IRT remains committed to redeveloping Towradgi Retirement Village
IRT will resubmit the Development Application for its Towradgi retirement village to be known as Elements at IRT Towradgi Beach.
Since submitting the original DA in November last year, IRT has been working with Wollongong City Council to incorporate raised dwelling road levels that address concerns regarding maximum flood levels.
IRT CEO Patrick Reid says a solution has been engineered that ensures adequate flood and storm water management in lower levels of the village.
“As this work requires a high level of detail and accuracy, we have let Wollongong City Council know of our intention to withdraw our current proposal,” Mr Reid said.
“This will give us more time to finalise a revised proposal which comprehensively addresses all key concerns.”
Revisions to the proposal are expected to take at least another four weeks, with a view to submitting the new application by the end of October. It is expected that the community will then have the opportunity to review the updated submission and offer feedback.
Mr Reid says IRT remains steadfast in its commitment to developing Elements at IRT Towradgi Beach.
“We are still very much committed to delivering on this project and are excited to deliver industry-leading ageing-in-place housing.
“We realise what people want as they enter their later years is changing and we are passionate about ensuring our retirement villages are designed for older Australians to age-in-place and maintain their independence for longer.
“Each villa and apartment has been designed to support ageing-in-place. For example, bathrooms and kitchens have been fitted out with modern and safe fixtures and fittings, appliances will be installed at easy-to-reach heights and trip hazards have been minimised throughout. Some homes will also have live-in care adaptability with an attached garage that has been specifically designed to be easily converted to carer’s accommodation should the need arise.”
IRT intends to start work on the construction of Elements at IRT Towradgi Beach as soon as approval is granted on the revised plans.
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IRT Group is one of Australia’s largest community-owned, not-for-profit providers of retirement living, residential aged care and home care. With 50 years’ experience and locations throughout NSW, the ACT and South East Queensland, we employ almost 2200 people and play a significant role in promoting seniors as dynamic, influential and valuable members of society.