Mullaway care facility still on

A REVISED plan for a significant aged-care facility in Mullaway has been submitted to the director-general of Planning.

The updated plan is for an 80-room residential facility costing about $11.7 million, to be built on a site off Darkum Rd.

Last year the State Government refused a proposal for a 120-bed aged-care facility, with 110 independent living self-care units for people over 55, at the same location.

The developer’s revision reduces the size and scope of the facility to be situated on land adjacent to residential housing.

If the facility is approved, the construction phase will provide employment opportunities.

Community Aged Care Consulting Services director David Smith said the facility was designed to meet ever-increasing demand for supported residential care accommodation in the Mid North Coast planning region.

“Accommodation for a maximum of 96 residents will be available to offer care and accommodation to meet the differing needs of individuals and couples who are aged or frail,” he said.

A second Mullaway aged-care facility has already been given the green light on a nearby site, and the developer is now in the final stages of completing environmental studies for the development application, which should be lodged with the Coffs Harbour City Council this year.



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