CITY of Kalamunda is preparing a report for council on a proposal to change the zoning of 41 Marion Way, Gooseberry Hill from residential to special use to allow the construction of four over-55s homes on the site.
Mayor John Giardina said the concept plan for the development should not be confused with an aged care facility.
“An aged person is defined as someone 55 years or older and a dependant person is defined as someone with a recognised form of disability requiring special accommodation for independent living or special care,” he said.
“Those residing in aged and dependent persons dwellings are independent, over 55, and most likely to be retirees looking to downsize whilst maintaining some autonomy within their lives.
“These types of dwellings are often confused with aged care facilities, but the two are quite different land use activities.”
The proposal will go to council for consideration in the coming months, with community members encouraged to come along, ask questions or to make a deputation.
To find out more on the proposed zoning change visit engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au.