Uniting Church Gets Nod for Aged Care Tower


Plans to build a vertical seniors village in Epping have been given the tick of approval by the Sydney City Planning panel.

The Uniting Church is behind the newly-approved 16-storey tower project.

Original plans were scaled back for the $100 million development in Sydney’s north-west following community concern over the project’s height.

Uniting Church had originally lodged plans for a 19-storey tower in September 2018, but withdrew its application for the 43-53 Oxford Street site.

The new and approved project will comprise 96 independent seniors living units, a 60-bed residential aged care facility, 20 care apartments and 14-assisted living apartments.

The Turner-designed tower will also comprise 155 car parking spaces across four basement levels.

▲ Plans for 43 - 53 Oxford Street, Epping.
▲ Plans for 43 - 53 Oxford Street, Epping.Turner

Nearby, Franpina Developments this month lodged plans for a $33 million “urban village” precinct in North Ryde.

The project, located on Epping and Lane Cove Roads, will comprise three buildings and range in two to five levels in height.

Parramatta pushes building heights

Parramatta's CBD skyline could soar up to 243 metres under council’s new Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal, now on public exhibition.

Changes to planning controls will allow buildings in parts of the CBD to rise up to 243 metres if approved.

Council says it initiated the planning 'blueprint' to expand the City’s CBD boundaries and increase capacity for commercial and high-density residential development through changes to planning controls.

Under the proposal, a 243-metre building is equivalent to approximately 62-storeys in a commercial office tower or 75 storeys in a residential mixed tower.


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