The development of a healthy, safeand sustainable seniors living complex

The NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) owns, manages and maintains the Government’s public housing portfolio.LAHC plays a critical role in increasing the supply of social and affordable housing across NSW through the construction of new fit-for-purpose social housing.

The subject site, owned by LAHC, is well-located overlooking the future double synthetic playing fields, with close access to new bus stops and the soon-to-be redeveloped Airds Town Centre in the neighbouring suburb. The project involves amalgamation of four adjoining lots to create the 3,029m2 site.

The site is currently zoned for low-density residential (R2). Council approval for a seniors living development relies on the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability). LAHC has previously achieved approvals for seniors housing developments offering high levels of amenity (accessibility, solar access and cross ventilation) with 1:1 parking in lifted three-level forms using Clause 4.6 Variation Requests to exceed the limitations in the SEPP in relation to height and number of storeys.

In the design phase, ThomsonAdsett confirmed the design and functional requirements and prepared three concept designs for consideration. The approved concept design and detailed plans were submitted to the local authority as a Development Application.

ThomsonAdsett is adhering to the specific design objectives in an environmentally, socially and commercially viable manner. These include:

  • 31 high quality dwellings with single and two-bedroom units
  • providing sustainable and accessible outcomes for tenants
  • efficiently designing seniors housing dwellings and common areas.

Now approved by Council, ThomsonAdsett will develop the design to 100% to facilitate Construction Certificate approval and construction documentation for Construct Only tender, and then deliver the project to completion.


NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC)


Bradbury, New South Wales, Australia




Development application approved 2021


Estimated $10 million