$43M 143-bed aged care centre on Sydney’s north shore fast-tracked amid resident protest

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A $43 million aged care facility in Lane Cove on Sydney’s north shore has been included in a list of developments “fast-tracked” to boost jobs in the wake of COVID-19.

The three-storey facility will have 143 beds and replace a strip of shops including a recently closed Metro petrol station, according to plans referred to the Sydney North Planning Panel.

Pathways Property, which lodged the proposal, said, “This proposal responds to the demand for different housing types as a result of the ageing population demographics for the Lane Cove local government area.”

But local residents are concerned about the cumulative impact of this and other nearby development proposals.

The proposal remains under assessment by the Sydney North Planning Panel – the same group that knocked back Waterbrook at Bayview.