Pesdev seeks approval for landmark 108-bed aged care centre in Gympie

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Pesdev Group is looking to expand its footprint in Queensland with a 108-bed aged care centre in Gympie, approximately 160km north of Brisbane.

The high care centre will be located on 0.4ha of land stretching between King and Duke Streets.

While the building will be four storeys in height, Pesdev says the design will appear to be no higher than two storeys to the public.

The Brisbane-based developer says the area has been, “identified in the 2018-19 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) as a ‘category one’ planning areas, demonstrating the highest level of need for additional supply of aged care facilities”.

This comes after South Australian developers Kirkbride Architects asked Gympie Regional Council to approve plans for a 100-bed aged care home on a vacant 1.2ha land, around 10 minutes away.

Pesdev says the growing elderly population in Gympie, “is projected to increase the need for retirement living accommodation,” and the development will allow people with, “vascular dementia and other disorders to be effectively supported.”