$35 million village planned

Artist impression of the proposed development at 181-195 Shell Road, Ocean Grove.

A planning application to build a retirement village in Ocean Grove has been received by Council.

Ryman Healthcare wants to build a residential aged care facility and retirement village on Shell Road.

The development is expected to cost $35 million and would contain all-weather bowling green, heated indoor swimming pool, cafe, hair and beauty salon and movie theatre.

Ryman Healthcare bought the 3.7 hectare site at 181-189 and 191-195 Shell Road last year.

The application form states the project will include “use and development of an aged care facility and a retirement village comprising 59 single storey independent units with a double storey communal building together with associated accessways, car parking and landscaping and the removal of native vegetation”.

The town planning report stated there was a “lack of aged care facilities and retirement villages within Ocean Grove”.

It says it aims to provide “a form of housing that can accommodate the increasing elderly population, allowing residents to continue to ‘age in place’”.

 

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