Wesley Mission lodges plans to double southwest Sydney retirement village

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The Not For Profit has submitted a Planning Proposal with Sutherland Shire Council for a major expansion of its Frank Vickery Village in Sylvania, approximately 20km south of Sydney’s CBD.

As we reported here, the village currently operates 203 independent living units (ILUs), a 69-bed aged care facility as well as social housing units at the site.

Wesley Mission’s plans would raise capacity to 519 ILUs and 126 residential aged care beds, with building heights ranging from two to eight storeys.

The 5.7-hectare site has been in operation since 1948, but hasn’t seen any real significant redevelopment work for over 35 years.

Wesley Mission CEO, Rev Keith V Garner AM, said the development would be key to meeting the surging demand for retirement living options in the area.

“We know the Sutherland Shire is home to the fifth highest ageing population in NSW. And there is a need for an ‘integrated’ village combining seniors living and aged care in the area, so that people can remain in their local community as their needs change,” he said.

If approved, Wesley Mission will roll the project out over 10 years.

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