Independent Living

The Lakes Retirement Village provides an independent living lifestyle option for residents and Warrina Innisfail is committed to providing services to cater for the needs of the residents.

As the retirement village industry continues to grow in Queensland, Warrina Innisfail is adopting best practice standards.

Residents have rights, in common with other residents, to use and enjoy the lifestyle within the Village. 

Residents choose to live in the Village because of community lifestyle and service options available.


All units consist of two bedrooms and offer a comfortable living standard at an affordable price. Each unit includes:

  • 2 bedrooms with built-in wardrobes
  • Lounge/dining room
  • Split system reverse cycle air conditioner
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Bathroom/toilet
  • Rear courtyard with awning
  • Security screen doors and windows

An Information Booklet available here and Village Comparison Document available here  for your perusal.

Retirement Living Code of Conduct

As part of our commitment to quality and transparency within our community, the Lakes Residential Retirement Village is registered with the Retirement Living Code of Conduct.

Retirement Living Code of Conduct available here


The Lakes Retirement Village is located in Emily Street, Innisfail and is registered as a Retirement Village Scheme in the State of Queensland. 

The Lakes Retirement Village is situated within 2 kilometers of the Innisfail Central Business District and is alongside the Warrina Lakes Recreational Gardens. 

The Village is 1klm from the local hospital and has public transport available directly in front of the Village.

Innisfail is a major centre (population approximately 10,000) in the Cassowary Coast Regional Shire (population almost 31,000), situated 88km south of Cairns and 260 km north of Townsville.

The Lakes Retirement Village provides a carefree lifestyle and a relaxed atmosphere making day to day life enjoyable. 

People choose to join our community because of its community spirit and the peace of mind that all the residents enjoy.

Fees and Charges

The Purchase price is known as an “Ingoing Contribution”.

A resident pays an ingoing contribution to secure a Licence for right to reside in the retirement village.

The current Ingoing Contribution of a unit is $210,000.00. 

Warrina Innisfail reserves the right at any time and without notice to review the Ingoing Contribution on all available units. 

No capital gain options are offered.


A minimum deposit of 10% of the Ingoing Contribution to secure a unit may be required on signing the Residence Contract and Loan Agreement.

General Service Fees

Residents pay a weekly General Service charged – As of 1st July 2023 this amounted to $123.06 per week consisting of: 

General Service Fee – $98.56

Maintenance Reserve Fee – $24.50

Weekly fees cover:

  • Management and staff costs
  • Rates and water usage
  • General insurance on units and facilities (excluding personal contents insurance)
  • Community electricity accounts
  • Repairs and maintenance to units
  • 24 hours monitored emergency call system
  • Maintenance of gardens and grounds
  • Contribution to the maintenance reserve fund

Additional Electrical White goods i.e., air conditioner, dryer, deep freezer, second refrigerator – (1 – $3.50; 2 – $7.00; 3 – $10.50)

The Village’s maintenance and grounds staff take care of all external maintenance.

Maintenance of village capital items including the internals of resident units is provided by staff or external contractors.

It is the residents’ responsibility to maintain resident owned items, furniture and personal effects.