Aged care and retirement living proposed for University of Tasmania campus site

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The University of Tasmania could add retirement living and aged care facilities to its Sandy Bay campus as part of a proposed redevelopment.

The University, which is looking to move away from its suburban campus and into central Hobart, released a draft concept master plan for Sandy Bay, featuring 2,500 dwellings including aged care and retirement living capacity.

According to the draft document, the University will investigate living options for both individual seniors and couples, with on-site apartments allowing for downsizing, and attractive options for ageing in place near other amenities.

“Retirement and aged care living options will be provided to meet the needs of the community and provide residents with the amenity, community, and care that they require.

“The provision of these facilities will also allow current residents to age in place and downsize at the appropriate time,” the plan says.

The draft concept master plan is available to view online.