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Aveo wins green light for big $150 million vertical village and aged care at Newmarket – despite 800 submissions against it

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The plan will see 74 units at Aveo’s Newmarket retirement village make way for 262 units in buildings up to four storeys after the village operator submitted altered development plans to Brisbane City Council.

These included reducing the buildings’ height from seven storeys, justifying access to the site and increasing setbacks from the street.

836 submissions from residents were made against the project, though the Council ruled that only 451 were valid. Just six were made in support of the development.

Existing village residents had also raised concerns they would be unable to sell their units, but Aveo CEO Geoff Grady says they have offered to relocate them to other units in the community.