Aged care village gets nod

Joondalup Times - - NEWS - Lucy Jarvis

WAN­NEROO landown­ers have wel­comed a coun­cil de­ci­sion that could al­low the build­ing of a re­tire­ment village on their blocks.

The Wan­neroo Coun­cil voted in favour of a change to Dis­trict Plan­ning Scheme 2 af­ter a staff rec­om­men­da­tion to refuse the ap­pli­ca­tion lapsed for want of a mover at the June 26 meet­ing.

The de­ci­sion will al­low devel­op­ers to build a nurs­ing home and re­tire­ment village on the four blocks on Dun­de­bar Road and Bel­grade Road, to­talling 8ha.

The coun­cil de­ci­sion is sub­ject to the pro­posed devel­op­ers, Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group and Civ­con Civil, es­tab­lish­ing a con­tract with the City in re­gard to de­vel­oper con­tri­bu­tions.

Coun­cil­lor Frank Cvi­tan, who suc­cess­fully moved the al­ter­na­tive rec­om­men­da­tion, said east Wan­neroo de­vel­op­ment had been “talked about” for about 15 years with many plans pushed back as they were “pre­ma­ture” in terms of the plan­ning scheme.

Coun­cil­lors said the de­vel­op­ment, which could have about 400 res­i­dents, could help meet the de­mand for aged care places in the area.

Prior to the coun­cil meet­ing, Burgess De­sign Group as­so­ciate di­rec­tor Mark Szabo said the de­vel­oper needed ap­proval for the ad­di­tional use to sup­port its ap­pli­ca­tion for the next Aged Care Ap­provals Round and fund­ing for aged care beds.

“This is a com­pet­i­tive process - to have the best chances of suc­cess, the sup­port of lo­cal govern­ment is es­sen­tial,” he said.

Pro­ba­tion­ary Con­sta­ble Tiarna Eades with Kirstie Kick­ett (Y12) and Rose Hill (Y11).

Pat Feifer of Koon­doola, Jayda Feifer (Year 11) and Ber­nice Hewett of Carlisle. Pic­tures: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d484296

Year 9 stu­dents Emily Tal­bot and Brooke Mor­ris with Ge­orgie Eades (Ny­oon­gar Out­reach Ser­vice).

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