RDNS + RSL Care wins VCAT case to replace Melbourne headquarters with luxury six-storey retirement village

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The 81-unit vertical village will take the place of its existing two-level headquarters on Alma Rd in St Kilda, 6km southeast of the CBD, after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruled in its favour.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Port Phillip Council had approved a cut-down, five-storey version of the RDNS project, which was originally submitted in 2015. This led RDNS to appeal the decision at VCAT, with the Not For Profit winning the case last month.

It’s just one of several projects that RDNS + RSL Care have on their books. CEO Stephen Muggleton tells us that they are also looking to build out a co-located Greenfields site at Bundoora, 16km north of the Melbourne CBD. The integrated site will feature 110 residential aged care beds, 138 Independent Living Units and space for RDNS Home Care nurses.

The operator is also planning a new site in Box Hill, 14km east of the Melbourne CBD, and recently acquired the 46-unit Broadwater Gardens village in Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid-North Coast.

In total, they now have over 1,300 units in the pipeline across QLD, NSW and VIC due to come onto the market in the next three years.

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