Northwood Aged Care Facility Still On the Cards

Notwithstanding that the Lane Cove Council, at their February 2017 Lane Cove Council Meeting, unanimously rejected Pathways Residences plan to build a 130-bed residential aged care facility at 274 and 274a Longueville Road and 4-18 Northwood Road, Lane Cove, Pathways Property Group is still forging ahead with their proposal.  You can read why the Lane Cove Council rejected the proposal here.

This site is currently occupied by six buildings (including the Speedway Petrol Station and the Riverview Vet).  It is also located at the notorious Longueville Road and River Road West intersection.

In September 2016 a packed community meeting expressed their displeasure at the proposed plan.

The Planning Proposal for the site was granted a Gateway Determination by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.  Even though the Lane Cove Council does not agree with the plan they are still required to notify and exhibit the planning proposal.  The plan will be exhibited for six weeks commencing on 8 March 2018.  Lane Cove Council will be having a community information session on Wednesday 14th March 2018.

The Community Information Session will take place on Wednesday 14th March at the Terrace Room at the Lane Cove Community Hub (across from the pool).  You can park under the buiding.  To register to attend email strategic@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

The proposed development will include:

  • 130-bed residential aged care facility;
  • Allied Health and community well-being services and neighbourhood shops;
  • A Senior Day Care Centre for Local Residents.

You can learn more about the development at the Pathways Longueville website. During school holidays many residents were surveyed about the proposed plans.  ITC was told by some of the people that were surveyed their number one concern was traffic and the dangerous intersection.  They did not consider the proposed site as appropriate for an aged care facility.

How many more aged care facilities do we need in this section of Lane Cove?  Lane Cove Council is developing an aged care facility at 266 Longueville Road (and the RMS are concerned about the traffic flow for this development – see TRIM_RMS Comments – 266 Longueville Road Lane Cove_1209593).  The Greenwich Hospital is also planning to develop further aged care facilities – see here for further details.

Find out about the existing Northwood shops here.


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