Aged care village gets nod
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).