An $40 million seniors housing development consisting of 160 residential aged care beds and eight respite beds has been proposed at East Maitland
The development application, lodged by Fresh Hope Care, is now on public exhibition with Maitland City Council.
Churches of Christ Community Care trading as Fresh Hope Care is a not-for-profit provider of residential aged care services and retirement living community and has been providing community care services throughout NSW since 1938.
A statement of environment effects said the proposal, located at Martin Close and Stronach Avenue, would "support ageing in place allowing members of the local and wider community access to aged care services in an accessible location".
"The proposed development seeks approval for [a part] two four storey seniors housing development comprising 160 residential aged care beds and 8 respite beds, an ancillary café, facilities and amenities for use by residents and visitors, and substantial areas of outdoor open space," the statement read.
"The proposed development has a number of significant benefits."
According to the statement, the building will consist of four wings connected via a central hub.
The wings will extend outward from the central hub, creating protected landscape courtyards in-between each wing.
The proposed works would also be broken up into two stages.
The development application is on exhibition until August 3, and is currently being assessed by the Regional Joint Planning Panel.
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