Frequently asked questions
Opal HealthCare is proposing to develop an Aged Care Community on a vacant site located in Narwee, in the City of Canterbury-Bankstown.
Opal’s vision for Narwee is to create a high-quality care community that will meet the needs of care for seniors in the Canterbury-Bankstown local government area.
Proposed facilities and services include:
- Quality Care Community comprising 165 residential aged care beds and supporting onsite services, including Seniors Wellness Centre, allied health consulting areas and recreational zones
- Activated public and communal spaces that embrace the surrounding natural setting, with accessible signage and wayfinding for residents and their visitors to enjoy
- Dedicated community social services such as transportation buses, hobby groups, and resident committees
Designing and building quality Care Communities with inviting environments and engaged spaces means our residents can live their best lives, with the comfort that Opal is here to provide the love, care and comfort that our residents and families need through all stages of ageing.
Narwee Parklands Care Community seeks to expand Opal HealthCare’s high-quality aged care offering to meet the needs of seniors living in the Canterbury-Bankstown locality whilst sensitively responding to the local character and landscape.
By taking advantage of the site’s close location to public open space, Roselands Shopping Centre, and key community facilities, the proposed Care Community also presents opportunities to:
- Preserve and protect the endangered Castlereagh Ironbark Forest through appropriate native landscaping
- Offer extended green connections from Wise Reserve to Richard Podmore Dog Park and Bennet Park.
- Increase pedestrian safety by directing activity westwards through Arilla Avenue towards Wise Reserve.
- Provide direct private open space for future residents, away from surrounding residential properties
Develop appropriate low-density living that caters to the site’s natural slope
The vacant site is located at 59-67 Karne Street North, Narwee, with a total area of approximately 7,100sqm.
It sits in the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, 15 km south-west of the Sydney CBD and 4.5km south-east of Bankstown, with the South Western Motorway running east-west to the site’s southern border.
The site is currently vacant and comprises of four lots that combine into a single larger block approximately 7,100m2 in size.
The surrounding area consists of primarily single-storey houses, with more recent developments located to the site’s east being two-storey houses.
Opal HealthCare owns the site.
A State Significant Development Application (SSDA) for the proposed Narwee Parklands Care Community is being progressed, with lodgement targeting late 2022.
The project timeline, including construction is subject to planning approvals, including DA assessment and determination by the NSW Department of Planning (DPE). Pending relevant planning approvals, construction is expected to be completed by late 2025.
There will be ongoing opportunities for community consultation as the project progresses, including community information sessions and targeted stakeholder briefings.
A State Significant Development (SSD) is deemed to have state significance due to the size, economic value or potential impacts.
In accordance with Schedule 1 of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Planning Systems) 2021 (Planning Systems SEPP), the proposed development is classified as State Significant Development as it is for the purposes of seniors housing on land in Greater Sydney with a CIV of more than $30million and includes a residential care facility.
Visit https://www.opalhealthcare.com.au/residential-aged-care/narwee-parklands for further information, including the latest project updates, FAQs, and other opportunities to have your say.
For all other enquiries, please reach out to the project team at:
Phone: 1800 870 549
The community will have an opportunity to provide formal feedback via the public exhibition process, to be managed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
There will also be a series of community consultation opportunities hosted by Opal HealthCare and their Engagement Consultants in the lead up to the formal exhibition process to ensure community members can learn more about the project and ask questions.
Join us at our community webinar on 11 October, from 6-7:30pm to learn more. To register, scan the QR code or register using this link:
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