It took five years to find a site for the 63-bed Concord Community Village back in the nineties. Now 23 years later draft plans for Rhodes East put a new road through it.
RFBI chief executive Frank Price told Nine News the plans to bisect the property with a road connecting Cavell Avenue to Blaxland Road made a necessary upgrade unviable, forcing them to find a new location.
“They are making both sides of our property unusable. What are we going to do – cross the road as we are providing care?” he told the newspaper. “We are basically backed into a corner. Our only option is to move away.”
A spokesperson for NSW Department of Planning said a decision was yet to be made on the final strategy for Rhodes, and the department was reviewing feedback on the draft, including from RFBI.