|• Amending the 2014 City Plan to include a new streamlined code for assessing developments
Cr Quirk argues the scheme is essential though. Only 49 retirement and aged care developments were approved by Council between 2010 and 2015 for a total of 5,159 beds, an average of less than 1,000 a year.
“Over the next 12 years, there is a forecast average annual increase of 3,600 persons that may require dedicated retirement or aged care accommodation,” he said.
Similar incentives set up in the past for new hotels and student accommodation have worked to increase the number of developments. Clearly Council are hoping they will pay off again.