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Retirement Care

JGPC has extensive experience in providing due diligence advice and obtaining planning approvals for residential care and retirement facility developments. The firm has a clear understanding of the needs and issues associated with designing for and achieving planning approvals for residential care and retirement facilities.

JGPC undertakes projects for not for profit and commercial aged care providers. 

JGPC has also provided to local authorities and the Planning Institute of Australia policy advice regarding planning for the ageing population.


Holy Spirit Care Services, Boondall

Project
JGPC obtained an approval for a seven storey aged care home at Boondall to meet a growing need for serviced aged care apartments. The proposal involved complex technical issues associated with flooding, services, ecological values and built form. The approval was achieved in a low density outer suburb of Brisbane on the periphery of the Nudgee College campus.

JGPC provided extensive planning advice and the management of the planning approval process to achieve a major approval for the client. 

Assessing Authority
Brisbane City Council
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Key Issues
> Flooding
> Ecology
> Building height


Holy Spirit Care Services, Carseldine

Project
Holy Spirit Care Services manages a major independent living and aged care establishment on a nine hectare site located at Beams Road, Carseldine.

JGPC has managed and obtained planning approvals for Holy Spirit Care Service for many years, including updating and refurbishment of their central facilities, construction of a four storey building accommodating independent living units, and building works adjacent to the portion of the site identified as a heritage place.

Assessing Authority
Brisbane City Council
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Key Issues
> Local Heritage
> Building size and bulk
> Traffic


Villa Maria, St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley

Project
Villa Maria is a State listed heritage place in the heart of Fortitude Valley. The Sisters of Perpetual Adoration supported by Archbishop Duhig were behind the building of the first stage of Villa Maria in 1925.  Since the first stage many additional stages have been added.

The recent approval is a major investment to operate the entirety of the building as a residential care facility. The development has resulted in the provision of 125 bedrooms, landscaped courtyards, cafe and consulting rooms. The proposed development also included careful consideration of the aspects of the building that needed to be demolished to allow for the upgrade of the building to current standards and requirements.

The approval process involved complex approvals and careful negotiation with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage, and Brisbane City Council.

Assessing Authority
Brisbane City Council
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Key Issues
> Queensland and local heritage


Downs Street, Redcliffe

Project
The Downs Street, Redcliffe project has provided much needed modern living units for war widows. The War Widows’ Guild of Australia was formed in 1945 and provides support for all war widows from all conflicts.

The Downs Street, Redcliffe project gained approval for 24 units in a four storey building. The building provides incidental meeting spaces, common recreation and relaxation areas, and a safe and inviting living environment.

JGPC managed a successful approval process for the War Widows’ Guild.

Assessing Authority
Moreton Bay Regional Council

Key Issues
> Traffic and parking
> Building design