Green light for LDK’s $143M ACT aged care village

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LDK Seniors’ Living has received approval from the National Capital Authority (NCA) for its Yarralumla Views aged care village in Weston, ACT.

Construction is expected to begin this year on the $143 million development, which will comprise 55 two- or three- bedroom single-storey villas and townhouses, 261 one- and two-bedroom units in four buildings of up to five storeys each, and amenities including a “Care Hub” and clubhouse.

LDK CEO Byron Cannon told Riotact that the provider is waiting on permission from the ACT Government to purchase adjoining land for fire mitigation, and hopes to soon begin construction with site remediation.

“It was a really important step to turn that approval. We just now need to get the sign-off from the ACT Government, so once we get that ministerial consent, we’re on our way, hopefully,” he said.

Community groups such as Weston Creek Community Council (WCCC) continue to have concerns about the impact on traffic flows in the area despite the NCA’s assessment, and plan to push for a bus stop and traffic signals.