Slow development in Noosa despite demand

Noosa’s Acting Mayor says two proposed aged care developments that were given the green light years ago have not commenced construction yet, which is believed to be contributing to a shortage of aged care accommodation in the area.

One is a 118-bed facility by Blue Care and other is a 180-unit retirement village and 60-bed aged care facility by Sundale.

One development was given approval by Council 10 years ago, while the other was approved three years ago.

In an interview with Noosa News, Acting Mayor Frank Wilkie said Council is assessing the need for additional aged care accomodation, with a new application for another facility recently lodged for consideration.

“I’d imagine aged care providers are exercising their right to activate their development approvals in response to demand,” he said of the two projects yet to be commenced.

A new planning scheme for the region is in development with a draft version expected to be made available to the public next year.

Two other developments in the Noosa region are partially complete – a 165-unit facility by The Domain and a 120-unit facility by Palm Lake Care at Cooroy.


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