Despite local resident protests Justice John Robson told the Land and Environment Court hearing last week he approved Catholic Healthcare’s $75Mdevelopment application of four, four-storey buildings consisting of 108 beds and 56 homes with underground parking for 93 vehicles.
The prime location is just two minutes walk from the beach with the 56 retirement village homes expected to fetch a premium price to help pay for the aged care facility.
However, nearby homeowners wanted a smaller design.
The aged care provider bought the site from the RSL in 2016. The site is zoned for private recreation, which can also allow aged care homes.