Refer a friend and receive $1,000*

Do you know someone looking to rightsize or retire in style? Or perhaps an investor looking for a savvy opportunity in property? 

If you refer them to discover the magic of Mankara, you both benefit. You get an easy $1,000 when they sign and settle on their new home* and they get a magical Mankara apartment to enjoy. 

Mankara is a brand new strata titled over 55’s apartment precinct located at 52 Bickley Crescent in Manning.  Stage 1 is selling now and anyone can buy an apartment so long as the person living there is 55 years of age or over. 

All apartments are architect designed in line with the Liveable Housing Guidelines and one, two or three bedroom designs are available with a range of interior colour schemes and  quality inclusions. The apartments are move-in ready with everything done for you. 

Choosing a home at Mankara means you also enjoy an on-site café on the ground floor and an open community space to share with family and friends. The development is close to all that Manning offers with Waterford Plaza, Welwyn Avenue and Ley St shopping precincts moments away, plus cafes and restaurants, sporting clubs and community groups and local parks, including walking distance to Neil McDougall Park. 

There is no limit to how many people you can refer and the $1,000 will be paid to you every time a new person’s apartment reaches settlement. It’s that easy! Just like magic!  

When you next catch up with family and friends, why not ask them if they are interested in making the move to Mankara and see how you can both benefit? 

Email enquiries@mankara.com.au for a referral sheet and see all current apartment listings here

*T&Cs apply. See referral sheet for all information and eligibility criteria.  


Meet Southcare – the developer powering the magic of Mankara

When buying off the plan it’s important to know the team behind it.  Afterall, they are the ones helping you find your new home.  Today we’re sharing a new series where we’ll profile the Mankara development partners and we are starting with Southcare.

In its purest form, Southcare helps people, connects people and builds communities.

They’ve been using their caring hands for almost 40 years and this helping mentality is what inspired them to develop Mankara.

“After undertaking extensive research into the local community’s needs, we understood that there is no age-appropriate accommodation for our ageing population so we thought we would create it,” Southcare Chief Executive Officer Dr Nicky Howe said.

“In doing so, we are creating a magical space for people aged 55 years and over, knowing they can live well, live independently and live with purposeful connection both at home and in the community.

When complete, Mankara will open its doors to help 82 new families start a new journey, but it is certainly not the first time that Southcare has opened its doors to help others.

It all started in 1982 when a group of 20 volunteers started providing emergency assistance in the form of baby blankets and food hampers to people on severely restricted incomes and benefits.  The Manning/Karawara Emergency Relief Planning Committee, whose members were drawn from nearby churches together with representatives from the Department of Community Services, Health Department, Karawara Residents Associations, Social Work Faculty of the West Australian Institute of Technology held regular meetings to discuss the services and supports required to assist others in need.

And in a fitting nod to its rich history, an art installation inspired by the knitting stiches used to create the caring blankets is in the works, which will take pride of place near the main entrance and community café when complete.

“Southcare undoubtedly has a rich tapestry and, four decades on, we are keeping that alive and close to our hearts as we shape this development,” Dr Howe said.

“We also keep our five values close – quality, respect, integrity, empathy and cooperation – and operate with the best interests of our customers all the time.”

Today, Southcare is a not-for-profit provider that helps thousands of people live independently by offering local, reliable, flexible, and innovative solutions designed to meet individual needs.

It has home care workers helping customers with Home Care Packages, Commonwealth Home Support Programmes (CHSP), private home care services and short-term restorative care.

All of its aged care services are delivered in line with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Standards and it is audited by both the State and Federal Governments to ensure ongoing compliance.

Services include:

  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • Interim hospital care
  • Transition care
  • Personal care
  • Domestic assistance
  • Transport
  • Nursing care
  • Companionship
  • Social support

It’s community service programs include Aboriginal Family Support, Emergency Relief, Financial Counselling, Opportunity Shop and Leadership Training Programs.

Southcare is located at 53 Bickley Crescent in Manning, so when we say it is literally within the heart of this development(which is at 52 Bickley Crescent in Manning), we mean it!

Discover more by visiting Southcare or connect with them on Facebook or Linked In.


Community, care and connection at its core

This story first appeared in The West Australian’s Real Estate liftout on Saturday 6 February 2021.

A new 82-unit development in Manning, representing a fresh way of independent living for residents 55 years or over, has been launched publicly. 

The $25m Mankara development at 52 Bickley Crescent is being billed as the first of its kind and will see 82 strata titled apartments built for over 55s and dependent residents as well as a brand-new café and community facilities spanning 5,562 sqm.  Prices for the apartments range from $309,000 to $799,000.

The development is powered by not-for-profit Southcare with a robust local team including Total Project Management, Cameron Chisholm and Nicol Architects, PACT Builders, Bourkes Property and Abode Strata. 

Southcare CEO Dr Nicky Howe said seeing the development take shape, particularly after the effects of COVID-19 highlighted the effects of social isolation on so many, was palpable.  

“This is a development that has community, care and connection at its absolute core,” Dr Howe said. 

“Not only does it address a very real shortage of appropriate and diverse housing for aged and dependent people, it provides a social solution for residents and our wider community. 

“More than 27,000 people who are over 55 years of age currently live within a 10km radius of Mankara and they tell us they want to retain their housing asset, have better quality and safer options as they age.  

“This development is for them and any others who want to downsize with dignity, knowing they can also access care and support services if they later choose to.  

“Housing is key ingredient in the creation of safer, more connected communities and this development means our older community members can keep living at home with a lower cost of living and less maintenance but with greater independence, improved safety and a higher social, mental and psychological connection.”  

The name Mankara represents a merging of the two locations of Manning and Karawarra and has been in the works for nine years.

It most recently received an extension to its Development Approval, making it current to April 2022.

The development recognises housing and its importance to the welfare and wellbeing of aged and dependent people and being located just 7kms out of the CBD and near established shops, parks, schools, transport and local amenities means it is quite literally integrating the old with the new.   

Most of the apartments comprise two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Spanning three levels, the development’s offering is diverse, with three-bedroom, two-bathroom options, as well as two-bedroom, one-bathroom and one-bedroom and one-bathroom configurations.

Construction is expected to start later this year, with Southcare celebrating 40 years of being a proactive carer, connector and contributor in the local community in 2022.  

“To create a development some 40 years after we first started helping the community in 1982 with just nine hand knitted blankets is a pretty remarkable feat, Dr Howe said.  

“The vision for this project is to help people live independently and to give back to the community, which really has been our ethos for 40 years.  How exciting that we get to realise that today?”.  

Want to know more? Call Glenn today on 0413 545 044, send us an email at enquiries@mankara.com.au or follow our online community on Facebook.