22 Jun 2018

Are we doing enough to plan and provide appropriate housing options for older Australians, particularly in our cities? 

The Retirement Living Planning Report Card, prepared by Urbis, in partnership with the Property Council of Australia, assesses states and territories on their performance in planning for seniors housing.

The aim of the report is to not only identify current barriers to better planning of retirement villages but to promote ideas and reforms for improvement. 

We need to switch the mindset from planning as a barrier to planning as an enabler

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The Report Card includes four key recommendations and specific actions for reform of planning to deliver better outcomes for the housing needs of older Australians:

  • Increase land availability
  • Support more commercially viable developments
  • Improve the alignment with market needs
  • Elevate retirement living to state importance in planning schemes

The Retirement Living Planning Report Card can be downloaded from www.propertycouncil.com.au

For more information please reach out to our #cityshaper team below:

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