Metro West JDAP approves $250 million aged care residential hub in Nedlands

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METRO West JDAP has approved the construction of a $250 million aged care residential hub that is part of Hollywood village in Nedlands.

A total of 327 apartments and 658 car parking bays will be built along Smyth Road.

The multi-million dollar Element WA development will form part of Hollywood village, and adjoin single-storey units on the corner of Smyth Road and Monash Avenue.

The site, owned by Retirement Care Australia, will also include a library, gym, chapel, hairdresser and bowling green and a meeting place for village residents, staff and visitors.

MJA Studio Architects representative James Thompson said the development would be built over nine stages, with each stage dedicated to the construction of 40 apartments.

City of Nedlands councillor Nigel Warren Shaw said the development was of “high quality”.

However he made a suggestion to extend the development’s planning time from two years to four, which was unanimously approved.

“This is the biggest private development the City has seen for a long time and it’s important to us, as much as it’s important to you,” he said.

“Having a discussion over a reasonable period of time is good for us and we want to ensure the development becomes the development you see and we see.”

Mayor Max Hipkins said the extension of time would provide flexibility for the project to evolve over time.

“In this case there was special approval for four years because of the scale of the project and there will be modifications to it,” he said.

Cr Shaw suggested room for discussion during this period regarding the space and the possibility to make it more usable and semi-private and allow for interaction with both the community and residents.

“There’s an opportunity here to relay and top off what is a fantastic opportunity for the city, and the design is a great opportunity too,” he said.