Tract Consultants have been engaged by Airplay Pty Ltd to prepare and submit a Planning Scheme Amendment request with Cardinia Shire Council allowing for an aged care facility and residential village in the Emerald township at 1 Pinnocks Road. The submission is supported by architectural design prepared by Thomas Anderson Design, Tree’d Environs and Craig Civil Design.
The Council has previously identified the existing and emerging need for additional retirement living options within the township through a number of background studies, reports and township strategies.
The submitted proposal includes a request for a site specific exemption and an incorporated document to the Cardinia Planning Scheme guide the development of the land for:
- substantial gardens and landscaping responding to the sites location adjoining the Puffing Billy scenic railway;
- 59 independent living units;
- a caretakers residence which is proposed to be combined with a village centre; and,
- 127 aged care beds.