Facilities and Projects

Pinaroo Road Development

Overview

ODF has a development application lodged with Wagga Wagga City Council for affordable seniors housing and specialised disability housing on vacant land at 70 Pinaroo Drive, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650.

The project will be developed in 3 stages and consist of 88 seniors living units and 15 special purpose disability units. A total of 103 units. 

The seniors living units will meet the requirements of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 (SEPP 2004). 

The disability units will be designed to meet the certification and registration requirements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Supported Disability Accommodation (SDA). 

Location

The site for the Pinaroo Development is in the suburb of Glenfield Park. The site is adjacent to a major shopping complex, medical centre, and community centre.

The shopping precinct includes a Coles and Aldi supermarkets and specialty shops. There is a bus stop within 400 metres of the site and a regular bus service for transportation to the central business district, Wagga Wagga’s beautiful parks and gardens and recreation facilities.

Plans

You can view a copy of our plans lodged with the Development Application

Accomodation and Design Features

SENIORS LIVING UNITS

  • One-bedroom single story units that can accommodate a queen size bed.
  • Modern kitchen and dining/living area
  • Modern bathroom/laundry designed for mobility disability access and that can be retrofitted to include handrails and drop-down bars
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning to the kitchen/living area and bedroom
  • Solar energy and electric hot water system
  • A small courtyard with a paved surface and garden shed. Security gates with locks ensure mobility aids can be safely stored under the veranda at the rear of the premise
  • No steps and level surfaces within the unit and courtyard
  • Step free ramp access throughout the site
  • Door and hallway/corridor clearances that allow wheelchair access (if necessary).

Disability Housing

There will be 15 units designed specifically to meet the needs of persons with a range of disability. The disability units will incorporate the base features of the seniors living units but are designed to much more stringent guidelines under the NDIS Supported Disability Accommodation Standards. The units will consist of:

IMPROVED LIVEABILITY HOUSING

5 x 1-bedroom units.

“Improved Liveability” housing is designed to improve liveability by incorporating a reasonable level of physical access and enhanced provision for people with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment.

FULLY ACCESSIBLE HOUSING

6 x 1-bedroom units and 1 x 2-bedroom unit.

“Fully Accessible” housing is designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision for people with significant physical impairment.

HIGH PHYSICAL SUPPORT

2 x 1-bedroom units and 1 x 2-bedroom unit.

“High Physical Support” housing is designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision for people with significant physical impairment and requiring very high levels of support.

The disability accommodation will allow persons to reside independently, or if tenants require support with daily care or living activities, then they can choose a support provider that best suits their needs.

Community Facilities and Common Areas

Community facilities and common areas include:

  • A central “green” courtyard area with a gazebo and barbeque area
  • A community centre
  • An office
  • Landscaped gardens

The community centre is available for use by tenants for organised activities and get togethers.

The gardens, roads, pathways, and external buildings will be maintained, tended to, and cleaned by ODF. Tenants will only be responsible for maintaining and cleaning their courtyard and unit.

There will be bin locations provided around the facility which will be emptied by Opening Doors. Tenants will not have to worry about putting the bin out each week.

When Will It Open?

The development will be in three stages. The first stage consists of 33 units. There will be 28 Seniors Living units and 5 disability units.

The disability units will consist of:
2 x 1-bedroom Improved Liveability units
2 x 1-bedroom Fully Accessible units
1 x 2-bedroom Fully Accessible unit.

We anticipate lodging the construction certificate by March 2021 and the construction time fame is estimated to be 18 months. The earliest units will be ready to be occupied will be October 2022.