Seniors living village proposed for Crown land site on northern beaches

 

Source Manly Daily

An artist's impression of a proposed 24-unit seniors living complex in Allambie Height.

An artist's impression of a proposed 24-unit seniors living complex in Allambie Height.

Seniors living village proposed for Crown land site on northern beaches

A SENIORS' living village with 24 units, an underground 30-space carpark and a four-hole putting golf course has been proposed for Allambie Heights.

The $16.3 million seniors living complex, at 181 Allambie Rd, would have a swimming pool, gym, private hairdresser, multi-function games room and a library.

An artist's impression of a proposed 24-unit seniors living complex in Allambie Height.

An artist's impression of a proposed 24-unit seniors living complex in Allambie Height.

The two-storey units would have sweeping views across Manly Dam and the Sydney skyline.

It is proposed to adjoin an existing retirement village known as William Charlton Village and clear some bushland on the 3.7ha site.

The site is Crown land, backing onto the precious Manly Warringah War Memorial Park, and is leased to Allambie Heights Village by the State Government.

A statement of environmental effects submitted to Northern Beaches Council said the majority of the former retirement village would be retained.

An artist's impression of a proposed 24-unit seniors living complex in Allambie Height.

“The existing two horseshoe-shaped buildings and hexagonal-shaped building which form parts of William Charlton Village at the eastern end of the site are proposed to be retained,” the report said.

“The adjacent buildings, sheds and driveways to the west of these buildings are proposed for demolition.”

Supporting documents, prepared by Planning Ingenuity said the proposed new buildings would be on land “largely cleared of vegetation”.

However, the documents state that of the “existing 107 trees 85 are proposed for removal”.

An artist's impression of a proposed 24-unit seniors living complex in Allambie Height.

An artist's impression of a proposed 24-unit seniors living complex in Allambie Height.

Nine of the 10 trees identified as having high retention value would be kept.

“Extensive new planting is proposed throughout the site to retain the natural setting surrounding the development,” the report said.

“Increased opportunities for native wildlife will be created.”

See more pictures of the proposed development at manlydaily.com.au


 

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