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Palm Lake Group

The Palm Lake story is one that dates back 44 years to a caravan park near Dandenong. Palm Lake Group founder, Walter Elliott purchased Willow Lodge Caravan Park in Bangholme, Victoria, inspired by the manufactured home estate model he had seen in operation in the United States and started converting it into a residential resort for permanent residents. Before long, the group shifted its operations base to Queensland and developed a resort at Bethania on Brisbane’s southside. The resort sold out quickly and became a model for this type of development.

Since that time, Walter’s son Scott joined the family business as Managing Director and the Palm Lake Group has grown to feature 38 locations across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. And the company is still expanding. Among the locations, there are also a number of sister Palm Lake Care facilities offering assisted and aged care to residents with care requirements.

The Palm Lake Group has seen much success over four decades and puts that success down to working hard to understand the designer lifestyle residents are seeking within the company’s group of resorts. Just ask the thousands of happy Palm Lake Resort residents who enjoy freedom, security, individuality and a sense of community and purpose every day.

Walter and Scott still lead this vibrant and ever-expanding family company from its Gold Coast headquarters.

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