Residents Consider Legal Action To Stop Approved Aged-Care Facility Development at the Tarragindi Bowls Club

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After more than a year of controversy, adjustments, and uproar, the Brisbane City Council has approved RetireAustralia’s development proposal for an aged care facility at the Tarragindi Bowls Club. As a result, residents are considering legal action against the DA.

The council approved the DA in the last week of January 2018, following an 18-month assessment and 1,800 public submissions. The developer plans to build 94 units ranging from three storeys to five storeys, along with a U-shaped structure around a championship bowling green to house the amenities. The development will also feature a new clubhouse and a park.

 

Betrayed & Disappointed

Residents feel betrayed and disappointed that the council still approved the DA despite their objections. Most of them haven’t backed down and carefully considering taking legal action to stop the development.

One of the issues that the residents raised is that the project is too close to their homes. They also launched an online petition that has gathered 1,030 signatures so far. Cr Steve Griffiths has expressed support for the residents and disappointment over the council’s decision.

 

A Win for the Community?

Still, the council thinks that they did what will best benefit the community. Cr Krista Adams shares the same sentiment as the BCC and thinks that the development is a win for the entire community. According to her, it not only provides a place for retirees but it also revitalises the bowls club.

Also, the developer has adjusted their plans to accommodate people’s needs and has reduced the height of their buildings..

Construction will begin mid- or late 2018. This will be the first retirement complex to be built on a privately-owned sport and recreation land under the council’s Retirement and Aged Care Accommodation Incentives (RACAI).


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