Uniting Bowden Brae Redevelopment, Normanhurst

The project comprises the redevelopment of the existing Normanhurst site to meet Uniting’s ‘InspiredCare’ model. The Normanhurst site now supports a residential aged care facility ‘Bowden Brae’ which will be retained.

Redevelopment of the site (extended by acquisition of adjoining house lots) will provide a hub of community facilities for the surrounding area including day centre, wellness centre and apartments for seniors which will support ageing-in-place/at home.

The challenges of the site are the 18m fall across the site, the large stands of mature trees, road noise intrusion and planning regulations in 2011 which limited future development to two storeys. The stage 1 DA proposed buildings that are five to seven storeys high. The subsequent Stage 2 DA was approved in 2016 and the development is currently out to tender for construction.