TriCare lodges plans for huge vertical village and aged care development in Brisbane

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If it gets the green light, the development would feature high care, assisted living units and Independent Living Units across three buildings ranging from nine to 16 storeys in Taringa, 5km southwest of the CBD.

Designed by Deicke Richards Architects, the first building would include 98 ILUs, while the second would have 53 assisted living units with access to in-home care, meals, laundry and cleaning services.

A third building would house 225 aged care beds and community facilities.

TriCare’s Property and Planning Manager Simon Dwyer tells us that while the model of care the assisted living will operate under has not been decided yet, the development has been designed to provide care into all of the buildings.

Simon said many of the local existing aged care facilities and retirement villages are 20 to 30 years old and small in size, leading to a shortage of care options for locals.

“This is particularly the case in inner west of Brisbane and many residents of the area don’t understand the dire situation until they need to put someone into care,” he said.

The operator has already had two developments approved under the Council’s new village and aged care incentives – which we covered here – including a five-storey facility on Dudley St in Annerley.