Significant developments cater for ageing Coast population
Accommodating the Sunshine Coast’s rapidly expanding aging population has become a key trend for development applicants, according to council’s latest map of significant developments.
The 2015/16 Significant Developments Map highlights the diversity of development types, as well as their broad geographic spread across the region.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Significant Developments Map gave a clear insight into the larger developments that have either been approved or lodged through council’s system between September 2015 and September 2016.
“This map provides a handy visual snapshot of the type of development that is planned and where it is happening across the Sunshine Coast,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“At a glance, we can clearly see a significant increase in the number of both lodged and approved aged care, residential care and retirement type applications.
“There is no doubt that the world’s population is changing.
“People are living longer and our region continues to be an attractive location to retire as represented through our aging population.
“There has been a significant increase in approved applications for aged care, residential care and retirement facilities during 2015-16 compared to the previous 12 months. This aligns with the demographics for the region.
“It’s important to consider our future population’s needs and ensure we provide developments that can help meet the demand for quality aged care services in our community.”