New three-storey aged care facility proposed for Marangaroo

New three-storey aged care facility proposed for Marangaroo

A THREE-STOREY aged care facility is being proposed in Marangaroo.

Italian Aged Care is seeking to create the 84-bed building adjacent to its existing facility, at the corner of Marangaroo Drive and Wanneroo Road.

A report prepared by TPG+Place Match on behalf of the applicant said the site’s first dwellings were built in the 1970s and the new development was “required to cater for an increase in demand for modern aged care services”.

Existing facilities include independent living units, grouped housing, a nursing home, day therapy centre, convent and a chapel.

The proposed development will comprise three levels and a mezzanine, lounge and dining areas, landscaping areas including a sensory garden for people with dementia, treatment rooms and four parking bays.

It will be to a maximum height of 13.4m, which is higher than the 9m R-codes standard for residential dwellings.

“The building positively interfaces with the public domain along Marangaroo Drive and Wanneroo Road through the incorporation of permeable fencing, floor to ceiling windows and landscaped open spaces,” the application said.

“The proposed aged care facility has been designed to achieve optimal operating efficiencies, offering more needed aged care beds for the community.”

People can provide feedback on the proposal to the City of Wanneroo by August 1 and it will then be assessed by the Metro North West Joint Development Assessment Panel.

For details, visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/consultations.

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