Brisbane City Council (BCC) has released its planning incentives for retirement living and aged care facilities to cater for the future needs of an ageing population.
The key components of the policy include:
- a reduction in development infrastructure charges administered by BCC by 33 per cent for a three year period for eligible schemes;
- an additional two storey allowance in medium and high density locations, where best practice design standards are met;
- consideration of proposals in privately owned sport and recreation areas — but only where a clear community benefit is incorporated into the facility; and
- future amendments to City Plan 2014 that would include a streamlined new code for assessing aged care and retirement living development applications.