Elvire Chalets

The City of Swan is invested in facilitating aged care services for our community, and an aged care precinct is planned for a site at 12 Elvire Street, Viveash.

The Elvire Street aged care development is an essential part of our strategy to ensure we have sufficient aged care facilities in the City. It will deliver important aged care and independent living infrastructure to meet our community’s growing needs.

Our City is a place for everyone, and our goal is to provide quality aged care for our diverse population of almost 150,000 people, of which 20 per cent are over the age of 55. The City is working towards securing an additional 1,050 residential aged care places for our community, which will be needed by 2036 to keep up with demand. Other projects include the Paradise Quays aged care development.

This site recently had a scheme amendment to document a number of issues, including building setbacks and height.

Project scope

The City recognises Viveash as a key area in need of additional retirement village and aged care facilities.

Projections show that Midland will see a population increase of 1,295 for residents aged 55 and over, and 578 additional residents aged 70 and over in the period 2011 – 2026.

The development is intended to take place at 12 Elvire Street, Viveash. The site currently has a complex of 36 units built between the 1980s and early 90s. Please view the map for a visual representation.

The units were built to accommodate residents who have now aged, and services are managed by the City of Swan. Our highest priority is ensuring the wellbeing and safety of our current residents, who will have a guaranteed place in any new facility at the same rental they are currently paying to the City.

The City’s vision is to sell the site to Aged Care Provider with a minimum 90 bed residential aged care facility and 24 independent living units.

The site was advertised as an aged care development opportunity, with expressions of interest considered by Council, and a preferred proponent selected. Discussions are ongoing with the aim of shortly providing a recommendation to Council.

This aged care development is a long-term project and the City will keep you updated at major stages of the planning process. 

Frequently asked questions

The building height in this location is three storeys. 

The City prepared an Expression of Interest package for interested proponents which outlines the City’s vision and requirements, including the ongoing care of existing tenants living on site.

Proponents used this as a guide to submit their proposal with concept design and timeframes, which will be carefully considered by Council and advertised for public comment before any decision is made.

The site was advertised as an aged care development opportunity, with any expressions of interest to be carefully considered by Council. Discussions are ongoing with the preferred proponent for a recommendation is made to Council. Before entering into any sale and development agreement, this will be publicly advertised for comment before any decision is made.

Once a proponent has completed a sale and development agreement, they will be required to submit a development application (DA). The DA process includes public comment period. This will be publicly advertised and we will welcome community members to provide feedback on the proponents proposed design.

The City will not be approving the DA, but will provide its recommendation to the Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) who will make a decision on any submitted DA.

The City of Swan’s Strategy for the Ageing Population provides the City and our communities with a vision for supporting our ageing population into the future.

The strategy is based on research and best practice guidelines for the City to build inclusive communities to promote high living standards for seniors, and overcome the challenges associated with an ageing population.

The Strategy for the Ageing Population received an award in 2016 for planning excellence, taking out the top gong in the 'Best Planning Ideas - Large Project' category of the Planning Institute of Australia (WA) 2016 Awards for Planning Excellence.

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