Aged Care is on the rise on the Sunshine Coast.
Aged Care is on the rise on the Sunshine Coast. Bev Lacey

More aged care headed to Coast hinterland

MORE aged care facilities for the Sunshine Coast hinterland are in the pipeline with plans lodged to expand a Beerwah aged care home.

McKenzie Aged Care Group Pty Ltd has lodged an application with the Sunshine Coast Council to expand its Glasshouse Views facility.

The 99-bed aged care facility is set to increase by 19 rooms if plans get the all clear, while McKenzie is also looking to increase staff facilities with a 156 sq m, second-floor pod to be built above the existing kitchen.

The facility also has 73 independent living units being built in stages.

 

PLANS: An elevation of the proposed new wing.
PLANS: An elevation of the proposed new wing. Sunshine Coast Council

The planning report submitted shows the extension would deliver an extra 19 individual rooms with ensuites and other living areas for elderly people requiring "higher levels of assistance with day-to-day living".

The Peachester Rd facility will increase to 118 beds if plans are approved, with an extra 10 car parks to be included as part of the extension.

The new wing proposed will be 932 sq m in size and will require some minor alterations and demolition works to the existing ground floor building to accommodate it.

It's the latest aged care proposal for the Coast, with McKenzie also looking to construct a facility on Burnett St, Buderim.