Minto to gain aged care and living units

A recently approved development application in Minto is for a seniors’ living village that includes a residential aged care facility and residential living units. At the corner of Sark Ave and Pembroke Road, Minto, the development has been designed by award winning Architects Group GSA.

Ten 3- and 4-storey buildings will include a 100-bed residential aged care facility and 345 one and two-bedroom residential living units, with ample parking for residents. The site will also include a large community centre, a café, extensive landscaping with a kids’ play area, pet-friendly facilities, various internal and external communal spaces for all residents, plus outdoor amenities to promote health and social interaction.

The development will be completed in 2 stages. Stage 1 will be the 100-bed residential aged care facility and 6 residential unit buildings comprising 220 units. The estimated completion date is mid-next year.

Anglicare is incorporating affordable housing for people over the age of 55 as part of this large-scale seniors’ living development.

Bill Farrand, Anglicare’s Chief Operating Officer for Community, said: “Due to the substantial size and growth of Minto and increases in the cost of housing in Sydney, the number of people in the area in need of affordable rental accommodation options has increased substantially over the last 10 years.

“There are over 1,800 individuals aged over 55 living in the Campbelltown LGA who have an individual weekly income of less than $500 per week. Over 25% of these individuals are earning less than $300 per week – most likely they need affordable housing.”