Over-55s zon­ing pro­posal to be con­sid­ered

Kalamunda Reporter - - News -

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.”

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