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Gillin Park given scope for expansion

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 7 April 2016

A development plan for the Gillin Park retirement village was unanimously endorsed by Warrnambool City Council at its recent meeting.

Development of Gillin Park began in the early 1990s with independent living units, a hostel, nursing home and associated community and health facilities.

The development plan was required for any expansion of the retirement village which is in East Warrnambool and bounded to the south by the Hopkins River, Deakin University to the east and the Homemaker Centre and Raglan Parade to the north.

Key elements of the development plan include:

- The creation of three new roads that respond to the topography of the site and provide internal vehicle and pedestrian connection between the new units and key facilities of the village. The road design mirrors that of the design of existing roads within the retirement village which caters for all users (vehicles and pedestrians) and maintains linkages with the surrounding neighborhood;

- A mix of two and three bedroom independent living units that complement the village and add to the diversity of housing options available; and,

- A new clubhouse for residents of the village reverting the independent living unit back to accommodation purposes.

The retirement village currently comprises 85 independent living units, an interim resident clubhouse and a serviced apartment building containing eight single and five twin room apartments.

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