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

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

A bowling green will be a major attraction when the Woolooware Shores seniors village at Taren Point almost doubles in size.

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

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

A range of indoor and outdoor recreational and community facilities includes a bowling green, children's play area, outdoor seating, craft rooms, respite centre, lounge, spa, gym, community cafe and multi-purpose community rooms.

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

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

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

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 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 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.

Site of the proposed development. Picture: DA

Site of the proposed development. Picture: DA

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. 

Bayside living: Views over the bay from land that is set to become an extension of the Woolooware Shores Retirement Village. Picture: Jane Dyson

Bayside living: Views over the bay from land that is set to become an extension of the Woolooware Shores Retirement Village. Picture: Jane Dyson

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

The DA said about 51 per cent of the development site would be landscaped, and include a bowling green, children's play area, nature walking paths and other outdoor recreation areas suitable for different age brackets.

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