The planned extension of the Echuca Community for the Aged facility could see it doubling in size over the next 10 years.KATHLEEN TONINI February 22, 2013 4:44am
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.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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