In 2005, EPM was engaged by Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV – now ‘Anglicare’) to provide project management services for a proposed retirement village at Sandon Point, Bulli. The ARV development involved 250 Independent Living Units and a 120 bed RACF on a coastal site. EPM assembled and led the project through the preparation and lodgement of an application under the since repealed Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. The project was declared to be by the Minister for Planning & Infrastructure.
The application was challenging and required consideration of a number of development constraints posed by the site, including those stemming from European and Aboriginal heritage, flooding, threatened species, and bushfire safety. The application was lodged as a joint Part 3A application with Stockland, who had proposed a residential subdivision on land adjacent to ARV’s site. The combined value of works in the application was $150M.
After significant consultation with the Department of Planning, led by EPM, an approval was issued for the development under Part 3A in December 2006 by the Minister for Planning. EPM subsequently managed the consultant team to prepare and lodge a Project Application for the development. ARV subsequently decided to abandon the project due to changing circumstances in the retirement living market.
During 2011 and 2015, EPM successfully led an application and LEC Appeal resulting in an approved Development Application for site investigation works.
In May 2018 Anglicare engaged EPM to manage the preparation of a 75W application for the modification of the Part 3A concept plan approval, intended to change part of the site from a retirement village to a residential use.