Sundale, the Not For Profit organisation, is to knock down its original home in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, and build a state-of-the art retirement and aged care facility.
Sundale applied to Sunshine Coast Council to change approved plans for a retirement and aged care facility at its Henebery Road site in Burnside after deciding it was unviable.
The company asked for a variation to the planning scheme at the 71,526sq m Henebery Rd block to allow for low density development.
A market needs report found that once Sundale completed the redevelopment of the 19-acre Nambour Garden Village on Doolan St – estimated to be in 2026 – it would be the largest of its kind within Nambour.
“(It) will be well-positioned to meet the future demand for retirement living and aged care product,” the report said.
There are 21 retirement living facilities with 3490 independent living units and 16 aged care facilities with 1270 beds within the Burnside catchment. A further 1299 independent living units and 543 beds are proposed for delivery by 2026.
Council officers have recommended that councillors approve the change to the development application.
Planning for the site is well underway, however a final decision, including the components of the state-of-the-art facility are dependent on the Australian Government endorsing the recommendations of the recent Royal Commission.