After a number of delays, Anglican Care has finally submitted its development application (DA) for a new nursing home and retirement village in Gloucester.
On May 24, the not-for-profit organisation lodged a plan for a 44 bed nursing home with a 28 unit retirement village on the Clement Street block purchased from MidCoast Council just over a year ago.
It’s taken some time to get the project off the ground since the initial announcement of Anglican Care being awarded the 60 nursing home bed licences from Hunter New England Health in June 2015.
The council amalgamation in 2016 caused some of the delay with the sale of the land not finalised until mid 2017. In February this year, Anglican Care chief executive officer, Colin Osborne indicated the project had encountered further delays due a lack of capital funds to help build the nursing home.
Mr Osborne had indicated the development application for the project was to be completed by May this year and after much deliberation the final plan has been lodged.
Despite the submission of the DA, capital funding still remains an obstacle, with Anglican Care still actively seeking funding assistance. However, Mr Osborne has stated that Anglican Care is committed to providing a new, contemporary, safe facility for Gloucester.
Council has indicated the project will go on public display as of July 4 and will be available in the Gloucester council office or online. Council has opted to put it public display as it’s a significant development for the community.
Anglican Care is holding a community update meeting at 10.30am on Thursday, July 5 at Gloucester Soldiers Club. Federal member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie is expected to attend.
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