Proposed aged care facility faces opposition from nearby ECEC service

Proposed aged care facility faces opposition from nearby ECEC service

by Freya Lucas

July 21, 2021

A faith-based not-for-profit organisation wishing to demolish an existing aged-care facility and replace it with a $25.3 million two-store- build has encountered opposition from a nearby childcare centre who “fears for its future,” if the development goes ahead. 


The development is proposed for Uraidla, a town in the Adelaide Hills, 17 km from Adelaide’s CBD, and has also raised objections from the Adelaide Hills Council.


Clayton Church House lodged the application with the South Australian Government’s development assessment panel (SCAP), seeking to demolish the existing 25-bed aged-care accommodation facility Summerhill and replace it with a new 60-bedroom home with 31 car parking spaces.


The existing facility, a spokesperson said, “does not have capacity to service the growing demand for aged-care services in the area”.


“The proposed development will provide a significant community benefit in the form of a higher quality aged-care accommodation facility to serve a larger number of aged care residents in the district,” the application states.


Adelaide Hills Council’s assessment panel rejected the proposal, citing concerns “about hazard risk, the protection of rural character and the maintenance and protection of water quality.” 


More information about the application is available here. This story was based on coverage of the same application shared by The Weekly Source