The planned extension of the Echuca Community for the Aged facility could see it doubling in size over the next 10 years.By Kathleen Tonini
Construction for the Echuca Community for the Aged expansion is hoped to have started by the end of this year.
Chief executive Colin Price said he hoped the title for the subdivision for the first section of land — between the existing site and the ‘green zone’ — would be registered by April.
The Echuca Community for the Aged facility is on Terricks Rd, and the donated land is adjacent to the site.
Council granted permission to subdivide the 14.2ha section of land donated to the organisation to expand the facility at the end of 2011.
Of that, 8.6ha was rezoned as residential one — where the village will expand its buildings — and 5.6ha was made into a public open space area which could eventually include a small lake, walking paths and other recreational facilities.
The plans were then sent to the Victorian Planning Minister’s office for approval, before council granted a planning permit in September last year.
The expansion will see the not-for-profit aged care provider potentially more than doubling in size over the next 10 years.
The first part of the expansion, which Mr Price hopes will be built by mid-way through next year, will see another 14 assisted living units and another 12 independent living units built.
Plans for the rest of the expansion are hoped to be approved by the start of 2015.
Mr Price said there was currently a vacancy in one of the assisted living units, where meals and a laundry service are provided to residents.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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