Plans lodged for major expansion of Woolooware Shores Retirement Village with bowling green among new facilities

By the bay: Five more four-storey blocks of retirement units will be built next to the existing retirement village on the edge of Woolooware Bay at Taren Point if the development application is approved. Picture: John Veage
By the bay: Five more four-storey blocks of retirement units will be built next to the existing retirement village on the edge of Woolooware Bay at Taren Point if the development application is approved. Picture: John Veage

A bowling green will be a major attraction if approval is given for Woolooware Shores Retirement Village at Taren Point to almost double in size.

The proposed $189 million expansion includes five four-storey apartment style blocks containing 182 self-contained dwellings and a residential aged care building with 48 beds.

Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities include a bowling green, children's play area, outdoor seating, craft rooms, respite centre, lounge, spa, gym, community cafe and multi-purpose community rooms.

Layout of the proposed development, with the bowling green on the left. Picture: DA

Layout of the proposed development, with the bowling green on the left. Picture: DA

Residents of the existing village will be able to use the new community facilities, and vice versa.

Anglicare has submitted a development application (DA) to Sutherland Shire Council.

The new development site is on the edge of Woolooware Bay. Picture: Jane Dyson

The new development site is on the edge of Woolooware Bay. Picture: Jane Dyson

The council will assess the proposal before a decision is made by the Sydney South Planning Panel.

The DA said the proposed development would be constructed in three stages.

The existing village in Alexander Avenue, Taren Point, comprises 228 dwellings within eight four-storey apartment-style buildings and the Goodhew Gardens residential aged care facility.

Facilities in the existing village include The Lagoon Wellness Centre, with a 12 metre indoor heated pool and spa, gymnasium, doctors’ rooms, beauty therapy, healthcare, nursing clinic, physiotherapist, podiatrist and hairdresser.

The site of the existing village and adjoining development area. Picture: DA

The site of the existing village and adjoining development area. Picture: DA

The Community Centre includes a cafe, library, games room and garden areas and community support facilities such as workshops, indoor bowls, other recreational facilities and the Ken Short Christian Centre.

The site of the new development is vacant land, which was formerly used as playing fields and more recently industrial purposes.

The majority of the site is bitumen paved with existing trees and vegetation restricted mostly to the western site boundary adjoining Production Canal and the northern site boundary adjoining the public foreshore area of Woolooware Bay. 

The DA said about 51 per cent of the site would be landscaped.

Site of the proposed development. Picture: DA

Site of the proposed development. Picture: DA

Principal access to the new development would be from Bay Road, but a new link road would be built to connect it to the existing village, the DA said.