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"Country style" living for proposed seniors' housing complex

By David Fitzsimons

The proposed design of the project. Supplied.

A housing complex for seniors with seven units has been proposed.

Plans for the $1.43 million project, in the centre of Spring Hill, are currently on public exhibition at Orange City Council.

Each of the seven units would contain two bedrooms, kitchen and living areas, an outdoor terrace and attached single garage, and would be built at 18-20 Lucknow Street.

An existing cottage on the site would be retained however six trees, a carport and sheds would be removed.

Plans for the Hatton Family Property Trust project said the proposal would aid the town’s ageing population and help residents stay in the area.

A view of the existing cottage, which will be retained if the development goes ahead. Supplied.

“Upon completion residential accommodation for aged persons and disabled persons will be provided, being a benefit to the community which has an increasing aged population,” the DA stated.

“Specifically designed housing will also allow residents currently living in the area the option to move to more suitable housing while still maintaining their circle of acquaintances and support.”

It said the buildings’ design would complement the existing look of the town.

“The exterior of the buildings [is] proposed to be in a traditional country style with weatherboard and board and batten-style lightweight cladding.

A map of the location. Google Maps.

"Roofs will be Colorbond sheet.”

The plans are on exhibition until Tuesday January 25.


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