Gold Coast-based PGS Invest has lodged a development application to build 189 independent living units and an aged care and dementia facility with another 81 beds and 15 special disability accommodation units on an 11.4ha block, including five hectares of bushland, including a koala habitat, in Goodna, a suburb of Ipswich, 40km west of Brisbane’s CBD.
“The extent of the development footprint, including the internal road network and ancillary recreational and service facilities, will equate to 4.7 hectares,” the DA notes.
“In terms of the (special disability units) they will cater for residents that cannot live in an (independent living unit) or deemed to be not ready to reside in the aged care component of the development.
“These units will be located in close proximity to the aged care/dementia facility so that relevant carers can be accessed/provided as necessary.
“The intent is that the SDAs will be for independent living where a carer (other than a resident’s partner) is not specifically required to reside within the unit.”
PGS Invest plan to construct the development over seven stages, finishing off with the aged care and dementia facility.