trades from Gunnedah and Tamworth.
Stage two of the site finished in 2018, and stage one was completed in 2016.