CCA Master Plan

St Agnes’ Parish has lodged Development Applications (DAs) for the development of Emmaus site on Colonel Barney Drive, Port Macquarie.

The longest-serving and largest provider of aged care in the region, Catholic Care of the Aged (CCA) as part of St Agnes’ Parish, is committed to addressing the changing needs of community as it ages. The St Agnes’ Parish plan to provide these services for the next 20 years and beyond is called the CCA Masterplan.

The CCA Masterplan provides a strategy for the investment in the future of local aged care which will include new construction of, and upgrading of existing services.

The Parish has lodged DAs under the name ‘St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle’ with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to develop the vacant land next to Emmaus on Colonel Barney Drive to build a specially dedicated service to look after those with dementia and related conditions. Residents will live in small groups in the style of a village community offering a service that will be the first of its kind on the NSW Mid-North Coast and in the broader NSW regional area. This will begin an exciting new era for the Parish as a leading and innovative provider of care to the local community.

See an artist’s impression (opposite) of the reception of the proposed new Emmaus building.

As part of holistic approach for the whole Emmaus site, Development Applications have also been lodged to refurbish the existing Emmaus building.

NB: Approval of these applications is not assumed. Any changes to the details of the applications that may occur over the following months will be detailed on this page or in the updates that can be subscribed to below.

You can read more information about the DAs and provide feedback on the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council website at:

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Refurbishment DA approved

Update – DA Approval – Emmaus 1 (South)

In December, the Parish lodged a Development Application (DA) with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to upgrade the existing building known as Emmaus (South) on Colonel Barney Drive. The DA proposes to modernise our services at Emmaus (South) which includes a refurbishment program converting shared bathrooms to individual bathrooms for all residents. The program will also include a general upgrade to internal fit-outs and improved work environments for staff.

This Development Application has now been approved by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council. The Parish continues to work though design and operational elements for this project and intends to go to the St Agnes’ Care and Lifestyle Board for approval to proceed with detailed design in September 2020. A further update will be provided thereafter.

The Parish also lodged DAs with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to develop the vacant land next to Emmaus to build a dedicated service to look after those with dementia. These DAs are still under consideration by Council and are currently with the Rural Fire Service (RFS) for review. Given the recent extreme bushfire season, we have been told that this review process with the RFS could take up to 6 weeks. In the meantime, the St Agnes’ Care and Lifestyle Board have given their go-ahead to continue with detailed design for this offering.