Uniting seniors development approved

The redeveloped independent living village in Sydney’s west will feature 147 independent living apartments across five buildings.

New South Wales aged care and retirement living provider Uniting has received the green light for a $99 million independent living village collocated with its three-year old award-winning aged care home in Emu Plains in Sydney’s west.

The plans include redeveloping the 50-year-old Edinglassie Village to feature 147 independent living apartments across five buildings. Among the one, two and three-bedroom units, 43 units (29 per cent) will be available as affordable housing for seniors.

It follows the 2021 completion of aged care home Uniting Edinglassie – which won the 2022 UDIA NSW Award for Excellence in the Residential Aged Care category – and will offer a continuum of care to residents including in-home support services.

Village residents will benefit from existing on-site amenities completed in stage one, including a multi-purpose space,café, hairdressing salon, chapel and consulting rooms for visiting medical and allied health professionals.

This second stage of development – which is to commence in early 2025 – will add a clubroom for resident events and activities to help strengthen social connections within the village community.

Uniting has partnered with landscape architecture firm Taylor Brammer to ensure the village flows seamlessly with the environment and suburb of Emu Plains. Artistic drawings of the planned village are below.

Uniting director of property and housing Simon Furness said the area was in urgent need of more affordable living options for seniors.

“Our focus is on providing homes and facilities that enhance the quality of life for older Australians so they can age in place and stay connected with their local communities,” Mr Furness said.

“We’re committed to ensuring seniors continue to have access to quality, affordable living and services within the region and we look forward to seeing them enjoy their new homes upon completion.”

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