Aged care at sta­dium site

Wanneroo Times - - News -

THE for­mer Joon­dalup Bas­ket­ball Sta­dium site is set to be trans­formed into homes and aged care, child­care, leisure and med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties.

Carmel Group and Aegis Aged Care Group will build the $100 mil­lion de­vel­op­ment on the 1.69ha site at Lot 701, Col­lier Pass, 100m from Lake­side Joon­dalup Shop­ping City and the Joon­dalup train sta­tion and close to Joon­dalup Health Cam­pus.

For­merly home to the Joon­dalup Wolves bas­ket­ball team, which moved to the nearby HBF Arena, the site was of­fered to mar­ket through a process man­aged by LandCorp.

The land will be sub­di­vided into three lots to fa­cil­i­tate an in­te­grated de­vel­op­ment linked by a shared public open space with tree­lined walk­ways, chil­dren’s play ar­eas and a com­mu­nity gar­den.

The first lot will in­clude a five-storey, 140-suite aged care cen­tre to be owned and man­aged by Aegis Aged Care Group, with respite care fa­cil­i­ties.

The se­cond lot will cater for re­tire­ment liv­ing, with Carmel Group de­vel­op­ing 74 in­de­pen­dent liv­ing units over six storeys to be man­aged by a spe­cial­ist provider.

Lot three, at 4600sq m and with frontage to Col­lier Pass, will fea­ture a mixe­duse eight-storey tower com­pris­ing 72 fam­ily apart­ments, 46 ser­viced apart­ments, med­i­cal cen­tre, hos­pi­tal­ity and re­tail out­lets, child­care fa­cil­i­ties and of­fice space.

Lands Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti said the two pro­po­nents would trans­form the “ideally po­si­tioned site into an iconic en­try state­ment to the Joon­dalup city cen­tre”.

“We are fa­cil­i­tat­ing in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions to higher-den­sity re­quire­ments and this de­vel­op­ment will en­sure res­i­dents en­joy the ben­e­fits of a vi­brant, con­nected com­mu­nity, with a range of ameni­ties on their doorstep,” she said.

She said it would de­liver a di­verse range of aged care op­tions to “al­low peo­ple to re­main con­nected to their com­mu­ni­ties and their es­tab­lished so­cial and fam­ily net­works.”

Joon­dalup MLA Emily Hamil­ton said it was well placed, with res­i­dents hav­ing ac­cess to “great trans­port op­tions, med­i­cal, ed­u­ca­tion and re­cre­ational fa­cil­i­ties and a shop­ping cen­tre”.

It is an­tic­i­pated the de­vel­op­ment will start in 2020 and be com­pleted in 2024.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment.

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