Seniors living accommodation in Campbelltown is set to explode if two development applications valued almost $200 million combined get the green light.
The bigger of the two will be located at Pembroke Road, Minto and according to a Campbelltown Council report it is valued at $156.8 million.
The report, tabled at the council meeting on Tuesday night, says this proposed seniors living development would contain 315 independent living units, a 100 bed residential aged care facility and 32 villas.
The development application is currently being prepared for public exhibition.
The second development application is for a site on Farrow Road, Campbelltown, on the western side of railway line.
The proposed 144 bed residential aged care facility has been costed at $39 million.
Plans for it have already been forwarded to the local planning panel.
While both development applications were contained in the business paper of the first meeting of the year neither was the subject of any debate among the councillors.
The meeting did approve an application for a six month leave of absence without pay by Liberal Party councillor Ralph George, although no reasons were specified.
Cr George is the second Liberal Party councillor to take such leave from the 15 member council; Cr Ted Rowell has been on indefinite leave for two years, citing health reasons.
The main issue to be vigorously debated by some of the councillors on Tuesday night was a plan for paid parking in the new carparking station under construction at Campbelltown Hospital.
Labor councillor Darcy Lound said the council should continue to make representations on behalf of the residents of Campbelltown in a bid to change the state government’s mind.
“It is extremely important that we fight for the interests of the people of Campbelltown,’’ he said.
Cr Warren Morrison, who ignited debate on the matter, said plans for a mere 15 minutes of free parking were wrong.
“There’s no way 15 minutes would be enough to park your car and get to your relative or friend you’re visiting in hospital,’’ said Cr Morrison, pictured below.