Mackenzie Architects filed the development application to knock down the existing home to build 10 two-bedroom units near the end of the Great Western Highway at Emu Plains, 58km west of the Sydney CBD.
The plan – estimated to cost $1.6 million – would see the single-storey units used for either senior’s housing or people with a disability.
However, the site is currently zoned as R2 low-density residential – and would need to be re-zoned to allow senior’s living.
The developers say they believe that the project will be approved under the provisions of the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) for Seniors.
“This is considered to be consistent with the objectives of the SEPP Seniors in that the proposal provides for development of housing that is located and designed in a manner suited to both those seniors who are independent, mobile, and active as well as those who are frail, and other people with a disability regardless of their age,” their spokesperson said.
Mackenzie is based in Castlecrag on Sydney’s Lower North Shore and specialises in residential and multi-residential projects.