Tasmanian 140-unit village plus 76 bed RAC Tempus Village is set to start works in September

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A Tasmanian management group and a farming family have come together to plan the development of a proposed retirement village and aged care estate, Tempus Village, just 4km south of Swansea in Tasmania.

The Cotton family, who own Kelvedon Estate, and the locally formed Tempus Village Management Pty Ltd, a new player in the sector, are proposing to build the development on 17.9 hectares of Cotton farmland.

If approved the aged care home would contain a dementia ward, 32 assisted living units and 44 aged care suites to go alongside 140 independent living units in the retirement village.

Because of its location on the mid-east coast of Tasmania the site would also have a medivac helipad for emergencies.

Hobart based architect John Lewis has been commissioned to design the estate and is working alongside Julian Cotton and property investment expert Les Walden.

The development application was submitted to the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council who have agreed to support it before handing it over to the Tasmanian Planning Commission to approve rezoning of the land.

The management group is yet to settle on a model for the development but are hopeful of having everything in place for civil works to begin by September.

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