The evolving Woodlea community in Melbourne’s western suburbs has announced plans to build a seniors precinct including residential care, retirement and independent living options.

The aged care and retirement living precinct will sit within the forthcoming $45 million Woodlea Town Centre and has the potential for over 100 independent living units, retirement living apartments and an aged care home.

The 711-hectare master-planned estate is currently home to 7,000 residents.

Woodlea project director Matthew Dean said the precinct would ensure accommodation in the community for people of all ages.

“There are aged care and retirement units within the surrounding area but there is nothing of this size or calibre that integrates different living options within the same precinct,” Mr Dean said.

“Woodlea is unlike any other master-planned community due to its sheer size and offering and as it continues to flourish and more amenities are delivered, we are continually looking for ways to innovate to ensure it is responding to the needs of its residents and the surrounding communities,” he said.

Once completed, it is expected the estate will be home to over 20,000 people with 30 per cent of the area dedicated open space, including native woodlands and wetlands and parks.

The Woodlea team of developers Victoria Investments & Properties, Mirvac and Knight Frank are seeking an independent project partner to bring the aged care precinct to life.

Main image: An aerial view of the proposed precinct.

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