Over-55s zoning proposal to be considered
THE City of Kalamunda is preparing a report on a proposal to change the zoning of 41 Marion Way, Gooseberry Hill, from residential to special use to allow the construction of four homes for over55s on the site.
Mayor John Giardina said the concept plan should not be confused with an agedcare facility.
“An aged person is defined as someone 55 years or older and a dependant person is defined as someone with a recognised form of disability requiring special accommodation for independent living or special care,” he said.
“Those residing in aged and dependent persons dwellings are independent, over 55 and most likely to be retirees looking to downsize whilst maintaining some autonomy within their lives.
“These types of dwellings are often confused with agedcare facilities, but the two are quite different land-use activities.”